Children not immune to hypertension, says doctor

Dr Simon Abraham, a general medical practitioner, has said that children are not immune to hypertension.

Abraham told News men on Saturday in Abuja that  the youth could also be hypertensive.

“I have seen a three-year-old child who has hypertension – a secondary hypertension.

He said that the disease could be primary or secondary.

The medical practitioner said that primary hypertension could be through inheritance or intake of too much salt.

According to him, 80 per cent of the causes of secondary hypertension are not known, making it to be referred to as essential hypertension.

He told NAN  that secondary hypertension could be as a result of kidney disease or diseases in other  vital organs.

He said that about 20 per cent of  hypertensive people belonged to the category.

The doctor said that hypertension could be  controlled with drugs but could be catastrophic if ignored.

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