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.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.