Introduction: Secondary hypertension is less common and is usually the result of another condition, which include Disorders of the adrenal gland, including Cushing's syndrome (a condition caused by an overproduction of cortisol), Hyperaldosteronism (too much aldosterone) and pheochromocytoma (a rare tumor that causes over secretion of hormones like adrenaline).
Symptoms: Secondary hypertension is an underlying condition which is causing the high blood pressure. Identifying and treating the main cause of condition should bring blood pressure down to normal levels. Secondary hypertension usually occurs in patients with high blood pressure. The main causes for Secondary hypertension are Obesity, anxiety or stress, excessive sodium consumption.
Statistics: In Italy according to General prevalence for Secondary hypertension in men is 1.7 percent and 1.0 in women and prevalence according to age 18-24 years is 1.3 percent and aged 25-44 years is 1.4 percent.