Re: how will high blood pressure affect my 17yr old?
I was diagnosed at 16 with a week long period of BP of 180/120, been on medication ever since, I am now 31 and everything is mainly under control. For me, my #s were bad until I reached my mid-20s and they have leveled off the last several years. For me, genetic factors were to blame, but have to watch my diet and exercise, which have helped quite a bit. Find a good doctor who cares is most important.