Suggest Lifestyle Changes First for Most Hypertensive Kids
You'll hear buzz about how to treat hypertension in children and adolescents...due to new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines.
About one in 30 otherwise healthy kids or teens have hypertension. That number bumps up to one in 10 for overweight or obese kids.
Kids are considered hypertensive if their BP is at the 95th percentile or higher for their age, sex, and height...or 130/80 mmHg or higher for teens 13 and older.