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what can cause essential hypertension?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
NoIdentifiableCauses: Essential hypertension is Hypertension in which there are no causes to be found.It is also called Primary or Idiopathic Hypertension But having said that there are some common factors in some Family History Race It is more common in Black people Too much salt intake in some Smoking Obesity Cerain Meds like NSAid like Motrin and Naproxen Sodium,corticosteroid,Antidepressants.BCPs,decongestants,
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

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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.
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Chest pain: Uncomplicated essential hypertension is usually without symptoms until complications such as stroke, heart attack or kidney problems appear.
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