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Are there some genetic reasons I get angioedema off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get angioedema off and on?

Could be : Hae or hereditary angioedema is a genetic swelling disease due to deficiency or dysfuntion in a protein called c1 inhibitor. Typical symptoms include recurrent swelling without hives and unexplained abdominal pain that typically lasts 3-5 days on average. Each child of a parent with hae has a 50% risk of having the disease and it should not skip generations. An allergist can help. ...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 hereditary angioedema type III a genetic mutation?

Is hereditary angioedema type III a genetic mutation?

The big unknown: This is a big unknown question, some people have a mutation that can cause type iii and others have an unkown kind that responds to treatments of hae. ...Read more

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What is the genetic reason for causing kleinfelter's?

What is the genetic reason for causing kleinfelter's?

Extra X in men: Klinefelter syndrome is usually caused by an extra x chromosome in males, changing their normal 46, xy chromosome constitution to 47, xxy. The extra x causes tall stature with an asthenic build, underdevelopment of the testis and infertility. Sometimes there is more than one x, like 48, xxxy, often causing intellectual disability. The extra chromosome is a chance occurrence. ...Read more

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I'm curious, my cheeks are always rosy red for some reason, even if i'm not cold! is there a reason or is it just genetics?

I'm curious, my cheeks are always rosy red for some reason, even if i'm not cold! is there a reason or is it just genetics?

Many possibilities: Red cheeks are from the vasodialation of the vessles near the surface of your skin. Anger, embarrasment or stress can effect those vessles, also heat from excesize or fever can cause vessles to dialate to eliminate the heat. Alcohol causes capilaries to dialate as well. There are some medical causes of constant red cheeks such as rosacea or lupus. Your physician can diagnose that. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic reason for intestinal atresia?

Is there a genetic reason for intestinal atresia?

Yes, in some cases: Most of intestinal atresia occur sporadically, though. ...Read more

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How to get rid of angioedema?

How to get rid of angioedema?

See an allergist: No all angioedema is allergic and some forms do not response to epinephrine, steroids or antihistamines. I would recommend evaluation by an allergist to help pinpoint the cause of angioedema. ...Read more

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Can i get angioedema from botox? I don't have asthma.

Can i get angioedema from botox?  I don't have asthma.

Not likely: Although an allergic reaction to Botox can occur, it is very, very rare. In fact since the introduction of Botox over 10 years ago there has not been even one reported case of a severe allergy. ...Read more

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My mom gets angioedema, so am I likely to get it later? Is she allergic to something?

My mom gets angioedema, so am I likely to get it later? Is she allergic to something?

Angioedema: In 80% cause we dont know what s causing it. It s a form of chronic urticaria. There is a chance you may develop this, higher that the rest of population. You may never develop it whatsoever, if it happens go see a dermatologist to see if can identify a cause and establish proper diagnosis. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is there a reason incest leads to a lot of genetic disorders?

Is there a reason incest leads to a lot of genetic disorders?

Double dose of genes: Genetic disorders are more likely to show up from incest because people who are related have many genes in common. Usually the genes that cause genetic disorders are rare but if the parents share genes the baby is likely to get a double dose of the rare gene so the disorder is more likely to be apparent. For some genes it requires the same gene come from both parents to show up in the child. ...Read more

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Angioedema (Definition)

Angioedema is swelling that occurs under the skin. Hives are very similar but hives occur in the skin layer. Angioedema is due to fluid leaking from blood vessels usually due to an allergy or genetic abnormality. Treatment includes steroids, ...Read more