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Hypertension

Types

There are two types of Hypertension:

Primary: not related to another medical condition

Secodary: Another medical condition that causes high blood pressure, including:

  • Kidney disease
  • Adrenal disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid problems
  • Coarctation of Aorta
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

Symptoms

High blood pressure often has no symptoms, if it's extremely high it might causes symptoms like:

  • Sever headache
  • Fatigue or confusion
  • Vision problems
  • Chest pain
  • Difficultly breathing
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Blood in urine
  • Pounding sensation in the patient's chest, neck, or ears

Risk Factors

High blood pressure has many risk factors, including:

  • Age
  • Race
  • Family history
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Tobacco
  • High sodium or low potassium diet
  • Diabetes
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Stress

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