Your blood pressure might not be as high as you think: Doctors say some older people may NOT need medication
U.S. experts have recommended that adults over 60 should only be prescribed medicine when their blood pressure levels reach 150/90 or higher
This is due to the side effects that blood pressure tablets can cause
These include fainting and falls in older people and medicine interactions
But people under 60 and with other health conditions still need medication when their reading is 140/90 - considered 'high'
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