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Risk factors for Development of Hypertension
Smoking. Sedentary Life Style. Alcohol
(lack of Exercise)
High Calorie Fatty food Obesity. Family history of Hypertension.
Heart attack Stroke Hypertension
Past history and / or Family history of Stroke, Heart attack, Angina, Hypertension
Mental Stress History
of taking drugs like: Steroids, or anti
'Risk Factors' for Hypertension
Sedentary Life Style. Lack of Exercise
Excess saturated fats in the diet. (High Calorie Fatty food consumption.)
Obesity. (Over weight)
Dyslipidemia. (Increased levels of Bad Cholesterols and /or decreased levels of Good Cholesterol).
HDL Cholesterol ( good cholesterol ) < 35 mg/dl.
LDL Cholesterol (one of the bad cholesterols) >130 mg/dl.
Serum Triglycerides (one of the bad lipid) > 250 mg/dl.
Family history of Hypertension.
Family history of premature cardiovascular diseases like: Stroke, Heart attacks, Angina. (leading to deaths below age of 56 years).
Coexisting diseases like: Diabetes, Heart diseases.
History of taking drugs like: Steroids, or anti inflammatory drugs.
Pat history of Hypertensive complications, such as: Stroke, Heart attacks or 'Transient
Ischemic Attack' (momentary loss of consciousness)
Previous history of urinary tract infection or renal disease.