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My 4 year old is 80 pounds and has hypertension. Whats going on?

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Dr. Eric Wang
Radiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Not normal

Hypertension in children should be worked up.
Furthermore, that height/weight is way, way off the charts. Make an appointment to see your pediatrician immediately. This may result in a referral to an endocrinologist.

In brief: Not normal

Hypertension in children should be worked up.
Furthermore, that height/weight is way, way off the charts. Make an appointment to see your pediatrician immediately. This may result in a referral to an endocrinologist.
Dr. Eric Wang
Dr. Eric Wang
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Good Question !

This illustrates that high blood pressure is not restricted to overweight children.
You need a medical evaluation to determine the cause. There are many including kidney problems , heart issues and even some tumors.

In brief: Good Question !

This illustrates that high blood pressure is not restricted to overweight children.
You need a medical evaluation to determine the cause. There are many including kidney problems , heart issues and even some tumors.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Michael Jones
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor

It is likely he's way too heavy.
Htn in a 4 year old must be thoroughly evaluated as it is very likely to have an underlying cause that needs to be addressed.

In brief: See a doctor

It is likely he's way too heavy.
Htn in a 4 year old must be thoroughly evaluated as it is very likely to have an underlying cause that needs to be addressed.
Dr. Michael Jones
Dr. Michael Jones
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