Heart Problems With Increasing Age Essay example

2340 Words Sep 23rd, 2016 10 Pages
In my family genogram, I noticed a trend of heart problems with increasing age in both males and females of my family. My grandmother and grandfather on my mother’s side of the family died of cancer (as did their parents before them). Other than my grandparents, and one of my uncles, the rest of my family has been cancer free on both sides of my family. Members on both my father’s side and my mother’s side of the family suffer from being overweight. My brother, at a young age, suffered from being overweight, which lead to an eating disorder that he battles to this day. One of my aunts and one of my uncles suffer from a mental disorder (hoarding and schizophrenia) on my mother’s side. My father’s side of the family is very healthy mentally, but my grandmother went through a severe depression when my biological grandfather passed away. Since marrying my step-grandpa, she has been progressing through it. Many of my family members have been very successful in their jobs (heavily centered around business and management). Three of my uncles started their own businesses. Only one of my uncles was unemployed for an extended amount of time. Most of my family originates in the St. Cloud area, and very few live in the cities. Most members in my family are outgoing and tend to be the conversation starters. My whole family is very devoted to the Catholic faith and takes pride it their faith. One of my grandparents went to college, about one half of my aunts and uncles went to college and…

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