Are there other times a child’s blood pressure should be checked?


  • If any other family members have been found to have high blood pressure.
  • If heart problems are suspected due to pain or pressure in the chest, feeling faint, or shortness of breath.
  • If your child has experienced sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm, leg, or one side of the body.
  • If severe headaches, dizziness, unsteadiness, or falls occur.
  • If your child complains of pain in the lower back, swelling of the hands and feet, or an increased need to urinate.
  • If there has been a change in any existing high blood pressure medication.
  • Whenever your child sees their health care provider.


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