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Is fibromyalgia genetic?

Is fibromyalgia genetic?

Possibly: There has been some research that suggests that tendency to chronic pain and fibromyalgia may have some genetic basis however this question is far from clear. Most conditions are usually a combination of genetic as well as environmental factors which are complex. ...Read more

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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Is cfs genetic?

Is cfs genetic?

Poor Understanding: There is a poor understanding of cfs and it's causes. In the future, we may discover a genetic predisposition to people developing cfs. Likely more than one factor involved (i.e. Genetics, infection, environment, etc). ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia autoimmune?

Is fibromyalgia autoimmune?

No: There is no known autoimmune cause of fibromyalgia. Current thinking is that is is a central nervous system disorder. ...Read more

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Is eosinophilia-myalgia a genetic syndrome?

Is eosinophilia-myalgia a genetic syndrome?

No: This syndrome eosinophil myalgia syndrome was related to to adulterated tryptophan which had a toxic effect on the body. ...Read more

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Is scleroderma genetic?

Is scleroderma genetic?

Yes: In certain groups such as the choctaw population in oklahoma there is a strong genetic component. There is also a difference in populations between the different continents. ...Read more

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Is narcolepsy genetic?

Is narcolepsy genetic?

Narcolepsy: Some genes are HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigen), TRAC , EIF3G . ...Read more

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Is lupus hereditary? 

Is lupus hereditary? 

Somewhat hereditary?: Sle (lupus) is an auto-immune disorder in which a person's immune system is reacting strongly against parts of his own body. The inflammation from the immune system reaction leads to symptoms. It is believed to be partly genetic or familial (some people may be genetically more likely to get sle) and partly environmental (something happens in a person's life that sets off the auto-immune reaction). ...Read more

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Is depression hereditary?

Is depression hereditary?

Yes: Genetic studies have shown that risk for both major depression and bipolar disorder is inherited. Having a parent or sibling with one of these disorders increases the likelihood of developing it. I don't think this is true for postpartum depression. ...Read more

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Is MS hereditary?

Is MS hereditary?

Yes..but low ..: Even in identical twins, the incidence is only 20-35%, thus environmental factors (infections such as epstein virus, geography, vitamin d deficiency? +others factors, unknown) play more important role than genetic in development of ms..There is still much ongoing research in this area and hopefully will shed more light in the years ahead. It is a difficult one if you have ms, best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Is there a hereditary component to tourette's syndrome?

Is there a hereditary component to tourette's syndrome?

Yes: The gene has not yet been identified, so mode of transmission is also unknown. Fathers usually have a history of tourette's or undiagnosed chronic tics, anxiety with features of OCD & adhd. Mothers may have a history of anxiety/ocd & adhd without tics because of partial penetrance of the gene. Because it can come from either parent, researchers look at autosomes, not the sex chromosomes. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia a degenerative disorder?

Is fibromyalgia a degenerative disorder?

No: To me a degenerative disorder means chronic damage occurs to a joint, bone or muscle. Even though patients with fibro can get chronic pain, true chronic damage or irreversible changes do not occur. ...Read more

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Is bipolar genetic?

Is bipolar genetic?

Genetics of Bipolar: Although results inconsistent, many earlier studies suggest chromosomal aberrations (specifically chromosome 6q & 8q21). Most studies suggested heterogeneity (several genes involved, specifically those for serotonin, Dopamine & glutamate. Also, there is strong correlation with advanced paternal age, suggesting genetic mutations. ...Read more

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Is alcoholism a genetic disorder?

Is alcoholism a genetic disorder?

Very often yes: Alcoholism does have a very strong genetic component, there is much research to indicate that many alcoholics brains are different than non, even before their first drink, however the degree of genetic influence would very between persons. The environment or life circumstances however are also part of the disease's expression. It is usually a combo of nature and nurture. ...Read more

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Is add/adhd is mostly genetic.?

Is add/adhd is mostly genetic.?

Yes: Most cases of ADHD in children are inherited. There are environmental factors that can contribute. Too little sleep, inadequate diet are contributions. Brain injury and brain infections can also cause symptoms of ADHD ...Read more

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Is sle really a genetic disease?

Somewhat genetic?: Sle (lupus) is an auto-immune disorder in which a person's immune system is reacting strongly against parts of his own body. The inflammation from the immune system reaction leads to symptoms. It is believed to be partly genetic (some people may be genetically more likely to get sle) and partly environmental (something happens in a person's life that sets off the auto-immune reaction). ...Read more

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Is homosexuality a genetic disorder?

Is homosexuality a genetic disorder?

No.: Homosexuality may have a partially genetic basis, but it is not a disorder and not chromosomal. ...Read more

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Is is true that kawasaki syndome is genetic?

Kawasaki Syndrome: Kawasaki syndrome (ks) is an acute febrile illness primarily affecting young children. Sudden death occurs due to coronary arteritis accompanied by aneurysms and thrombotic occlusion. The etiology and pathogenesisare unknown. As the disease is extraordinarily prevalent among the japanese, studies were done to found the genetic link but none was found. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more