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 »

People with close blood relatives who have a history of high blood pressure are more likely to develop the condition, reports the American Heart Association. Old age, gender, a sedentary lifestyle, an unhealthy diet and ... 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 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 »

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 »

While a large percentage of men with high blood pressure have no outward symptoms of the problem, when blood pressure gets extremely high, headaches, vision problems and fatigue occur, according to WebMD. Other symptoms ... More »

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