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It is known as a killer as it causes few, if any, symptoms

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In the remaining 10%, picframer it is as a result of an underlying problem, such as kidney disease, abnormalities in the blood vessels, adrenal gland tumours or certain drugs and medicines. This is known as secondary hypertension, and the blood pressure usually returns to normal when the underlying issue is treated.

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Lifestyle factors that increase the risk include drinking too much alcohol and not doing enough exercise. A recent study suggested eating a high salt diet could increase canada goose uk shop the risk of developing the condition by damaging blood vessels over a long period of time.

Smoking a cigarette immediately raises blood pressure as the chemicals in cigarette smoke stimulate the arteries to constrict. These chemicals can also damage the lining of the artery walls, causing them to narrow over time and increase blood pressure in a more chronic way.

Sudden high levels buy canada goose jacket cheap of stress can also cause a dramatic but temporary increase in blood pressure, which may be enough to trigger a brain haemorrhage or stroke.

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