Why Cause

  • Why Cause High Blood Pressure?

For most people, there may be no single cause for their high blood pressure. We do not know exactly what causes high blood pressure. We do know that your lifestyle can affect your risk of developing it. You are at a higher risk if:
For most people, high blood pressure may not be a single cause. We do not know exactly what causes high blood pressure. But, we know that your lifestyle may affect you in obtaining the risk. You may have a higher chance if:

  • you eat too much salt;
  • you don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables;
  • you are not active enough;
  • you are overweight; or
  • you drink too much alcohol.

You can help to lower your blood pressure and your risk of stroke and heart attack by making lifestyle changes earlier.