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A 21-year-old member asked:

I'm indian am i more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Depends: Cardiovascular risk factors are dependent on family history, smoking, cholesterol, hypertension, and diabetes/obesity. So if you have any of these risk factors then your risk is higher, the color of your skin is not as critical in determining risk compared to these risks above.
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
No: Vascular disease has several risk factors such as diet smoking high blood pressure family inheritance patterns diabetes elevated cholesterol and triglycerides high uric acid levels.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

I'm jewish am I more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

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Dr. Jin Packard
Dr. Jin Packardanswered
Emergency Medicine 8 years experience
Family history?: Not necessarily, if there aren't any family history of vascular diseases. Some genetic traits are more prevalent in certain ethnic populations, but that doesn't mean that every individual member of that ethnicity is predisposed. Talk to your doctor. (thanks to jin packard, med student).
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A 21-year-old member asked:

I'm Asian am I more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Depends: Cardiovascular risk factors are dependent on family history, smoking, cholesterol, hypertension, and diabetes/obesity. So if you have any of these risk factors then your risk is higher, the color of your skin is not as critical in determining risk compared to these risks above.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

I'm russian am I more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Depends: Cardiovascular risk factors are dependent on family history, smoking, cholesterol, hypertension, and diabetes/obesity. So if you have any of these risk factors then your risk is higher, the color of your skin is not as critical in determining risk compared to these risks above.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

I'm caucasian am I more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Depends: Cardiovascular risk factors are dependent on family history, smoking, cholesterol, hypertension, and diabetes/obesity. So if you have any of these risk factors then your risk is higher, the color of your skin is not as critical in determining risk compared to these risks above.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

I'm european am I more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

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Dr. James Scanlon
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
Genetics might count: Most vascular disease is due to atherosclerosis, so conditions like high cholesterol, blood pressure, smoking and diabetes are important. Most of these are due to lifestyle choices - but some diseases do tend to run in families. One example that people of european descent can inherit is a clotting disorder call factor 5 lieden. Look closely at your own family history and personal risk factors.
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