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.
 
Warning: 10 Hidden Sources of Lactose

High Blood Pressure Information

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.