Hypertension (High BP)

Kumud P Mehta
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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.


Hypertension (High BP) Hypertension (High BP) 04/02/2001
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