Risk of High Blood Pressure in Teen Girls

It’s not just the elderley who need to be aware of High Blood Pressure as this report shows:

Teen girls on pill at risk of high blood pressure

“Commenting on the results, Dr Chi La-Ha from the Royal Perth Hospital in Australia said “Teenage girls taking oral contraceptives should be advised about regular blood pressure monitoring.” Unlike boys, blood pressure in the teenage girls was not …”
http://www.thejournal.ie/teen-girls-contraceptive-high-blood-pressure-518750-Jul2012/

Changes in diet, smoking, drugs and a much higher alcohol intake will also affect the health of young people, in ways that were not seen with older generations.

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