- Primary hypertension - age-related hardening of the arteries, being African American, heredity, male gender
- Secondary hypertension - kidney disease, abnormalities or tumors, birth control pills, pregnancy, salt intake, obesity, alcohol, drugs, cold medication and diet pills
The definition of high blood pressure is when the heart has to beat faster than 60-70 times per minute to get the blood flowing.
Causes of High Blood Pressure
An example of high blood pressure are those people residing in the northern parts of Japan who consume more salt than any other society in the world and have the highest incidences of primary hypertension.