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My father was diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Will I get this disease when i'm older?

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Dr. John Thoppil
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Lucklily genes are just one part of us.
Environment also makes a difference. My father also had heart disease. I know that I have an increased genetic risk of similar problems so i work at taking care of myself. I suggest you focus on modifying your risk factors by maintaining a healthy weight by following a good diet and exercise. I suggest having your cholesterol checked on a regular basis.

In brief: Not necessarily

Lucklily genes are just one part of us.
Environment also makes a difference. My father also had heart disease. I know that I have an increased genetic risk of similar problems so i work at taking care of myself. I suggest you focus on modifying your risk factors by maintaining a healthy weight by following a good diet and exercise. I suggest having your cholesterol checked on a regular basis.
Dr. John Thoppil
Dr. John Thoppil
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Dr. Charles Jost
In addition to Dr. Thoppil's suggestions, check your blood pressure regularly. Your 'numbers': cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI, waist measurement (and blood sugar) are all good indicators of your risk of heart disease.
Dr. Jon Spiers
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: You might

There are many factors contributing to coronary artery disease.
Some are genetic - we can't choose our parents - so you may be more likely than others to get cad. Even so, you can modify many of your risk factors, and i encourage you to do so. Talk to your doctor to find out a more personalized approach.

In brief: You might

There are many factors contributing to coronary artery disease.
Some are genetic - we can't choose our parents - so you may be more likely than others to get cad. Even so, you can modify many of your risk factors, and i encourage you to do so. Talk to your doctor to find out a more personalized approach.
Dr. Jon Spiers
Dr. Jon Spiers
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