The Causes of High Blood Pressure

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The heart pumps blood into the arteries and the force of the blood pushing against blood vessel walls is called blood pressure. Arteries carry the blood throughout the body. High blood pressure is also know as hypertension and is very dangerous in many different ways. One way is that it makes the heart have to work harder in order to pump the blood to the body. Secondly it contributes to hardening of the arteries and lastly, it also contributes to heart failure. A healthy heart is essential to life and having high blood pressure it not healthy for the heart. It has been proven that there are many different causes that have been linked to high blood pressure. First of all, there are some risk factors that play a roll in those that have high blood pressure. Risk factors include ones age, race, and even gender. High blood pressure is more common in African American people and also affects men more than woman. Age is another factor to take into consideration. Blood pressure seems to be more prominent in people over the age of sixty five. Some individuals will never have a problem with ...

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