How is secondary hypertension treated?
Treatment for secondary hypertension will depend on the secondary condition your healthcare provider diagnoses. Secondary hypertension will last as long as you have the secondary condition. It is best to follow several tips for controlling high blood pressure (hypertension) while being treated for your underlying condition. These tips include:
- Eating a healthy diet that is low in sodium
- Exercising regularly
- Avoiding smoking
- Maintaining a healthy body weight
- Limiting alcohol
In cases where a tumor is found to be the cause of the secondary hypertension, surgery may be needed to treat the condition. For hormonal imbalances and other conditions, medication may be used to treat secondary hypertension.