What Causes High Blood Pressure?

The exact cause of hypertension is unknown. However, several factors can contribute to high blood pressure. The factors are as follow:

  • Family history
  • Overweight/obesity
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Inactive lifestyle/lack of exercise
  • A high-salt and/or a high-fat diet
  • High intake of caffeine
  • Smoking
  • Stress.


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