Blood Pressure In Children

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High Blood Pressure in Children

High blood pressure goes hand-in-hand with obesity. As obesity increases among children in the United States, so does high blood pressure.

 

It is more difficult to diagnose high blood pressure in children due to a changing definition of "normal" as children grow. A recent study evaluated over 15,000 children and adolescents from 3 to 18 years of age for seven years. Approximately one in every 14 children was diagnosed with elevated blood pressure (both hypertension and pre-hypertension)....

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