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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
Yes: Genetic diseases by definition are carried in the dna of the patient. This can be evident early, like total albinism, or not be evident until very late in life like huntington disease. They may be inherited from their parents or emerge as a new mutation. New mutations, if not lethal, can be passed to future generations. ...Read more
Nope.: Genetic prenatal testing can detect many chromosomal or microscopic dna defects - but it cannot prevent birth defects! 2-4% of all newborns will have a minor or major birth defect and the vast majority of those have unknown genetic underpinnings at this time, although many of us are working to change that. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily to prevent 75-95% of major neural/cardiac fetal anomalies! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: But most of them will require prior authorization. ...Read more
Of women on birth control pills who have cardiac incidents, what percentage have secondary causes, such as smoking or a genetic predisposition?
Outstanding question: Excellent question! Let me re-phrase it: what is the risk of having any type of vascular event? It depends on exact formulation, duration of use, & risk factors. No prospective studies have been reported. Here is summary from the NIH: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK148774/. This reports odds ratios. If the risk is 1 in a million, an OR of 2 is only 2 per million. They're rare. ...Read more
3 MCs no live birth. 2 MCs turner's & trisomy14 in fetus. Parents karyotyping normal. What other genetic tests shld be done. Risk of abnormal child ?
Can spina bifida have any genetic links, or is it all environmental or chance factors during development?
Spina bifida: There can be a strong genetic link meaning that a parent has spina bifida then a child is at a higher risk of getting the disorder. Prenatal counseling is key here as the physician can go over medications that might need to be taken to prevent spina bifida such as folic acid ...Read more
Yes and no: Genetic predisposition is what you are born with, for good or bad (like brca mutations causing breast and ovarian cancer). Can't do anything to change your genes although you can work to decrease the odds if you have a high risk gene. Lifestyle choices may increase the risk even more so avoiding unhealthy choices will be beneficial. In other words, change what you can but be aware of your risk. ...Read more
What are ways to prevent blood clots while taking Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). No family history of clots, not obese, don't smoke, family history of hypertension & active.
Stay active: avoid prolonged periods of inactivity. Pts of your profile are at low risk. ...Read more
Yes! Via Epigenetics: Epigenetic changes are changes to the child's dna while still a fetus. Tehse changes are induced by the maternal diet. Increasingly epigenetic changes are being implicated in a host of common diseases occuring in offspring. These changes in the babies dna that do not involve changing the dna sequence but rather modify gene expression in children. ...Read more
Rephrase: besides 30 year pack history what are other significant risk factors for screening for lung cancer? Family history? Other cancer? Polyps?
For family planning: Once the child is born with genetic heart defect, there is no going back--he/she will need regular care with heart doc/surgeon, and primary care doc/nurses as a team. Genetic counseling provides education, support, resources u can use now, and plan for future pregnancy/care. Best of luck to you. ...Read more
Maternal and paternal gma had breast cancer, fathers sister was just diagnosed. Strong enough history to warrant U/S or genetic test? I'm 25 and s. Asian
31yrs old.2miscarraiges.1st missed 2nd anembryonic.spontaneous miscarraiges.no medical history and no family history of immune disorders.want ur guid?
Are choroid plexus cysts genetically inherited? If planning a family, should my wife and I have pre-pregnancy genetic testing?
Varies: The extra digit issue is usually an autosomal dominant trait with variable presentation.It can skip a generation and theoretically 50% of the offspring would carry the gene.The disability in the brother is unrelated and more information on his disability would be needed for comment. ...Read more
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