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What causes high BP?

My son is 14 years old normally healthy not over weight and was diagnosed last year with high blood pressure the top number runs high but bottom number runs low. He had no problems until last year they also found he has a premature heart beat which they have told me not to worry about well i am worried they have him on Claudine 1mg tablets for blood pressure and it makes him very tired. They have ran all types of test but say they can find no cause for the high number in the blood pressure. I m not happy with this answer i want to know what is causing the blood pressure and premature heart beat when he never had it before last year. Can you help?
Tue, 14 May 2019
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Hello There

After going through your medical query I understand your concern and I would like to tell you that for high blood pressure either genetics can be a cause or systematic failure.

It’s recommended for you to consult a physician or paediatric cardiologist for proper evaluation and management.

Hopefully this information will guide you properly.

Kind Regards
Dr Bhanu Partap
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