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What is the cause of secondary hypertension?

What is the cause of secondary hypertension?

Definitions: Idiopathic, or essential hypertension is that which occurs without outside cause, usually due to arterial or cardiac causes. Secondary means - caused by something else such as medication, kidney disease etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Hypertension (Definition)

hypertension is a medication similar to High blood pressure. Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more


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What's the best treatment for secondary hypertension?

What's the best treatment for secondary hypertension?

Treat cause: 2ndary hypertension means it is caused by a medical condition: ex kidney problem (:narrowing of an artery going to either kidney or disease of one kidney), pheochromocytoma. What the cause, it needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Does treatment with arb's specifically olmesartan 20mg reduces proteinurea to below 30mg even if secondary hypertension is still there in arteries?

Does treatment with arb's specifically olmesartan   20mg reduces proteinurea to below 30mg even if secondary hypertension is still there in arteries?

Yes: ARBs and ACEi class of drugs reduce proteinuria regardless of the cause of the hypertension (they restructure the anatomy in the glomeruli which are the building blocks of your kidneys) and make the filter in your kidneys tighter (so to speak) to prevent leakage of protein in the urine. ...Read more

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What is secondary hypertension?

What is secondary hypertension?

Secondary to another: Medical condition. Most hypertension is called essential or primary hypertension . Not caused by another medical condition. Conditions that cause hypertension include but are not limited to tumors called pheochromacytomas , cushing's disease or syndrome, renal disease and renal artery stenosis. There are many other conditions that can cause high blood pressure . ...Read more

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What is the cause of secondary hypertension?

Definitions: Idiopathic, or essential hypertension is that which occurs without outside cause, usually due to arterial or cardiac causes. Secondary means - caused by something else such as medication, kidney disease etc. ...Read more

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How are secondary hypertension and essential hypertension different?

How are secondary hypertension and essential hypertension different?

2nd HTN Vs Essential: Secondary hypertension is secondary to a know cause. There are hundreds. The cause of essential hypertension is unknown.There are hundreds of hypothesis as to what it is due to tho. Some facts: runs in families, tends to be sensititive to diet salt intake, the higher the BP the shorter time you live and the greater the % of life you spend with heart disease, stroke, renal failure etc. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for secondary hypertension?

Treat cause: 2ndary hypertension means it is caused by a medical condition: ex kidney problem (:narrowing of an artery going to either kidney or disease of one kidney), pheochromocytoma. What the cause, it needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Explain complications of obesity, such as melita's {type 2} and, secondary hypertension.?

Explain complications of obesity, such as melita's {type 2} and, secondary hypertension.?

Diabetes, high bp: Back and hip pains, possible cholesterol elevation and triglycerides, not mentioning your knee joints and many more that would disable you in time. ...Read more

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Renal hypertension is a form of secondary hypertension. Right?

Yes: Many renal diseases, e.g., renal artery stenosis, chronic pyelo- or glomerulo- nephritis, radiation injury and some tumors can cause hypertension. ...Read more

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Does lercanidipin 20mg causes dry mouth when taken once daily as a chronic medication for a 37 years old patient having secondary hypertension?And wh

Does lercanidipin 20mg causes dry mouth when taken once daily as a chronic medication for a 37 years old patient having secondary hypertension?And wh

No: It doesn't cause dry mouth. Here are the adverse effects with lercanidipine 10 mg/day included flushing (1.1% vs 0.4% for placebo), ankle edema 0.9% vs 1.3%), palpitations (0.6% vs 0.4%), headache (2.3% vs 1.3%), vertigo (0.4% vs 0.4%), and asthenia (0.4% vs 0.4%). Source:http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1993952/. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hypertension (Definition)

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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