Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure

Although the exact cause of high blood pressure is unknown, there are several factors and conditions that may increase your risk:

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on September 06, 2016

Sources

SOURCES:

American College of Cardiology’s CardioSmart: "Heart Disease - Am I at Risk?"

American Heart Association: "Hypertension."

National Institute on Aging: "High Blood Pressure."

American Heart Association: "Factors That Contribute to High Blood Pressure."

Hopkins Medicine: "Personal Approach Reduces Blood Pressure in Black Men."

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