Yes it can.
Statistically if your family (Parents, Brothers, Sisters have high BP, your own risk is increased.
Genetic factors can increase your chances of it effecting you. Of course bad lifestyle choices, diet and a lack of exercise are factors also.
Also generally, some races of people have a higher tendency towards high BP also.
Yes, there are many cases of high blood pressure being hereditary. I know several people whom are active, eat very balanced diets, and yet- still struggle with high blood pressure. Sometimes it can be a combination of diet and genetics, as well.
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