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Azzospermia Genetic Causes
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
Death of sperm cells:
Sperm is created from a very early sperm forming cell. All sperm comes from the duplication and then splitting of these early sperm cells. They then grow for the next 90 days to become what is ejaculated.
Chemotherapy kills these early cells which then prevents any further sperm to be made. By killing the early progenitor cells it prevents the growth of mature sperm. ...Read more
Is stapholococcus a sexual disease that can cause problems in the reproductive system of a man like affect his sperm and cause azoospermia?
What are options for replacing ssris for treatment of depression? They are preventing me from having sex and I believe they may also be the cause of azoospermia. My preference is non-pharma therapy.
Albinism vs vitiligo:
If you are born with a genetic mutation that prevents production of melanin (and other pigments), then you are an albino and have albinism. If you begin to lose pigment (typically in patches) as you age, then you likely have vitiligo (e.g. Michael jackson), which is a skin condition where the pigment-producing cells die for various reasons.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/vitiligo/ds00586. ...Read more
Addiction is: Transmitted from one to another genetically however environment also plays a significant role in its expression. ...Read more
I see you are from: New Mexico--we did some nuclear testing there. Not sure what you mean by "edit". Background radiation may cause some mutations, but are not the major source, unless you have an antique watch which glows in the dark. Older males have a very slightly increased risk of new mutations but there is no way to monitor for gonadal mutations. ...Read more
No one knows: Asperger's syndrome now has been incorporated into autism spectrum disorders, which a great deal of work is being done to answer your question. We believe that genetics plays a major role as well as abnormalities in the neurological function in the brain. Environmental issues seem only to treatment and support of the illness. ...Read more
Yes and no:
Asperger's is thought to have a complex set of factors in its etiology. It can only be diagnosed clinically. There are no blood tests for it currently. See
Can a genetics defect called mthfr1 cause a lot of problems a gentics told me it does not is that true or not?
Can cause many probs:
Mthfr mutations cause problems with methylation, a crucial process in every cell. Patients with these problems have increased incidence of depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, birth defects, heart disease, stroke & possibly cancer. However, those with just 1 mutation have much less risk than those with 2 copies of the mutation.
See http://heal-thyself. Ning. Com/profiles/blogs/mthfr-1. ...Read more
They say my adflne is caused by a genetic alteration and maybe there's a connection with asperger, since the tests prove I have the symptoms. Correct?
Unclear: I hadn't heard of or seen that before, so I googled those letters: adflne and didn't come up with anything. Sorry. It may be a genetic marker, of which there are many different ones. Maybe a medical geneticist would know? Also, there really is not much that can actually be done to change the genes we have. Have you read: Asperger syndrome by tony attwood? I think it's excellent. Best wishes. ...Read more
Likely yes.: It is very likely that there is a genetic component to this. There are issues like achondroplasia or dwarfism that are definitely genetic in origin. Height is very often a result of genetic selection in plants and animals and people are no exception. Excess in height is also genetic. Abraham lincoln is a very good exmple of marfan's syndrome, a disorder with great height as a feature. ...Read more
Not clear: Pacns (primary angiitis of the central nervous system) is rare enough that conclusions cannot yet be made with great certainty. It seems to have an autoimmune component which may well be genetic. It is also more common in certain parts of the world which is also suggestive. Inflamed blood vessels may cause seizures, headaches, stroke, spinal cord syndromes, or mental deterioration. ...Read more
A bit complex: Thrombocytopena-Absent Radius may be caused by mutations in the RBM8A gene, or both a mutation and a deletion of the RMBA region. Absent Radius is associated with an absent thumb, except for this syndrome, so the diagnosis may be made clinically by noting TAR with thumb present. Milk allergy is very common, and can exacerbate low platelets http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/books/NBK23758/ ...Read more
Spontaneous mutation: Some inheritable disorders are also caused by spontaneous mutations. Advanced paternal age ^es risk. Nondisjunction = paired chromosomes don't separate during cell division. The fetus receives 2 or 0 copies from egg or sperm. Advanced maternal age ^es risk.. Copy repeat errors are similar, when baby inherits 0 or 2 copies of a small sequence of genes from mom or dad. ...Read more
2nd cousin union: All French Canadians are genetically the equivalent of second cousins. The risk of having a child affected with a genetic disorder is very slightly Increased-hardly detectable. Prenatal screening may be adjusted based on ethnicity, as every ethnic group has different frequencies of abnormal genes. There are genetic screening panels for different ethnicities. Suggest genetics consult for your risk ...Read more
Has anyone heard of a 40 YO suddenly growing several inches taller after hadn't grown in last 15 yrs? What rare genetic/med disorders would cause that
Gene mutation: Hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer or lynch syndrome is caused by a mutation in a "mismatch repair gene, " or a gene that codes for a protein which recognizes and repairs mistakes during dna replication. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion (so having 1 mutated gene is enough to increase your lifetime cancer risk). ...Read more
Predisposition only: Semantics: vertigo is a symptom. There are genetic predisposition for vertigo but no "genetic vertigo". It is like saying you cannot be born with "genetic pain". Diseases such as meniere's disease seems to run in families. There are familial vertigo syndromes, genetic deafness and neurological syndromes that have genetic underpinnings. Neurofibromatosis 2 can cause vertigo via brain tumors. ...Read more
A few things: Often genetic abnormalities arise spontaneously. Some are due to genetic problems that are passed down in family lines. Some are due to the way the chromosomes from sperm and egg meet and form in an embryo. Lastly, some can be due to exposure radiation which can damage genes. If you're worried that your fetus might have abnormality, you can discuss with geneticist to understand risks. ...Read more
Eating DO: The specific causes are unknown. It is however believed to be combination of biological (such as genetic predisposition), psychological (such as self-image distortions), &/or environmental factors (such as social isolation, early maltreatment, cultural, peer pressure). As I tell my patients, "genetics loads the gun, environment pulls the trigger". ...Read more
No: I am unaware of specific known genetic relationships. Reaarch points to abnormalities in certain brain regions (including the basal ganglia, frontal lobes, and cortex), the circuits that interconnect these regions, and the neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine) which are associated with these circuits. ...Read more
The lipidoses: This is a bunch of recessives, mostly autosomal. En.wikipedia. Org/wiki/Lipid_storage_disorder ...Read more
Mostly complicated: There are known genetic causes of childhood obesity. One is prader-willi syndrome, which is rare but causes morbid obesity in childhood. Even more rare is leptin deficiency. There are other rare causes, often associated with other conditions. Most obesity is "polygenic", meaning multiple genes affect the trait, which makes it hard to pinpoint the precise cause. ...Read more