Hypertension in childhood and adolescent is increasing and it is not a benign condition. Obesity and other lifestyle factors, such as physical inactivity, increased-intake of high calories and high salt food, are major determinants for this trend. Body mass index, hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy and early coronary disease appear to be a correlation in adolescence. There are the evidences that high blood pressure can be tracked from childhood into adulthood, increasing the risks of coronary heart disease, stroke and end-stage renal disease. The early identification, proper evaluation and appropriate management of hypertension in children can reduce the associated long-term morbidity and mortality
Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
Chanakul, A and Deekajorndech, T.
"Hypertension in the young,"
Chulalongkorn Medical Journal: Vol. 54:
5, Article 9.
Available at: https://digital.car.chula.ac.th/clmjournal/vol54/iss5/9