Hypertension in women

On average, young women have lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure values than men of the same age, and therefore suffer less from hypertension.
After menopause, the blood pressure values increase due to the altered hormonal balance. As a consequence, on average, older women have hypertension more often than men of the same age. In women of childbearing age, hypertension may be caused by taking the birth control pill. After discontinuing, the blood pressure generally normalises again. Affected women should resort to other contraceptive methods.

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