These two risk factors are preventable, meaning if you don’t smoke and lose any excess body weight, you can reduce your risk of hypertension.
The Mayo Clinic explained: “The greater your body mass, the more blood you need to supply oxygen and nutrients to your tissues.
“As the amount of blood going through your blood vessels increases, so does the force on your artery walls.”
Smoking tobacco, chewing tobacco or even breathing in second-hand smoke can increase your blood pressure.
Source: | Daily Express