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What can contribute to hypertension?

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Dr. Xin-Nong Li
Internal Medicine

In brief: Many factors

Family history that means genetic reason, overweight/obese, high sodium diet, sedative life style, etc.

In brief: Many factors

Family history that means genetic reason, overweight/obese, high sodium diet, sedative life style, etc.
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Many things

In most cases it is idipathic (you just have it, we don't know why).
It can be caused or made worse by stress or high salt intake. Certain drugs such as pain medications can elevate the blood pressure. There are rare specific causes such as tumors of the adrenal glands or narrowing of the aorta, . It runs in families as well so you might blame your parents.

In brief: Many things

In most cases it is idipathic (you just have it, we don't know why).
It can be caused or made worse by stress or high salt intake. Certain drugs such as pain medications can elevate the blood pressure. There are rare specific causes such as tumors of the adrenal glands or narrowing of the aorta, . It runs in families as well so you might blame your parents.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Thank
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