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Is high blood pressure hereditary?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: High BP hereditary?
Yes, it can be.

In brief: High BP hereditary?
Yes, it can be.
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine
In brief: Maybe, change it
Stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items).
Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance that eventually raises BP. Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Get some sunshine daily. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started

In brief: Maybe, change it
Stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items).
Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance that eventually raises BP. Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Get some sunshine daily. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: HBP and Genetics
Essential HTN (cause unknown) Based on twin studies the degree of genetic determination of BP levels is 50-80%.
A child with both parents HTN will have a higher BP by 6 months of age than one with neither parent with HTN. There are many inherited causes of HTN in which we know the genes that cause the increase on BP. All involve excess salt in the diet. Do a family tree for HTN-take to team.

In brief: HBP and Genetics
Essential HTN (cause unknown) Based on twin studies the degree of genetic determination of BP levels is 50-80%.
A child with both parents HTN will have a higher BP by 6 months of age than one with neither parent with HTN. There are many inherited causes of HTN in which we know the genes that cause the increase on BP. All involve excess salt in the diet. Do a family tree for HTN-take to team.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Dr. Clarence Grim
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Yes
Essential hypertension is familial -- yes, that is genetically related.

In brief: Yes
Essential hypertension is familial -- yes, that is genetically related.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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