A mother keeps the child in her womb for a period of nine months. In the entire process right from the formation of a fetus to the development of the baby, a mother gives a lot to the baby. The child gets the nutrition from the food that the mother eats.
While a baby’s health depends on the mother, there are certain risks also associated especially with baby girls. Due to their genes, girls may develop certain diseases that their mothers have.
These are called genetic diseases. This also puts future generations are risk of those diseases.
Genetic diseases are those which can be carried on from generation to generation in families through genes. This does not mean that if your parents have a disease, you will have it. Rather it means that you are most likely to get that disease.
But you can control such genetic diseases by taking some precautions and taking medical advice at the right time.
Here are the 5 diseases that you can usually get from your mother:
1. Breast cancer: Cancer is a genetic disease because it directly affects cells. Therefore, if any of the men and women in your blood relationship has breast cancer, then you and your next generation are likely to get it. If someone in your family has been affected by this disease, you should get your mammography test done every 2 years after the age of 35. Prophylactic mastectomies treatment can reduce the risk of cancer in the case of breast cancer in family history.
2. Early menopause: The age of menopause is generally considered after 51 years. But if your mother has had menopause before this age, it is more likely that you may have menopause around the same age. Research suggests that 1 in every 20 women is such that menopause occurs 46 years or even earlier. Although there is nothing you can do to increase the time of your menopause, you can see a doctor to learn about how you can prevent diseases after menopause.
3. Alzheimer's and dementia are also diseases that can reach the next generation through genes. If your mother is suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia, you may be 30 to 50 percent more likely to have it.
To avoid this, you must keep your food well in advance. Include nuts, vegetables, fruits, and dry fruits in the diet. Do some exercise daily. Apart from this, after the age of 40, meet your doctor and get yourself tested. By adopting a healthy lifestyle, you can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's by up to 20%.
4. Migraine: You will be surprised to know that migraine is a disease that is most likely to reach the next generation. If your mother has a migraine problem, you may be 70 to 80 percent more likely to develop the disease.
That is why migraine is a disease that a lot of women are struggling with. Women are also more likely to get migraines because women have a lot of hormonal changes during their periods and pregnancy.
5. Heart diseases: Heart diseases such as heart attack, heart failure, cardiac arrest, high blood pressure, etc are diseases that are more likely to go into the next generation. If your mother has a heart-related illness, then you are about 20% likely to develop it.
Besides, families with a history of heart disease are more prone to stroke. Both heart diseases and strokes are caused by almost one, and that is the narrowing or blocking of the arteries.
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