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What factors that cause secondary hypertension can't be changed?

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  • Age: The older you get, the greater the likelihood that you will get high blood pressure, as your arteries get stiffer.
  • Race: African-Americans have high blood pressure more often than whites. They get it at a younger age and have more severe complications sooner.
  • Family history: The tendency to have high blood pressure appears to run in families.
  • Gender: Generally men have a greater likelihood of getting high blood pressure than women. It varies according to age and ethnic group.

From: Causes of Secondary Hypertension WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Onusko, E.  Jan 2003. Georgetown University Medical Center. Am Fam Physician,

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 10, 2017

SOURCES: Onusko, E.  Jan 2003. Georgetown University Medical Center. Am Fam Physician,

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 10, 2017

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