How does a healthy blood pressure level affect aging?

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  • A , Internal Medicine, answered
    Keeping your blood pressure at 115/76 mm Hg or less makes you 9 years younger than if your blood pressure were 130/86. It also makes you over 25 years younger than someone with blood pressure of 160/90 or more. Reducing your blood pressure from 130/86 to 115/76 makes you 4.5 years younger in 6 months, and 9 years younger in 3 years, provided you reduce your blood pressure before any permanent structural damage occurs in the arteries. Blood pressure of 120-130/80-85 mm Hg is considered normal but not ideal.
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