Patient information: High blood pressure treatment in children (B
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OVERVIEW
This topic discusses the treatment options for children and adolescents with high blood pressure. The causes and diagnosis of high blood pressure (hypertension) in children are discussed separately. (See “Patient information: High blood pressure in children (Beyond the Basics)”.)
WHY TREAT HYPERTENSION?
There are several important reasons to treat high blood pressure in children:
- To prevent/treat complications of hypertension in childhood, such as seizures or heart failure.