A 51-year-old male asked:
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drs. say high cholesterol and bp are genetic. mother had cholesterol of 270 and father 300 yet mine is 96 but have high bp. sister 290 w/normal bp?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Treat high BP: It is imperative that you treat your high blood pressure. Controlling high blood pressure is just as, if not more important, than high cholesterol. Consult with your doctor and start an aerobic exercise program. If you are overweight, it would help to lose weight.
Answered on Apr 21, 2015
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What are you asking?: Basic biology, big fellow. The tendencies run strongly within families, and you inherit several genes from each parent; there are also plenty you don't get. You probably know a few blue-eyed people with two brown-eyed parents. I'm glad you're health-conscious and trust that you're making a good recovery. Best wishes.
Answered on May 2, 2015

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