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What people can get hypertension?

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Anyone: Anyone can develop hypertension. It becomes more common as we get older and there are certain risk factors like obesity that make it more likely. Most forms of hypertension are called essential hypertension, meaning the exact cause of the condition is unknown. For some people with hypertension, things like weight loss and exercise can help allieviate the need for medication.

Answered 10/24/2017

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Hypertension: Family history that means genetic reason, overweight/obese, high sodium diet, sedative life style, etc.

Answered 4/25/2013

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Many factors: Hardening of the arteries/atherosclerosis, kidney problems, hormonal problems, overweight/obesity, adrenal gland problems, too much salt, too much blood volume, calcification of the arteries and congenital heart problems such as coarctation.

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Genetics,weight,diet: Genetics, overweight bad diet, inactivity, excess salt, caffeine, alcohol, old age.

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