Pediactric Hypertension is something that is rarely ever discussed but is believed to affect about 3% of all children. Children who are found with persistently elevated blood pressures without a defined cause (like adrenal tumor
or morbid obesity
) are classified as Primary or Essential Hypertension
. They will grow into adults with Essential Hypertension. Unfortunately, your husband seems to fall under this classification, and is further impacted by the smoking
habit that he acquired in adulthood.
His principle needs here are to limit the negative aspects that his hypertension has on his life by frequent monitoring and taking his medications as prescribed, and by adjusting his lifestyle (smoke cessation) to prevent a worsening of what will be his lifelong disease. I wish him success.