Ask The Doctor: March 2023


Q. Our grandpa is 91. At his last checkup, his doctor said his blood pressure has risen to the point he needs medication to bring it down. Grandpa says high blood pressure is a natural part of aging and it doesn’t need to be treated. Is he right?


He is right that blood pressure tends to rise as we get older, largely due to stiffening of the large blood vessels in the body.

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