Top 10 Causes Of High Blood Pressure In 2024

It’s 2024 and most people, especially doctors… still try to get healthy blood pressure by using harmful prescription drugs.

But as you may already know, these medications are just loaded with lots of negative side effects.

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It’s unfortunate because proven natural alternative options exist, which I’ll share with you in a little bit. These natural options are safer than blood pressure medications.

However, what you (and your doctor) should really be doing is trying to control, reduce and potentially eliminate the CAUSES of blood pressure problems…

Wouldn’t you agree?

So in today’s article, you’ll discover the top 10 causes of blood pressure problems and at the end, I’ll give you my favorite natural solution that my family and I personally use…

1. Age

Most people don’t realize that AGE is one of the BIGGEST factors for blood pressure problems.

In fact, after the age of 40, 33% of the population has blood pressure problems. And over the age of 60, it’s 65%.

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So, if you’re over the age of 40 and have a blood pressure problem, it may not be your fault.

However, it IS your responsibility to fix it right away and take action using today’s simple solutions.

2. Genetics & Family History

Well, not much can be done here. This is in fact my own problem because I have a family history (on my dad’s side) of blood pressure problems

But again, what’s important to know is that IF you do have a family history, you MUST take action today to help avoid any future complications.

3. Smoking

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You already know that smoking has NO health benefits and it’s a major cause of blood pressure problems, so you have to stop!

4. Alcohol

A little bit of alcohol is okay, especially if it’s organic red wine.

But drinking every night will cause damage to your heart, arteries, and liver over time.

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Alcohol is a toxin and it’s acidic, both being bad for your body, aging, and your organs.

5. Being Overweight

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Similar to smoking, being overweight has no health benefits.

And the older you get, the harder it is to lose that unwanted fat.

I know losing fat is hard. But, try to walk more daily. Reduce calories from sauces and drinks, since those are super dense and high calories. It’s a start…

6. Sodium

Salt has its benefits actually.

However, regular table salt or salt found in processed foods and packages is BAD for you. There’s also a lot of it in packaged foods.

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However, “natural” salts such as Himalayan rock or Celtic sea salt are GOOD for you when used in moderation and can actually help support healthy blood pressure and stress hormones.

7. Stress

It is well-known stress is bad.

However, you can’t get rid of it but we can MANAGE it better.

What’s important is the MEANING you give to stressful situations.

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If you freak out, get negative and focus on the problem the entire time … you put your body under extra stress.

The secret is to focus on the SOLUTION and to know that “this too shall pass” and worrying about the problem isn’t going to help anything… Especially your blood pressure or heart.

8. Lack Of Physical Activity

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We sit too much these days.

Just get outside and walk daily, even if it’s just for 15-20 minutes. Best times are first thing in the morning and after meals.

It’ll do wonders for your physical AND mental health!

9. Medical Conditions

This goes back to “genetics”.

And if you know you have a genetic “problem” or a family history, that is making things worse, then you MUST make changes to your lifestyle right away because your body is more sensitive than the average person.

10. Medications

Ironically, many “heart” medications actually cause more heart PROBLEMS in the long run.

They can increase your cholesterol, blood sugar, or blood pressure levels.

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They can decrease blood flow and circulation. And they all cause extra stress on your liver and kidneys, which then cause more problems for your heart.

Of course, you should always speak to your doctor about ALL of your options.

However, nature already has the answers, NOT the pharmaceutical companies!

Whenever possible, take FEWER drugs and utilize natural solutions.

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