A Dangerous High: 3 Types of Hypertension
What Are the Different Types of Hypertension?There are three types of hypertension:
- Primary, or essential, hypertension accounts for 90-95% of all cases and doesn’t have a specific, treatable cause. However, an unhealthy lifestyle can play a role in developing hypertension in people who have a predisposition for it.
- Secondary hypertension is caused by an underlying condition, such as a kidney disorder or a congenital abnormality. The high blood pressure generally returns to normal when the problem is corrected.
- Pregnancy-related hypertension may occur in women who have a predisposition to hypertension when they become pregnant.