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
the secondary arterial hypertensions
- The medical procedure
4.3 - Causes
- An hormonal disorder
- High blood pressure induced by the kidney
- A rare cause: presence of an obstacle in the aorta
- Most of the time, there is no explanation for this high blood pressure
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
last reviewed on : 18 dec 2011