Dr. Reshad Kurrimbukus


Essential hypertension is defined as high blood pressure with no known secondary cause. It is also known as primary hypertension.

Blood pressure is the force exerted by blood against the artery walls as your heart circulates blood throughout your body. Hypertension occurs when the force of the blood is greater than it should be.

The majority of high blood pressure cases are classified as essential hypertension. Secondary hypertension is the other type of hypertension. Secondary hypertension is defined as high blood pressure that has a known cause, such as kidney disease.

What are the risk factors associated with essential hypertension?

Genetic factors are thought to play a role in essential hypertension. The following factors may increase your risk of developing essential hypertension:

  • diet
  • stress
  • minimal physical activity
  • being overweight

How will I know if I have essential hypertension?

Blood pressure checks are the most effective method of screening for the condition. It’s critical to know how to take your blood pressure and read the results.

Blood pressure readings consist of two numbers, which are usually written as 120/80. The first figure represents your systolic pressure. The force of blood against the artery walls as your heart pumps blood to the rest of your body is measured by systolic pressure.

The second figure represents your diastolic pressure. Diastolic pressure is the force exerted by your blood against your artery walls between heartbeats as your heart muscle relaxes.

My locations

I can offer consultations in several locations across Mauritius. Some of them are:


DES Medecine Interne
Universite de Poitiers

DFMSA Gastro
Universite Bordeaux

Diplome DCEM
Universite Bordeaux

Diplome Docteur
Universite de Poitiers