Causes of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a big problem around the world. Many people are given a diagnosis of high blood pressure and have no idea how they received the condition.

For starters, it’s good to understand that there are two different types of high blood pressure: secondary high blood pressure, and primary high blood pressure. Each type is caused by a different thing.

Secondary high blood pressure can be caused by a number of things. For starters, it can happen in chronic kidney disease. Any sort of disease of the adrenal gland will also cause high blood pressure, as will any tumor. These cause high blood pressure because your body is trying to react and fix the problem, but is unable to. If you were born with a narrowing in the aorta of your heart, you can have high blood pressure. One of the side-effects of using birth control pills is that you may wind up with high blood pressure. Pregnancy can also cause high blood pressure, which can bring on a condition called pre-eclampsia.

If you have primary high blood pressure, there is a good chance that your doctor will have no idea why you have it. In over 90% of people with primary high blood pressure, doctors do not know what caused the condition. There are some risk factors, however, that can point to a higher risk of having high blood pressure. Men tend to get high blood pressure more than women do, and those who are overweight also tend to suffer with high blood pressure. As you grow older, your arteries harden and you have a much higher chance of having high blood pressure, and if you have a family history of high blood pressure, you are much more likely to have the condition.

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