Secondary high blood pressure

Secondary high blood pressure is caused by another condition or by medicine. Secondary high blood pressure often can be cured.

Possible causes of secondary high blood pressure include:

Secondary high blood pressure may be suspected in people who:

  • Are younger than age 35.
  • Have sudden onset of high blood pressure, especially in a person older than age 50.
  • Have no family history of high blood pressure.
  • Have severe high blood pressure (160/100 or higher).
  • Have high blood pressure that does not improve after trying several different treatments and medicines
  • Have high blood pressure that suddenly increases after being well controlled using medicine.
  • Have or develop kidney disease.
  • Have symptoms of conditions that can cause high blood pressure.

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