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can anyone tell me what causes high blood pressure?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
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.
Answered on May 4, 2014

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