Is High Blood Pressure Hereditary?
Yes, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to treat it. There are many factors that may cause High blood pressure, some of which you can control and some of which you cannot control. The more educated you are about these factors the more you can help you control your blood pressure. Research conducted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health found that blood pressure has a large genetic component. If your immediate family suffers from high blood pressure or heart disease you should be checked by a medical professional to determine weather you are at risk and what other factors may be contributing to your high blood pressure.