High Blood Pressure: Adolescent Hypertension

We always thought that high blood pressure (BP) or hypertension was the disease of the adults, mainly elderly, didn't we? With a sedentary lifestyle, decreased physical activity and increasing stress seen in adolescents, and with a growing epidemic of obesity in adolescents, high blood pressure in adolescents is now an alarming health problem that should not be overlooked. A high BP in adolescents is correlates with increased chances of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases in adulthood.