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What are the causes of high blood pressure at a young age?

What are the causes of high blood pressure at a young age?

Familial or disease: Familial HTN is likely other reasons could vary from diet, kidney artery stenosis, tumours that are hormone producing causing BP like pheochromocytoma endocrine tumours. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What are the causes of high blood pressure in a young man?

What are the causes of high blood pressure in a young man?

Many causes: The degree of high BP and response to treatment is the key, . Obtain 5 - 10 readings and see what the average is. From there one treats, but in the absence of being overweight, essential hypertension is the most likely cause, ie, it occurs and no specific cause is identified. ...Read more

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What is the cause of high blood pressure?

What is the cause of high blood pressure?

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. ...Read more

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What are the causes for high blood pressure to fluctuate randomly?

What are the causes for high blood pressure to fluctuate randomly?

how much?: All bps normally fluctuate. BP meds can exaggerate this as they are absorbed and lower BP and wear off with release of BP control. Aging exaggerates it as blood vessel elasticity wanes. An extremely rare (1 in a million) tumor called pheochromocytoma can cause it -unlikely that you have that! ...Read more

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Hello docs! can you tell me what could be causing super high blood pressure 219/133?

Hello docs! can you tell me what could be causing super high blood pressure 219/133?

Many causes: It can be due to many causes 1commonest is untreated primary or essential hypertension 2renal hypertension 3adrenal gland tumors 4non compliant to treatment 5too much salt intake bp of 219/133 is an emergency and needs to be treated asap. ...Read more

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What can be the causes of high blood pressure?

Mostly Genetics: The most common cause is called essential hypertension- 90% is of this type. This type is mostly from genetics. Some people are born with an inherent sensitivity to salt. So there is an environmental (diet, stress) component in some. Other causes include a narrowing of the arteries supplying the kidneys called renal artery stenosis. Other causes are hormonal, obesity/metabolic , or certain meds. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of high blood pressure? Can it be prevented?

HTN: Primary causes - you are born with it. Secondary - renal, endocrine, etc - treat the underlying cause. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more