This is a common and serious problem. It is estimated that 40% of women with high blood pressure are unaware of this or do not get treated. It can cause the life span of women to be shortened by upto 20 years. Women who develop high blood pressure at menopause might think that this is a regular part of aging. This is not true.

There are factors that influence blood pressure. The most important are:

1) Obesity

2) Smoking

3) Family history

4) Pregnancy

5) NSAID’s (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs)

6) Stress

7) DD (diastolic dysfunction)

Repeated blood pressure readings and treating the cause of high blood pressure is very important for your health.