What Is Hyperstension And Its Causes
, also known as Essential Hypertension
For most adults, high blood pressure has no identifiable cause. This type of hypertension is called primary or essential hypertension. It tends to develop gradually over years. Deposits in arteries called atherosclerosis increase the risk of high blood pressure.
This type of hypertension is caused by an underlying medical condition. It usually begins suddenly and causes higher blood pressure than primary hypertension.
If you have a parent or sibling with high blood pressure, you are more likely to have high blood pressure.