Our expert says:
Unfortunately, at the age of 88, there is not much one can do for hardening of the arterial walls. As the walls of the arteries are hardened, they can not expand and contract to allow more oxygen to the brain. Ask his doctor to re-evaluate if it is necessary for your father to take the hypertension medication. The lower reading of his blood pressure is very low and can cause fainting. Discuss this with the doctor. Keeping oxygen at hand will be of benefit. At his age, the treatment options are limited.
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