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Does dysphagia run in the family?

Does dysphagia run in the family?

Perhaps...: Dysphagia is a general term referring to swallowing disorders. There are certain familial conditions which can be associated with swallowing disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty with swallowing is the sensation that food is stuck in the throat, or from the neck down to just above the abdomen ...Read more


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I have swollen glands, a sore throat with difficulty swallowing and mucus running down back of throat. When i've cleared mucus it's yellow /brown?

Sore throat: You have what is called pharyngitis, or a sore throat. This could be either viral or bacterial in origin. If you have a runny nose also, it is likely to be viral. You should see your physician if the symptoms last for more than 10 days, if you have fever that won't go down, if you are having difficulty swallowing, and if you can't take in food or water. ...Read more

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Does angina run in the family?

Does angina run in the family?

Yes: Having a first degree relative with coronary artery disease is a significant risk factor coronary artery disease.. ...Read more

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Do ischemic events run in the family?

Do ischemic events run in the family?

Yes: Ischemic events like heart attacks and strokes do tend to cluster in families. ...Read more

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Can early onset of menopause run in the family?

Usually: For some reason or an other, likely genetic, women tend to go thru menopause at same age as their mothers & sisters. ...Read more

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What causes simian creases in "healthy" people if it doesn't run in the family?

Unknown: Sometimes a crease is just a crease and does not mean anything. Just a random occurrence. ...Read more

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How can a baby be born with down sydrome or any kind of sydrome? Would it have to run in the family of mine of my spouses?

How can a baby be born with down sydrome or any kind of sydrome? Would it have to run in the family of mine of my spouses?

Abnormal chromosomes: Ds occurs when either the egg or sperm are defective.Instead of containing 23 single chromosomes that join their pair at conception, the egg or sperm brings an extra #21.The baby ends up with 3 of the #21 or ds. It can occur at any age but is more common as the mother gets older. It does not "run in families". ...Read more

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Can uti's run in the family?

Can uti's run in the family?

Not typically: Some people are predisposed to utis due to structural issues with their urinary tract. Some of these structural problems can run in families. But your standard risk for UTI does not run in families. ...Read more

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Does lymphedema run in the family?

Does lymphedema run in the family?

Rarely: The vast majority of cases of lymphedema have an identifiable cause, occurring after surgery, cancer, and/or radiation. We call this secondary lymphedema. A far smaller number of cases of lymphedema is primary, meaning that we can't identify the cause. Some of these cases are hereditary, and run in families, but not most, as far as we know. ...Read more

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