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The term "essential hypertension" refers to high blood pressure that has no direct cause, although it may be due to heredity or lifestyle factors, states MDGuidelines. The term "benign" referring to this condition is a m... More »

Benign essential hypertension is also known as high blood pressure, and it means that one's blood pressure reading has come back at 140/90 or higher. This is a dangerous condition because it lacks outward symptoms but ca... More »

Benign hypertension is a misnomer for primary hypertension, or high blood pressure, according to MDGuidelines. Although primary hypertension often does not cause symptoms in its early years, it is a "silent killer" due t... More »

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Essential hypertension, which is also called primary hypertension, is high blood pressure in which the exact cause is unknown, as explained by Mayo Clinic. Essential hypertension can develop slowly over time. In the Unit... More »

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According to the Mayo Clinic, unspecified essential hypertension means the doctor does not know the root cause of the high blood pressure. This type of hypertension tends to develop gradually over many years. Doctors als... More »

Benign hypertension is a misnomer for primary hypertension, or high blood pressure, according to MDGuidelines. Although primary hypertension often does not cause symptoms in its early years, it is a "silent killer" due t... More »

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In as many as 95 percent of reported high blood pressure cases in the United States, the underlying cause cannot be determined, but heredity, age, race, gender, diet and lifestyle are contributing risk factors, according... More »