Introduction: In most cases of high blood pressure (hypertension), there is no known cause. About 6% of the time, however, high blood pressure is caused by another condition or disease. When this happens, it is called secondary hypertension. Most of the conditions that cause secondary hypertension involve the overproduction of one of the body's hormones.It has many different causes including endocrine diseases, kidney diseases, and tumors. It also can be a side effect of many medications.
Symptoms: The condition that usually Secondary hypertension can be caused by conditions that affect your kidneys, arteries, heart or endocrine system. Secondary hypertension can also occur during pregnancy. People with secondary hypertension often have blood pressure that is more difficult to control with one or two medications. Also, there can be other symptoms related to the medical illness that is causing the hypertension.
Statistics: In Belgium Secondary hypertension prevalence is found to be about 5.3% of the overall population in the symptoms is more common in the case of people suffering from blood pressure which is about 3.1% of the total population.