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A 31-year-old member asked:

My mom has high blood pressure and my dad suffers from low blood pressure. what are the chances of either me or my brother getting it?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 51 years experience
Let me explain: High blood pressure can run in families. People can inherit genes that make them more likely to develop the condition. The risk for high blood pressure can increase even more when heredity is combined with unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as smoking cigarettes and eating a poor diet. A permanently low blood pressure may be inherited. So that mother as well as daughter is affected frequently.
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Last updated Mar 4, 2013
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