Clinical approach to young hypertension

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Hypertension affects approximately 30% of the population worldwide. It is a serious disease, expensive to treat, and can lead to long-term morbidity and mortality. Young hypertension, defined as hypertension occurring in patients aged 40 or younger, is now seen more frequently. A correct and holistic approach in the evaluation of patients with suspected young hypertension is essential, as the underlying cause is demonstrable in more than half of the cases. Among these causes include primary aldosteronism, phaeochromocytoma, Cushing's syndrome, renal parenchymal disease and renal artery stenosis. The detection of these causes is important as it provides an opportunity to convert an incurable disease into a potentially curable disease, hence avoiding the long-term sequelae and complications of hypertension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-92
Number of pages12
JournalBrunei International Medical Journal
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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Hypertension
Renal Artery Obstruction
Hyperaldosteronism
Cushing Syndrome
Pheochromocytoma
Morbidity
Kidney
Mortality
Population
Essential Hypertension

Keywords

  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Phaeochromocytoma
  • Primary aldosteronism
  • Secondary hypertension
  • Young hypertension

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  • Medicine(all)

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Clinical approach to young hypertension. / Sukor, Norlela.

In: Brunei International Medical Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2, 04.2013, p. 81-92.

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