I never had high blood pressure before. Why do I suddenly have it now?
For most, high blood pressure, or primary hypertension, is something that develops over years. There’s no easily identifiable single cause because it’s an accumulation of many different factors.
In some cases, high blood pressure can come on suddenly as secondary hypertension. This form of hypertension has an underlying cause such as sleep apnea, kidney problems, adrenal gland tumors, or thyroid problems.
This may sound scary, but the good news is that treating the condition can help to reduce your blood pressure.