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: 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 United States according to General prevalence for Secondary hypertension in men is 1.9 percent and 1.3 in women and prevalence according to age 18-24 years is 1.5 percent and aged 25-44 years is 1.2 percent.