- Q What health questions I should ask my relatives?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyShaking down family for health details needn't always be a horribly awkward task. Remember that half of your family will always talk about the other half, so go the gossip route if it's easier. You might consider a phone opener like this: "Hello,... Full Answer
- Q How do I find a genetics counselor for genetic disorders?
To find a genetic counselor, you can begin by asking your own health care provider for a referral. Check with universities and medical centers in your area, as they may have genetics professionals affiliated with their institutions. A number of online... Full Answer
- Q When should I get genetic counseling for genetic disorders?
You may decide to have genetic counseling if your family has a history of a genetic disorder, hereditary cancer, or chromosome disorder. You may also want to see a genetic counselor if you or a member of your family have developed a genetic disorder. A... Full Answer
- Q What happens during genetic counseling for genetic disorders?
During genetic counseling, a genetic counselor will talk with you about your concerns and questions related to an increased risk for genetic conditions. The counselor will take a personal and family medical history and may perform a physical exam. If you... Full Answer