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Can you please list the common causes of high blood pressure?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Primary or secondary

Blood pressure can be categorized as primary or secondary.
Most high blood pressure is primary or "essential" hypertension. The mechanism of essential hypertension is poorly understood. Approximately 15% of hypertension is secondary to another illness such as endocrine tumor, renal tumor, or renal artery stenosis. Secondary hypertension is more common if the hypertension is severe.

In brief: Primary or secondary

Blood pressure can be categorized as primary or secondary.
Most high blood pressure is primary or "essential" hypertension. The mechanism of essential hypertension is poorly understood. Approximately 15% of hypertension is secondary to another illness such as endocrine tumor, renal tumor, or renal artery stenosis. Secondary hypertension is more common if the hypertension is severe.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Genetics

Obesity, inactive, high sodium or alcohol intake and age.

In brief: Genetics

Obesity, inactive, high sodium or alcohol intake and age.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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