Question of the day re: race and ethnicity

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Re : Question of the day re: race and ethnicity

Postby deerhart » Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:26 am

both caucasion
both made up mostly of Germany, English, Welsh, Scottish descent
So nope

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Re : Question of the day re: race and ethnicity

Postby annegarrett » Fri Jan 09, 2004 08:12 pm

ME: Caucasian: German/Swiss/Irish/Scottish/Welsh on my side
P/E #1 Dad: Scottish/English
P/E #2&3 Dad: Indian (East) and Spanish (Spain)

Strong history of cardiovascular disease on my side of the family.

Catherine--will check into that Icelandic study--do not know.



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Re : Question of the day re: race and ethnicity

Postby sarab » Fri Jan 09, 2004 05:19 pm

Dh and I are both caucasian, of European descent. His mom is 100% Finnish and I'm German and Danish. No other PE in either family, as far as we know. My dad has BP issues, but he's adopted so who knows what could be on his side.

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Re : Question of the day re: race and ethnicity

Postby kim » Fri Jan 09, 2004 04:27 pm

DH & I both caucasian. My family of English and his of German (I'm sure you could tell with the last name Schwintz)!

My father had htn at age 17....

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Re : Question of the day re: race and ethnicity

Postby meg hanrahan » Fri Jan 09, 2004 10:06 am

I'm caucasian and my husband is Filipino. Both sides have some HBP history, but more because of weight issues too. Neither mother had pe or other complications - nor do I think our grandmothers did.

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Re : Question of the day re: race and ethnicity

Postby amyk » Fri Jan 09, 2004 09:28 am

I'm caucasian of European descent and my husband is Hispanic. There are no histories of pe or high blood pressure on either side, that we know of, but now I get to worry that my daughter will get it.


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Re : Question of the day re: race and ethnicity

Postby jsilvas » Fri Jan 09, 2004 09:02 am

My husband and I are both of Mexican descent. I think I've heard that hispanics have a high rate of hbp, but someone can correct me if I'm wrong. My dad has hbp and I think an aunt of mine might have had PE with her twins, but I don't talk to her enough to ask. I will the next chance I get though.

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Re : Question of the day re: race and ethnicity

Postby lisac » Fri Jan 09, 2004 08:33 am

I'm Italian & Greek. No hypertension or heart disease is in the family.

My sister and I have both had some issues w/autoimmunity, though.

My mother had no PE (as far as she knows) w/either of us. Yet she went from 100 pounds to 160 pounds w/ me, and gained a lot w/my sister as well.

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Re : Question of the day re: race and ethnicity

Postby jjbeck1 » Fri Jan 09, 2004 08:32 am

Both of us are caucasion. My husband is Irish and german. I am mor eof a mix, Irish, scottish, english and a bit of native indian.
I have heard Both thr Irish ANd Indian have quite a bit of hypertension.I

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Re : Question of the day re: race and ethnicity

Postby robynh » Fri Jan 09, 2004 08:22 am

My dh and I are both of European descent (German and English). I have a strong family history of heart disease and high blood pressure. Both of my grandfathers died of heart attacks in their 40's and my mom and grandma both have high blood pressue even with meds. Thankfully, my bp returned to normal after pregnancy, but I'm sure it won't last for too many years![xx(]

My OB does a lot of volunteer work in Africa and said he would treat a lot of women with PE. Despite the lack of good prenatal care and hospital facilities, some of their babies would often do better than the babies born here in state-of-the-art facilities. It was his theory that these babies were conceived and nurtured in a very stressful environment and developed a kind of "toughness" that enabled them to survive.

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