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what is unspecified essential hypertension?

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Dr. Ronald Buckman
41 years experience Family Medicine
High blood pressure: It is one of the terms used to describe basic high blood pressure not known to be caused by any other diagnosed disease such as kidney disease, and not specified as to degree. Essentially, you have high blood pressure.
Answered on Jan 27, 2014
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