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How do other conditions affect secondary high blood pressure?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Secondary high blood pressure can be caused by several different health conditions. Kidney disorders are among the most common because your kidneys play such a large role in regulating blood pressure. If they are unable to do their job your blood pressure might go up as a result. Another cause of secondary high blood pressure can be pheochromocytoma, or in simpler terms a tumor in one of your adrenal glands. On top of that, other hormonal disorders like hyperthyroidism can also cause secondary high blood pressure. The good news is that most of these conditions can be treated and doing so usually cures secondary high blood pressure.

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