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Contents for High blood pressure
  1. Introduction: High blood pressure
  2. Causes (398 conditions)
  3. Causes of Types
  4. Drug causes (286 listings)
  5. Drug interaction causes (262 listings)
  6. Diagnostic tests (33 listings)
  7. Questions your doctor may ask (and why) (11 listings)
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High blood pressure

Hypertension: Hypertension is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:

Causes of High blood pressure (Hypertension): See detailed list of causes below.

High blood pressure (medical symptom): Excessive blood pressure.

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High blood pressure (medical symptom): Blood pressure measures the force of blood against the walls of your blood vessels. Blood pressure that remains high over time is called hypertension. Extra fluid in your body increases the amount of fluid in your blood vessels and makes your blood pressure higher. Narrow or clogged blood vessels also raise blood pressure. (Source: excerpt from High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease: NIDDK)

Causes of High blood pressure (Hypertension)

The list of medical condition causes of High blood pressure (Hypertension) includes:

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Related Symptoms for Hypertension

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More Symptom Information for Hypertension

For a medical symptom description of 'Hypertension', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: High blood pressure (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Hypertension' may be possible.

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Hypertension (medical condition): For a medical symptom description of 'Hypertension', the following disease information may be relevant to the symptoms: Hypertension (disease information). However, numerous other possible causes of the symptom may be possible.

Hypertension (medical condition): High blood pressure

Hypertension (medical condition): Hypertension is the condition of having high blood pressure. It is very common and affects around 50 million Americans of which about 30% are not yet diagnosed (NHLBI). Hypertension is an under-diagnosed condition because it causes damage to the body with no symptoms or only mild symptoms. It has been called a "silent killer" for this reason.

Correct diagnosis of the cause of high blood pressure is important. Most cases of chronic hypertension are "primary hypertension" but a small percentage are "secondary hypertension" where the rise in blood pressure is caused by another underlying condition. Hypertension during pregnancy is another common special case; it is called gestational hypertension, preeclampsia or eclampsia depending on its severity.

Hypertension: Blood pressure measures the force of blood against the walls of your blood vessels. Blood pressure that remains high over time is called hypertension. Extra fluid in your body increases the amount of fluid in your blood vessels and makes your blood pressure higher. Narrow or clogged blood vessels also raise blood pressure. (Source: excerpt from High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease: NIDDK)

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