High Blood Pressure Causes

High Blood Pressure Causes and Risk Factors

While not exactly high blood pressure causes, certain traits can increase a person's chance of developing high blood pressure. These are known as high blood pressure risk factors and include:
  • Being a male over the age of 45 or a female over the age of 55
  • Being overweight
  • Having diabetes
  • Eating a lot of salty foods
  • Being of African-American descent.
Although more men have high blood pressure than women, women do increase their risk of developing it if they take birth control pills.
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