Causes and risk factors associated with High blood pressure

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The vast majority of cases correspond to what is known as primary or “essential” hypertension. Although there is no specific cause of primary hypertension, the following circumstances are among some of those known to play a crucial role in its development:

Family tree

Family history

Alimentación inadecuada, exceso de grasa, embutido, pastel

Unhealthy diet

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Inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle



stress or anxiety



Excessive alcohol consumption

All the factors above that are related to lifestyle cause the early onset of arterial stiffening.

Substantiated information by:
Miguel CamafortMedical Internist — Internal Medicine DepartmentAntonio CocaMedical Internist — Internal Medicine DepartmentMónica DomenechMedical Internist — Internal Medicine DepartmentDolors EstradaNurse — Internal Medicine DepartmentCristina SierraMedical Internist — Internal Medicine DepartmentRosa SorianoNurse — Internal Medicine Department

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018


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