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 »

Causes of high blood pressure include smoking, older age, thyroid and adrenal disorders, lack of exercise, obesity, chronic kidney disease, excessive alcohol consumption, excessive consumption of salt and a family histo... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

High blood pressure rarely causes symptoms unless it is dangerously high, in which case dizziness or other symptoms can occur, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Sometimes, dizziness occurs as a side effect of high blo... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health