“What causes high blood pressure?”

There are many things that precipitate high blood pressure.

Smoking and obesity are some of the most common causes, however, obesity, excessive salt within the diet and stress can cause high blood pressure as well. High blood pressure is also hereditary and certain people have a genetic predisposition towards high blood pressure.

You can lower high blood pressure through a healthy diet, regular exercise, a reduction of stress and caffeine intake, and monitoring your blood pressure at home through a blood pressure monitor. Blood pressure monitors can be bought over the counter at most pharmacies.

We suggest you check your blood pressure regularly through a healthcare provider or through one of our urgent care locations in the Greater Atlanta Area.

This information is meant for educational purposes. If you are experiencing an emergency please dial 911. Consult a trained medical provider when making health decisions.