Research Services to Trace Your Family Health History
Your family health history might be one of the strongest influences on your risk of developing cancer, asthma, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure just to name a few. If you know your health history and your doctor notices a pattern of disease in your family, it may be a sign of an inherited form of disease that is passed on from generation to generation. Even with inherited forms of disease, steps can be taken to reduce your risks. People with a family history of disease may have the most to gain from lifestyle changes and health screenings.