Drinking more than 2
alcoholic drinks a day for men or more than 1 alcoholic drink a day for women.
Being overweight or obese.
Lack of exercise or
Race. African Americans are more likely to
get high blood pressure, often have more severe high blood
pressure, and are more likely to get the condition at an
earlier age than others. Why they are at greater risk is not known.
Long-term use of pain medicines like
NSAIDs—for example, naproxen (such as Aleve) or
ibuprofen (such as Motrin or Advil)—or COX-2 inhibitors, such as celecoxib
(Celebrex). Aspirin does not increase your risk for
getting high blood pressure.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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