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Causes of Hypertension

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Causes of Hypertension

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Hypertension is a common health problem,afflicting americans everywhere and has tripled in kids in the last 30 years. It is a major risk factor for the development of the heart disease,stroke,kidney failure and congestive heart failure. Here is a list of what causes hypertension.

  • High sodium intake
  • high dietary saturated fat intake
  • cigarette smoking
  • heavy alcohol consumption
  • obesity
  • high stress lifestyle
  • physical inactivity

So when you are considered hypertensive your blood pressure is usually 140/90 or higher. You want to be 120/80 or even a little lower to stay and remain healthy.

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