Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as hypertension in parents — that affect you. Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.
Did either of your parents suffer from Hypertension?
Possible responses:→ None / don't know
→ Mild in one parent
→ Both parents mild or one parent moderate
→ Both parents moderate or one parent high
→ Both parents high or one parent severe
Heredity is a predisposing factor, but the exact mechanism is unclear. Environmental factors such as dietary sodium, obesity and stress seem to act only in genetically susceptible persons.
If you have a family history of high blood pressure, heart or kidney disease, diabetes or stroke, you should have your blood pressure tested annually.