Hypertension is normally associated with heredity factors. Hereditary high blood pressure is common since almost all families have a family member or members who had a history of this disease.
Opposed to this, a scientist named Lewis Dahl performed a research on laboratory animals linking genes as one of the causes of high blood pressure. However, the results proved that majority of the animals did not develop essential hypertension but 1 percent to 2 percent was associated with secondary hypertension.
Meaning, it was due to illness and the blood pressure will return to normal once the illness is treated. Here, based on the study of Mr. Dahl, high blood pressure is not hereditionary.
Providing a conclusion that before high blood pressure therefore is associated with the environment, with contributing factors such as food, lifestyle and stress. What we actually inherit are the eating habits, preferences, lifestyle and manner of handling stress which will be prevalent in the environment we grow up in. What we put into our body is what we are projecting, what we developed while living in a specific environment will explain why we put it in our body.
Similarly, it is wise to associate family member if your genes are prone to hypertension. Learn to know by doing a family tree beginning with the information about; age, relative with blood pressure, weight, regular exercise habits, and the likes.
Sometimes proper communication with the afflicted family member is necessary to get a first-hand information of his food and lifestyle habits.Based on all information collected, an analysis can be made.
Once the family tree is made, take note of the following data:
1. A consistent or repeating pattern on family members that was afflicted with the disease. Tracing can start from grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins all the way to the great-great origins. Segregating the men from the women with high blood pressure.
2. Overweight family members either lacking regular exercise or obesity will show up in the later years. Not if those fitness buffets are affected by high blood pressure.
3. Lastly, if ever there are family members who are fond of alcoholic beverages, note if they have high blood pressure.
From the above, an analysis is feasible that hereditary high blood pressure will crop-up based on percentage of occurrences. There is no longer the need to experiment since one way or the other, your family member or even you will have high blood pressure. Therefore, proper diet intake and lifestyle will now change for the better.
If a person then was brought up with the values of taking care of the body, then, it is also his body that will take care of him in the twilight years of his life.Hence, hereitary blood pressure can be compensated by teaching the next generation the gentle care of one's body.