High blood pressure more often strikes children and the data show that between 1997 and 2006 the number of U.S. children 18 years and younger with high blood pressure has doubled. Experts warn that this problem becomes more serious and leads to various diseases in adulthood, transmit WebMD.
Children suffering from high blood pressure must constantly monitor the blood pressure and it loads the child psyche. Most of the children have even been hospitalized due to problems with blood pressure.
Experts say one of the leading causes of this disturbing trend is obesity.
The risks of high blood pressure in children are associated with kidney problems, cardiovascular and other diseases that threaten the child in older age.
Although the child’s body is strong, he is very vulnerable. Typically, children with hypertension are becoming adults with hypertension and many other chronic diseases.
Experts are troubled by the fact that the number of children suffering from high blood pressure is in fact much higher than those reported. Much of children with high blood pressure do not attend a doctor, and this means that the case probably much more.
Diagnosing a child with high blood pressure does not necessarily mean living with high blood pressure. This is a serious warning for the whole family to radically change their lifestyles. This means changes in eating habits – including healthy eating and food needed for proper growth and development of the child, excluding fast food and soft drinks, more physical activity – exercise at least 3 times a week at least 30 minutes.
Radical changes to a healthy lifestyle can help greatly with regard to high blood pressure associated with overweight and obesity.
Many parents think that it is not possible for children to suffer from high blood pressure but if you find the problem on time it is possible to control the disease successfully.