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High Blood Pressure in African Americans

High Blood Pressure in Black People

Written by WebMD Editorial Contributors
Medically Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC

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High Blood Pressure affects Black people in Unique ways. It's known to…

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Why is high blood pressure in Black people so common? If you are Black, what can you do to avoid having high blood pressure? Find out how you can protect yourself from this serious health condition.

Why Is High Blood Pressure Common in Black People?

Researchers do not have a definitive answer to this question, but some believe the following things have something to do with it:

Genetic factors. High rates of high blood pressure in Black people may be due to the genetic makeup of people of African descent. Researchers have uncovered some facts: In the U.S., Black people respond differently to high blood pressure drugs< than other groups of people. African Americans also seem to be more sensitive to salt, which increases the risk of having high blood pressure.

Environmental factors. Some scientists believe that high blood pressure in Black people is due to things unique to the experience of African Americans. Black people worldwide have rates of high blood pressure that are similar to that of white people. But in the U.S., the difference is dramatic: 41% of African Americans have high blood pressure, as compared to 27% of white Americans. In addition, Black people in the U.S are more likely to be overweight than Black people in other countries. Some experts think that social and economic factors – including discrimination and economic inequality – are responsible for this difference.

Researchers will hopefully find the causes for the high incidence of high blood pressure in Black people. In the meantime, there is a lot you can do to keep high blood pressure from damaging your health.

High Blood Pressure Risk Factors for Black People

Being Black is a Risk Factor for developing high blood pressure.

The question to ask Yourself is does ANY of THIS apply to YOU?

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How Can Panoxol Help

The more risk factors you have, the more likely it is that you have high blood pressure or will get it in the future. Take steps now to find out more. Even if you don't have high blood pressure, you can lower your risk by following the treatment guidelines for high blood pressure in Black people.

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