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Is hypertension a consequence of being obese?

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Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: Not always

Although many people with hypertension are obese, there are also many people who are normal weight with hypertension.
There is metabolic syndrome, which includes hypertension, pre diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity, but hypertension can also be a consequence of obesity, eating too much salt (a minority of people with hypertension), or other causes.

In brief: Not always

Although many people with hypertension are obese, there are also many people who are normal weight with hypertension.
There is metabolic syndrome, which includes hypertension, pre diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity, but hypertension can also be a consequence of obesity, eating too much salt (a minority of people with hypertension), or other causes.
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine

In brief: Not exactly

Some people can be obese and not get high blood pressure.
However, if you have a genetic predisposition (runs in the family) for hypertension then becoming overweight can make your blood pressure go up.

In brief: Not exactly

Some people can be obese and not get high blood pressure.
However, if you have a genetic predisposition (runs in the family) for hypertension then becoming overweight can make your blood pressure go up.
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Dr. Kathy Robinson
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