What You Could Be Doing to Cause High Blood Pressure

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), approximately 85 million Americans have high blood pressure – about 1 in every 3 adults over 20 years of age. But, what is it? It is the amount of force exerted against the walls of the arteries as blood flows through them.

Reasons For High Blood Pressure

There are varying reasons why a person’s blood pressure goes up. Some you’ve heard of before, but others might surprise you:

• Age
• Family History
• Temperature
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• Obesity
• Inactivity
• Smoking
• Alcohol
• High Salt Intake
• High Fat Diet
• Mental Stress
• Diabetes
• Psoriasis
• Pregnancy
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Treatment is Key

If left untreated or uncontrolled, high blood pressure can cause many health problems such as heart failure, stroke, loss of vision, and kidney disease. The doctors at Questcare Medical Clinic have the experience and expertise to diagnose and treat it.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are at risk for high blood pressure, our medical team recommends you get checked regularly. If you think you are at risk, or would like to be checked, schedule an appointment soon at one of our convenient locations.