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How common is secondary high blood pressure?

As a whole, high blood pressure, or hypertension, is quite common. It affects more than 65 million people in America alone. Secondary high blood pressure only accounts for about ten percent of that population though. The large majority of those suffering from hypertension are diagnosed with primary high blood pressure, which means the cause of the condition is unknown.

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