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What is the cause of uncontrolled hypertension?

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Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Lifestyle or meds

There are many causes for uncontrolled hypertension.
In rough order of frequency these include: 1. Insufficient medications (many patients need 2-3) or not taking prescribed meds. 2. Obesity 3. Alcohol in excess 4. Some cold, steroid and pain relieving meds can increase bp 5. Kidney disease (poor function, infections, artery blockage) 6. Rarely, adrenal gland disease (cushing or conn syndromes).

In brief: Lifestyle or meds

There are many causes for uncontrolled hypertension.
In rough order of frequency these include: 1. Insufficient medications (many patients need 2-3) or not taking prescribed meds. 2. Obesity 3. Alcohol in excess 4. Some cold, steroid and pain relieving meds can increase bp 5. Kidney disease (poor function, infections, artery blockage) 6. Rarely, adrenal gland disease (cushing or conn syndromes).
Dr. William Haynes
Dr. William Haynes
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: See Below

Vascular hardening, tumor of the adrenal gland, blockage/stenosis of the kidney (renal) arteries, renal failure.
Additionally, there are other rare causes.

In brief: See Below

Vascular hardening, tumor of the adrenal gland, blockage/stenosis of the kidney (renal) arteries, renal failure.
Additionally, there are other rare causes.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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