Associated Conditions for Hypertension
Excerpts on associated medical conditions for Hypertension:
The body makes
some of its estrogen in fatty tissue. That's why obese women
are more likely than thin women to have higher levels of
estrogen in their bodies. High levels of estrogen may be the
reason that obese women have an increased risk of developing
uterine cancer. The risk of this disease is also higher in
women with diabetes or high blood pressure (conditions that
occur in many obese women). (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Uterus: NCI
Hypertension as a risk factor:
Another type of associated condition is one for which Hypertension
is itself a risk factor. The conditions for which Hypertension is listed as a risk
Statistics for medical condition associated with Hypertension:
The following are statistics from various sources
about associated diseases and Hypertension:
- 73% of diabetics have high blood pressure in the US (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
About associated conditions for Hypertension:
Associated conditions are those which appear
statistically related, but do not have
a clear cause or effect relationship.
Whereas the complications
are caused by Hypertension,
and underlying causes
may be causes of Hypertension,
the following list shows associated conditions
that simply appear with higher frequency in people
who have Hypertension.
In some cases, there may be overlap
between this list and risk factors
People with Hypertension may be more likely to
get a condition on the list of associated conditions,
or the reverse may be true, or both.
Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply
coincidentally related to Hypertension
is not always clear.
For general information,
see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.