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The Risk Factors Of High Blood Pressure Causes

High blood pressure causes can be attributed to many reasons, some that can be modified and some that cannot be. They know that numerous unalterable factors, such as age, sex, ethnicity, and your family history do affect your blood pressure.  


While there are other factors, such as lifestyle, diet, body weight, that can be altered to prevent an increase in your high blood pressure. But they cannot state categorically how these factors contribute to your high blood pressure.

The majority of what causes high blood pressure are classified as:

Primary Cause where the cause is unknown and include the increase of blood volume or constriction of your blood vessels. At this stage your high blood pressure is reversible.

The Secondary Causes of your high blood pressure becomes irreversible without the use of medication. With this cause a specific disease is usually identified as the cause.  When that disease is treated, your blood pressure usually returns to normal.

Consequences Of High Blood Pressure

If your high blood pressure is left untreated it can create major damage to your heart, kidneys and your brain.

Scientists have discovered a key indicator of health and longevity and its relationship to an individual exposure to inequality and discrimination, that focuses on the telomere lengths of African Americans.

What Is Telomere?

A telomere is a repeating sequence of double-stranded DNA at the end of a chromosome. The more often a cell divides, the shorter the telomeres become, wearing out the cell in a process that public health scientist, Arline Geronimus, and other public health professionals have been saying for years stated in her work termed weathering - a metaphor, she thought, for what she saw happening to their bodies.

She meant for weathering to evoke a sense of erosion by constant stress. But also, importantly, the ways that marginalized people and their communities coped with the drumbeat of big and small stressors that marked their lives.

This is all about the premature aging of the cells, and the early onset of disease due to chronic exposure to stressors of discrimination, job loss, obesity, difficult life conditions, social inequity rather than merely one’s race and ethnicity.

Some High Blood Pressure Causes

What I have read over the years is that 90 to 95 percent of high blood pressures causes are unknown. But, from studies to become a health coach, I learned high blood pressure causes is primarily from a disease of lifestyle, caused by poor nutrition, inactivity, obesity, smoking, heavy drinking, chronic stress and more.

Just a FYI - some of the causes might be outside your control, but of importance here is you do have control over most of the significant risk factors. For now, let's review some of the factors of high blood pressure causes:


The heart beats continuously throughout your lifetime and pumps blood through your blood vessels. As you age your blood pressure tends to increase due to the hardening of your arteries. This is a natural progression.


Among all the races, African-Americans are prone to develop high blood pressure at a very young age. We develop more severe complications in life as compared to the other races. We are more vulnerable to high blood pressure complications than other races.


You are more susceptible to increased blood pressure levels if high blood pressure runs in your family.


It has been proven by various studies that men are more prone to developing blood pressure than women.


It is a well-known fact that as your body weight increases, blood pressure levels also rise on a comparative basis. Being obese increases the risk for you to develop high blood pressure. You should know that a simple reduction of your body fat does kickstart the reduction of blood pressure to healthier levels.

Sedentary Lifestyle:

If you live a sedentary lifestyle which lacks physical activity that can also lead to increased blood pressure levels. Regular planned exercise routine can help combat this situation.


Some medications and drugs have been known to create an increase in blood pressure levels. For example, some cold medication can cause your blood pressure to elevate. And women who frequently use oral contraceptive pills are also known to develop increased levels of blood pressure.

Excessive Alcohol:

If you are sensitive to alcohol consumption, then more than one or two glasses a day can drastically increase your chances of high blood pressure. Though the consensus is that one to two drinks per day can have a protective effect on your cardiovascular system. But why risk it? My recommendation is keeping your consumption within the occasional guidelines.

Increased Intake Of Sodium:

Sodium sensitivity in certain people can also increase the chances of high blood pressure causes. Processed foods or fast foods contain a higher amount of sodium. So eating this type of foods can lead to high blood pressure.

Stop Smoking To Live Longer:

Most smokers die from dangerously elevated blood pressure and is listed as the number one cause of sudden death due to heart attack. A FYI - there are several prescriptions and nonprescription products on the market to help you in stopping this craving.

Less Well-Known And Obvious Causes Of Hypertension

There are many other risk factors for high blood pressure causes such environmental toxins, certain drugs like steroids, narcotics, nasal decongestants and other cold remedies; appetite suppressants and more, that affects even individuals with none of the primary risk factors for hypertension.

How I Overcome My High Blood Pressure

I experienced several years of high blood pressure and prescription drugs with the side effects becoming greater and more unbearable. Because of the unbearable side effects and my cardiologist at the time taking me off all medications so my body could rid itself from the medication poisoning and his inability in helping me.

Left with an uncontrolled chronic disease, I was exposed cardiovascular complications.

acupuncture an alternative therapy.

So, I invested in acupuncture, but my acupuncturist was concerned and warned of my chances of living, suggested I find another cardiologist and take a hard dive into lifestyle changes that also included alternative therapies.

The changes in lifestyle, in diet and in exercise gave me back my life and encouraged me to learn more about nutrition which is the foundation to a healthy lifestyle.

This what how to overcome high blood pressure online coaching program, you can learn more about here by clicking this link,  that teaches how to prevent, treat and reduce blood pressure numbers within 6 weeks can also do for you.

I now am in very good health, and I give full credit to this program.

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