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What medical problems could a person have if blood pressure does not respond to drugs?

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine

In brief: Heart disease

Poorly controlled blood pressure can result in heart failure, stroke, myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart valve disease, kidney failure, blindness, and early death.
There are specific blood tests that can determine if one type of blood pressure medication would be better than another.

In brief: Heart disease

Poorly controlled blood pressure can result in heart failure, stroke, myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart valve disease, kidney failure, blindness, and early death.
There are specific blood tests that can determine if one type of blood pressure medication would be better than another.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Dr. Christopher Guzik
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine

In brief: Secondary causes...

... Of hypertension include kidney problems, endocrine problems (thyroid, adrenal gland), rare tumors, sleep apnea, other medications.
The list is pretty long and varied. If you're young and have high blood pressure, or are not being controlled with three different blood pressure medications, you definitely need to see your doctor and get a thorough workup. Good luck!

In brief: Secondary causes...

... Of hypertension include kidney problems, endocrine problems (thyroid, adrenal gland), rare tumors, sleep apnea, other medications.
The list is pretty long and varied. If you're young and have high blood pressure, or are not being controlled with three different blood pressure medications, you definitely need to see your doctor and get a thorough workup. Good luck!
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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