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As men live longer, more face the challenge of difficult-to-control high blood pressure.
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High blood pressure, or hypertension, remains a common health issue for a majority of older men.
In fact, approximately 54% to 67% of men ages 65 and older suffer from the condition, which occurs when your systolic pressure (the top number on a blood pressure reading) is 140 mm Hg or higher, and your diastolic pressure (the bottom number) is 90 mm Hg or higher, according to the American Heart Association.
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