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High Blood Pressure; Hypertension/High Blood Pressure 

Adrenogenital Syndrome; Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia; Hyperandrogenism, nonclassic type, due to 21-hydroxylase deficie... 

High blood pressure is a blood pressure reading of 140/90 mmHg or higher. Both numbers are important. Nearly one in three American adults has high blood pressure. Once high blood pressure develops, it usually lasts a lifetime. The good news is that it can be treated and controlled. High blood pressure is called "the silent killer" because it usually has no symptoms. Some people may not find out they have it until they have trouble with their heart, brain, or kidneys. When high blood pressu...

21-hydroxylase deficiency is a disorder of steroid metabolism (the buildup or breakdown of steroids). Steroids are types of lipids (fats) that include cholesterol, vitamin D, and many hormones. The 21-hydroxylase deficiency results in the inability of the body to produce cortisol and aldosterone (steroid hormones that affect metabolism and salt balance, respectively) from cholesterol. This condition is also known as congenital adrenal hyperplasia. When the precursors of these hormones build up ...


Hypertension as related to 21-hydroxylase deficiency