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. 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 United Kingdom the prevalence rate for Secondary hypertension was found to be about over 1.4% 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 25% of the population.