Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Secondary hypertension endocrinopathies

From a recent review:

Endocrine hypertension is an important secondary form of hypertension, identified in between 5% and 10% of general hypertensive population. Primary aldosteronism is the most common cause of endocrine hypertension, accounting for 1%–10% in uncomplicated hypertension and 7%–20% in resistant hypertension. Other less common causes of endocrine hypertension include Cushing syndrome, pheochromocytoma, thyroid disorders, and hyperparathyroidism.

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