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Anyone know what is a safe blood pressure level for a child?

Anyone know what is a safe blood pressure level for a child?

It Varies: Normal blood pressure ranges for children and adolescents vary based on age, gender, and height percentiles. For a full chart, check out the following website: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.Pdf. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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What is a normal blood pressure level for a school-aged child?

What is a normal blood pressure level for a school-aged child?

NORMAL BP: Children usually have 90/60 as normal bp.If other than that check with your md. ...Read more

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What is the normal range of a child with regards to blood pressure?

Age and height: One must know the age and height to accurately say. See http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.Htm. ...Read more

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What is the normal range for blood pressure in a child 10-11 years old?

What is the normal range for blood pressure in a child 10-11 years old?

Lower than yours: Somewhere around 100-110/60-70. With increasing weights in children, we're seeing those numbers creep up a bit though. ...Read more

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Please describe the normal blood pressure for a child?

Please describe the normal blood pressure for a child?

Varies with age: There are published standards that have been derived through research.These vary with the age and stature of the child. The "normal" 130/70 expected in most adults would be hypertensive for most kids. See:www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child-tbl.Htm. ...Read more

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What blood pressure is too low for a child?

What blood pressure is too low for a child?

Consult Pediatrician: Blood pressure evaluation in children is complicated as there are many factors involved including age and body mass index. A pediatrician is the best resource. Getting an accurate blood pressure reading for a child requires an experienced individual. Symptoms of low bp: dizziness, fainting, blurry vision & light-headedness. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a normal blood pressure range for a child of 11?

Anyone know what is a normal blood pressure range for a child of 11?

Depends on height: The national institute of health (nih) national heart, lung, and blood institute has published a chart on their site which will provide you the range for a child's height percentile. Here is the link: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.Htm. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure in a young child?

What causes high blood pressure in a young child?

Many possibilities: There are a variety of issues that deserve screening when a kid has high blood pressure. The kidney is often looked at closely because various chemicals that originate from the kidney help drive the pressure. Other issues of diet & size can also come into play as well as a group of less common factors. Your pcp should work this up or send you to a pedi-nephrologist for answers. ...Read more

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