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What people can get hypertension?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 32 years experience
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.
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
40 years experience
Hypertension: Family history that means genetic reason, overweight/obese, high sodium diet, sedative life style, etc.
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
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.
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Genetics,weight,diet: Genetics, overweight bad diet, inactivity, excess salt, caffeine, alcohol, old age.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How can you get hypertension?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
See below: 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 alleviate the need for medication.
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