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Can Diabetes Be Passed Down To Your Children
Yes, well possibly: The genetics of diabetes is thought to not be an all or none genetics, but heavily influenced by environmental factors. Type 1 diabetes is thought to have very little genetic predisposition. Type 2 diabetes is more common when parents or siblings had or have developed diabetes. However, it is heavily influenced by weight, lifestyle factors, dietary factors, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
My mom had gestational diabetes will I have it while pregnant, does it pass down to your female children?
Not big: Having type 1 dm in the family certainly increases risk for your children. Studies done years ago show that a child has a higher risk of developing diabetes if a sibling has it rather than if a parent has it. Environment and diet have a profound affect on us and are more important than genes...So take care of yourself and as a filly eat a healthful diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intermittent tachycardia with blood pressure changes every few hours, looking like but is not hypoglycemia, needing diagnosis and treatment.....?
More information would help clarify how to solve the problem: The combination of recurrent tachycardia, "unstable" blood sugar and blood pressure, "all the symptoms of diabetes" but normal HgbA1c, "reactive hypoglycemia" and symptoms occurring every three hours, and atypical sleep apnea. The differential diagnosis would include: *Insulinoma (insulin secreting tumor) producing recurant hypoglycemia with tachycardia) *Pheochrocytoma (adrenaline secreting tumor often of the adrenal glands) *polyendocrine syndome encompassing either or both with possible hypophysitis with ovarian hypofunction or autoimmune oopheritis. You may have been screened for insulinoma but remember that common screening test use monoclonal antibodies which will not pick up proinsulin. To assist in diagnosis - providing more detail to the phrases in paragraph 1 including labs and then consultation with an endocrinologist would be an appropriate next step. ...Read more
Not exactly: Having a parent with an autoimmune disorder increases your chance of having some type of autoimmune disease. Some can be tracked with genetic markers to check likelihood of disease presentation but many cannot. There is often some type of environmental trigger that will start the process but not always easy to pinpoint. ...Read more
Certainly: Yes, depression has genetic aspects which are variably expressed. Other important pieces are what you do with your own nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle practices. Plus, depressed parents provide much different emotional interactions with their kids than non-depressed ones do, and this can affect your own moods. Psychotherapy can wake you up, and help you learn healthier ways of being. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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