I think allot of it is in the genes! Just because your parents might not of had everything you have, doesn't mean that it isn't in your family tree. Maybe your grandparents or great grandparents had it???. They are finding so may things are genic and passed along in families. Bad backs and spines run on both sides of my family, although my mom didn't have any major problems, several of her brothers did as well as a sister and her father, all had had numerous back surgeries, and my father also had two major lower back surgeries, and his brothers had back problems. My older sister doesn't have any problems with her back, but I seem to have gotten more than my share of back problems. I know that I have UC and that raises my chances of colon cancer, but I am even at a higher risk, because colon cancer runs on both sides of my family, my mother died of it at age 62 and her brother also had it. My fathers mother also had colon cancer, so with the UC and family history, the doctors recommend that I have a colonoscopy once a year, and so far it has paid off, as just about
every time they remove precancerous polyps, as long as they get them out early they will not turn into cancer!. Soooo I think genes play a much greater part in what we have (disease and condition wise)and who we are, far more than what we might realize! Maybe it would be wise for us all to look back on our families medical history to see, what ailments tormented our long forgotten relatives!
P.S. Oh yes along these same lines has any one seen the commercial running on TV about getting your DNA checked to see what things (ailments and diseases and conditions) you might be prone to get, based on your genes? They have been running this ad for a couple of weeks now and it cost about a hundred dollars? Not really sure it is a good idea to get it, as I can just imagine what a health insurance company would do with it if they found out your information! Still though I must admit I am kind of curious to know what all is in my genes! LOL
Post Edited (White Beard) : 9/16/2013 11:04:32 PM (GMT-6)