Choose Your Parents Carefully
My father was born 4 January and my mother 5 January. I pause to remember them at this time each year.
Your “choice of parents” is the key to many medical conditions. You inherit many tendencies for better or worse. I can trace my medical problems to parents and grandparents. I can also trace some of my best traits to those same parents and grandparents.
Inherited tendencies are a big deal. However, you have to play the hand you are dealt. How you play that hand can mitigate or exacerbate many problems.
Get a check-up to identify issues while they can still be modified. Specifically mention medical problems your parents, and other relatives have had. Be proactive. In the case of bone health, get a Complete Bone Health Evaluation.
Take Control of your future by evaluation and preventive action.
Jay Ginther, MD