2. Family History
One of the most important things that you can do if you want to gain a clearer picture of your own health is to see a specialist about your genetics and family health history: This can mean going for genetic testing which can tell you what you might be more at risk for developing, and it can mean visiting the record-keepers for your family and asking them some important health-related questions.
If you have a history in the family of heart conditions, heart attacks or “bad hearts”, this means you are more at risk of these heart conditions yourself. While it doesn’t surely mean that you’ll see any of these conditions in your own life, it means you should keep an automatically closer eye on your health.
Should you find out that there is a history of heart conditions that you didn’t know about, your next step should be an appointment with your doctor. Blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides are some of the first things to check.