Introduction: Secondary hypertension or also termed as inessential hypertension is a type of hypertension which may be caused by an identifiable underlying secondary cause. It is a type of hypertension with a potentially correctable cause. 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 Russia the prevalence rate for Secondary hypertension was found to be about over 2% of population suffering from Secondary hypertension. People who were overweight and excessive sodium consumption were more affected by hypertension it was estimated to be approximately about 10% of the population.