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What causes hypertension in teens 16-19?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Many things

If HTN is mild it is likely primary htn, but in anyone that age with marked elevation ( stage 2) i would consider secondary causes of HTN to include renovascular causes, coarctation of the aorta, catecholamine or glucocorticoid excess.
Careful review of meds and otc / illicits and ocp.

In brief: Many things

If HTN is mild it is likely primary htn, but in anyone that age with marked elevation ( stage 2) i would consider secondary causes of HTN to include renovascular causes, coarctation of the aorta, catecholamine or glucocorticoid excess.
Careful review of meds and otc / illicits and ocp.
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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Usually diet

Foods high in sodium or salt, caffeined drinks such as iced tea, coffee, energy drinks.

In brief: Usually diet

Foods high in sodium or salt, caffeined drinks such as iced tea, coffee, energy drinks.
Dr. John Cheng
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