Misdiagnosis of Underlying Causes of Hypertension

About underlying conditions: With a diagnosis of Hypertension, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Hypertension. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Hypertension. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis

Underlying conditions list: The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Hypertension includes:

Hypertension as a complication: Other conditions that might have Hypertension as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Hypertension as a complication includes:

Hypertension as a symptom: Conditions listing Hypertension as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions:

Underlying conditions discussion: PCOS also is linked to other diseases that occur later in life, such as insulin resistance, Type II diabetes, high cholesterol, hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure, and heart disease. 1

1. excerpt from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): NWHIC

Last revision: Nov 13, 2003

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