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What would be the leading cause of high blood pressure in children?

What would be the leading cause of high blood pressure in children?

Obesity: Obesity is thought to be the number one risk factor for high blood pressure in chidren. Per, uptodate: "•children who are overweight (greater than the 85th percentile for weight) are more likely to have higher BP values (adjusted for age, gender, and height) and be hypertensive." there are some less common causes, but the problem of obesity in us children is tremendous. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What is the cause of high blood pressure?

What is the cause of high blood pressure?

Genetics: 95% of all hypertension is genetically determined, with no reversibile cause. Less commonly, an adrenal tumor, call pheochromocytoma can cause high blood pressure, or a blockage in a kidney artery (renal artery stenosis). These are correctible. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low blood pressure?

What is the cause of low blood pressure?

Low BP: Depends on the definition and setting of a given individual ;a large range of potential variables precludes a specific answer for your post. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of low blood pressure in teenagers?

What could be the cause of low blood pressure in teenagers?

See details: What do you define as low blood pressure? Blood pressure that seems to be on the low side is generally a normal finding in teenagers. It causes no issues. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high blood pressure in a young man?

What are the causes of high blood pressure in a young man?

Many causes: The degree of high BP and response to treatment is the key, . Obtain 5 - 10 readings and see what the average is. From there one treats, but in the absence of being overweight, essential hypertension is the most likely cause, ie, it occurs and no specific cause is identified. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low blood sugar in diabetics?

What is the cause of low blood sugar in diabetics?

Several: The inherently elevated Insulin levels of Insulin resistance may promote a reactive hypoglycemia following a high carb snack or meal, particularly if devoid of significant protein. Otherwise, treatment with Insulin and oral medication like sulfonylurea receptor agents are known for causing hypoglycemia also by increasing Insulin levels. ...Read more

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What can be the causes of high blood pressure?

Mostly Genetics: The most common cause is called essential hypertension- 90% is of this type. This type is mostly from genetics. Some people are born with an inherent sensitivity to salt. So there is an environmental (diet, stress) component in some. Other causes include a narrowing of the arteries supplying the kidneys called renal artery stenosis. Other causes are hormonal, obesity/metabolic , or certain meds. ...Read more

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What is the cause of blood clots in the brain?

What is the cause of blood clots in the brain?

Many causes.: There are many causes. Atherosclerosis is one. Vascultis can do it also, which has many forms, like polyarteritis nodosa. Hematologic diseases, such as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura can cause it, as can drugs, like cocaine. Embolism, and vasoconstriction are other major causes. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of high blood pressure? Can it be prevented?

What are the main causes of high blood pressure? Can it be prevented?

HTN: Primary causes - you are born with it. Secondary - renal, endocrine, etc - treat the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Is higher than normal level of platelets in the blood dangerous? And what is the cause of this?

Is higher than normal level of platelets in the blood dangerous? And what is the cause of this?

It can be: A platelet count over 1 million can have health consequences. Either clotting or bleeding. The most common reasons are reactive such iron deficiency or with infection. The blood disorder is essential thrombocytosis and can require treatment. ...Read more

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Is menopause one of the causes of high blood pressure in women?

Is menopause one of the causes of high blood pressure in women?

Menopause: Menopause and high blood pressure are both very common so their occurence together is not unusual. There is no evidence I am aware of that menopause is a cause of hypertension however. ...Read more

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Where are vaccines to prevent the cause of the developments of cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure?

Where are vaccines to prevent the cause of the developments of cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure?

HPV Vaccines: Vaccines train the immune system to fight off infections. The hpv vaccines Gardasil & Cervarix prevent infection with the virus that causes almost all cervix cancers and many other cancers like anal & head and neck cancers. High blood pressure is not caused by an infection. Some scientists speculate a virus may cause some cases of diabetes, but that infection has not been identified. ...Read more

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How is high blood pressure caused in the first place?

How is high blood pressure caused in the first place?

Man causes: Many common causes include: a diet high in fat and cholesterol not exercising regularly or not exercising hard enough being overweight a family history of high blood pressure tobacco use stress some birth control medicines kidney and hormone problems. ...Read more

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Is it possible that the increased aggression of my child is the result of increased testosterone in the blood?

Is it possible that the increased aggression of my child is the result of increased testosterone in the blood?

Highly unlikely: There are precious few scenarios in which that would happen and all of them are exceedingly rare. It's likely you have a combination of a boy, who is very active, maybe some behavior and discipline issues tossed in. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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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


Dr. Steven Griggs
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more