Approximately 1% of those that are considered as hypertentive (have high blood pressure) are also at a risk of suffering with malignant hypertension.
Although there is not one specific cause for these severely elevated blood pressure readings, there are thought to be some factors that can increase the risk. These include:

- Taking some medications or drugs, including amphetamines, oral contraceptives, cocaine and MAOI's (Monoamine oxidase inhibitors prescribed for depression)
- A history of kidney conditions or collagen vascular diseases, or a spinal cord disorder
- Preeclampsia and eclampsia in pregnant women
- Pheochromocytoma, which are tumours of the adrenal gland that cause excessive hormone release
- Narrowing or distention of the aorta
- When the arteries in the kidneys narrow
- Potentially missing doses of hypertension medication. The risks also increase if the blood pressure reading of a person is greater than 140/90, and there are further risks if you are a man, if you are an African American and if you are a smoker.

Often people with malignant hypertension will experience certain symptoms that are often associated with other forms of hypertension and these can include the following: -

1. Headaches
2. Vomiting
3. If treatment is successful, then a proper monitoring program will be introduced to ensure that blood pressure levels are regulated and there are no repercussions from the condition.

Once malignant hypertension has been relieved, then you will need methods that can naturally help keep blood pressure levels managed, and you will find them in our Free Newsletter below.

Source: Paul J Johnson

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