High blood pressure or hypertension is a common condition in which the force of the blood in the arteries is high enough to cause health conditions like heart disease. Your family’s medical history can be one of the reasons that you have this condition. Family members share genes, behaviours and lifestyle which can influence the health.
The risk of getting high blood pressure increases when the person’s family has medical history of high blood pressure. The passing down of certain traits from one generation to another through genes is called heredity. It has been found that genetics play a big role in high blood pressure, heart problems and other related conditions.
Hypertension is common both in males and females. Apart from the medical history of family some other factors on which you have no control can affect the risk of high blood pressure.
These factors include:
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