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3 Common Misinformation about High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is more common in men?

No, that’s not true. The incidence of high blood pressure is higher in men in early adulthood, but the incidence in women rises sharply after the age of 50. After the age of 60, the prevalence of hypertension does not differ significantly between men and women, or appears slightly higher in women. In early adulthood, women’s systolic blood pressure is lower than men’s, but after the age of 60, women’s systolic blood pressure rises slightly. Diastolic blood pressure is slightly lower in women of any age.

Stiff neck is due to high blood pressure?

No, it is not. Blood pressure has no specific symptoms, so it is called the ‘silent killer’. A stiff neck is often thought of as a symptom of high blood pressure. However, a stiff neck is rarely associated with high blood pressure. Of course, there may be cases where blood pressure is high when a person with a stiff neck measures blood pressure. However, this is because high blood pressure is common in adults, not high blood pressure.

Low blood pressure is more dangerous than high blood pressure?

No, that’s not true. People often think of low blood pressure when they are dizzy, pale, lack energy, or have a slight drop in blood pressure. However, most of them are due to stress or overwork, and low blood pressure of this level is rarely a medical problem. Rather, in the case of chronic low blood pressure, the progress of arteriosclerosis is slow, and there is a report that the average lifespan is longer by about 10 years. Regular exercise is recommended for people with mild hypotension.

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