Secondary hypertension

Secondary hypertension is when the cause of hypertension can be identified. It is more common in relatively younger patients and those without a family history of hypertension.
The main causes of secondary hypertension are
Endocrine disorders due to abnormal blood pressure regulating hormones (primary aldosteronism, Cushing’s syndrome, pheochromocytoma, thyroid dysfunction), renal insufficiency such as chronic kidney disease (renal parenchymal hypertension), narrowing of the renal artery (renal vascular hypertension), sleep apnea syndrome, drug induced, etc.

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