By Arushi Bidhuri

Published Apr 26, 2023

8 Causes Of High Blood Pressure

Having high blood pressure or hypertension can put you at risk of several diseases. While blood pressure can rise and fall during the day, there are some factors that cause a sudden spike. 

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Caffeine consumption can cause your blood pressure levels to increase even if you don't have a problem. Limit your intake if you have hypertension.

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Fried food, fast food, processed, frozen, canned and certain sauces contain ingredients that can cause your blood pressure to spike.

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Certain Foods

Even one cigarette can lead to a spike in your blood pressure levels. Prolonged smoking can permanently damage your arteries, and lead to heart disease.

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If you are stressed, you might experience a temporary increase in your blood pressure levels. Being stressed for too long can cause permanent damage.

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While anxiety might not cause hypertension, it can cause a temporary increase in your blood pressure levels.

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Not getting any kind of physical activity can lead to high blood pressure. It is important to get 150 minutes of moderate-intense physical activity every week.

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No Exercise

Eating a diet rich in sodium can cause your blood pressure levels to rise. It can also increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Too Much Salt

Being overweight or obese is one of the biggest risk factors for elevated blood pressure levels. So, lose weight to keep your blood pressure in check.

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Being Overweight