10 Steps to Figure Out Your Family's Medical History

Here’s what you need to know about gathering your family’s medical history.

10 Steps to Figure Out Your Family's Medical History

You might know a lot about your health, but how much do you really know about the health of your parents or grandparents? Knowing key parts of your family history when it comes to health can help doctors identify diseases you might be at risk for so they can start screening you at the right time. Doing so might just save your life. Here are the 10 steps you need to go through to put together your medical family history.

Ask About Aunts, Uncles and Cousins

You don’t need to go crazy with this one, since these genetic lines start to get increasingly removed from you. But knowing generally if any other conditions have been known to travel in the family amongst those outside of your immediate relatives can be helpful. In this case, knowing the condition and who has it is the most important information.

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