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Are there some genetic reasons I get postural hypotension off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get postural hypotension off and on?

Doubt it: Orthostasis has multiple causes. I could not find a specific genetic component. If you know what's causing yours may be there is some genetic or hereditary trait like in diabetes autonomic neuropathy, may be in lewy body dementia, or shy drager syndrome. Most orthostasis occurs in elderly and pts with anihypertensives or antidepressants. ...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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Are there some genetic reasons I get hypoglycemia off and on?

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

Yes: Underlying Insulin production or resistance issues may be genetic and are easily identified and treated but there are nonn gentetic reasons as well such as diet and physical activityif the hyopoglycemia is on and off keep a diary of what you ate prior to the episode and what your physical activty was, identify a pattern it sounds more related to something you are doing rather than genetic. ...Read more

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

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

Maybe: There are genetic defects that can lead to immunodeficiencies for example, that can present with recurrent sinus infections. Usually these diseases will also present with recurrent ear and lung infections. It's not until patients describe 4 or more episodes in one year, that i would consider this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get unsteady gait off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get unsteady gait off and on?

See below: A normal gait is a very complex and fluid set of movements. The arms move synchronously with the opposite leg, the ankles nearly touch, and the heel strikes first. A normal gait requires the integration of the following systems: visual, vestibular, auditory, cerebellar, basal ganglia, sensory, and muscular. An abnormality in any one of the systems can cause a problem with gait and can lead to fall. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get cough syncope off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get cough syncope off and on?

Not yet, but...: I'm not aware of a genetic linkage for cough syncope. That doesn't mean it doesn't exist, just that its not strong enough to appear on current genome-wide association studies, or other linkage analyses. Single gene diseases are the easiest to track and link to a gene. Most complex diseases (like cough syncope) are caused by multiple interacting genes, and are therefore very hard to characterize. ...Read more

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

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

Dom't know: But in general. Almost every illness humans can get has some genetic component. ...Read more

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

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

No: Bursitis is almost always a secondary proble and /or a problem related to use if you have a genetic prblem it would be like something that alters your joint function that would then cause secondary bursitis but in thses case the body adapts and overuse or trauma stillis the problem. ...Read more

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

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

Possibly: With no other information provided the on/off numbness may be nothing but it could indicate anything from anxiety, vascular or neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis or connective tissue diseases. If you have not had these symptom eveluated please contact you physician. If you have a physician that has seen you for a long time he would be the best one to determine the problem. ...Read more

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

Maybe: Some people are more vulnerable than others to infection (due to deficiencies in ige, or iga, etc) or, when they become infected have an inability to fight off infection due to either a problem with their white blood cells, their ability to form an immune response, an autoimmune disease, etc. All of these have a genetic component... But you should see an immunologist regardless. ...Read more

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

Hard to say: This is really such a non specific symptom that it is hard to associate it with a single disease, much less a cause for that disease, so best to speak directly with your doctor. ...Read more

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

Quite possibly: Depression has many causes, some biological or genetic, others environmental. It often "runs in families, " and that too may be partly genetic and partly learned behavior--we tend to react like our parents did to stress. Some people are less likely to respond to stress or bad events with depression. That's called resilience, and it too has a genetic compnent. ...Read more

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

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

Possibly: Steatorrhea, defined as greasy/oily stools, can result from inadequate digestion and/or absorption of fats in the diet. Pancreatic insufficiency, short bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, crohn's disease, celiac disease, bile salt disorders can all result in steatorrhea. A specialist in gastroenterology can help make the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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

Enough antibodies?: If you are an adult, it's usually a combination of genetics and environmental factors. Sometimes, the body has a problem producing antibodies (ab) that protect you from pneumonias. Your doctor can determine levels of ab classes. Also, specialists like infectious diseases doctors, can perform a vaccine challenge test to diagnose more complex problems like common variable immunodeficiency(cvid). ...Read more

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

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

Poss food allergy: The symptoms of anaphylaxis can begin as swelling of the head and neck area, tightness in the throat or chest, rash or flushing, or hoarseness (among others) and are very serious! if they recur then you may have an undiagnosed food allergy or an allergy to a certain chemical or medication. You must be aware of your surroundings, your symptoms and what your eat. See an allergist asap! ...Read more

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

Local immune system: Prevalence to infection is combination of localized immune function and colonization by strain of fungus. The use of oral antifungal may eradicate the fungus. A dilute clorox bath 1 cup per tub one tp tpw times per week may decrease decolonization. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get autoimmune conditions off and on?

Not usually off/on: If you are prone to a genetic reason to get an autoimmune disease, the off and on depend on th activity of the autoimmune disease. In theory genetic risk factors put you at risk for the autoimmune and if the symptoms are off and on may control the disease activtiy at some point but often environmental conditions, therapy including compliance may affect the activity much more. ...Read more

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

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

Probably: Some genetic variants lead to activation of the pancreatic enzymes while still in the pancreatic glands and cause pancreatitis. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


Dr. Chirag Patel
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Postural Hypotension (Definition)

Postural hypotension describes a phenomenon that occurs in some people -- usually otherwise healthy -- in which after they rise from either a prone, or sitting, position their blood pressure quickly becomes lower. As a consequence, the affected person becomes uncomfortably dizzy, or lightheaded for ...Read more