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

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 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.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 24 years experience
Ramirez?: What part of russia are you from with a name like ramirez? But any how you are not susceptible to increased vascular diseases.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 28 years experience
We must be cousins.
Jan 7, 2013
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 24 years experience
Provided original answer
Agree
Jan 7, 2013
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not specifically: Your family heritage diet life style smoking diabetes and some other conditions alcohol may all impact you more than the country of your birth.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 28 years experience
No: You are not.
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Vascular risks: Genetics or family history is a risk for vascular disease. However, it's mainly if family members had vascular events, (stroke, limb loss, heart attack, aneurysm). The more compelling risk factors are nicotine addiction, hypertension, high cholesterol/lipids, and diabetes. All of which are treatable. If you smoke, stop. Removing nicotine is the single most important health benefit.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Vascular disease: Being Russian does not make a more susceptible to developing vascular disease. The risk factors are the same and all people, and include diabetes, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, smoking, and genetic predisposition. Maintaining an active healthy lifestyle is also very crucial in prevention.

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