High Blood Pressure In Children and Adults

It is important to know that high blood pressure is a disease of all ages. Although its high-risk population is middle- aged and elderly , it does not mean that other people will not have high blood pressure.

Types Of High Blood Pressure In Children

There are two main types of high blood pressure in children, secondary and primary. More than 80% of children with hypertension are secondary hypertension. Secondary hypertension is mainly caused by other diseases , such as kidney, cardiovascular, metabolic system and other diseases; the primary is related to children’s diet and lifestyle. Obesity, eating too salty, long-term mental stress, staying up late, irritating, and noise are all likely to induce high blood pressure. Although more than 80% of children’s hypertension is secondary, the proportion of primary is gradually increasing, especially in adolescents with high blood pressure.

Early Symptoms

  When children have mild hypertension, they often have no obvious symptoms and can hardly tell their feelings. However, long-term high blood pressure can cause damage to children’s heart, brain and kidneys invisibly. Therefore, parents should pay attention to children. Some typical symptoms of high blood pressure.

  – When blood pressure is significantly increased, children may experience headache , dizziness, vertigo, nausea and vomiting.

  – Infants who do not speak will express their physical discomfort with irritability, crying, convulsions, etc.

  – When blood pressure suddenly rises, the above symptoms are often aggravated, accompanied by heart failure, convulsions and other phenomena.

Heavy academic and psychological stress is a problem that many school-age children will encounter. This kind of psychological stress can cause tension and excitement, which in turn leads to an increase in blood pressure. Therefore, once the parents find that the child is under too much pressure, they can take the decompression method in time, such as taking the children out for a walk, exercising more, giving the children some time.

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