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Whats essential hypertension?
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Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hypertension
Essential hypertension is due to genetic/hereditary issues.
It means that the cause of high blood pressure is not due to any reversible causes - fix it and it goes away. Many patients require several medications to control their blood pressure adequately. Thanks mom and dad.

In brief: Hypertension
Essential hypertension is due to genetic/hereditary issues.
It means that the cause of high blood pressure is not due to any reversible causes - fix it and it goes away. Many patients require several medications to control their blood pressure adequately. Thanks mom and dad.
Dr. Mark Landers
Dr. Mark Landers
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: IdiopathicNoPhysical
Essential: another term for idiopathic: no known physical (other than mind/brain) basis.
BP is a balance of co (cardiac output; heart pumping) vs. Tpr (total peripheral resistance), both under brain control 24/7 (hidden yet physical responses). Doctors can’t physically see mind or brain function, only the resulting behavior, thus call the behavior essential/idiopathic, no apparent physical basis.

In brief: IdiopathicNoPhysical
Essential: another term for idiopathic: no known physical (other than mind/brain) basis.
BP is a balance of co (cardiac output; heart pumping) vs. Tpr (total peripheral resistance), both under brain control 24/7 (hidden yet physical responses). Doctors can’t physically see mind or brain function, only the resulting behavior, thus call the behavior essential/idiopathic, no apparent physical basis.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Thank
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