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NCIS: LA star Daniela Ruah's worrying family medical history revealed

The NCIS actress is taking more care of her health

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NCIS: Los Angeles star Daniela Ruah is making her health a priority after revealing her worrying family medical history.

The 39-year-old has kicked her fitness regime up a gear and admitted she will be more "proactive" about her well-being after sharing her family's history of strokes. Daniela's father, grandmother, and great-grandmother have all suffered a stroke - listen to what she had to say about her father in the video below.

WATCH: Daniela Ruah discusses her dad's 'unexpected' stroke

While strokes are not hereditary, many of the underlying conditions that can increase someone's chances of experiencing a stroke, like sickle cell disease, are. Your risk of having a stroke is also higher if a close relative has had one, according to

At the beginning of the year, Daniela took to Instagram to share her health update, writing: "New year, New me. So, I've committed to being more proactive about my health.

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"Most of all because three years ago my pops had a stroke (he's still here and doing awesome). Before him, my grandmother had a stroke and my great-grandmother before her (I know strokes are not genetic, but certain aspects that lead to strokes, can be inherited). Migraines also run in the family."

daniela ruah in bikini© Photo: Instagram

Daniela is prioritizing her health

Daniela revealed that she will be seeking guidance about her health by undergoing a whole-body MRI screening. She added: "These are the things I'm particularly curious about but at @prenuvo I get a full body scan to ensure that every part of me is running smoothly."

Fans were quick to respond and praise Daniela for putting her health first. One responded: "Your health is your wealth. Glad to see your proactive approach to staying healthy."

daniela ruah throwback photo of her dad© Photo: Instagram

Daniela's dad had a stroke three years ago

A second said: "There is nothing more important than health and you usually only realize it after you lost it... So, I think that's a great opportunity. I really hope the results will all come back fine. Take care."

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