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Why does hypertension occur?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Genes and time
The arteries (vessels that transport blood away from heart) are very elegant pipes lined with muscle and smooth tissue to allow blood to travel quickly where its neeeded and to stretch or pulse based on body needs.
As we get older, cholesterol deposits make them stiffer and less flexible increasing the pressure. High dietary sodium, kidney disease, obesity can also increase the volume of blood.

In brief: Genes and time
The arteries (vessels that transport blood away from heart) are very elegant pipes lined with muscle and smooth tissue to allow blood to travel quickly where its neeeded and to stretch or pulse based on body needs.
As we get older, cholesterol deposits make them stiffer and less flexible increasing the pressure. High dietary sodium, kidney disease, obesity can also increase the volume of blood.
Dr. Michael Klein
Dr. Michael Klein
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Dr. Xin-Nong Li
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many reasons
Overweight, high sodium intake, genetic inherence, stress/anxiety as well as lots of pathological situations.

In brief: Many reasons
Overweight, high sodium intake, genetic inherence, stress/anxiety as well as lots of pathological situations.
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
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