High blood pressure means elevated pressure of the
blood in the arteries. The causes of high blood pressure can be best
analyzed if the type of the blood pressure is known. There are two types
of high blood pressure or hypertension-primary (essential) hypertension
and secondary hypertension. For more information on the causes of high
blood pressure, read What
Causes High Blood Pressure?
million Americans suffer from primary hypertension. Some basic causes of
primary hypertension are as follows- Primary hypertension can be
genetic. Also, there is a strong association between diabetes and
hypertension. Obesity, kidney damage and insulin resistance are also
believed to be the causes of essential hypertension. So, you have to
know the exact cause of your blood pressure (primary hypertension) to
apply the proper treatment for it.
Secondary hypertension is
caused due to several internal complications of the organs in your body.
One such condition is polycystic kidney disease in which cysts form in
the kidneys. These cysts often disrupt the normal functioning of the
kidney and raise the blood pressure. If the blood pressure levels are
high, you should lower your blood pressure immediately since, the
effects of high blood pressure can be severe. To cure high blood
pressure, you can take the help of blood pressure medication and blood
pressure herbal remedy.