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Will our high blood pressure be passed down to the child?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Yes

A child can inherit the predisposition for high blood pressure, but the environment can help decrease the incidence of it showing up.
Help your child to eat healthy to maintain normal weight and to decrease salt intake.

In brief: Yes

A child can inherit the predisposition for high blood pressure, but the environment can help decrease the incidence of it showing up.
Help your child to eat healthy to maintain normal weight and to decrease salt intake.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes & no

Hypertension is a condition that has both hereditary and environmental causes.
The lines can blur, so a heavy family passes on its poor feeding & exercise patterns bringing greater blood pressure problems for all. Baseline essential hbp frequency is 50% at 50 & 70% at 70, so if you live long enough it will catch up with you.Some conditions do have directly inherited hbp as a feature (nephritis).

In brief: Yes & no

Hypertension is a condition that has both hereditary and environmental causes.
The lines can blur, so a heavy family passes on its poor feeding & exercise patterns bringing greater blood pressure problems for all. Baseline essential hbp frequency is 50% at 50 & 70% at 70, so if you live long enough it will catch up with you.Some conditions do have directly inherited hbp as a feature (nephritis).
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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