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Does high blood pressure come from not being overweight?

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If your weight is good can you still have high blood pressure?
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Thanks for your question.  Being overweight is a risk factor for having high blood pressure but anyone can have hypertension. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/symptoms-causes/syc-20373410  For most people, they have primary hypertension meaning there is no known cause.
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No. High blood pressure can be a part of your family back ground.
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Genetics certainly does play a role and this is why they ask your family history during physicals to determine risks. It is, however, just one risk factor of many.  
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Yes you can still have high blood pressure. It can come from you family history.
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So, tell us more if you don't mind.  Is this something you have in your family history?  Does it impact how you make lifestyle choices?
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