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. 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: 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.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.
Statistics: In Switzerland Secondary hypertension prevalence is found to be about 1.8% of the overall population in the symptoms is more common in the case of people suffering from blood pressure which is about 1.9% of the total population.