Your Family Health Tree –Health Status in the Futures
A family health tree is very important when it comes to
monitoring our future generations’ health status. Certain
diseases are genetically inherited (some of which are to a
certain degree of probability), such as diabetes, breast cancer
and haemophilia. If in a family, children with parents or
grandparents who have or had diabetes run a higher risk of
getting diabetes too. Although we know about it, most of the
time, we ignore it and we take it for granted.
If your close relatives have a history of chronic diseases,
it is not too exaggerating for you to begin to be on the
cautious side. You should be
aware of such signs and take care of your health and even your
future generation(s), before anything goes wrong.
Let’s see what medical professionals have to say.
“People share the same blood with their family members.
You may get whatever they have. Family health tree could help
patients who are worry about their risk status”
“The chance of developing an inherited condition relies on
type of disease, number and closeness of relative who have it
the disease. It is important to check the extended family
“Many people habitually say that it won’t happen to them, but
they must bear in mind if anything happened to their relatives
that it could happen to them. Most of the public in this rushing
world have fallback attitude towards health problem”
“Although we totally cannot change the genetic health problem
but we can prevent a danger if we take corrective action
We can recognize traits that run in family, such as curly hair
The same goes with diseases known to have hereditary factor,
such as asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, heart
disease, obesity, diabetes and certain cancers (breast cancer).
So, why not start researching your family medical record.
Give a helping hand not only to yourself but also your future
generations. Know your health risk factors and get into full
mode of living a healthier lifestyle. You could even say that a
family heath history is your best gift for your future
You may think that it is very difficult to record family
history (especially medical history) and you may think it is
hard to figure what to ask and how to jot down a proper medical
history? The next article “An Easy Way for Your Family Health
History” will be up soon to explain more about what to ask and
what to do to get proper family medical history.