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How can anamnesis help me prevent disease?

Doctors who know your anamnesis can help determine what types of disorders you are at risk for. This means you have the chance to prevent these disorders through lifestyle changes and screenings. If you know you are at risk for developing a certain disorder, you will be more conscious to live in a healthful way. By knowing your anamnesis, doctors can advise you to get screening tests or make changes that will help you ward off disease.

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Can I create an anamnesis without doing family research?
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How can my anamnesis help doctors diagnose my disease?
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Why should I care about my anamnesis?
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What should I do if I have missing information in my anamnesis?
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