U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can anyone tell me what causes high blood pressure?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Nobel prize: For 90%, the cause is unknown and called "essential hypertension." anyone who discovers the cause will receive the nobel prize! the other 10% is attributed to: all forms of renal disease, renal artery stenosis, adrenal tumors, coarctation of the aorta, cushing's disease, obstructive sleep apnea, pheochromocytoma, licorice, and artifactual measurements.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 49-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what can cause high blood pressure?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
High Blood pressure: Smoking, being overweight or obese lack of physical activity too much salt in the diet too much alcohol consumption (more than 1 to 2 drinks per day) stress older age genetics family history of high blood pressure chronic kidney disease adrenal and thyroid disorders essential hypertension.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me more about what causes high blood pressure?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Several things: Essential HTN is most common cause.This refers to basically a combination of family tendency an such things as weight gain, high salt intake. Smoking & alcohol contribute to high blood pressure, as can diabetes.Less common are secondary causes such as from renal disease, hyperaldosteronism, pheochromocytoma and so on. Basic evaluation should include labs, urinalysis and ecg.Rx w/diet, exercise, meds.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Anyone know what is a possible cure for high blood pressure?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jananswered
Family Medicine 66 years experience
None: Please take medication every day to control it.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Does anyone have suggestions for some homeopathic rememdies for high blood pressure?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Individual case: Homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as pathological condition. Homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history, physical and mental constitution etc. The remedy you need isn't something you can grab off the shelf @ whole foods. That said, i've seen BP improve in the course of treatment.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Please tell me can drugs for high blood pressure cause ischemia?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Very rare: Only rarely. Hydralazine, nifedipine, and minoxidil - if given without a beta blocker - can cause reflex tachycardia which, in a marginally compensated person, could result in ischemia. It doesn't happen often.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated May 4, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.