childhood high blood pressure

Childhood high blood pressure is hypertension present in teens, children and even babies. As with adults, early diagnosis and treatment can reduce or prevent the harmful consequences. When it comes to blood pressure in children, “normal” is relative and depends on three factors: gender, age and height. Your child’s doctor can tell you what’s right for your child. High blood pressure is typically managed with a heart-healthy diet, regular physical activity and weight management.

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