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Creating My Medical Family Tree

In my recent nursing class, I learned about genogram tree, and I learned how to create one of my own. In fact, all chronic disease, including asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and etc. have a hereditary component, therefore, via creating my medical family tree, perhaps, I can find out if I carry the gene for a particular disease. ??? Is that good or bad? I have it now, or I will have it later? It will be preventable, treatable, or curable?

Nowaday, we can find out if we carry certain type of gene for particular disease via a blood test. Very interesting, but…. Therefore, although I am not yet diagnosed, I am “prediabetes”, “prehypertensive”, “pre-……”, “pre-……”, “pre-……”, and etc….

What do you think?

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