Stellar’s Healthy Living Calendar, November Edition
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains, our health is influenced by a combination of factors, ones we can control and ones we cannot. We can try to alter life style habits to influence our health but we can’t change our family’s health history. Having close relatives affected by high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic health problems increases our risks for those diseases.
Knowing your family history is important for genealogy and health reasons. Have a conversation about your family’s health history. What you learn might surprise you. By learning this information and sharing it with you doctors, it may help predict what illnesses might affect a family from one generation to the next.