Child with high blood pressure.

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My 9 year old has blood pressure of 134/79 due to medication she is taking. Thr nurse said it is high for her age, but I am just wondering, how high is this and should I be concerned?

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    That is very high for a child but much depends on height and weight. How long is she going to be on the medication?
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    Grasshopper2000...Certainly, one can understand your concern. A child with bp readings that high just shouldn't be however, at least you have an explanation that the meds are the culprit.While a Nurse is a medical professional, they are NOT doctors. I would strongly encourage you to discuss this situation with your doctor.

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