Hypertension (High BP) – Symptoms | High Blood Pressure in Children
Last Updated : 4/5/2010
Kumud P Mehta
Symptoms of hypertension
Symptoms of hypertension are nonspecific in young children. Irritability, excessive crying, failure to gain weight, poor feeding, low-grade fever are the only symptoms in children younger than 2 - 3 years. Later on headache, vomiting, palpitations, giddiness, are present. In severe and acute cases, signs and symptoms of encephalopathy, cardiac failure, blindness or renal failure occur when it is called hypertensive crisis which requires hospitalization. BP recording is the only method by which hypertension is detected in children with vague symptoms.

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Kumud P Mehta
Consultant Pediatrician & Pediatric Nephrologist, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for children, Mumnbai, India

First Created : 4/2/2001
Last Updated : 4/5/2010


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