What Are The Body Systems Affected By Hypertension?

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Definition

Drug-induced hypertension is high blood pressure caused by using a chemical substance, drug, or medication.

See also: High blood pressure


Alternative Names

Hypertension - medication related


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Blood pressure is determined by the:

  • Amount of blood the heart pumps
  • Condition of the heart valves
  • Pumping power of the heart
  • Size and condition of the arteries

There are several types of high blood pressure.

  • Essential hypertension has no cause that can be found.
  • Secondary...
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