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Hypertension also referred to as high blood pressure, HTN or HPN, is a medical condition in which the blood pressure is chronically elevated.


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Teen Boys At Greater Risk To High Blood Pressure Than Girls

A Canadian Study finds that adolescence boys are at higher risk for high blood pressure than girls of the same age....Read More

Posted on : Tuesday, December 5, 2006 12:00 AM
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My 17yr old son just had a physical for baseball today. He is pretty small 5'8" and weighs about 140lbs. He was healthy but his blood pressure was 122/195...The Dr. did not seemed concerned. Does this seem high for a boy of this age?
Thanks so much for any info!
Replied on Monday, February 5, 2007 12:00 AM

I had a physical for work and my blood pressure was 142/172 and I'm 18 the doctor told me to watch what I ate and what activities I do.
Replied on Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:00 AM

my son is 16 very healthy and athletic. he had 5 seizures in one day do to his blood pressure being to high. we have been seeind specialist 4 three months and still know nothing as the cause. we are in and out of the hospital because his pressure will spike up really high. please help....
Replied on Thursday, February 12, 2009 12:00 AM

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