Certain types of birth control pills can cause high blood pressure in women, according to the American Heart Association. Some women can also develop a condition called pregnancy-induced hypertension, which is marked by ... More »

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There are normally no signs of high blood pressure, unless blood pressure is checked manually, but someone with extremely high or dangerous blood pressure levels may have irregular heartbeats, dizziness or severe headach... More »

Women are diagnosed with hypertension when a reading measures a systolic value greater than 140 milliliters of mercury and a diastolic value greater than 80 milliliters of mercury, according to Mayo Clinic. This criteria... More »

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Diuretics, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, beta blockers and calcium channel blockers are all commonly used types of medicines for high blood pressure, notes Mayo Clinic. Renin inhibitors also promote t... More »

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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 »

Bronchitis, especially chronic bronchitis, can lead to high blood pressure, according to PDRhealth. Pulmonary hypertension results from chronic bronchitis, which causes the heart to work harder, contributing to various h... 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 »