Most cases of hypertension
(HTN) do occur in healthy people and all of us see and treatment pre teen and teenagers with HTN. An elevated blood pressure
) reading is not the same as having HTN as such readins are common. The diagnosis
of HTN is usually based upon 3 readings at monthly intervals and I prefer that these be taken at home shortly after waking up. In that setting #s above 115/065 should be brought to the attention of a physician.