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Category: Pediatric Hypertension

Childhood Hypertension – Dr. Monique Mills

We tend to associate high blood pressure with getting older. But the fact is, high blood pressure, or hypertension, is a growing problem among children and adolescents. Dr. Monique Mills, a pediatrician at the U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler, talks about high blood pressure in children.

What is hypertension? (first question)

How common is hypertension among children? (skip to 0:35)

Is high blood pressure among children on the increase? (skip to 0:48)

What is normal blood pressure for a child? (skip to 1:26)

What do the two numbers in blood pressure readings mean? (skip to 2:18)

How do I know if my child has high blood pressure? (skip to 2:46)

What causes high blood pressure in children? (skip to 3:25)

How does high blood pressure affect the health of children? (skip to 4:05)

What is the long-term impact of high blood pressure on children? (skip to 5:03)

How is high blood pressure in children treated? (skip to 5:48)

How much will weight loss affect blood pressure? (skip to 6:58)