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Blood Pressure: Top 10 Causes of High Blood Pressure

  By Renita Tisha Pinto  posted Apr 18th 2013 at 7:30AM IN | Avg Rating
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Heart ailments like heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases claim approximately 80% lives in low and middle income countries, according to a global brief on hypertension published by WHO on World Health Day, April 7th, 2013.

So what contributes to such a large mortality rate owing to heart disease? Doctors and research point to the incidence of abnormally high pressure in the arteries of the patients involved. Dr. Sharukh Golwala, Cardiologist at Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai helps us understand the causes that lead to high blood pressure. While specific causes are unknown, here are some of the risk factors that can contribute to developing high blood pressure. Read on to protect yourself and your family.


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