High blood pressure, aka hypertension, can be caused by age, weight, chronic stress, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet, smoking, toxic body burden, thyroid disorders, genetics, or other issues. Usually though, hypertension is caused a combination of factors that relate to cardiovascular health, so it can be difficult to pinpoint.
To control hypertension, lifestyle changes can go a long way. But our modern lives are not exactly set up to promote optimum health. Most people work long hours at sedentary jobs and then go to restaurants