Alarm as hypertension stalks children

Healthy Heart Africa Partnership Program Vice President Astrazeneca Samer Al Hallaq (left), Consultant Cardiologist and University of Nairobi lecturer, Dr Fred Bukachi (centre), and Kiambu County’s Health Executive, Dr Jonah Mwangi, at the Stanley Hotel in Nairobi on May 11, 2015 during a media briefing on Hypertension Survey in Kenya. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL |

What you need to know:

  • Inactive lifestyles and fatty diets have been identified as among main causes.
  • Trend leaves medics bewildered.

High blood pressure, commonly associated with adults, is slowly creeping up on children.

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