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Causes of High Blood Pressure

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Who Is More Likely to Develop High Blood Pressure?

  • People with family members who have high blood pressure
  • Smokers
  • African-Americans
  • Pregnant women
  • Women who take birth control pills
  • People over the age of 35
  • People who are overweight or obese
  • People who are not active
  • People who drink alcohol excessively
  • People who eat too many fatty foods or foods with too much salt
  • People who have sleep apnea

 

 

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Klodas, MD, FACC on May 06, 2012
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