High blood pressure or bp causes many types of diseases like heart disease and stroke. Usually the patient does not have any symptoms. Some patients have headache and dizziness due to high bp. You should get the blood pressure checked regularly. It is the best method of detecting bp problems. Some things or factors increase the risk of bp. Obesity, physical inactivity, tobacco and excess salt and potassium intake are some major risk factors. Age, race and family history are factors of bp that cannot be changed. We will explain some risk factors of bp. Following are the top 10 high blood pressure risk factors.