Growing problem of kids with high blood pressure

The primary school pupil is among a growing number of children diagnosed with the condition, which is more commonly associated with middle-aged adults.
The primary school pupil is among a growing number of children diagnosed with the condition, which is more commonly associated with middle-aged adults.PHOTO: ST FILE

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One of Dr Andrew Sng's patients weighed 80kg and was diagnosed with high blood pressure - and he was just eight years old.

The primary school pupil is among a growing number of children diagnosed with the condition, which is more commonly associated with middle-aged adults.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 16, 2018, with the headline 'Growing problem of kids with high blood pressure'. Print Edition | Subscribe