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A 38-year-old member asked:

What could cause a healthy sixteen year old boy to have high blood pressure?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is there anything that can cause a healthy sixteen year old boy to have high blood pressure?

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Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 30 years experience
Hypertension: Could be simple hereditary condition, kidney problems, overweight or obesity, pheochromocytoma or carcinoid tumors, thyroid or adrenal problems, increased salt use, drugs.
A 34-year-old member asked:

At 15 is a boy too young to have high blood pressure?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 34 years experience
No: Can have a high blood pressure at any age. When pts are younger i will be more agressive looking for secodary causes.
A 24-year-old male asked:

I am 24 year old and I have a high blood pressure can I use galic for it?

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Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 49 years experience
NO: Old wives tales say that garlic has anti hypertensive properties but it is not proven. If you have hbp, you do need low sodium diet, weight loss and exercise but if medications are required, garlic will not add any measurable improvement to any of the hbp medicines even at the smallest dose. You as patient and we as doctors can only practice evidence based medicines and there is none for garlic.

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