The vast majority of people presenting with hypertension have unhealthy lifestyle practices superimposed on genetic predisposition. Conceptually, it is valuable to think of these patients with this form of hypertension as having primary hypertension (unknown cause of systemic hypertension). There are patients who seem to suffer from Endocrine hypertension (EH) also known as secondary hypertension (resulting from an identifiable, underlying and often correctable cause). Evaluating patients for an endocrine disorder as a cause of hypertension is undertaken in those who present with hypertension under age of 40 years. There are reports that show that almost 10-30 %( i.e. 1 to 3 in 10) is because of a treatable hormonal cause for hypertension. Since adrenal gland produces hormones from cortex (corticosteroids, mineralocorticoids, androgens) and medulla (epinephrine and norepinephrine), these hormonal excess conditions have the potential to cause hypertension. Primary hyperaldosteronism; a condition arising out of a tumour in the adrenal gland is a common reason for secondary hypertension. Other causes are excess production of growth hormone, hyperparathyroidism, and hyperthyroidism.
Endocrinologists are trained doctors to diagnose and control diseases that affect the hormones and glands. They have specialised in hormonal studies and hence are better capable to diagnose such diseases. A correct diagnosis of Endocrine Hypertension (EH) provides Endocrinologists with the chance to render a medical cure or to help patients attain a best medical response with drug therapy. Silverline hospital is a one among the few hospitals providing the best hypertension treatment in Kerala. So, when you are diagnosed with the hypertension, it is vital to visit an Endocrinologist to know your present health conditions and threats. We have the best Endocrinologists in India working in our hospital and this is what has helped us to serve our patients in an effective manner.