Pediatric Hypertension

\r\n High blood pressure in children and adolescents is one of the most common problems that the children are facing. They may contribute to premature atherosclerosis and the early development of cardiovascular diseases. Pediatric hypertension can be either primary or secondary and they are categorized as prehypertension (between 90th to 95th percentile), stage 1 (95th to 99th percentile plus 5 mmHg) and stage 2 (≥ 99th percentile plus 5 mmHg) hypertension. People who are between 3 to 18 years of age, the prevalence of prehypertension and hypertension was found to be 3.4 % and 3.6 % respectively.  Normally a blood pressure values varies by age, sex, and height. Therefore, awareness has to be taken seriously for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension.

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