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Causes of Hypertension

List of causes of Hypertension

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Hypertension) that could possibly cause Hypertension includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for High blood pressure

Causes of Hypertension (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Hypertension that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Hypertension Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Hypertension:

Hypertension Causes: Risk Factors

The following medical statistics relate to risk factors for Hypertension:

  • Physical inactivity increases the risk of hypertension by 30% (World Heart Federation Fact-Sheet, 2002)
  • more stats »

Race Patterns for Hypertension Causes:

Race Profile for Hypertension: More common and earlier in African Americans. Women: 34.2% African American women, 22.0% Hispanic women, 19.3% Caucasian women (NWHIC)...more »

Hypertension Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender Profile of Hypertension: African American women have higher rates of hypertension than white women and Hispanic women. According to... (Source: excerpt from HYPERTENSION AND AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN: NWHIC) ...more »

Hypertension: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Hypertension, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Hypertension:

Hypertension: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Hypertension: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Hypertension:

  • Primary Hypertension - the main type with no underlying cause
  • Secondary Hypertension - where it is caused by some other underlying condition; much less common than primary hypertension.
  • Hypertension subtypes based on ranges:
    • Optimal Blood Pressure - systolic < 120 mmHg and diastolic < 80 mmHg.
    • Normal Blood Pressure - systolic < 130 mmHg and diastolic < 85 mmHg.
    • High-Normal Blood Pressure - systolic 130-139 mmHg or diastolic 85-89 mmHg.
    • Hypertension Stage 1 - systolic 140-159 mmHg or diastolic < mmHg.
    • Hypertension Stage 2 - systolic 160-179 mmHg or diastolic 90-99 mmHg.
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Hypertension: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Hypertension as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Hypertension as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Hypertension. Our database lists the following as having Hypertension as a complication of that condition:

Hypertension as a symptom:

Conditions listing Hypertension as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Hypertension. Our database lists the following as having Hypertension as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Hypertension:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hypertension as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.


Drug interactions causing Hypertension:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Hypertension as a symptom.

The list below is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Buspirone and monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressant interaction
  • BuSpar and monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressant interaction
  • BuSpar Dividose and monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressant interaction
  • Bumex and chloral hydrate interaction
  • Edecrin and chloral hydrate interaction
  • more interactions...»

What causes Hypertension?

Causes: Hypertension: High blood pressure has a variety of causes. It generally tends to rise with age, unless it has been monitored and controlled as needed. It can also be caused by other medical conditions, such as thyroid disease or chronic kidney disease, and medications, such as over-the-counter cold medications and oral contraceptives ("the Pill") and other hormone drugs. Obesity and heredity also play a role in the development of high blood pressure.
Article excerpts about the causes of Hypertension:

High Blood Pressure -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

As blood flows from the heart out to the blood vessels, it creates pressure against the blood vessel walls. Your blood pressure reading is a measure of this pressure. When that reading goes above a certain point, it is called high blood pressure. Hypertension is another name for HBP. (Source: excerpt from High Blood Pressure -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

High Blood Pressure -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Doctors think that many things combine to cause HBP. Being overweight, drinking too much alcohol, and eating too much salt are risk factors because they raise your risk of having HBP. They do not cause it directly. (Source: excerpt from High Blood Pressure -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Medical news summaries relating to Hypertension:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Hypertension:

Related information on causes of Hypertension:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Hypertension may be found in:

 

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