Causes of Hypertension
There are two types of hypertension: primary of essential hypertension and secondary hypertension.
For the majority of adults, there is no recognizable cause of high blood pressure. This type of high blood pressure has a tendency to develop progressively over several years.
Several people have hypertension caused by an underlying condition. This type of hypertension is likely to appear suddenly and lead to a higher blood pressure compared to primary hypertension, like:
- Kidney problems
- Thyroid problems
- Congenital defects in blood vessels
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Adrenal gland tumors
- Certain medications
- Illegal drugs
- Alcohol abuse