As for family history, my Mother is 59 and she was recently diagnosed with Lupus. Lots of inflammation, stiffness, rashes, etc is what led to the diagnosis. Before that she had some bouts of depression and some eating disorders (anorexia) but no other serious issues. My maternal grandmother died at age 79 from a rare muscle disease called IBM – eventually fell and broke her hip and died of kidney failure a few months later. She was diagnosed at age 76 and before that she had no health problems and she was a 2 pack a day smoker. Maternal Grandfather died at age 81 from a heart attack, no health problems up to the day he dropped dead while working. He never once went to the hospital in his life & autopsy said he had heart disease but he never knew it.
On my fathers side, he died young, age 49 from a drug overdose. He suffered from depression and severe social anxiety. Paternal grandmother died at age 82, she had altheimers and I’m not exactly sure what the cause of death was. Paternal Grandfather I don’t know much about other than he died at age 78 and I was told from natural causes but that’s not a good explanation.
My sister had rheumatoid arthritis as a child, had preeclampysia with both of her pregnancies and both kids were born very premature, and now she recently got diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. I’m pushing her to get her DNA tested but she hasn’t yet.
We haven’t had any cancer in my immediate family.