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Why is my blood pressure high as a teenager?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Multiple causes: A number of conditions raise blood pressure in a teenager. Some well known causes are: hyperthroidism, coarctation of aorta, metabolic syndrome associated with obesity, vascular abnormality in kidneys, chronic renal diseases, and essential hypertension. Consultation with your primary care doctor is advised.

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Last updated Sep 25, 2013

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