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Every morning when I wake up my feet are blotchy. It goes away after an hour. I am 33 and pretty healthy, but have a family history of heart disease.

See below. It is not clear what you mean by blotchy, however, if that is the only symptom, it is not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

What age should I have my heart health tested if I have a family history if heart disease?

Varies. If you have a family history of hypercholesterolemia the physician usually monitors your lipid panel usually starting as a teenager. There are also familial diseases of the heart that are high risk and should be monitored frequently and even from birth. Consult your family physican on your family background to better understand what should be monitored, and how frequently in your case. Read more...
Sooner than later. Better to be checked for blood pressure and cholesterol early so prevention can implemented. Read more...

What causes heart disease in people without a family history of the condition?

Heart disease. Familial disease is only one category of disease. Acquired heart disease has infectious, metabolic, toxic, immunologic, oncologic, endocrine and other causes. Read more...

Should I be concerned about chest pains if I don't have a family history of heart disease?

Yes. particularly if you have other risk factors for coronary artery disease: smoking, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and sedentary lifestyles. In any event: ALL chest pain should receive an evaluation by your primary/ family physician! Read more...

Family history of high bp, etc. Is it possible to reduce my risk, and is it possible if I had it, to reverse heart disease? How so?

BP. Yes, you can certainly reduce your risk by having a healthy lifestyle. Exercise regularly, watch what you eat, absolutely don't smoke , get regular check ups including your cholesterol . Genetic predisposition may be non modifiable , but all these other factors are. Read more...