What causes high blood pressure?

High blood pressure can be caused by a primary abnormality of vascular smooth muscle cell contractile regulation, a right-sided shift in the population distribution of BP, Chagas disease, high salt intake, high dietary sodium/potassium ratio, calorie imbalance and resultant obesity, and high alcohol intake.

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These data reveal that PKGIα is required for normal VSMC physiology and support the idea that high blood pressure can arise from a primary abnormality of vascular smooth muscle cell contractile regulation, suggesting a new approach to the diagnosis and therapy of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.
High blood pressure arising from a defect in vascular function

Michael et al.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

May 6, 2008

We propose that CVD is primarily caused by a right-sided shift in the population distribution of BP.
High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease.

Fuchs et al.

Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979)

Dec 23, 2019

Chagas disease contributed significantly to high blood pressure (OR = 4, 95% CI 1.8323-7.0864, p = 0.0002).
Chagas disease, a risk factor for high blood pressure.

Vicco et al.

Blood pressure

Apr 17, 2014

The second aspect of risk concerns the known risk factors (i.e., aspects of modern lifestyle) leading to the mass occurrence of blood pressure rise during adulthood and of high blood pressure. These risk factors are high salt intake, high dietary sodium/potassium ratio, calorie imbalance and resultant obesity, and high alcohol intake.
Blood pressure and high blood pressure. Aspects of risk.

Stamler et al.

Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979)

Oct 11, 1991

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