new emphasis on treating hypertension in KIDS
You'll see new emphasis on treating hypertension in KIDS.
About 2 million U.S. kids have hypertension...most undiagnosed. It's on the rise due to more obesity and less physical activity.
Recommend checking BP during routine visits...or at least once a year...for kids age 3 and older. If results are high, suggest checking BP at home or the pharmacy when the child is more relaxed.