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Can you describe the epidemiology of hypertension?

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Dr. Rodney Samaan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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Darwin labarthe wrote a book called the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, there is a chapter on hypertension.
Basically, it increases you get older and gain weight. It is more common in african americans and those with high salt and poor diets rich in fats and starches. It is also common in those with kidney problems and those with sleep apnea.

In brief: See below

Darwin labarthe wrote a book called the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, there is a chapter on hypertension.
Basically, it increases you get older and gain weight. It is more common in african americans and those with high salt and poor diets rich in fats and starches. It is also common in those with kidney problems and those with sleep apnea.
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Dr. Rodney Samaan
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

According to nhanes, there is a mean prevalence of 29% in the us population> 18 years old.
(7% age 18-39, 66% age >60). Prevalence is higher in western europe. Prevalence rises with age. Younger people tend to have affect the diatolic number while the elderly tend to affect the systolic number. There are whole books on this subject.

In brief: Yes

According to nhanes, there is a mean prevalence of 29% in the us population> 18 years old.
(7% age 18-39, 66% age >60). Prevalence is higher in western europe. Prevalence rises with age. Younger people tend to have affect the diatolic number while the elderly tend to affect the systolic number. There are whole books on this subject.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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