What could be the cause of high blood pressure in young adults?
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Q. What could be the cause of high blood pressure in young adults?

Answered by
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 08, 2017

Hello doctor,

I am a 19 year old skinny male. My BP was 158/100, but that could be because I was anxious at the doctor's. I have no prior health conditions. What could be the causes of a high blood pressure for me other than anxiety?

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. Your age is 19 and your blood pressure is high.

  • There are certain causes of hypertension in the young. The other causes have to be ruled out before labeling it as anxiety related hypertension. These include:
  1. Renal abnormalities: do kidney function tests, urine examinations, renal Doppler and an ultrasonography of the abdomen to check for renal size.
  2. Adrenal gland disorders like pheochromocytoma, Cushing's disease, and aldosterone problems.

Regards.

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