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  • Do genes affect blood pressure?

    Is it true that high blood pressure is genetic? I have a family history of blood pressure. So I am a little afraid that sooner or later I too will have high blood pressure. Is there something that can be done to prevent it?

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    i dont know but we ( as in my family ) all have low bp and we all eat different. exercise different, have different lives and so on.

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    • #3
      It is a factor. This page shows examples of genetic markers and how they change your chances of High Blood Pressure.

      Note that these effect your possibility of developing hypertension, they do not tell you that you WILL get hypertension. Lifestyle can be just as big of a factor. The good part is that you know about the family history so it wont sneak up on you.

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      • #4
        yes, my hubby has genetically induced hypertension. he's a normal weight, is active, eats a lchf diet. yet still has to take meds.

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        • #5
          Yep, those damn things influence everything!! the good and the bad!!!
          However you can make sure that, that specific influence is limited.
          My story, My thought....

          It's all about trying to stay healthy!!!!

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          • #6
            It is true that genetics pay a significant role but it is not an overriding rule that if you have a family history of blood pressure you are going to develop it too. Blood Pressure is to a great extent connected with the lifestyle you maintain. If you eat healthy and maintain an exercise regime, you will enjoy better health. Skip junk stuff and canned food. Make food fresh veggies and herbs. You will find many tips and recipes in blood pressure down book. It is good to take precautions and lead a healthy lifestyle to keep blood pressure at bay.

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            • #7
              As they say, "genes load the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger".
              Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

              http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jammies View Post
                As they say, "genes load the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger".
                ooh good one!!!!
                My story, My thought....

                It's all about trying to stay healthy!!!!

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                • #9
                  Thanks Kegas76 for the reply. I'll go through the page. I agree lifestyle plays a crucial role. I will have to stop skipping my exercise routine and get regular.

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                  • #10
                    Agreed with your thought "It's all about trying to stay healthy." Thanks for sharing your story.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the advice Marie.rose. Is it worth spending money on this book? Or can I get the recipes you mentioned online?

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                      • #12
                        You hit the nail. Good one.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jammies View Post
                          As they say, "genes load the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger".
                          not always.

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                          • #14
                            This book is really good. I try the recipes given in the book myself. Or if you don't want to buy the book, check dr. janet's website. You will find lots of information there.

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