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Spotlight on Aging: High Blood Pressure

Spotlight on Aging: High Blood Pressure

Changes due to aging may contribute to high blood pressure with no known cause (primary hypertension). As people age, large arteries gradually stiffen and small arteries may become partially blocked. Some experts think that this stiffening combined with the narrowing of small arteries may partly explain why blood pressure increases as people age.