How Does The Amount I Weigh Affect My Risk Of Developing High Blood Pressure?

Dr. Blumethal answers the question: 'Weight And High Blood Pressure Risk?'

— -- Question: How does the amount I weigh affect my risk of developing high blood pressure?

Answer: The more we weigh, the more prone we are to developing high blood pressure. Increased weight also predisposes to increases in our blood sugar levels, our triglycerides, which are the blood fats. But increased weight is especially important for the development of high blood pressure.