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IV - Why does high blood pressure exist?

4.1 - Most of the time, there is no explanation for this high blood pressure
But sometimes a disease is responsible for hypertension:
the secondary arterial hypertensions

4.2 - The medical procedure
4.3 - Causes
        4.3.1 - Drugs
        4.3.2 - An hormonal disorder

        4.3.3 - High blood pressure induced by the kidney
        4.3.4 - A rare cause: presence of an obstacle in the aorta


4.1 - Most of the time, there is no explanation for this high blood pressure



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Indeed, in the majority of the cases no cause of high blood pressure is to be found. The physicians speak about " essential arterial hypertension" or "primary arterial hypertension ".

Genetic causes were recently highlighted for this kind of high blood pressure, which represents the majority of high blood pressure.

Of course, the doctor considers the diagnosis of an essential arterial hypertension only when he has eliminated the secondary causes, which will be searched for a particular context.


File last reviewed on : 18 dec 2011
 

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