• High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Risk Factors

Risk Factors
Risk factors of High Blood Pressure
  • Family History: The risk of High Blood Pressure is more in people who have or have had family members with hypertension.
  • Age: Chances of developing hypertension increase as age advances.
  • Obesity: If your body mass index (BMI) is 25 or higher, you're considered to be overweight and have a greater hypertension risk.
  • Stimulants: A history of smoking or regular alcohol consumption ups your chances of registering a high blood pressure.
  • Emotional stress: Stress and pressure on the mind has been known to translate into increased pressure in the arteries giving rise to high blood pressure.
  • Sedentary lifestyle: People who exercise less or not at all have a higher chance of being overweight and slipping into hypertension.
  • Diabetes: Co-existing Diabetes mellitus doubles your risk of developing high blood pressure.