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How common is genetic testing if I want to get it done for a hereditary brain disease?

How common is genetic testing if I want to get it done for a hereditary brain disease?

Depends: It depends on the specific disease you're referring to. Genetic tests may or may not be useful, but I would ask your physician regarding your specific condition or see a geneticist. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Roberts
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Genetic Brain Disorders (Definition)

Genetic brain disorder is a condition in which a person has a problem in the brain, related to a defect or mutation in his genes (DNA). Some conditions have symptoms in infancy, some appear gradually as a child grows, while other conditions show up in adulthood. These disorders include problems forming nerve cell connections, problems handling nutrients such as amino acids, problems getting waste material out ...Read more


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Brain tumor is a genetic disease? My father had this disease it may affect me in my future? If yes means what I want to do?

Brain tumor is a genetic disease? My father had this disease it may affect me in my future? If yes means what I want to do?

Recommend evaluation: Most brain tumors are not inherited. But it depends on the type and other associated conditions a patient has. If there are many cancers in a family at an early age, especially if rare cancers, the risk of them being inherited increases. Only about 5% of brain tumors are linked to a genetic condition. But if you are worried I recommend genetic counseling at cancer genetics clinic. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy a genetic disorder?

Is cerebral palsy a genetic disorder?

No: Cerebral palsy (CP) is caused by many things including but not limited to, poor intrauterine envirmonment, perinatal infection, prematurity with brain bleed and lack of o2 prior to or at the time of delivery. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy a disease or a genetic disorder?

Is cerebral palsy a disease or a genetic disorder?

Good question: Cerebral palsy is a description of disorder in control of muscles that remains static. Most cases are due to some damage or malformation of the brain that leaves it as a chronic clinical condition. Some cases are associated with genetic syndromes and metabolic disorders. Some are due to trauma or due to stroke or due to brain infections. Genetic disorders may make them more prone to cp. ...Read more

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Is the dominant side of your brain determined by your genetics?

Is the dominant side of your brain determined by your genetics?

In part, yes: But the vast majority of folks have the left side of brain as dominant, even in the majority of left handers. ...Read more

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Can brain aneurysm be genetic?

Can brain aneurysm be genetic?

Occasionally: Most aneurysms are sporadic and not familial. If two or more first degree relatives in a family carry aneurysms, it is considered genetic and aneurysms are present approximately 10% of the time in those families. ...Read more

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What causes Brain Shrinkage in Young Men? Besides Genetics im trying to avoid my Brain From Shrinking

What causes Brain Shrinkage in Young Men? Besides Genetics im trying to avoid my Brain From Shrinking

Think stops Shrink: Eat well, keep socially connected and do things which exercise your brain--- reading books, finding a challenging but satisfying job, and playing games which require mind-power is a good start. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of brain cancer, is it heredity or genetic?

What is the frequency of brain cancer, is it heredity or genetic?

It is neither: Common, nor hereditary. There seems to be damage to genes, as in most cancers, and some forecast response to therapy (loss of chromosome 1). The dread glioblastoma, the far end of the histologic spectrum, has had very little progress therapeutically. Despite its local resistance, chemo approachs encourage many, but surgery and radiotherapy seem stalled. ...Read more

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Does genetics play a role in developing a brain tumor?

Does genetics play a role in developing a brain tumor?

Yes.: In certain brain tumors, genetic mutations have been discovered. Some of these are 'passed down' from parent to child. Others are new and spontaneous. There are many different types of brain tumors, both benign and malignant. Each has its own unique genetic risk. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

I was wondering is a brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

Rarely: Hi. Yes, there are genetic syndromes that cause pituitary tumors (MEN-1 is a famous one), but it's rare. If you have a lot of family members with pituitary tumors, however, all of a sudden it's odds go up! See an experienced endocrinologist! ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

Hoping you can tell me, is brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

Generally not: Isolated pituitary tumors generally are not genetic. These are the majority of the pituitary tumors and include prolactin, growth hormone, and non-secreting pituitary tumors. There are associations with other tumors: the multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome-1 (mens-1) that are believed to be genetic linked. This is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. ...Read more

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Are astrocytomas genetic? My mother had one and I am wondering if I should get a brain mri, would that tell me anything?

Are astrocytomas genetic? My mother had one and I am wondering if I should get a brain mri, would that tell me anything?

Astrocytomas: Astrocytomas are not normally inherited, there are syndromes in which they can occur but it is unlikely you fit this category. As long as you have not had any symptoms I do not think an MRI would be of help at this point. ...Read more

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Recently had a brain MRI said severe cerebell atrophy. Neuroligist said I was fine, don't worry, now mom diagnosed with psp. Is this genetic. She 78.

Recently had a brain MRI said severe cerebell atrophy. Neuroligist said I was fine, don't worry, now mom diagnosed with psp. Is this genetic. She 78.

Huh?: "severe cerebellar atrophy" on MRI and you're fine? No balance, coordination, or speech problems? You might want to get a second opinion from a movement disorders neurologist to see if your mother's problem (and your mri) are related to a genetic spinocerebellar atrophy syndrome. (there is a decent wikipedia page on the sca's). ...Read more

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I have head problems since 2 yrs. Is it a tumor. Is brain tumor genetic bcz my mom was diagnosed with the same and passed away bcz of lung infection.

I have head problems since 2 yrs. Is it a tumor. Is brain tumor genetic bcz my mom was diagnosed with the same and passed away bcz of lung infection.

Probably not but...: Sorry about your mom. Rare types of brain tumors (about 5%) may have genetic increased risk but in 95% of brain tumors there is no increased risk to children.
It is impossible for anyone here to know if you have a brain tumor but most "head problems" have other causes.
Please see a good doctor who can learn more, examine you and do necessary tests to find the cause of your problems. ...Read more

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Had a genetic testing at mayo due toinactive brain tumor&neuralgia. I now have a lump on my lower spine and over my left knee. Is this nf1.I have no ins?

Had a genetic testing at mayo due toinactive brain tumor&neuralgia. I now have a lump on my lower spine and over my left knee. Is this nf1.I have no ins?

Unknown: Without knowing the other characteristics of your physical exam and the results of genetic testing, it is impossible to determine your genotype. As you went to Mayo Clinic, and had genetic testing performed, you should probably follow up with them and their genetic counselors to go over your results. ...Read more

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Amyloidosis, all my symptoms, heart, liver high ggt, brain, neurological, gasrto and urinary, lungs. GFR not released, what is the genetic blood test?

Amyloidosis, all my symptoms, heart, liver high ggt, brain, neurological, gasrto and urinary, lungs. GFR not released, what is the genetic blood test?

Self-diagnosis?: Amyloidosis can mimic anything. It's not especially treatable so there's no hurry diagnosing it. Ask about a serum protein electrophoresis and urine test for Bence-Jones for amyloid AL. Amyoid AF is a neuropathy / pain syndrome and I wouldn't waste the money. Amyloid AA labwork isn't specific; it's rare in the absence of leprosy etc. I'd have a fat biopsy -- maybe you actually do have it. ...Read more

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Can cerebral aneurysms be genetic?

Can cerebral aneurysms be genetic?

Yes: There are some conditions that lead to these - see your neurosurgeon if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Docs, could a cerebral embolism be due to genetics?

Docs, could a cerebral embolism be due to genetics?

Embolism cause: Rarely are embolisms due to genetics. An embolism is a piece of material that goes from one place in the circulation to another usually causing and organ damage. Theoretically they can be related to genetics if you were to inherit a clotting disorder or a propensity to develop plaque on your vessels. Certain coagulopathies (conditions which make you prone to clot) can be inherited. ...Read more

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Recommend medicine or any surgery for cerebral atrophy due to genetic inheritance?

Recommend medicine or any surgery for cerebral atrophy due to genetic inheritance?

No: You are most likely dealing with the genetic inheritance. You might want to ask your neurologist for advice but I am not aware of any medication for this ; surgery has no place in this condition. I must say that cerebral atrophy at your age is a bit unusual. ...Read more

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My husband has cerebral atrophy due to genetic inhrtance medicine gven by doctor NT benefiting. Is there any medicine or surgery to benefit him.

There is no treatmen: There is no treatment for cerebral atrophy, once brain cells have been lost the damage is permanent.
Treatment is directed towards the symptoms and complications and includes
1 meds that change the amount of chemicals that control brain signaling or treat symptoms of cognitive impairment,
2physical therapy to improve function and ability to perform
3psychlogical counseling and support. ...Read more

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List of rare brain disorders in children?

List of rare brain disorders in children?

Some are listed: In this article. REF: http://humanbrainfacts. Org/neurological-disorders-in-children. Php ...Read more

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Is gum disease genetic? Can our children have it if a blood family member has it?

Is gum disease genetic? Can our children have it if a blood family member has it?

Possible predisposed: Genetic predisposition is one of several contributing factors to gum disease. Bacteria ; poor oral hygiene are the major causes. Go to www. Perioprotect. Com to read about a proven non-surgical treatment system that significantly reduces bacteria in the gum pockets. ...Read more

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Could any of your children have a genetic disorder if you are a carrier of the gene?

Could any of your children have a genetic disorder if you are a carrier of the gene?

Depends: If you have a disorder that is controlled by a dominant gene, statistically half your offspring could get it. Babies don't always follow statistics, all your babies could get your dominant gene & the condition or none could & none get the condition. If you carry a recessive gene you would have no affected kids unless you had them with a carrier. Then, all or none could get it most would be carriers ...Read more

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What happens when a male with an x linked recessive genetic disorder has children with a female who does not carry the disease?

What happens when a male with an x linked recessive genetic disorder has children with a female who does not carry the disease?

No disease, but...: The scenario you describe would result in a male infant being totally normal, while a female infant would be a carrier that would most likely be unaffected, given that the mutation is recessive. Depending on the actual disease, it is theoretically possible for the female infant to have mild symptoms, since one x chromosome in each cell gets randomly shut down (lyonization). ...Read more

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Can hereditary rickets be prevented? My family has a genetic kidney disorder that causes rickets. Is it possible to take steps to prevent my children from getting rickets this way?

Can hereditary rickets be prevented? My family has a genetic kidney disorder that causes rickets. Is it possible to take steps to prevent my children from getting rickets this way?

There: There are multiple kinds of kidney associated hereditary rickets that all have different patterns of inheritance. Many are "autosomal recessive" which means that the child must get an affected gene from each parent in order to have the disease. Some are x-linked which means that women carry the gene and men get the disease. The other type is "autosomal dominant" which means that you only need one gene to have the disease and that gene can come from either parent. The best thing to do is discuss your type of family rickets with your doctor. They may refer you to a genetic counselor to discuss the risk of your children in developing the disease. Prevention depends on what kind of rickets run in your family, your gender, whether you have the disease or are a carrier, and who the partner is with whom you want to have children. ...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