According to Mayo Clinic, primary hypertension, or high blood pressure, has no identifiable causes and develops over time. Medical conditions such as chronic kidney disease, thyroid disease, sleep apnea, congenital blood... More »

Treatment for high blood pressure or hypertension depends on the severity of the condition. Treatment can include lifestyle and dietary changes, smoking cessation, stress management and drug therapy, according to the Nat... More »

The majority of those afflicted by high blood pressure, which is also called hypertension, experience no symptoms at all, even when blood pressure reaches dangerous levels. Those who do experience symptoms may have chest... More »

The majority of those afflicted by high blood pressure, which is also called hypertension, experience no symptoms at all, even when blood pressure reaches dangerous levels. Those who do experience symptoms may have chest... More »

The precise way people develop high blood pressure, known as hypertension, is unknown, according to WebMD. However, there are several risk factors for the disease, including obesity or excess weight, smoking, family hist... More »

The specific cause of high blood pressure is unknown as of 2015; however, dehydration is not one of the conditions that cause hypertension, reports WebMD. Several factors that contribute to high blood pressure include ch... More »

Pain can cause temporary high blood pressure, but the pressure decreases after some time, according to Health Central. Unrelieved pain patients are at a greater risk of increased sensitivity to acute pain and high blood ... More »

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