Misdiagnosis of Blood Pressure Disorders

Correct diagnosis is important for both high blood pressure (hypertension) and low blood pressure (hypotension).

Hypertension Undiagnosed: Hypertension is often called the “silent killer” as the symptoms are missing or mild, and hypertension can remain undiagnosed for years, whilst doing damage to the body in many ways. Correct and early diagnosis of hypertension is very important.

Secondary Hypertension: Most cases of chronic hypertension are the so-called “Essential Hypertension” (or Idiopathic Hypertension), where the body’s hypertension is not caused by a clear disorder. The less common situation is Secondary Hypertension, where another disease is the cause of the hypertension. Correct diagnosis of the underlying cause is critical for Secondary Hypertension, but this makes up only around 5% of cases.

Hypotension (Low blood pressure): The issues with hypotension are different than hypertension; they are opposite disorder. Read more about: Misdiagnosis of Hypotension.

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