In younger men the diastolic pressure tends to be higher as the heart is pumping harder. While in older men the systolic pressure tends to be higher as the arteries stiffen with age.
Hypertension was rare in younger men a few decades ago but rising obesity rates according to experts has lead to increased risk and incidence of hypertension in younger men.
According to experts treatment of hypertension in younger men includes lifestyle modifications and if required medications.
If your blood pressure is not controlled by lifestyle modifications then you will be prescribed medications by your doctor. Currently several types medications are available for treatment of high blood pressure.
Younger men without treatment, have higher risk of developing end-stage renal disease, stroke, or heart attack later in life.
End-stage renal disease, stroke, or heart attack are well known complications of high blood pressure. Some recent studies have shown that men with high blood pressure are 2.5 times more likely to develop erectile dysfunction as compared to men with normal blood pressure.
Risk and rate of high blood pressure is increasing in younger men according to experts. High blood pressure in younger men is just as serious as in their older counterparts. Certain factors which increase the risk of high blood pressure in younger men include:
If your doctor diagnoses high blood pressure do not ignore it. Untreated hypertension increases the risk of several complications. Currently available drugs are very safe and effective in management of high blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice and take your prescribed medications regularly.
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