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

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Tracy Berg
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

You are not.

In brief: No

You are not.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Dr. Steve Martinez
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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In brief: Ramirez?

What part of russia are you from with a name like ramirez? But any how you are not susceptible to increased vascular diseases.

In brief: 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. Alexander Barkan
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Dr. Steve Martinez
We must be cousins.
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Mark Avdalovic
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
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