The Importance of Family History and Your Health
Find out more about the benefits of learning about your family health history
Most of us have had a moment of confusion when asked about our family health history. Was it our aunt or our uncle diagnosed with a critical condition? Why would this affect the future of my health and my offspring’s health? All of these are valid questions. Although it might be challenging to find all the correct information, it’s essential to educate yourself as much as possible on your family’s health history. Read on the learn more about the importance of knowing your family’s health history.
Future Health Issues
Learning about your family’s medical history up to 3 generations will give you clues into what could be to come for you and your family. By sharing this information with your doctor, they will piece together patterns in your genetics to prepare you for future health conditions.
Common Health Conditions
It’ll be easier to collect more information on your genealogy by talking to your relatives. Knowledge is power when preparing yourself for common health conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, certain cancers, and type 2 diabetes. Learning about these common health conditions in your family history can put you on the right track to scheduling preventative screenings. While also giving your doctor the proper background to put you on the right health plan.
Although knowing your family health history is important, other factors can affect your future health. One is lifestyle and the environment you live in. Living a healthy lifestyle and in a positive environment will set you on the right track to take control of your health. This also ties into getting regular preventative screenings recommended by your doctor.
With the Cix Health app, you have the power to take control of your health and know what preventative screenings are proper for you based on age and gender. Learn more by downloading the Cix Health app, and bring you one step closer to a healthier future.