High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure in Blacks

Through various studies and researches, it has been found that High Blood Pressure is more common in blacks than in any other race in North America. Whites in North America are far less prone to this disease in comparison to the black natives of Africa or Afro-Americans. There are various reasons behind this occurrence.

Superficially, it might appear to one that high blood pressure in blacks is because of racial (implying genetic) differences. However, the chief reason behind this thought process is the inherent social difference.

There is a big difference between the income of a white and a black. It is important to focus on this aspect of their existence because income levels decide the level of their existence and the facilities they can avail. With low or almost no income, the blacks live in abysmal conditions and therefore are more prone to develop this condition. They cannot afford good food and medical facilities are almost a mirage for them. With each passing day, more and more number of researches are pointing out this cause for the higher rate of High Blood Pressure in blacks.

Being a black not only means that there are more chances of developing high blood pressure. If you are a black and at the same time live in America, you are also bound to have this disease quite early in your life. Further, the chances of developing complications like broader heart walls, stiff arteries, and kidney failures are also more in blacks. However, that's not the end of the story. This condition gets transferred from one generation to another. A father may pass it onto his son, who in turn will pass it to his son.