The 4 Causes of High Blood Pressure

Of the causes of high blood pressure, there are four types, three with the same health challenge. The three types often reported on, primary, secondary and drug-induced hypertension.

The fourth type of high blood pressure: Idiosumo hypertension. This is high blood pressure caused by an inaccurate reading from using inappropriate equipment and or white coat results.

Primary Hypertension Causes aka Essential Hypertension Causes

What are the causes of high blood pressure?

It has been said that for 95% of those who have high blood pressure in the U.S., the reason cannot be determined. This type of high blood pressure is called essential hypertension. Although the cause is thought to be unknown, we disagree. We know the reason. Read on and you will too.

How can we know what causes high blood pressure when the entire medical establishment does not? We know because once corrected using holistic nursing treatments, high blood pressure goes away. And it is not rocket science. Holistic treatments are in the medical research, only the doctors, who are primarily driven by the pharmaceutical companies, do not read or follow their own research.

Follow the Evidence: It May Be Dehydration

Like a crime scene investigator, follow the primary hypertension cause evidence. First, primary hypertension develops over many years. This means that it is caused by something we are doing or not doing. To say it is simply a side effect of aging, then everyone would have it. Everyone does not have high blood pressure. So, the most likely suspect is diet or other exposures or assaults to our body.

How do holistic nurses lower the bodies high blood pressure? One of the first things we look at is fluid volume and electrolyte imbalance. Once corrected, blood pressure comes down in 98% of the people who are treated as whole and not just the symptom. Note: If you have kidney disease or are already on numerous medications, this is not for you. The increased water and salt (fluid and electrolytes) may have an effect on the medications you are taking or may cause further damage to the kidneys.

Are there any other clues? You hear doctors say to eat less salt. Why not drink more water?

Is there a difference between table salt and sea salt used for our diet? Doctors, nurses and even the educators of these say it is the same thing. However, if you look at the science, they are very different. More importantly, what they do inside the body is quite different too. Increasing unprocessed sea salt and water can cause your blood pressure to normalize.

Secondary Hypertension Causes

Secondary high blood pressure causes are related to an underlying health condition.

This type of high blood pressure often appears suddenly and results in higher blood pressure than does primary hypertension.

Medical conditions may be the cause of secondary hypertension.

Kidney Disease and Conditions

Adrenal gland benign or malignant tumors

Congenital blood vessel defects

Acute and Chronic dehydration Note: This is not well reported in literature

Dehydration is the loss of total body water, resulting in hypertonicity, (the preferred medical term instead of dehydration), whereas volume depletion refers to a deficit in extracellular fluid volume.

Drug-induced hypertension

In addition to medical conditions and some medications cause secondary hypertension Ibuprofen

Medications including birth control pills, decongestants, cough and cold medications, over-the-counter pain killers and some prescription drugs

Illegal drugs, such as cocaine and amphetamines


These may cause the kidneys not to function as well and result in fluid retention NSAIDs may be in cough and cold medications.

Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) is notable as one of the causes of high blood pressure.

Some migraine medications tighten the vessels in the brain which may help with headaches but it can raise blood pressure.

Weight loss medications can put your body in overdrive along with your blood pressure.

Idiosumo Hypertension

Help: Who does not want to create a new word. I am pressed for the best way to describe in medical terms (latin) what taking blood pressure wrong would be referred to. Any thoughts, please submit and lets create a new medical term and help make the health care a little better.

Sometimes high blood pressure is the result of improper blood pressure taking techniques. Either the health care pressure taker or we are taking our own blood pressure wrong and getting a higher than accurate reading.

Using the wrong cuff size for the arm, wrong placement on the arm, wrong position of the arm are among some of the reasons for artificially high blood pressures.

Holding the arm up, having the arm below the heart, not having the back supported or the patient simply talking could cause an inaccurate blood pressure reading.

Failure to recognize confounding factors. In June of 2014, a client was seeing her doctor for high blood pressure. She waited for over an hour and on seeing the doctor, the doc spent more time talking with the daughter than with her. On talking about the hypertension, the doctors patient said, "What do you expect. I had to wait to see you for an hour and on seeing you, you did not even talk to me, you talked to my daughter." She related how the doctor raised her voice and said she would have to get another service to care for her. On reviewing her History and Physical, turns out she has had long term back pain of 10 on the 10 scale. Relieving the pain reduced her blood pressure significantly.

When considering the causes of high blood pressure, consider other things going on in the body.

Even the doctor taking the blood pressure instead of a nurse could cause an elevated reading. It is called white coat hypertension.

Associated Causes of High Blood Pressure

If you
...are overweight
...have limited physical activity too much table salt in your diet
...drink more than 2 alcoholic drinks a day
...have unmanaged stress
...are older
...have a family history of hypertension
...have chronic kidney disease
...have adrenal and or thyroid disorders are at greater risk of having high blood pressure.

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