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What causes high blood pressure?

I am a very fit 45 year old (i run marathons). I have high blood pressure but everything else is normal. Cholesterol is 135, no diabetes, no family history. I meditate 25 minutes a day and eat a pretty healthy diet. Is there anything other than stress that would explain my high blood pressure?
Mon, 29 Jun 2015
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Thanks for consultation at HCM!
After going through history , my advise to you is that you should undergo an ultrasound specially looking at your kidneys , adrenal glands and renal arteries.....
You should also get done your serum cortisol levels , urine metaneprines and vinyl mandelic acid levels....
Are you taking any anabolic steroids???. U better consult cardiologist so that all possible causes of hypertension can be ruled out.....
Hope your query is adequately answered ..if u still get any feel free to ask..
Regards
Dr Saad Sultan
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What causes high blood pressure?

Thanks for consultation at HCM! After going through history , my advise to you is that you should undergo an ultrasound specially looking at your kidneys , adrenal glands and renal arteries..... You should also get done your serum cortisol levels , urine metaneprines and vinyl mandelic acid levels.... Are you taking any anabolic steroids???. U better consult cardiologist so that all possible causes of hypertension can be ruled out..... Hope your query is adequately answered ..if u still get any feel free to ask.. Regards Dr Saad Sultan