At 15 is a boy too young to have high blood pressure?

Not at all. If he is big or hefty it could even be the common high blood pressure many adults get. (no obvious cause). If little kids get it (and they do) it can be a problem with the kidneys or heart or several other fixable issues. In either case, proper evaluation and treatment is needed to get the blood pressure into an acceptable range. You don't wait to see if it gets better when older.
No. Can have a high blood pressure at any age. When pts are younger i will be more agressive looking for secodary causes.

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