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What is the cause of secondary hypertension?

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Dr. Steven Watry
General Practice
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Watry
Dr. Steven Watry
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Dr. Alok Agrawal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Long list

Chronic kidney disease, renal artery stenosis, several problems of adrenal gland including excess aldosterone levels and pheochromocytoma, obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid disorders, illegal drugs use, obesity etc.

In brief: Long list

Chronic kidney disease, renal artery stenosis, several problems of adrenal gland including excess aldosterone levels and pheochromocytoma, obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid disorders, illegal drugs use, obesity etc.
Dr. Alok Agrawal
Dr. Alok Agrawal
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Dr. Jennifer Bontreger
Sports Medicine

In brief: There is more than 1

A few things can cause secondary hypertension: an adrenal tumor called pheochromocytosis that release catecholamines in to the body and affect bp, renal artery fibrosis; diet-especially increased salt and caffeine intake, drugs-both legal and illegal , andstress are just a few secondary causes for hypertension.

In brief: There is more than 1

A few things can cause secondary hypertension: an adrenal tumor called pheochromocytosis that release catecholamines in to the body and affect bp, renal artery fibrosis; diet-especially increased salt and caffeine intake, drugs-both legal and illegal , andstress are just a few secondary causes for hypertension.
Dr. Jennifer Bontreger
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