A 44-year-old member asked:
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what could cause a healthy sixteen year old boy to have high blood pressure?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: This is common in the overweight kid, but can also accompany silent medical conditions.Kidney issues are usually investigated because they influence how the body sets its blood pressure.Dietary choices, intake of a variety of foods, drink, power aid,caffeine, etc.are all potential issues.A good workup buy your doc is the place to start.
Answered on Jan 2, 2015

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