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A 20-year-old female asked:

Good evening, when i went to the doctor today he said my blood pressure is ways abnormally high for someone my age(i am 20). today it was 149/98. i am the correct weight for my age and im otherwise perfectly healthy as far as i know. what could be causing

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Requires a workup: Your primary doc will likely do some basic testing to rule out some treatable and more worrisome triggers to elevated blood pressure. Once these have been excluded, you may fall into one of the largest diagnostic groups is called essential hypertension, which is fancy lingo for "we don't know"

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