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Risk Factors for Blood Pressure: Doctor-diagnosed Hypertension

Risk Factors

Some risk factors for high blood pressure cannot be changed, such as family history and genetics, but some can be reduced through lifestyle changes. These include engaging in regular physical activity, reducing excess weight, tobacco cessation or abstinence, and low-sodium diet. Certain medications can affect blood pressure as well. Individuals are encouraged to discuss their risk factors with a physician and monitor their blood pressure regularly.

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