Hypertension different for women

Doctors may need to treat high blood pressure in women earlier and more aggressively than they do in men, a US study finds.

Looking at 100 men and women aged 53 and older with untreated hypertension, the researchers found significant differences in the mechanisms that cause high blood pressure in women compared to men.

Writing in the journal, Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease they said there was 30-40% more vascular disease in the females compared to the males for the same level of

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