Does rigidity of aterial walls give you high blood pressure?

Part of the reason. Ageing causes stiffening of tissues, including the arterial walls which causes a gradual rise in BP with age.

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Causes for high BP I am on atenolol 62.5 mg and I still have very high BP can certain medications give you high blood pressure? Also I am young, fit

Hypertension. Most people who have hypertension or high blood pressure have no known cause aside from obesity & excess salt. Yes, some medications can raise blood pressure. But in young people & those who need 5 or more drugs, we worry about renal artery stenosis, Conn syndrome, pheochromocytoma etc. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/basics/causes/con-20019580. Read more...

Please tell me, could I give plasma if I have high blood pressure?

Yes you can but. Yes you can donate blood and plasma comes from that there is no contraindication to donating blood except if your systolic BP is over 180 or the diastolic pressure is above 100. Read more...

Can you tell me if I could give plasma if I have high blood pressure?

Yes and no. There is no harm t you to give plasma in you have elevated blood pressure. However, many plasma donation centers have strict parameters as to what your vital signs must be in order to donate, so you may not meet their requirements. Better yet, why don't you get your blood pressure under control (diet, low sodium, weight loss, medication) and then continue the great gift you want to give! Read more...

My husband has high blood pressure at dr visits. Hbp runs in his fam. Dr never gives anything for it... If left untreated is this not dangerous?

Blood pressure. Should check blood pressure at other places to see if it is high there or just "white coat hypertension". Most people's BP is better outside of the office. If the pressure is normal at home then meds may not be needed. Read more...
Hypertension. White coat hypertension which appears only in the doctors office and not in the patient's life otherwise, does not appear to be problematic. We do check to be sure it doesn't turn into fixed hypertension but most often that isn't the case. Read more...