Essential hypertension: a disorder of growth with origins in childhood?

  title={Essential hypertension: a disorder of growth with origins in childhood?},
  author={Anthony F Lever and Stephen Brian Harrap},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  volume={10 2},
PURPOSE To review evidence that essential hypertension is a growth-related disorder with origins in childhood and manifestations in adult life. PRINCIPAL EVIDENCE Blood pressure rises with age in children and adults. In children, the rise closely relates to growth and to skeletal and sexual maturation. Adolescents with highest pressure are heavier and had as children grown fastest; as adults, they show the greatest increase of pressure with age and are more likely to develop hypertension and… CONTINUE READING
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