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Can high blood pressure be inherited?
I know my dad has had (and managed successfully) high blood pressure. Does that increase my risk?
There's very strong evidence that the tendency for high blood pressure can be passed down from generation to generation. If you have a family history of it, make sure your doctor is aware of it, and that you take steps early on to take control of the factors you CAN change: dietary choices, exercise levels, and stress management. Best of luck to you!