Hypertension In Parents

Evaluating Risk Factors: Hypertension In Parents

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.

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If you indicate having knowledge of close relatives, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
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

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate hypertension in parents, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as:
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

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.

Need For Routine Preventative Health Measures

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.

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