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What conditions cause secondary hypertension?

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  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Tumors or other diseases of the adrenal gland
  • Coarctation of the aorta -- A narrowing of the aorta that you are born with that can cause high blood pressure in the arms
  • Pregnancy
  • Use of birth control pills
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Thyroid dysfunction

From: Causes of Secondary Hypertension WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Onusko, E.  Jan 2003. Georgetown University Medical Center. Am Fam Physician,

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 10, 2017

SOURCES: Onusko, E.  Jan 2003. Georgetown University Medical Center. Am Fam Physician,

Reviewed by James Beckerman on October 10, 2017

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