7 Key Factors that Cause High Blood Pressure

9 out of 10 people with high blood pressure (hypertension) have what’s called primary or essential hypertension. Although, there is no clear medical cause it is known that some lifestyle factors can contribute.

Causes of High Blood Pressure                                                  Hypertension 3

  1. Smoking
  2. Family history
  3. Obesity (being very overweight)
  4. Drinking a lot of alcohol
  5. Lack of exercise
  6. Your diet (especially salt)
  7. Stress

Hypertension is called the silent killer. Blood pressure can increase without any symptoms and can cause a stroke or heart attack. Hypnotherapy for high blood pressure is very effective for all of the causes, hypnotherapy helps clients with high blood pressure deal with many of the factors that cause and maintain high blood pressure.

Clients that are diagnosed with high blood pressure are told to stop smoking, lose weight, reduce alcohol and reduce salt consumption, to increase exercise and reduce the effects of the stressors in their lives. For most people that is easier said than done. But Hypnotherapists can help clients achieve these goals.

If you have high blood pressure you already know that to continue smoking is like pointing a loaded gun at your head. Certified Hypnotherapists, can tackle the most common emotional and lifestyle factors in an easy and fun way.

The reason hypnotherapy for high blood pressure works is because we use the power of your subconscious mind to change your thinking processes, making it very easy to stop. Normally people will use their will power to try to stop. This creates irritability, mood swings, bad temper, cravings and possible weight gain. Hypnotherapy was proven to be the best method of Stopping Smoking by New Scientist magazine. Their findings were as a result of an in-depth study of all methods of stopping smoking.

It looks at lifestyle factors such as:

  • Childhood events
  • Social beliefs and expectations
  • Conditioning and traumatic events
  • Releasing inappropriate beliefs
  • Fears
  • Family pressures


Stress                                                                     Hypertension stress-and-Hypertension-how-are-they-connected 

Stress is the number 1 causes of disease. It is triggered by an event or episode. Hypnotherapy teaches you to learn to recognize your stress triggers, and then you can learn to introduce new, alternative behaviors when you start to experience a stress trigger, thereby stopping the cycle of building triggers that contribute to high stress. While in the hypnotic state you are able to see alternative perspectives and behaviors in stressful situations. You can learn to reprogram your thoughts and actions while in a trance state to help you develop new behavior in the waking conscious state. 


Hypnotherapy can help to change your behavior. If you are overweight because you eat the wrong things we can help you to change that behavior far more easily than willpower alone. Levels of salt intake is a critical factor in high blood pressure, this is another behavior which hypnotherapy can help with. Reducing weight helps reduce your blood pressure.

Most people fail at weight loss because the approach they use is just too simplistic. Dieting alone will end in failure for most people. How you eat and how it affects your body weight depends on many factors. Losing weight is a matter of lifestyle change.


Most people don’t look forward to exercising or enjoy exercising itself initially, because we see it as hard work. However, what we do all enjoy is the feeling after we have finished exercising. Sustained, regular and aerobic exercising will ultimately produce the endorphin’s that make us feel so good and give us that wonderful buzz. So using our hypnotherapy for high blood pressure can help you experience those feelings to motivate you to get started and to look forward and enjoy exercise.

Social beliefs and expectations

Often people have beliefs about their race or the “type” of person they are. In other words they may believe that ALL Asian men have high blood pressure or that as you get older high blood pressure is normal. These beliefs obviously have to be tackled at a subconscious level.

Conditioning and Traumatic events

During our life all of us are subject to conditioning from parents, siblings and peers. Sometimes this conditioning can affect our bodies’ physically through stress and can be instrumental in raising blood pressure. Likewise, significant trauma can have similar consequences. 

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