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2. Age

As you age, your chances of becoming a victim of hypertension increase. Due to natural hardening of the arteries, known as arteriosclerosis, with age, one experiences an increased blood pressure. Prevalence of the condition is quite common in people over 60. Two out of three people over the age of 75 are affected by hypertension. Even in individuals who do not have hypertension by age 60, their lifetime chances of developing the condition are a whopping 90%.

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