Emphasize Lifestyle Changes First for Most Hypertensive Kids
You'll hear buzz about treating hypertension in children and adolescents...due to new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines.
About one in 30 otherwise healthy kids or teens have hypertension. That number bumps up to one in 10 for overweight or obese kids.
Check BP annually for kids 3 and older...or at each visit for kids with risks such as obesity, diabetes, or taking meds that may increase BP.