A 45-year-old member asked:
Is there any causes of uncontrolled hypertension?
4 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Wederanswered
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Yes: High blood pressure can virtually always be controlled with a combination of medicine and lifestyle. When your doctor and you find that you are unable to control your blood pressure after a reasonable trial period (6 months or so), referral to a hypertension expert is appropriate. There are a large number of tests that can be performed, and having someone well versed in the evaluation is best.
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Dr. Shaym Puppalaanswered
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Much of the time, there is no identifiable reason for high blood pressure. However, certain diseases such as cushing's disease, pheochromocytoma (a type of adrenal gland tumor), some medications (including over-the-counter decongestants), narrowing of the arteries to the kidneys, kidney disease, and obstructive sleep apnea among others can cause high blood pressure that is difficult to control.
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Dr. Kevin Griffithsanswered
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Non-compliance: Uncontrolled hypertension usually occurs to indiviudals who are not compliant with their medications and a low salt diet. However there a few causes that are rare like renal artery stenosis (narrowing of your renal artieries) or hyperaldosteronism (excess aldosterone release that causes uncontrolled htn) that can also occur.
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Dr. Yash Khannaanswered
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Lack of treatment: Following are the causesf uncontrolled hypertension 1not able to afford the medicine and healthcare not available, lack of insurance 2 non compliant with treatment and meds 3renal artery stenosis.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
What causes hypertension?
5 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Chunganswered
Cardiology 29 years experience
VAT: Visceral adipose tissue (vat).
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What can cause hypertension?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitzanswered
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
A few things: Biggys are smoking, obesity, and add salt intake to the above - of course there are about 10 people in the country with some sort of disease that causes "primary" hypertension - ie its not their fault - now, once you have hypertension - you end up with some sort of kidney disease that sort of makes it permanent - so those people moan "but i dont eat salt"....Too late -.
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