Yes. Yes, particularly in obese children.
Yes. Unfortunately, yes - hypertension can occur in children. The american heart association recommends screening children as young as 4 for blood pressure on annual screening evaluations. The best options for helping prevent hypertension in children is a healthy diet, appropriate exercise, and monitoring to maintain a healthy weight.
Yes. If you got a fat kid eating pizzy and other supersized junk he/she will get fat and have high blood pressure just like mom and dad - of course you do have the unfortunate kids with primary kidney disease and resultant hypertension - we are not talking abt those -.
Yes. While there are some specific diseases such as diabetes and kidney disease that can lead to hypertension in children, obesity is far and away the most common cause. It used to be relatively rare to see hypertension in children, but it is now found in a significant percentage of teenagers and requires close medical follow-up.
Yes. Although not common, it does happen. Any child with hypertension needs a full medical evaluation to determine the causes.
Yes. Used to be mainky in children with specific disorders - now with fat kids high on fast foods - all bets r off!