Do you have high blood pressure that’s not responding to medication, healthy weight loss and other positive lifestyle changes? Schedule a visit with endocrinologist Paul Norwood, MD, at Valley Endocrine in Fresno, California. A gifted and experienced specialist, Dr. Norwood is well known for his ability to identify underlying issues and treat secondary hypertension, which doesn’t respond to traditional methods. Call the office or book your appointment online.
Hypertension is when your blood pressure persistently rises above a certain level. There are several types of hypertension.
This is the most common type. It has no clear cause, but is thought to be linked to obesity, lack of exercise, a poor diet, and genetics. It typically responds well to medication and/or lifestyle changes that improve your overall health, such as weight loss and increased physical activity.
Secondary hypertension is more difficult to diagnose because it has underlying issues ― sometimes endocrine-related ― that cause your rising blood pressure. Your endocrine glands are responsible for producing the hormones that regulate critical functions within your body, such as your blood pressure.
Once the cause of your secondary hypertension is identified and treated, your blood pressure levels often normalize as well.
Numerous endocrine conditions can cause secondary hypertension, including:
Like with primary hypertension, you may not experience any symptoms. However, the following signs can indicate if you have secondary hypertension:
Schedule a visit with Dr. Paul Norwood today at Valley Endocrine to find out whether your hypertension is related to an endocrine problem. Call or book online to schedule your appointment.