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Doctor insights on: Facts About Genetic Diseases

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Genetic disease "t s", what does it stand for?

Genetic disease "t s", what does it stand for?

Tuberous Sclerosis: Tuberous sclerosis is often called ts or tsc. It is a hereditary disorder that is characterized by individuals devoloping a small benign lesion called a hamartoma in various organs including the brain, lung and kidneys. Ts fact sheet from nih at http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/tuberous_sclerosis/detail_tuberous_sclerosis.Htm. ...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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What is the least common genetic disease that is seen in the U.S.?

What is the least common genetic disease that is seen in the U.S.?

Unknown: Some are rarer than one in 100,000. Is continually finding new genetic disordersand we may have no clue with regard to how frequent they are. There are dozens of severe multiple malformation syndromes which are striking but none of the worlds geneticists have a clue with regard to what causes them.how do you estimate a single case in the world's medical literature? ...Read more

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Are genetic diseases actually pretty common?

Are genetic diseases actually pretty common?

Different kinds: There is a plethora of genetic disease in the general population. Some extremely rare, others seen rather commonly. Some severe, others hardly noticeable. ...Read more

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What are the most common types of genetic diseases?

What are the most common types of genetic diseases?

It depends on what: You call genetic. Almost all diseases are a combination of genes and environment. Consult the following site of a list of common single gene defects.http://archive.blisstree.com/feel/ten-most-common-inherited-genetic-diseases/. ...Read more

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What genetic diseases manifest themselves around age 50?

What genetic diseases manifest themselves around age 50?

Genetic disease at 5: Gray hair, high blood pressure, diabetes, coronary artery disease. All but the first are not normal in humans. But occur when you feed/exercise your genes wrong, ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many genetic diseases can be tested for?

Too many to count: Many diseases can be genetically test for. And new tests are becoming available every year. ...Read more

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What is the difference between communicable and genetic diseases?

What is the difference between communicable and genetic diseases?

Inherited-acquired: Communicable diseases are usually infectious in nature and can be transmitted from one individual to another by exposure. In contrast, genetic diseases can be inherited meaning they can be transmitted not by exposure but by passing along of a gene from a parent to a child ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could get tested for genetic defects/diseases?

Can you tell me if i could get tested for genetic defects/diseases?

Yes: you have to voice your concerns about what disorders you are concerned about. Many physicians test for genetic diseases as part of their specialties. If they can not understand a clinical finding, they can refer to genetic experts in the field. ...Read more

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How many genetic diseases can be tested for through prenatal diagnosis?

Many: Many genetic diseases can be tested prenatally. However, most are not necessary or recommended unless there is a specific risk. Most routinely offered testing includes down syndrome, trisomy, other chromosomal abnormalities, and neural tube defects. ...Read more

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Is tay-sach's disease associated with developing other genetic conditions?

Is tay-sach's disease associated with developing other genetic conditions?

Possibly: Because tay-sach's disease is one of several genetic diseases that can occur in people of ashkenazi jewish background, when screening is done for this disorder, usually several other disease states are screened for as well. This is a very complicated area to discuss and genetic counselling is best left to experts in this area. ...Read more

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What diseases or other genetic issues can be determined before a child is 1?

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Too many to list: Even the newborn screening tests detect 30+ metabolic and genetic conditions. ...Read more

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What are some disorders or genetic diseases that only affects female offspring?

What are some disorders or genetic diseases that only affects female offspring?

Rarely: These are generally rare but some mitochondrially inherited conditions may appear to preferentially affect females. There are also a few x-linked dominant conditions which are lethal to males and so only affected females survive. ...Read more

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Can lifestyle and environment impact the severity and development of genetic diseases?

Yes: Many common conditions are determined by a combination of genes and the additional, potentially interactive, effects of environmental factors. Examples would include cardiovascular disorders and age-related macular degeneration. Where the genetic disorder is caused by only a single gene, then the effect of the gene predominates but environmental factors still have a role, eg cystic fibrosis. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the name of the defect that causes non-inherited genetic diseases?

Help please? What is the name of the defect that causes non-inherited genetic diseases?

Environment: Nature vs. Nurture. If not inherited many environmental insults may cause cancer -- toxins, smoke, radiation, viruses, other infections, inflammation, etc etc etc. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the name of the defect that causes non-inherited genetic diseases?

Could you tell me what is the name of the defect that causes non-inherited genetic diseases?

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

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What if i marry to my second cousin, can any one name the genetic diseases caused to offspring?

What if i marry to my second cousin, can any one name the genetic diseases caused to offspring?

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

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Can you tell me if a disease is genetic, does that mean that everyone with that disease is related?

No,it is from a gene: No, it means that the cause of the disease is from a gene. Sometimes, however, there are spontaneous mutations in the gene. Certain conditions, such as neurofibromatosis, have a very high spontaneous mutation rate, so there will be no family history of the disease prior to the affected patient. Because it is an autosomal dominant disease, any child will have a 50% chance of having the disease. ...Read more

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Do you know any inherited, genetic diseases where its symptoms beome apparent in later teenage years?

Do you know any inherited, genetic diseases where its symptoms beome apparent in later teenage years?

There are numerous: There are numerous genetic conditions in which symptoms start in teenage years. A genetic condition can present at any age: during fetal life, in a neonate, in infancy, childhood, adolescence, and at any age in adulthood. Depending on condition they can present in adolescence with neurological symptoms, heart disease, kidney disease, ro any other symptom. Hard to name one as there are so many. ...Read more