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High Blood Pressure - What Increases Your Risk

Things that increase your risk (risk factors) for high blood pressure include:

Other possible risk factors include:

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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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    Last Updated: September 30, 2014
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