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

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: High blood pressure

The most common cause of high blood pressure is unknown.
We check their kidneys to see if it functioning well. Also children graduate out of neonatal ICU wo get umbilical catheter has higher risk too.

In brief: High blood pressure

The most common cause of high blood pressure is unknown.
We check their kidneys to see if it functioning well. Also children graduate out of neonatal ICU wo get umbilical catheter has higher risk too.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Thank
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