My 10yr old daughter just had her physical and the doctor said she has high blood pressure..She's not over weight, infact she's under and eats pretty healthy.....Doesn't like cheese, eggs, sweet stuff and drinks low-fat milk...So, I can't even change her diet...What can I do? Does anyone out there have a similar situation.....................Concerned mom
your post caught my eye because of some blood pressure problems that affect myself and family. What did the doctor say about the high blood pressure. It is not normal for a child to have an elevated bp. Did your Dr. Suggest any tests? Does your child have other symptoms? There is an adrenal tumor which causes high blood pressure in children called a pheochromoctyoma. It can be found anywhere in the body, but usually it is found on the adrenal glands. I am a mother of 2 and I would be concerned too if someone told me my child's bp was elevated. High bp in children is usually caused by another medical problem: secondary hypertension instead of primary. I would research everything I could find on pediatric blood pressure. Good luck! I wish you the best.