High blood pressure in kids

High blood pressure in kids

November 7, 2019 7 By Bertrand Dibbert


HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. IT AFFECTS MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. WHILE WE THINK OF ADULTS FACING THIS PROBLEM A NEW STUDY SHOWS RATES RISING ON CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENCES OVER THE LAST DECADE. WE’RE JOINED IN STUDIO BY KEVIN CAMPBELL TO DISCUSS MORE ON THIS TOPIC. SO DOCTOR CAMPBELL TELL US WHAT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IS AND HOW IT AFFECTS OUR BODYS . YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE IS HOW MUCH FLOOD YOUR HEART BURPS OUT AND THE REIS SINS THAT, YOU KNOW, CARRY THE BLOOD TO THE REST OF THE BODY WHEN IT INCREASES YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. THAT CAN DAMAGE THE HEART U MAKE IT WORK HARD AND ENDAMAGE OTHER ORGANS AS WELL. HOW IS IT AFFECT THE YOUNG CHILDREN ABOUT TRY AND A HALF TO 4% OF KIDS TWEAN THE AGES OF 3 AND 18 HAVE ARYT PREHYPER TENSION OR PREE HIGH BLOOD PRESSUR OR HIGH WHRP. AT STUDY SHOWED THAT 0% OF MIDDLE SCHOOLERS IN A PARTICULAR COUNTY IN PHILLY SHOWED THAT THEY HAD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR PREHIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. IS IT BECAUSE OF DIET? THE NUMBER ONE IS OBESITY. THERE ARE OTHER GENETIC PROBLEMS. KIDNEY PROBLEMS CAN CAUSE THIS AS WELL. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE KNEAD TO REMEMBER IS EVERY CHILD THREE AND UP SHOULD HAVE A BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT EVERY SINGLE YEAR. WHAT CAN PARENTS DO TO REVERSE THIS TREND? EAT HEALTHY, SET A GOOD EXAMPLE OF YOUR CHILD AND MAKE SURE THAT YOUR PEDIATRICIAN SCREENS YOUR CHILD. WE DON’T THINK OF HIGH PRESSURE BEING A PROBLEM. HOPE ALL MOM AND DADS ARE PAYING ATTENTION. IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE