Asked by Taimi Hernandez on Feb 18, 2024

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Ninety percent of hypertension cases in the United States can be classified as essential hypertension, meaning that the:

A) condition was bound to appear.
B) condition can be traced to genetics.
C) condition was dormant.
D) causes are unknown.

Hypertension

Condition in which the blood supply through the blood vessels is excessive and can lead to deterioration of the cell tissue and hardening of the arterial walls.

  • Understanding the classification of hypertension cases in the United States.
  • Recognizing the term "essential hypertension" and its significance.
  • Identifying the percentage of hypertension cases classified as essential hypertension in the United States.
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Jessica Galloway

Feb 18, 2024

Final Answer :
D
Explanation :
Essential hypertension refers to high blood pressure with unknown causes. While genetics and lifestyle factors may play a role, the exact causes of essential hypertension are not fully understood.