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Blood Pressure Elevated Types
There are two main types of hypertension:
- Primary hypertension:
- The underlying cause for the elevated blood pressure is unknown.
- Over 95% of people with hypertension have this form.
- Primary hypertension is also called essential hypertension.
- Secondary hypertension:
- The high blood pressure is caused by an underlying illness.
- Control of the underlying illness may correct the high blood pressure problem
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- Toto RD. Hypertension and kidney literature review 2000. Clin Nephrol. 2002 Oct;58(4):253-9.