A 34-year-old member asked:
my boyfriend of almost 2 years just got diagnosed with high blood pressure. he's 18 what can i do to help him?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Carla Enriquez answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Learn and support: Hypertension (high blood pressure) in a teenager is significant. If he is obese help him lose weight. If he is sedentary, help get him exercising. Be sure he follows up with his doctor's advice and treatment. If he is taking medication, be sure he sticks with it. Encourage him to discuss side effects with his doctor. Try to help him avoid caffeine, chocolate and other stimulants.
Answered on May 15, 2013
Dr. Howard Rubin answered
47 years experience Cardiology
High blood pressure: Help him get off fast foods, alcoholic he drinks, lose weight if he is overweight, and stop smoking if he is a smoker.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram answered
32 years experience Cardiology
Any other causes: An 18 year old with high blood pressure also needs to be evaluated for specific correctable causes of blood pressure such as hormonal causes ( pheochromocytoma and hyperaldosteronism); renal artery stenosis which is narrowing of blood vessel to the kidneys; milder forms of coarctation or narrowing of the aorta.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
People also searched for:
My 2 month old baby just got diagnosed with disconjugate eyes we have an appt set up for him what are the lifetime effects
I just had sex with my boyfriend lastnight but if you think you pregnant what do you drink to make sure you not
I have muscle spasms all over my body all day every day for almost two years now what is the cause of this what should i do
Every morning i wake up with a burning and sticky eye it is usually hot all day just small drop of water helps me open it in the morning what to do
My right side thumb gets cold it seams as though it is not getting proper blood flow what can i do what kind of a specialist i go to
Ut feels like i got a bubble in the topper right of my chest near my neck and when i strech it hurts and some times when i wake up i am short of breath and feel like am ill but goes with in 2min please tell me what it is and what 2 do
Two months ago i went to bed feeling fine woke up the next morning as i was getting out of bed i got a verry sharp pain on my right shoulderand have been dealing with it since then what could be happening
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
$15 per month