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What causes essential hypertension in adults?
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
7 doctors agree
In brief: We don't know
"essential" hypertension is a fancy way for us to say that we have absolutely no clue as to why your blood pressure is high.

In brief: We don't know
"essential" hypertension is a fancy way for us to say that we have absolutely no clue as to why your blood pressure is high.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No one knows........
No one knows. It's partly aging, a large part genetics, sometimes diet, sometimes weight, sometimes lack of exercise, but often it's genetics and ? The key is: treat it.
Do any lifestyle changes you need (weight, diet, exercise) and take meds if needed. Hypertension doesn't hurt until it's too late. Treat it, no matter what the cause.

In brief: No one knows........
No one knows. It's partly aging, a large part genetics, sometimes diet, sometimes weight, sometimes lack of exercise, but often it's genetics and ? The key is: treat it.
Do any lifestyle changes you need (weight, diet, exercise) and take meds if needed. Hypertension doesn't hurt until it's too late. Treat it, no matter what the cause.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
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Dr. Steven Watry
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Idiopatic..
Generally , arteriosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, as occurs with aging.
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In brief: Idiopatic..
Generally , arteriosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, as occurs with aging.
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Dr. Steven Watry
Dr. Steven Watry
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: We don't know
Honestly, we don't really know.
We know how it happens, what hormones and organs are involved and we know why it's bad. But as to what is the causative factor that starts it...We don't know.

In brief: We don't know
Honestly, we don't really know.
We know how it happens, what hormones and organs are involved and we know why it's bad. But as to what is the causative factor that starts it...We don't know.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: BrainControls Hidden
Essential just means is.
BP is a balance of CO (cardiac output: pump volume) vs. TPR (total peripheral resistance: Av. arteriole size), both under brain control 24/7 (internal control of physical responses). Issues which ? either CO or TPR, eg. Internalized frustration, anger, pain &/or ?ed body wt typically ?BP, in precise proportion to issue. Doctors typically treat physical behaviors, not cause

In brief: BrainControls Hidden
Essential just means is.
BP is a balance of CO (cardiac output: pump volume) vs. TPR (total peripheral resistance: Av. arteriole size), both under brain control 24/7 (internal control of physical responses). Issues which ? either CO or TPR, eg. Internalized frustration, anger, pain &/or ?ed body wt typically ?BP, in precise proportion to issue. Doctors typically treat physical behaviors, not cause
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Why do most physicians say the cause is unknown? Because they are trained&choose to look only at body mechanic issues. At the same time, as embodied Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures with over a million orders/sec brain to body (& similar feedback), most human actions are driven from within, the basis for which is also hidden within. The big issues: Internalized Anger, Frustration, Pain, +/- Fear.
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