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How do you know if your child has high blood pressure?

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Your child's doctor will use charts based on your child's sex, height, and blood pressure numbers to determine whether or not your child has high blood pressure.

From: High Blood Pressure in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians. "High Blood Pressure: Things You Can Do to Help Lower Yours."

Mayo Clinic: "High blood pressure and children: Watch your child's weight." 

Mayo Clinic: "How being black affects your blood pressure: A healthy lifestyle is important regardless of skin color."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "The Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents." 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure: What Are High Blood Pressure and Prehypertension?" U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity: Overweight in Children and Adolescents." 

WebMD Medical Reference: "High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)," "How adrenaline regulates blood pressure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians. "High Blood Pressure: Things You Can Do to Help Lower Yours."

Mayo Clinic: "High blood pressure and children: Watch your child's weight." 

Mayo Clinic: "How being black affects your blood pressure: A healthy lifestyle is important regardless of skin color."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "The Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents." 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure: What Are High Blood Pressure and Prehypertension?" U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity: Overweight in Children and Adolescents." 

WebMD Medical Reference: "High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)," "How adrenaline regulates blood pressure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2018

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