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 India Secondary hypertension prevalence is found to be about 2.3% of the overall population in the symptoms is more common in the case of people suffering from blood pressure which is about 0.9% of the total population.