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I'm middle eastern am I more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

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Dr. Tej Singh
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: No

Best is to stay healthy.
Be active. No smoking. Eat right. Keep cholesterol and sugar down.

In brief: No

Best is to stay healthy.
Be active. No smoking. Eat right. Keep cholesterol and sugar down.
Dr. Tej Singh
Dr. Tej Singh
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Possibly

International surveys have found some populations in the middle east may have slightly increased risks of heart attacks and strokes, based on genetic, dietary and cultural issues.
Some risk factors like clusters of blood fat abnormalities or diabetes may also contribute, but smoking is also a major player. Good medical assessment of risk factors and intervention should mitigate increased risks.

In brief: Possibly

International surveys have found some populations in the middle east may have slightly increased risks of heart attacks and strokes, based on genetic, dietary and cultural issues.
Some risk factors like clusters of blood fat abnormalities or diabetes may also contribute, but smoking is also a major player. Good medical assessment of risk factors and intervention should mitigate increased risks.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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