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🩺Monday's Medical Video 🩺 What Happens To Our Blood Pressure As We Age?
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Aging, blood pressure. Our Blood pressure changes as we get older. Unfortunately, doctors now care more about following guidelines and less about treating the individual. There is something inherently illogical about treating a 90-year-old with a BP of 150/90 in the same way as a 20-year-old with a BP of 150/90. The benefits are less and the risk of harm is greater. Here Doctor Gupta, of York Cardiology explains how our BP changes as we get older.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU6NxlmlnaM

posted February 12
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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

One pill is prescribed after stroke or heart attacks, I've had neither. Another pill is for A-Fib which I check daily and it hasn't returned for two years since my paddle electric shocks. A third is for blood pressure which averages 126/70. I'm 70. I see a new cardiologist tomorrow, cute back meds starting November 1 and have been drug free for 2 weeks. We'll see how things go? 😎

posted February 12
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Thank you so much for sharing this video with us I really don't understand what he was saying because I have a learning disability and I hear what he said but I don't understand it I hope you understand what I am saying ♥️🤗

posted February 12
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

This does answer some of my questions. My BP has been averaging 106/55. They have been lowering dosages for 8 weeks now. And I still feel like crap. But with this video I do understand why now.

posted February 12 (edited)
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

@A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member It made me more aware as well and I am glad for that because as I age further, I am not going to be taking any additional BP meds! The more we learn, the better advocates for ourselves we become. Hugs🤗

posted February 12 (edited)
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

@A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member Okay, let me see if I can explain it. He is talking about how age affects our blood pressure. Our normal values change as we get older. Doctors base treatment (pills they give us) on the same numbers no matter what age we are. As we get older the top number of our BP goes up. The bottom number goes up until we reach about 50-60 and then it starts going down. Now if the medication lowers the bottom number too much, we can fall (from lack of blood to the brain). That does more harm than good. I hope this makes sense. Hugs🤗

posted February 12

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