A 38-year-old member asked:
Can kids have hypertension?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pedro Hernandezanswered
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Yes: There are congenital causes of htn, fibrodisplasia of the arteries, also kidney diseases, also diseases of the adrenal glands (benign tumors like pheochromocytomas, more and more associated to salt, obesity, and high cholesterol in children.
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Dr. Calvin Weisbergeranswered
53 years experience
Blood pressure: Children can have hypertension. It needs to be worked up for reversible causes and treated.
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Dr. Shalini Sethianswered
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Children too can have hypertension
2.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 1, 2015
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