High bloodpressure (or its medical term hypErtension
) has many causes.
- Sympathetic reactions "fight or flight" of the body and hormones cause vasoconstriction
(constriction of the blood vessels and re-direction of the blood from 'unessential' areas such as the digestive system, to the muscles and the lungs (for higher oxygen
- constriction of the vessels can be also caused by obesity (due to the increased mass of tissue), plaque (obstruction such as high cholesterol
- also due to the increase in vessels the heart has to pump harder to reach every part of the body.
- fluid retention due to high sodium intake (volume increase)
...just to name a few
Since you had three transient ishemic attacks I'd guess that your problem might be cholesterol or arthereoclorosis (?), if you can control these, you may not need to be on bloodpressure medication,
Hypertension (as diabetes
delitus - type II or late onset) is almost always reservable...