7 Causes Of Hypertension That You Must Be Aware

There are two types of hypertension identified as the primary or essential hypertension and secondary hypertension, both describe different-different causes of hypertension. The primary blood pressure develops gradually over time, while the secondary blood pressure develops suddenly due to underlying conditions. Some of the causes and conditions leading to secondary hypertension include alcohol abuse, off the counter drug use such as cocaine and amphetamines, use of some of the medications like pills for cold, decongestants, some prescription drugs and over the counter pain relievers.

Causes of Hypertension Due to Primary and Secondary Hypertension

1. Obstructive sleep apnea

hypertension due to Obstructive sleep apnea

2. Kidney problems

kidney problem causes hypertension

3. Adrenal gland tumors

high bp due to adrenal gland tumor

4. Thyroid problems 

hypertension due to thyroid problem

5. Certain defects in blood vessels you’re born with

certain defects in born blood

6. Illegal drugs, such as cocaine and amphetamines

hypertension due to illegal drugs

7. Alcohol abuse or chronic alcohol use

alcohol abuse causes of hypertension

Source: mayoclinic.org

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