Associated Conditions of Hypertension


About associated conditions: Associated conditions are those which appear statistically related, but do not have a clear cause or effect relationship. Whereas the complications are caused by Hypertension, and underlying causes may be causes of Hypertension, the following list shows associated conditions that simply appear with higher frequency in people who have Hypertension. In some cases, there may be overlap between this list and risk factors for Hypertension. People with Hypertension may be more likely to get a condition on the list of associated conditions, or the reverse may be true, or both. Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply coincidentally related to Hypertension is not always clear. For general information, see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.

Associated medical condition statistics for Hypertension: The following are statistics from various sources about associated diseases and Hypertension:
  • 73% of diabetics have high blood pressure in the US (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)

Hypertension as a risk factor: Another type of associated condition is one for which Hypertension is itself a risk factor. The conditions for which Hypertension is listed as a risk factor includes:

Associated conditions: The body makes some of its estrogen in fatty tissue. That's why obese women are more likely than thin women to have higher levels of estrogen in their bodies. High levels of estrogen may be the reason that obese women have an increased risk of developing uterine cancer. The risk of this disease is also higher in women with diabetes or high blood pressure (conditions that occur in many obese women).1

1. excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Uterus: NCI

Last revision: Nov 13, 2003

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