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Genetics Of Alcoholism And Obesity
Heat problems: The same things as other folks exacerbated by nutritional problems. ...Read more
Do genes with kabuki indicators overlap with congenital disorders of glycosylation or lysosome storage diseases? Or are they all in separate areas?
Kabuki: The genetics of kabuki are unclear with some cases thought to be x-linked and others following an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritence. It is estimated that 2/3 are related to a gene on chromosome 12 (mll2) which may be responsible for variable gene expression (epigenetics). While epigenetic variation opens the door to many disorders, none of these directly related to glycosylation or lsd. ...Read more
Congnital heart dise: Teens and 20s do not normally have heart problems like coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathy etc. But some who are born with congenital heart disease even if cured by surgery may still have residual disease and complications, rarely they can have viral infections causing complications like cardiomyopathy.And occasionally rheumatic heart disease.These are not that common but still seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: People with autism have a higher risk of several types of health problems such as seizures, gastrointestinal problems and adhd. The communication difficulties in autism can also make it difficult for medical professionals to detect other problems such as heart burn or constipation. Many healthcare professionals receive limited training in autism. ...Read more
Many Things!: Factors we know are associated with mental development in children include nutrition ( breast vs bottle feeding) macronutrient and micronutrient intake, genetics certainly play a significant role in cognitive development, social determinants including demographics are involved. Parent factors like level of bonding for infants and overall parenting skills also are significant. Many variables! ...Read more
Can the usage of social media contribute to mental disorders or are these mental disorders already present before usage of social media?
We are living in a: "Brave New World" with both amazing opportunities and dangers. Social media, like social interactions can be assets enhancing lives and improving mental health or deficits contributing to and increasing mental disorders. On one hand anonymousness and lack of oversight of social media can lead to bullying and abuse. When used for social good, it can lead to wonderful encounters and accomplishments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: Cognitive problems are quite different than social problems. The causes for each or both are many. There can be physical conditions as well as emotional disorders. Without knowing more precisely which problems you are referring to, it is difficult to give a proper answer. I would start with discussing the concerns with the child's pediatrician. ...Read more
Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?
Obesity health: Over 20 different medical conditions have been linked to obesity. The yearly cost to the healthcare system is estimated at over $100 billion. The common disorders include hypertension, asthma, reflux, diabetes, arthritis, sleep apnea, hyperlipidemia, depression, and an increase risk of falls. Life threatening conditions include heart disease, certain cancers, and blood clots. ...Read more
I notice that more & more folks have diabetes. Is that mostly due to genetic defects, besides food, milieux, obesity, among other things?
Genes, diet exercise: A complex question. Kids can inherit a predisposition to obesity from one or both parents, but whether they actually become obese depends a lot on their caloric intake (especially if they consume lots of high sugar foods and drinks) and how much energy they expend on exercise. Newer research also suggests that the bacteria in your gut may have an important effect on how easily some people gain ...Read more
Sleep and dementia: Melatonin is a molecule, which is released as a hormone of the pineal gland predominantly during night. Melatonin secretion decreases during aging. Reduced melatonin levels are also observed in various diseases, such as types of dementia. A common symptom of insufficient melatonin signaling is sleep disturbances. Melatonin immediate release is already effective for reducing difficulty in sleeping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly: Of course, some types of mental problems are increasingly common in older people (e.g., dementia), but it is not the age, per se, that causes it. Instead, some types of brain disease processes can begin to show up as a person ages. These diseases are sometimes manifested as memory or other cognitive problems or difficulties. Other mental disorders also tend to have onsets within specific ages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the genetic component to autoimmune disease? I know someone with 6 people in their family with them...& all are neurological..Ms..Cidp...Etc.
Multiple sclerosis : Good question. Many autoimmune disorders have a prominent genetic predisposition with variable degree of inheritance. We believe most of those conditions require a dual trigger: one being the genetic predisposition and the other some type of environmental trigger (viral infection) that starts the immunological reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many in addition: In addition, it is well known that obese people earn less money at their job, also are less likely to get a job.Obesity is often judged by others as a sign that a person could be lazy or not work as hard at their job. In todays world, where jobs are not as plentiful, obesity could stand in a person's way when he/she applies for a job. Please note that I do not agree with these negative perceptions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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