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Our lifestyle and poor diet often cause damage to the lining of our arteries. As a result Cholesterol starts lining the arteries forming the plaque that causes hardening and narrowing of the arteries.

The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.

Several factors may contribute to high blood pressure:

  • Lifestyle
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Poor Diet
  • Being overweight or obese – Puts stress on the heart
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Too much salt in the diet - Processed foods contribute up to 75% of our sodium intake.
  • Too much alcohol consumption (more than 1 to 2 drinks per day)
  • Older age
  • Kidney disease
  • Adrenal and thyroid disorders
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