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What causes high blood pressure?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience in Interventional Cardiology
Stiffening of : The walls of the arteries. Hardening of the arteries, high levels of hormones such as aldosterone or adrenaline, blockages of the kidney arteries leading to increased renin are all potential reasons.
Answered on Jul 30, 2019
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