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High Blood Pressure Causes

Hypertension or high blood pressure is condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. As reported before, there are several reasons why people get high blood pressure.

1. Age
The risk of high blood cancer increases as you age. Through early middle age, high blood rpessure is more common in men. Women are more likely to develop high blood pressure after menopause.

2. Race
High blood pressure is particularly common among blacks (African-Americans), often developing at an early age than it does white. Serious complication including stroke and heart attack, also more common in blacks.

3. Family History
Hypertension or high blood pressure tends to run in families. It naturally inherited to the next generation if they do have this disease. You have to aware of yourself and ask your family if they do have it, so you can expect and prevent it to be worse earlier.

4. Obese
The more you weigh, the more blood you need to supply oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. As the volume blood circulated through your blood vessels increase, so do the pressure on your artery walls.

5. Less Physically Active
People who are inactive tend to have heart rates. the higher your heart rate,the harder your heart must work with each contraction, and the stronger the force on your arteries. Lack of physical activity also increases the risk of being overweight, which it also the risk of getting high blood pressure.

6. Smoking
Smoking immediately raises your blood pressure temporarily, but the chemicals in tobacco can damage the lining of your artery walls. This can cause your arteries to narrow, increasing blood pressure. Secondhand smoke or passive smokers can also increase the blood pressure.

7. Less of Vitamin D
It’s still uncertain if having too little vitamin D can lead to high blood pressure. Vtamin D may affect and enzyme produced by your kidney that effects your blood pressure.

8. Too much salt (sodium)
Too much salt may cause your body retain fluid. It makes your veins and tissue work harder to supply the nutrients to other part of your body which it can cause blood pressure increase.

9. Alcohol
Over time, heavy drinking can damage your heart. Having more than two or three drinks in a sitting can also temporarily raise your blood pressure, as it may cause your body to release hormones that increase your blood flow and heart rate.

10. Stress
High level of stress can lead to the increase of blood pressure. If you try to relax by eating more, using tobacco or drinking alcohol, you may only increase problems with having high blood pressure. You should release your stress by doing some simple physical activity like take a walk.

11. Certain chronic conditions
Certain chronic conditions also may increase your risk of high blood pressure, including high cholesterol, diabetes, and kidney disease.

12. Pregnancy
The reason why pregnancy may cause high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia is not fully understood. In women who develop pre-eclampsia, it seems to have something to do with a problem with the placenta (the afterbirth). This is the attachment between your baby and your uterus (womb). It is thought that there are problems with the development of the blood vessels of the placenta in pre-eclampsia and also damage to the placenta in some way.

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