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Medical Moment: High blood pressure hurts kids, too

Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 5:34 PM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Why high blood pressure is a health concern for kids in today’s Medical Moment.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, happens when blood flows through your arteries at a pressure higher than normal.

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure.

But can kids also develop this common condition?

High blood pressure shouldn’t be ignored.

After a while, it can damage the heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes.

Doctors will usually first try to treat it with lifestyle changes before resorting to medications for children.

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