Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Causes of secondary hypertension

Hypertension can be primary or secondary to a defined process. Secondary hypertension meaning the hypertension is secondary to a specific cause.

Secondary causes of hypertension are uncommon, and account for less than 5% of all cases of high blood pressure in and unselected hypertension population.

The rate of secondary forms of hypertension ranges between 4 and 8% in different patient populations (primary care, secondary care clinics, or specialized cardiovascular centers).

Secondary hypertension is usually associated with a specific organ and /or vascular abnormalities, a metabolic abnormality, or endocrine disorder.

The majority of secondary hypertension cases are due to chronic renal disease, and therapy often in includes antihypertensive medications.

Secondary hypertension must always be identified because treatment will be based on the specific underlying disorder. Its onset is often sudden, it may be more severe, a family history is frequently absent and it may occur in patients of all ages.

If left undiagnosed, secondary hypertension may lead to progressive target organ damage, as well as cardiovascular and renal complications.

Treatment usually differs from that of ordinary essential hypertension and with the right treatment, the amount of medication often can be reduced.
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