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what causes essential hypertension in adults?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
We don't know: "essential" hypertension is a fancy way for us to say that we have absolutely no clue as to why your blood pressure is high.
Answered on Nov 13, 2017
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