Causes of High Blood Pressure in Men

By Launie Sorrels

  • Overview

    Causes of High Blood Pressure in Men
    Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and imperative to good overall health. Blood pressure is the measurement of the amount of blood pumped by the heart and the amount of resistance. Normal blood pressure is 120-139 over 80-89. And though these numbers are a good guideline for normal blood pressure this may also vary per the individual as well.
  • Risks of High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure is commonly referred to as the "silent killer." There are no symptoms and most people don't even know they have it. Elevated blood pressure can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and kidney or heart failure. A regular checkup from a doctor should help to detect high blood pressure before it becomes a problem.
  • Causes of High Blood Pressure

    Many things in day to day life can cause high blood pressure that a person may not even realize until hypertension has set in. Eating too much without exercise, smoking, an unhealthy diet, too much alcohol, and too much stress can endanger your heart health without any warning signs or indications. There are also certain medical conditions that can cause an increase in blood pressure.

  • Medical Conditions That can Cause High Blood Pressure

    Medical conditions can play a huge role in elevating blood pressure. Kidney disease raises blood pressure by limiting your kidneys ability to remove salt from your blood. There is also sleep apnea, renal artery narrowing, Cushing's disease and coarctation of the aorta. Typically blood pressure will go down if these conditions are treated by medication.
  • Low Blood Pressure

    Blood pressure can also be too low. When this happens, proper oxygen levels don't reach the vital organs and permanent damage can be caused. Dehydration is a common cause of low blood pressure. Other causes of low blood pressure include moderate or severe bleeding, severe inflammation of the organs and heart disease.
  • Ways to Maintain a Healthy Blood Pressure

    Though some blood pressure problems stem from family history, oftentimes it is a byproduct of how the body is taken care of. Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best ways to keep blood pressure low as this also affects weight as well. A regular exercise plan can also help to keep blood pressure levels within range. Avoiding smoking and managing stress can make a huge difference in keeping blood pressure down. It is important to check your blood pressure often.
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