Does your blood pressure shoot up suddenly
A sudden spike in blood pressure may be dangerous, and one cause is a small growth above your kidney. It is called a pheochromocytoma and must be surgically removed for a complete cure.
It is a tumour of the adrenal gland. This gland is located above each kidney. The tumor is usually benign but rarely may be malignant.
Pheochromocytoma is diagnosed by a simple urine test.
The best treatment is to surgically remove the tumor. Until surgery the spikes in blood pressure should be controlled by BP lowering medicines.