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.It has many different causes including endocrine diseases, kidney diseases, and tumors. It also can be a side effect of many medications. The symptoms are flushing and sweating suggestive of pheochromocytoma.
Symptoms: The traditional definition of high blood pressure is a systolic blood pressure (the higher of the two blood pressure numbers) is 140 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or above, and the diastolic blood pressure (the lower blood pressure number) is 90 mm Hg or above. 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 France Secondary hypertension prevalence is found to be about 1.3% of the overall population in the symptoms is more common in the case of people suffering from blood pressure which is about 1.5% of the total population.