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What is high blood pressure in teenagers?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
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In brief: A few causes

High blood pressure in teenagers is increasingly caused by the same problems that cause high blood pressure in adults.
Sedentary lifestyle, poor diet or diets very high in sodium (salt), lack of exercise and obesity can all cause high blood pressure in teens. It is always worth getting it checked out by a doctor, sometimes it can be from kidney disease or other underlying problems with the body.

In brief: A few causes

High blood pressure in teenagers is increasingly caused by the same problems that cause high blood pressure in adults.
Sedentary lifestyle, poor diet or diets very high in sodium (salt), lack of exercise and obesity can all cause high blood pressure in teens. It is always worth getting it checked out by a doctor, sometimes it can be from kidney disease or other underlying problems with the body.
Dr. Michael Klein
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends

Here's the national institutes of health table, listed by age and percentile: http://www.
Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.Pdf.

In brief: Depends

Here's the national institutes of health table, listed by age and percentile: http://www.
Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.Pdf.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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