Secondary hypertension

Secondary hypertension is a type of hypertension which is caused as a consequence of another condition. Patients suffer from arterial hypertension randomly. Following the appropriate examinations, it is discovered that this type of hypertension is caused as a result of another disease, which can affect the kidneys, the adrenal gland, etc.

It could also be caused by a disease of other endocrine glands such as the thyroid, or other hormonal imbalances. Secondary hypertension may also cause as a result of other conditions, such as being pregnant or as a side-effect of certain drugs (NSAIDs, steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, contraceptives, etc).

Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 26 Mar 2018
Medical Author: Dr. med. Diana Hysi