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What can be the cause of high blood pressure when you have a normal heart echo and stress test any suggestions what to look for?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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45 years experience
Genetics and diet: Essential hypertension is probably genetic, but too much sodium in your diet, lack of exercise and excessive alcohol intake can all add to difficulty controlling blood pressure. One other cause is obstructive sleep apnea. Resistent hypertension can often be linked to untreated sleep apnea.
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