My Family 's Hereditary Health History Essay

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Introduction to My Family Hereditary Health History All families are complex; however, I have been told that my family is so large that they can’t even keep up with where we all come from. What I mean by this is I come from a divorced family where both of my parents have remarried and with this, I have step and adopted brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, and grandmothers and grandfathers that I love very much. Nonetheless, for the purpose of this family health behavior report, I have gathered the health information from my direct, biological family members in order to get a good representation of the genetic health issues that could affect me and my future children. As a result, I reconnected with family members that live all over the United States and found that my family is not shy about telling everything about their physical and mental health and habits including their health issues, eating habits, and even their addictions. The following is a summary of the health information I gathered from my family members.
Oma Dodson (age 77) Paternal Great Grandmother
Cause of Death: heart attack
Diseases/Health Issues: heart disease
Behavior: very active; non-smoker; rarely consumed alcohol; grew her own food.

George Dodson (age 60) Paternal Great Great Grandfather
Cause of Death: heart attack (in his sleep)
Diseases/Health Issues: heart disease
Behavior: somewhat of a healthy eater; non-smoker; inactive

Ollie Patty (age 76) Paternal Great Grandmother
Cause of Death:…

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