If you have concerns about illnesses in your family history, we understand that you may wish to discuss this further when planning for a family of your own.
When more than one person in an extended family has the same or similar condition it is often said to be “running in the family”. This happens because some illnesses may be caused by a change in a gene, which is passed down from parents to children.
Sometimes an inherited condition may not be obvious in every generation of the family. We can provide a family history consultation to help determine if your health concerns have a genetic basis and discuss your options including genetic testing if available, to help with your decision making.