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Hypertension

Endocrine causes of arterial hypertension

There are eight different endocrine causes for the development of arterial hypertension. For example, various pituitary gland diseases, thyroid gland and parathyroid diseases and a whole range of adrenal gland diseases. If such a disease is determined, it can be treated. This is usually done surgically by removing a benign hormone-producing tumour.

The hypertension then clears up. Unfortunately, the cause of arterial hypertension (high blood pressure) is only endocrine in 5% of cases. However, the excess production of aldosterone in the adrenal gland is more frequent, but surgery is not always possible for this.

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