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what can cause high blood pressure?

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Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Different causes: Many factors contribute to this: Diet. Sodium causes water retention therefore increased BP Age and calcification of vessels, less compliant Stimulants (Caffeine) Stress Genetics and enviornmental factors
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
Genetics: 95% of all hypertension is genetically determined, with no reversibile cause. Less commonly, an adrenal tumor, call pheochromocytoma can cause high blood pressure, or a blockage in a kidney artery (renal artery stenosis). These are correctible.

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Essentially unknown: There are some secondary causes of hypertension but for the most part we do not know what causes hypertension.
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What could cause hypertension/high blood pressure?

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When would high blood pressure cause seizures?

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Blood pressure: When high blood pressure causes a stroke or during hypertensive crisis, seizures can be a result.
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Can smoking cause high blood pressure?

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Smoking: Smoking an cause BP to rise. Chronic smoking may be a contributor to chronic hi bp.
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Can soda cause high blood pressure?

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Nephrology and Dialysis 25 years experience
Not directly: Carbonated beverages have been blamed for many health issues. However, there is no known direct cause and effect relationship between them and high blood pressure. Having said that, excessive intake will likely lead to weight gain and obesity increases your risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.

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