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What could be the reason that bronchiectasis patients lose weight?

What could be the reason that bronchiectasis patients lose weight?

Depends severity: Bronchiectasis is type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Mucus accumulates and sticks in the airways of the lungs, called bronchi. As a result, the airways become infected and inflamed, eventually leading to enlarged and weak airways, which allows more mucus and bacteria to accumulate.Cough, shortness of breath,weakness,weight loss and fatigue are symptoms that vary in intensity. ...Read more

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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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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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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I have a loose gastric sphincter. Is this genetic or is there any reason why I have this? Is it relatively benign? 10mg Pepcid (famotidine) AC is 100% effective.

I have a loose gastric sphincter. Is this genetic or is there any reason why I have this? Is it relatively benign?  10mg Pepcid (famotidine) AC is 100% effective.

See answer: its common for the lower esophageal sphincter to relax in some people, allowing for acid reflux. Smoking and excess caffeine intake as well as certain other foods can do this. See this: http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/guide/common-causes-acid-reflux-disease ...Read more

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Pain on top of left foot while walking,doctor said its flatfoot but i dun think so, bkoz flat foot is genetic i guess!only pain while walking.reason?

Pain on top of left foot while walking,doctor said its flatfoot but i dun think so, bkoz flat foot is genetic i guess!only pain while walking.reason?

Pain: Pain on the top of the foot may be caused by several reasons. If no injury known then some reasons may be : tight shoes, tight muscles, joint pain, tendinitis, nerve pain, or biomechanical like flatfoot. I would ask the specialists what he means and how it contributes to your pain. If still not understood seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bronchiectasis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bronchiectasis?

GLutathione: Nebulized glutathione is a great adjunct for any/all respiratory illnesses. It needs to be compounded and administered with a nebulizer. If that is not available, liposomal glutathione, taken orally, is available from several companies. It is expensive but darn well worth the money. ...Read more

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Bronchiectasis (Definition)

Bronchiectasis is widening and inflammation of the airways that someone can be born with (congenital bronchiectasis) or acquired over time secondary to infection, inflammation, underlying autoimmunity, immune deficiency or inhaling a foreign object. Approximately 1/3 of cases of bronchiectasis occurs in ...Read more