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Ask the Doc (Karan Munuswamy, MD, Cardiology): Hypertension Risks

Ask the Doc (Karan Munuswamy, MD, Cardiology): Hypertension Risks

  • Posted Mar 09, 2015
  • Karan Munuswamy, MD

Q: Who is at risk for having high blood pressure (hypertension)?

Dr. Munuswamy: You are more likely to have high blood pressure if you are over 50 years old, overweight or obese, a smoker, have diabetes, African American, Hispanic or Latino, drink excessive amounts of alcohol, or have a family member with high blood pressure (mother, father or siblings).

Dr. Munuswamy is a clinical cardiologist and hypertension specialist who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. For physician referral information, call 954-900-6659. 


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