9yr old daughter has high blood pressure

Michelle - posted on 10/24/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I took my 9 yr old daughter to the Drs for her physical on Tuesday. We knew she was over weight she is around 92 lbs. I have mentioned her size at the past two physicals, but it wasn't this bad. Over the past year, her size has become quite concerning, especially since she doesn't eat any different then my 5 older children did at her age. If anything she eats healthier then some, and none of them had issues with their weights. But what really upset me is she now has high blood pressure too, and they said she had protein in her urine. They gave me a book on the dash diet, and told her to get more exercise. She is an active girl, very strong, and very competitive. Normally she would be playing soccer this time of the year, but the school didn't have a team this year. She was given a follow up appointment for two weeks, and if things are not better, they were planning on scheduling an ultra sound of her kidneys. I against my husband's wishes started looking things up on line, and have gotten myself worried with the possibility of her having issues with her kidneys. I decided I wasn't going to wait for the appointment and called the drs back up. I told them I didn't care what the results are in 2 weeks, I want her kidneys checked now. I got well we will see if we can get it approved through the insurance company, and that I should stay off the internet. But because none of my other kids have the issues she has, and we eat meals as a family, I want to know if there is more going on. She is doing well reading labels with me and her school cook is helping her at school to make good choices. We live in the country and she loves riding bikes and playing. She is a good girl, above grade level in most subjects, and she understands that high blood pressure is not good, but she doesn't know everything I have read, I don't want to scare her. She out weights her 12 year old brother by over ten pounds. Am I being paranoid? Or am I right to be so concerned?

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Michelle - posted on 11/06/2014

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My daughter's kidneys looked good, on the ultrasound.. one tube going from one of the kidneys is a little large.. her blood pressure was good at follow up appointment, but still has protein in her urine.. going to see a specialist in December..

Michelle - posted on 10/25/2014

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I hate medications.. I have worked in Mental Health for 17 years, and find meds can cause more harm them good. I will be doing everything I can to make sure my daughter lowers her weight and her blood pressure, in a healthy manner.

Alicia - posted on 10/24/2014

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you are right to be concerned and dont let any doctor tell you otherwise, Moms just seem to know when something is wrong sometimes and your gut feeling is worth listening to. keep on them until they find a solution, and not one made of pills. but im glad you got your ultrasound.

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