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    Causes of High Blood Pressure

    Hypertension can be classified as essential hypertension and secondary hypertension.

    Essential hypertension or idiopathic hypertension
    is the most common form of hypertension, which occurs in almost 90 percent of cases. The causes of essential hyper tension is unknown, however, medical studies and research have identified some factors which cause hypertension. Some of these factors are unhealthy dietary habits, tension, stress, insufficient rest, smoking, excessive consumption of liquors, obesity, metabolic disorders, excessive consumption of tea and coffee etc...

    Secondary hypertension
    is the result of a specific disease, disorder, or other condition. A hypertension within the renal arteries causes renal hypertension and it affects the entire circulatory system.
    Another cause of secondary hypertension is Cushing's syndrome or aldosteronism, a metabolic disorder caused by overproduction of corticosteroid hormones by the adrenal cortex and often resulting in obesity and high blood pressure.Other causes of secondary hypertension are excess hormone secretion resulting from pheochromocytoma, excess secretion of hormones by pituitary tumors, coarctation (congenital narrowing of a short section of the aorta), pregnancy, use of oral contraceptives etc. Treating the underlying condition or cause relieves secondary hypertension.




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    Re: Causes of High Blood Pressure

    In general the major causes of hypertension are the following:
    • Hectic and stress filled life style
    • Unhealthy food habits
    • Obesity
    • Excessive consumption of liquors
    • Smoking
    • Over consumption of tea/coffee
    • Insufficient rest and sleep
    • Metabolic disorders
    • Hardening of the arteries
    • Excessive use of pain killers and other strong medicines
    • Genetic disorders
    • Over consumption of oily food and fast food
    • High salt intake
    • Emotional and Physical stress
    • Family history of hypertension





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    Re: Causes of High Blood Pressure

    Symptoms of Hypertension


    hypertension is not a disease, but it is a symptom in itself. In most cases, hypertension produces no symptoms until dangerous complications occur.

    However there are some known symptoms of hypertension, which a person with hypertension may experience now and then.
    • Headaches - Headaches may be experienced due to elevation in blood pressure. Sometimes morning headaches can also be due to hypertension.
    • Dizziness - Dizziness is often experience by people with high blood pressure. However dizziness cannot always be treated as a symptom of hypertension. If dizziness is experienced it is always wise to consult a medical practitioner.
    • Heart pain
    • Palpitations
    • Nosebleeds - Nosebleeds without particular reason might be a symptom of high blood pressure. It is better to check the blood pressure in such cases.
    • Difficulty in breathing
    • Tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears)
    • Blurred Vision
    • Frequent urination



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    Re: Causes of High Blood Pressure

    Thanks 4 sharing parasakthi sis.....


    In reality there is only Now. If you know how to handle this moment you know how to handle the whole eternity-Jaggi vasudev .

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