Let’s Talk About Family History

No, we don’t mean bring up that story about Grandma falling off her chair when you were camping back in the 90’s, we mean your medical family history. When was the last time you asked your parents about their health and their parents health? Have you ever sat down and talked about possible illness within the family?

Heart and circulatory disease kills around 155,000 people in the UK each year. Genes and family history aren’t always a factor, but they can be. Risk of cardiovascular disease and other conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol can also be passed on through genes. It’s important to be aware of whether these types of condition, amongst others, run in your family so that you are aware of whether you are at higher risk of suffering from them or not. It can help you to understand the early symptoms and make small changes to your daily life to help prevent the condition from developing or occurring early on.

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At Body Foundation Osteopaths we take a full case history, including family history, on your first visit so that we have an understanding of you and your health as a whole. If you have a history of heart disease, or any other condition, then we want to know! By letting us know, you’re helping us to help you.