High blood pressure in children leads to high blood pressure in adults and adult hypertension is the leading cause of death in the world.
When it comes down to it, controlling high blood pressure is best done by a team approach.
Blood pressure is not adequately controlled in approximately 75% of adult patients with hypertension.
We know that high blood pressure is called the silent killer. It’s also well known that many people refuse to take medications to control it.
We know we have an issue with obesity in children in this country and, not surprisingly, high blood pressure is also on the rise in kids.
Local researchers are testing a procedure for people with hard to treat hypertension.
High blood pressure in children and teens is a growing problem but many parents don’t even think of it as a concern for their kids.
The University of Pennsylvania is helping to test a new procedure that could provide a cure for the millions of Americans with high blood pressure that can’t be controlled with medication.
Women who have high blood pressure in pregnancy are more likely to have problems later in life with their pressure.
by KYW medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough Scientists are now beginning to look at adolescents and monitoring their health as teenagers as a way to predict their overall health as adults.