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High blood pressure in young adult

My son is 26, fit, plays sport, eats healthy food - lots of fruit, vegetables etc but when playing around with a blood pressure monitor the other day, we found his blood pressure 143/78 and pulse of 50  . Measured again and basically same results. I have read various articles on the internet since then and all of them talk about high blood pressure in young adults occurring due to bad diet, lack of exercise etc which does not fit. Also articles saying that blood pressure medicine not likely to be efffective on young adults.
How serious is this situation and what should he do?
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143/78  pulse 50  is ok..
be happy its not  167/ 105  p 102  !!   normal readings they say are 120/80 .pluse 70s
from what iv read and have been told.. b.p depends on waight size and age.. and again how one eats and what they eat..

if your fearing and want, you can take him to get checked by a primary Doctor ..then see what he thinks .   and go from there..

it sounds like he eats pretty good and healthy - as well is into sports ,so hes not sitting
around watching tv or sleeping .  

I pretty much think hes ok and very normal ..  

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I suffer from what is called Polycystic Kidney Disease (google it) which causes chronic kidney stones. Many people have this disease with no signs until they are much older. When their kidneys begin to fail them. The main symptom is high blood pressure beginning as a young adult. why? Because your kidneys are working too hard fighting off the cysts and they are not filtering correctly. I was diagnosed with PKD in July last year after a car accident. I just happened to decide to see a friend who happened to also be a urologist as I did not have medical insurance and knew he would let me pay it out.  He ran a series of tests and came to find I had chronic kidney stones. A total of 6. Just in there. Probably been there for years. If you have high blood pressure on top of chronic stones I highly recommend you get tested. A CT scan is the best way to get diagnosed and make sure you see a Urologist who. If you would like to here more about my story I will happily tell you. Before you get tested you need to know this is a fatal disease and this will affect your ability to get life insurance and affordable health care if you do not have it prior.
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