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. High blood pressure may be a side effect of medication, such as hormonal contraceptives and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents.
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. Proper treatment often controls both the underlying condition and the high blood pressure caused due to Secondary hypertension, which reduces the risk of serious complications including heart disease, kidney failure and stroke.
Statistics:In Canada the prevalence rate for Secondary hypertension was found to be about over 7% of population suffering from Secondary hypertension. People who were overweight and with high cholesterol levels were more affected by hypertension it was estimated to be approximately about 12% of the population.