Hypertension – A Group of Risk

In fact, a number of people all over the world suffer from hypertension. So, this problem must be treated in a proper way!

Sure, that high blood pressure doesn’t appear all of a sudden, it is usually predetermined by some conditions, problems or even person’s lifestyle. All these factors are known as risky. So here we are going to talk about various factors of risk for people with hypertension.


As we have mentioned in one of the articles, your pressure is closely connected with the age. For men this border is forty five or more years, and for women more than fifty-five.

But at the same time we must admit, that hypertension doesn’t always follow the process of growing older. HBP doesn’t have to be a routine part of aging. Still, everything depends on you – because each person can care about his\her own health. The only recommendation is to keep an eye on your pressure.

People, who suffer from overweight.

Fat people also belong to the group of risk to get hypertension one day. Here we mean those people who suffer from additional weight (usually extra fat).

Person’s Sex

Yes, your gender also counts. Elderly men are more likely to get high blood pressure in comparison with women of the same age group. As for the young females (aged from 20 to 45) they oftener suffer from hypertension than males of the same age.

Ethno factor

First of all we would like too say that high blood pressure may happen to everyone. But anyway Afro-American people are more likely to get HBP in comparison with Caucasians. First of all, people of this race may get hypertension rather early, should be more accurate and attentive to their health, and usually get the most difficult forms of hypertension.

Bad Habits

We cannot but mention the unhealthy way of life many people lead. Under bad habits we mean: a large amount of salt in your meals, alcohol abuse, absence or small amount of potassium in the ration, lack of physical exercises and of course smoking.

Additional factors

Let’s talk about kids and teenagers.

It is not a secret that many children and teens may suffer from obesity. So, in the connection with this problem (which may be caused by a certain disease) they may get high blood pressure very early, even till they are eighteen years.

Race factor also has influence when dealing with younger generation. The same is said about gender factor, and heredity.

The problem here is that kids are rarely checked on the presence of hypertension and complications may be terrible. .