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How is secondary hypertension diagnosed?

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This type of high blood pressure, unlike the more common form of hypertension, can be triggered by specific things like medications and certain diseases. Once your doctor diagnoses you with high blood pressure, they can screen your urine or blood or run other tests to diagnose which form of hypertension you have.

SOURCES:

American Family Physician: “Diagnosing Secondary Hypertension.”

The Journal of Family Practice: “The Diagnosis of Essential and Secondary Hypertension in Adults.”

University of Maryland Medical Center: “Secondary Hypertension.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

SOURCES:

American Family Physician: “Diagnosing Secondary Hypertension.”

The Journal of Family Practice: “The Diagnosis of Essential and Secondary Hypertension in Adults.”

University of Maryland Medical Center: “Secondary Hypertension.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

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