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Chest pain with high BP. Tests taken using manual blood pressure. What s the reason for high BP?

My 15yr old son experienced chest pain in gym the other day, and the school nurse took his blood pressure. I dont know what the reading was, but my son said the nurse said it was high and that I should monitor it. I bought a manual blood pressure cuff, and have taken his pressure twice. First reading was 140/72 and the 2nd one was 152/70. He is about 6' and weighs around 190-200lbs. Why is this?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

The boy needs investigations -

Any young person with increased blood pressure must be thoroughly investigated for a curable cause for hypertension - Coarctation of aorta / Kidney (renal artery stenosis) / Adrenal (Pheochromocytoma; Aldosteronism..) and so on...

It is often cumbersome and not cost effective / the chance of finding is also not very bright / still, because of the age, several basic investigations should be done.
Heredity has an important role

Cardiologist or Nephrologist is generally the specialist to tackle...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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