6 lesser-known causes of high blood pressure (1/7)

Could you be at risk for high blood pressure — and not even know it?

By Lisa Bendall

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Sneaky causes of hypertension

It’s well known that the risk of high blood pressure, or hypertension, is associated with weight gain and lack of exercise. And we’ve also heard that habits like smoking and eating salty foods can increase blood pressure. But there are other causes you may never have considered. Here are six more culprits that can lead to high blood pressure.

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