Hypertension: Is there always a cause?

Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2023     |     PP. 392-418      |     PDF (288 K)    |     Pub. Date: October 29, 2023
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Author(s)

Ali H. EL Masri, Specialized Clinics Center, Kuwait. Visiting Consultant, Royal Private Clinic, Beirut, Lebanon.

Abstract
Elevated blood pressure and consequently systemic hypertension (HTN) are common. HTN was divided into either essential, which counts for more than 90% of cases (where the patient needs a medication for life), and secondary (less than 10% of cases). In clinical practice, when we Look at blood pressure as a vital sign, the elevation of blood pressure is always secondary, where there is always a cause behind its elevation. During our clinical practice and observation, this complex vital sign should be approached in a totally different manner, where solving the cause or at least targeting it, can achieve early diagnosis, better survival and reduction in the number of anti-hypertensive medication if not stopping all of them. In this article we proposed a new classification and approach for hypertensive patients and reviewed the different etiologies behind the elevation in blood pressure.

Keywords
Hypertension. causes of hypertension. secondary hypertension. resistant hypertension.

Cite this paper
Ali H. EL Masri, Hypertension: Is there always a cause? , SCIREA Journal of Clinical Medicine. Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2023 | PP. 392-418. 10.54647/cm321205

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