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Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure

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

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    High Blood Pressure in African-Americans

    High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects African-Americans in unique ways: African-Americans develop high blood pressure at younger ages than other groups in the U.S. African-Americans are more likely to develop complications associated with high blood pressure. These problems include stroke, kidney disease, blindness, dementia, and heart disease. Why is high blood pressure in African-Americans so common? If you are African-American, what can you do to avoid developing...

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    Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on September 20, 2014
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