The latest medical evidence has proven that people with blood pressure in the 130-139 range carry a doubled risk of heart attackstroke, heart failure and kidney failure, compared to those with lower blood pressure, said Dr. Joaquin Cigarroa, a member of the clinical guidelines task force.

There are many causes of a high BP such as trans fat, lack of sleep, carbon monoxide poisoning, metal toxicity, mold toxicity, medications and drugs, genetics, foods and other unknowns. When a person is dying, the BP is the lowest.

Trans fat foods

No more trans fats to raise blood pressure! The decision by the FDA to ban trans fats that raise blood pressure and increase risk for heart attack and stroke, is a great victory for heart health.

Sleep and blood pressure

Over time, a lack of sleep could hurt your body’s ability to regulate stress hormones, leading to high blood pressureSleeping seven to eight hours a night may play a role in the treatment and prevention of high blood pressure.

Carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning often causes a victim’s blood pressure to rise.

Mold Toxicity

A conglomeration of dysfunction can set the stage for mold toxicity such as migraine headaches, elevated blood pressure and chronic recurrent infections.

Metal toxicity

Selenium antagonizes mercury toxicity. … Mercury, cadmium, and other heavymetals inactivate COMT, which increases serum and urinary epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. This effect will increase blood pressure and may be a clinical clue to heavy metal toxicity.

Medications and drugs

Certain pain and anti-inflammatory medications can cause you to retain water, creating kidney problems and increasing your blood pressure. Examples include: Indomethacin (Indocin, others) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including naproxen sodium (Aleve, Anaprox) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others)