Efectos del envejecimiento sobre la presión sanguínea

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Efectos del envejecimiento sobre la presión sanguínea

Al envejecer los vasos sanguíneos se hacen menos elásticos. La presión sanguínea promedio aumenta de 120/70 a 150/90 y puede mantenerse hasta un poco más alta aun con tratamiento. Los vasos sanguíneos también se vuelven más lentos para responder a los cambios de posición del cuerpo.

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