Types of blood pressure

Learn more about different types of blood pressure problems including primary and secondary hypertension.

Hypertension in the lungs

Pulmonary hypertension is a rare condition in which blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs (the pulmonary arteries) is abnormally high.

Secondary hypertension

In most cases Secondary Hypertension can, depending on the cause, be cured or at least greatly improved.

Resistant Hypertension

If, despite triple-drug therapy, hypertension cannot be reduced to below 140/90 mm Hg, the it may be Resistant Hypertension.

Primary hypertension

Primary hypertension is the same as essential hypertension - the most common type of hypertension.

Malignant Hypertension

There are two major types of hypertension and four more not so common types, including Malignant Hypertension and Isolated Systolic Hypertension.

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Dr Jacomien de Villiers qualified as a specialist physician at the University of Pretoria in 1995. She worked at various clinics at the Department of Internal Medicine, Steve Biko Hospital, these include General Internal Medicine, Hypertension, Diabetes and Cardiology. She has run a private practice since 2001, as well as a consultant post at the Endocrine Clinic of Steve Biko Hospital.

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