Each of us can look in the mirror and see some of the physical traits have been passed on to us by our family members. These traits include our eye color, hair color and height. But those are not the only things passed down to us by family members. Health conditions can also be passed down genetically from one family member to another. This article provides you with facts to better understand what these conditions are and how they can be dangerous to your heart health. It also provides tools to help you map out your family’s health history so that you know for which conditions and diseases you may be at risk. Understanding your potential risks allows you to make lifestyle changes to help reduce that risk.
Lean more about how your family tree can help you identify your own health risks.