The six types of hypertension

Most people think that only one type of hypertension. Usually referred to as blood pressure. It was called the “silent murderer.” This is because there are usually no symptoms to alert the patient. This is a good idea to have your blood pressure regularly.

The common type known as primary hypertension sometimes called essential. Even if it is the most common type diagnosed, there is no known cause.

Then there is the type called secondary hypertension. It is usually caused by factors that are often curable. Among the causes related to pregnancy. It can also be caused by thyroid dysfunction, tumors, sleep apnea, alcohol and certain medications to name a few.

Malignant hypertension is the worst kind. It is very serious and getting worse with time. Soon it will damage the organs. If not treated properly can cause death in just five years for most patients. Intensive treatment can reverse the situation and prevent complications. It is not caused by cancer. And is not caused by a malignant tumor.

Isolated systolic type can be diagnosed in older people. Systolic pressure, which is the highest number, still above 160. And, the diastolic pressure is less than 90. This is caused by hardening of the arteries. And the loss of elasticity in the arteries as the aorta, sometimes diagnosed as arteriosclerosis. It is very important to get treatment, because it can help prevent stroke and heart disease.

The type of white coat is caused by anxiety. The individual’s blood pressure is higher than when tested by someone in a clinical setting, such as a hospital. This is where the term “white coat” comes. It is recommended that this person had blood pressure readings taken in a more relaxed. If you see a normal playback, then only after a clinical trial will not suffice. It is good to ensure that persistent hypertension does not develop.

Make some changes in lifestyle. Less alcohol and salt reduction. You may lose weight. Eat a diet low in fat. Do you have more fruits and vegetables.

Resistant hypertension is determined when the patient’s blood pressure is not reduced below 140/90, even with treatment with combination therapy.

The causes can be many things. Medical examinations are recommended. The most common causes are

Failure of the patient (1) with respect to treatment,
(2) secondary hypertension (sometimes caused by the activity of the adrenal glands),
Water retention (3) (often kidney failure).

It is very important to ensure that what appears to be resistant hypertension is not white coat hypertension, simply.

The sad reality is that the most common cause of resistant hypertension is the failure of the patient. This occurs when the patient refuses or can not comply with the prescribed treatment dose.

Sometimes the patient can not afford the drugs they are prescribed. The pharmacy is perhaps too far. It can be difficult to keep appointments.

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