Even Teens Have to Watch High Bloodstream Pressure

 

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High Blood Pressure In Teens

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On Call for All Kids Teens and Hypertension

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High Blood Pressure In Young Adults Could Lead To Heart Disease

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Mayo Clinic Minute: Kids with high blood pressure

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What causes high blood pressure in children?

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Along with a growing number of obese children in the United States, high blood pressure is on the rise—and with it the risk of organ failure in teens, the study shows. But the study also found that damage to the heart and blood vessels can occur in teens who aren’t red-flagged as having blood pressure problems. Teens with prehypertension or high blood pressure are more likely to have high blood pressure and its related complications when they grow up. Here’s Why You Need to Pay Close Attention.

If your blood pressure varies widely, it could be labile hypertension. (teens and early 20s) or after age 60. but high blood pressure at home. But even without symptoms, high blood pressure can cause damage to your blood vessels and organs, especially the brain, heart, eyes, and kidneys. Early detection is important. Although 120/80 is a good rule of thumb for adults age 20-40, it’s much too high for infants and adolescents and is often considered low for elderly adults. 40 is, in many ways, a very young age, but high blood pressure becomes more dangerous after this point.

Your doctor can tell you if an abnormal daily blood pressure pattern may need treatment. He or she may recommend a 24-hour blood pressure monitoring test. The device used for this test measures your blood pressure at regular intervals over a 24-hour period and provides a more accurate picture of blood pressure changes over an average day and night. If your blood pressure reading is 180/120 or greater and you are experiencing any other associated symptoms of target organ damage such as chest pain, shortness of breath, back pain, numbness/weakness, change in vision, or difficulty speaking then this would be considered a hypertensive emergency. A 2017 review on the effects of tai chi and high blood pressure shows an overall average of a 15.6 mm Hg drop in systolic blood pressure and a 10.7 mm Hg drop in diastolic blood pressure.

Even if your diastolic number is normal (lower than 80), you can have elevated blood pressure if the systolic reading is 120-129. Blood Pressure Ranges If you have normal blood pressure, your. If your blood pressure is extremely high and you have these symptoms, rest for 5 minutes and check again. If your blood pressure is still unusually high, it’s a medical emergency.

Call 911.

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School screening studies show that approximately 10% of U.S. youth overall have prehypertension and 2.5% have hypertension.

“Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 2-Volume Set” by Robert M. Kliegman, MD, Bonita F. Stanton, MD, Joseph St. Geme, MD, Nina F Schor, MD, PhD
from Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 2-Volume Set
by Robert M. Kliegman, MD, Bonita F. Stanton, MD, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

These studies provide ample evidence for the fact that hypertension in adults has its onset in childhood which has caused growing concern with monitoring arterial blood pressure in adolescents in the last few decades.

“Handbook of Anthropometry: Physical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease” by Victor R. Preedy
from Handbook of Anthropometry: Physical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease
by Victor R. Preedy
Springer New York, 2012

Children have lower blood pressure than adults.

“Medical Conditions in the Athlete 3rd Edition” by Walsh Flanagan, Katie, Cuppett, Micki
from Medical Conditions in the Athlete 3rd Edition
by Walsh Flanagan, Katie, Cuppett, Micki
Human Kinetics, 2017

Indeed, with children in our society eatingless healthy diets and becoming less active physically and more overweight, high blood pressure in children is on the rise.

“The DASH Diet for Hypertension” by Mark Jenkins, Thomas J. Moore
from The DASH Diet for Hypertension
by Mark Jenkins, Thomas J. Moore
Atria Books, 2011

Elevated blood pressure due to overweight and obese conditions also becomes important at this age.

“High Blood Pressure for Dummies” by Alan L. Rubin
from High Blood Pressure for Dummies
by Alan L. Rubin
Wiley, 2011

Update: ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in children and adolescents: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

“Anderson’s Pediatric Cardiology E-Book” by Gil Wernovsky, Robert H. Anderson, Kumar Krishna, Kathleen A. Mussato, Andrew Redington, James S. Tweddell, Justin Tretter
from Anderson’s Pediatric Cardiology E-Book
by Gil Wernovsky, Robert H. Anderson, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Close to 3 million American children and adolescents, ages 6 to 17 years, have hypertension (National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on Hypertension Control in Children and Adolescents 1996).

“Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity” by Robert M. Malina, Claude Bouchard, Oded Bar-Or
from Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity
by Robert M. Malina, Claude Bouchard, Oded Bar-Or
Human Kinetics, 2004

The detection of hypertension during adolescence is important because hypertension is one of the major preventable risk factors for adult cardiovascular disease.

“Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book” by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book
by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Blood pressure should be checked in all age groups, and teenagers should not be overlooked.

“Family Medicine: Principles and Practice” by J. L. Buckingham, E. P. Donatelle, W. E. Jacott, M. G. Rosen, Robert B. Taylor
from Family Medicine: Principles and Practice
by J. L. Buckingham, E. P. Donatelle, et. al.
Springer New York, 2013

Teenagers 17 years of age and younger are determined to have prehypertension if their average blood pressure readings fall between the 90th and 94th percentiles.

“Krause's Food & the Nutrition Care Process, Mea Edition E-Book” by L. Kathleen Mahan, Janice L. Raymond
from Krause’s Food & the Nutrition Care Process, Mea Edition E-Book
by L. Kathleen Mahan, Janice L. Raymond
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

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