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How is secondary hypertension treated?

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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. Your doctor will first treat the underlying condition. If a drug is causing your problem, your doctor may have to stop taking it or lower the dosage. They also may start you on medication to lower your blood pressure.

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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