By| Published: November 7th, 2017
Known as a medical condition that affects adults, hypertension is also observed in children with genetics or an underlying disease being the cause!
High blood pressure among children has been attributed to two main causes: Genetics (primary hypertension) or an underlying disease. Children who are overweight are at higher risk than others. High blood pressure results in heart attacks, kidney failure, and strokes; however, these are rarely found in children, but this increases their chances to be affected during adulthood.
Generally, hypertension is not diagnosed in initial stages. But there are few stages that indicate blood pressure in children:
- Recurrent headache
- Blurred vision
- Paralysis or muscle weakness on one side of the face. This symptom is observed in the most severe form and is called as Bell’s Palsy.
To conclude, it is always advised to consult a healthcare specialist for timely and correct diagnosis and treatment. However, it is very important to follow a healthy lifestyle as hypertension is commonly known as a lifestyle disease.