Last month was American Stroke Month. We explored the main causes of stroke–and how to protect yourself. This month, we’re examining high blood pressure as we age and looking at ways to prevent your blood pressure from creeping up. You probably know that high blood pressure is a health risk. From stroke to heart attack to kidney issues, prolonged high blood pressure can lead to severe health problems and even death. For seniors, controlling high blood pressure is more important than ever. As we age, our arteries naturally harden, contributing to an increased risk of high blood pressure. Here’s what you should know about high blood pressure in your senior years.