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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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I has a small few warts on my neck and i cut them off because they really bothered me was this safe? And can warts be genetic?

I has a small few warts on my neck and i cut them off because they really bothered me was this safe?  And can warts be genetic?

It is safe: Warts are the product of a viral infection onto the skin. Cutting them off as you have done is probably safe although there is a small risk of spreading the virus. Keep the areas clean and a little rubbing alcohol on the site will be helpful. Warts are not genetic in origin but your genetics might make you a little more susceptible to getting them. ...Read more

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Is it possible to test to see if you have a genetic predisposition for bipolar disorder?

Is it possible to test to see if you have a genetic predisposition for bipolar disorder?

Nospecific test: There is not a specific test for this. However, a strong family history of mood disorders including bipolar disorder would increase odds. ...Read more

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Will making lifestyle changes matter if I have a genetic predisposition to being stressed?

Will making lifestyle changes matter if I have a genetic predisposition to being stressed?

Absolutely, yes!: Many of us live in an environment with is predisposed to stress, with or without genetic predisposition. Lifestyle changes can make a huge difference. Start with the basics ("easy", but challenging to incorporate in to your daily schedule): eat a healthy meal/snack every 3-4 hours, go to bed relatively early and get enough sleep, try to limit caffeine and alcohol, and get up and move every day! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a genetic predisposition to bipolar disorder?

How do I know if I have a genetic predisposition to bipolar disorder?

Family History: If you have a so-called first-degree relative (sibling, mother, or father), with bd your genetic "loading" for bd is higher than if you don't. However, lots of people have bd with no known family history; and, even if both your mother and father have bd, the risk that you will too still is only about 20%--way higher than the general population but not a sure thing. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic predisposition for paranoia?

Is there a genetic predisposition for paranoia?

yes, but depends: Certain types of paranoia can have a genetic predisposition, and some times it can be caused by drugs or medications. Your best bet is to get a thorough evaluation by a psychiatrist and get a better answer that is specific to you. ...Read more

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Could there be a genetic predisposition to acne?

Could there be a genetic predisposition to acne?

Yes: There's a single good twin study. No locus was identified. Here you go: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12485434. ...Read more

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If someone follows a regimen to avoid the onset of a certain disease but still develops it, is that indicative of a genetic predisposition?

Yes: Almost every medical condition has a genetic basis. Family history of disease predicts genetic predisposition & increases one's risk however the road to development of a disease is much more complicated. We know that predisposition is influenced by multi-factorial elements eg. environment, diet, viral triggers, & more. Some diseases appear by spontaneous gene mutation showing no familial trail. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more