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High Blood Pressure Diagnoses Could Increase Among Teens, Kids

Cheyenne Cameron knew something was wrong. It wasn’t just jitters before the start of her freshman year of high school. She felt dizzy, her heart was racing — she didn’t “feel right.”

“I felt like a car was sitting on my chest,” Cheyenne, 16, told NBC News. “Like a heavy chest pressure, and I was lightheaded. I felt horrible. I was helpless.”

The culprit? Hypertension, or high blood pressure — a condition more commonly associated with older folks.

Hypertension among teenagers and children appears to be on the rise. New guidelines released Monday encourage doctors to be on the lookout for signs of the condition in their young patients. The guidelines note that doctors miss the signs far too often — up to 75 percent of the time. (The guidelines were last updated in 2004.)

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“We have seen an increase in children’s blood pressure over the last decade or so,” said Dr. Joshua Samuels, a professor of pediatrics at the McGovern Medical School at UT Health in Houston, Texas. “That’s probably related to the obesity epidemic that we’re seeing in children, but that doesn’t completely explain the increase in blood pressure that we’re seeing.”

Why is hypertension called the "silent killer"? What serious?

health problems can hypertension cause?


It often has no symptoms until after problems are caused.

1) stroke
2) blindness
3) kidney failure
4) heart disease

The vascular disease called the silent killer, because it shows so few symtoms, is?

A. Hypertension
B. Leukemia
C. Sickle Cell Anemia
D. A Stroke


A. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure