Who is at risk for developing high blood pressure
One in three American adults has high blood pressure, including 36 million American women. Many factors affect your risk of developing high blood pressure. Other than being more common the older you get, your risk of developing high blood pressure also increases if you: Are overweight
or obese Don't get enough exercise Have an unhealthy diet Have a family history of high blood pressure Are African American Have diabetes
Have high cholesterol
Drink too much alcohol Click here to learn why African Americans are more likely to develop high blood pressure.
Can hormone therapy and birth control affect blood pressure in women?
While it is unusual, your blood pressure may go up if...