My father died of complications with high blood pressure, will I get this disease too?

Very common issue. The frequency of high blood pressure is quite common in the population & by 50 about 50% will need to deal with the problem.Everyone should be aware that this can come on without any specific signs or symptoms.Regular checkups or simple screenings at a store kiosk may alert you to it's arrival.I would plan my life around expecting it by 50 & having access to the care needed to keep it under contro.
You can stay healthy. Patients with a family history are more likely to develop high blood pressure. The key is to keep tabs on your blood pressure and to get treatment early if needed to prevent complications. Lifestyle factors, like exercise and a low salt diet, are important in preventing or delaying onset of high blood pressure. Patients with a tendency toward higher bps are not condemned to have complications.

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My father is very lethargic. He is about 64, has high blood pressure and is gaining weight. It is v very hard to get him to take care of himself. Help?

Consider. Discussing with his doctor who will be able to look for hypothyroidism (if not done already). Or depression. Consider social worker to recommend ways for him to have help taking care of himself. You are good to notice and ask for help. Read more...
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If my father has high blood pressure, will I have blood pressure problems too?

High blood pressure. If your father has high blood pressure then it would be a good idea for you to be checked for it. You should also take care to minimize the salt in your diet and get plenty of exercise. Read more...

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This pressure is a. bit low. If he is otherwise asymptomatic and heart rate is normal, it is probably ok. You should ask his doctor if his meds need to be adjusted. Read more...

My father age is 63 yrs. Last 3 months he was suffering from high blood pressure but suddenly blood pressure goes down below and flatuate cont...?

Common. Blood presssure is normally fuctuating. One minute you many have 120/80 and the next if you are anxious or stressed out could be 200/100. Stress, lack of activity, salt, alcohol, other meds, your weight, can aggressively affect your minute to minute bp. Read more...

My mum died of heart related problem. I believe its heart attack as a result of high blood pressure. Do you think I might suffer the same fate?

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