Causes of Hypertension


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Cause details for Hypertension: As blood flows from the heart out to the blood vessels, it creates pressure against the blood vessel walls. Your blood pressure reading is a measure of this pressure. When that reading goes above a certain point, it is called high blood pressure. Hypertension is another name for HBP. 1

Doctors think that many things combine to cause HBP. Being overweight, drinking too much alcohol, and eating too much salt are risk factors because they raise your risk of having HBP. They do not cause it directly. 1

Underlying condition causes of Hypertension: The list of possible underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Hypertension) mentioned in various sources as possible causes of Hypertension includes:

Hypertension as a complication: Other conditions that might have Hypertension as a complication might be potential underlying causes of Hypertension. The list of conditions listing Hypertension as a complication in our database includes:

Hypertension as a symptom: Conditions listing Hypertension as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Hypertension. The list of conditions listing Hypertension as a symptom in our database includes:

Causes of Hypertension: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Hypertension:

Related information for causes of Hypertension: Further relevant information on causes of Hypertension may be found in the risk factors for Hypertension and underlying causes of Hypertension.

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from High Blood Pressure - Age Page - Health Information: NIA

Last revision: Nov 13, 2003

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