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Genetic Stomach Disorders
Nature vs Nurture: You can inherit characteristics that make you susceptible to ED or increase your risk, but you may also be observing disorder behavior & maladaptive coping skills. Example, if you are at risk for anxiety due to parent's history, you might have observed their manner of coping through the use of food. Through genetics & observed behavior you might also be diagnosed w/anxiety and/or eating disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Genetics: Yes, genetics plays a significant role in both these conditions . . . But is far from the only factor. There are many environmental influences also. Also you can do much to help yourself and avoid these outcomes, even if you may have certain genetic inheritance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly.: Some studies point to a genetic predisposition towards eating disorders, but in my experience it is not inherited in the sense of a medical issue such as heart disease. In families where both a parent and a child has an eating disorder, it usually has a basis in behavior rather than biology. The child is emulating the parent's behavior with food, weight, body image, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eating DO: The specific causes are unknown. It is however believed to be combination of biological (such as genetic predisposition) , psychological (such as self-image distortions), &/or environmental factors (such as social isolation, early maltreatment, cultural, peer pressure) . As i tell my patients, "genetics loads the gun, environment pulls the trigger". ...Read more
Maternally derived: Mutations in mitochondrial dna cause defective energy production impacting cell function in the 65 known mitochondrial disorders.Muscle weakness occurs in all;blindness, & deafness in some. A progressive neurological disorder with developmental regression with or without autistic behaviors occurs in some types. Some organs may be affected & not others. Mother may be unaffected or mildly affected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most are: Hashimoto's and graves disease are classic hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism respectfully and are autoimmune in nature. You inherit and hla antigen which predisposes you to their development from your parents. You may never develop disorder. Of course if you remove your thyroid, you would have a low thyroid condition, in addition there are multiple drugs that can contribute to thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more
Genetic Influence: There is evidence for genetic predisposition in mood disorders like depression & bipolar disorder; anxiety disorders; and schizophrenia. There may be some in alcoholism also. Having 1st degree relatives with a condition does not mean you will develop it though, because genes are not the only important influence. Environment, nutrition, and lifestyle play a huge part in how things show up. ...Read more
What could cause disorders of glutamate metabolism besides genetic causes? Viruses? Heavy metals? Pancreas/liver problems?
Primarily genetic: Almost totally genetic. Why do you believe you have a disorder in glutamate metabolism? ...Read more
Very often yes: Alcoholism does have a very strong genetic component, there is much research to indicate that many alcoholics brains are different than non, even before their first drink, however the degree of genetic influence would very between persons. The environment or life circumstances however are also part of the disease's expression. It is usually a combo of nature and nurture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non-verbal learning: Disability is far less common than language-based ld's &is found in about 6% of students. Non-verbal learning disorders are brain-based, not eye-based. They may impact executive functions (reasoning, mental flexibility, problem-solving) as well as visual-perceptual &visual-motor tasks, whether isolated or as a manifestion of hydrocephalus, autistic spectrum disorder 1 &some genetic syndromes. ...Read more
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
Could preimplantation genetic diagnosis or genetic engineering get rid of diseases like Marfan syndrome?
Clinical skill: Physicians with expertise in a specialty will have knowledge of genetic disorders common to their specialty. A hematologist will recognize hemoglobinopathies, a plastic surgeon recognizes genetic disorders which require facial repair, a neurologist may diagnose neurological degenerative disorders. A clinical geneticist is the general practitioner of genetics--and can help diagnose unknowns. ...Read more
See below: Homocystinuria is a genetic disorder which affects the metabolism of the aminoacid methionine. It is inherited as a autosomal recessive trait trait, ie the child must inherit the non working gene from both the parents to be affected. It presents as failure to thrive, mental retardation, visual problems and bone problems. ...Read more
Somewhat yes: Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder are thought to have a significant genetic component. The specifics are not yet understood. These conditions, are "complex" genetic conditions in which a number of genes interact with each other and the environment to result in both traits that protect and/or make one vulnerabie to the condition. ...Read more
Can be either: Genetic defects responsible for disorders can be on any chromosome. ...Read more
Not necessarily : Bipolar mood disorder seen in some celiac patients and visa versa so get screened with blood tests. Headaches very common in general population so not necessarily related. Medications used to treat bipolar commonly have GI and neurological side effects but you said "before treatment" so assume you mean symptoms present before medications prescribed for bipolar. ...Read more
Multiple things: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more
Depends on shroom: Some are poisonous if you pick wild - need to be expert in identification. If you are colonized with candida in your gut as many of us are with our poor diets, undiagnosed food allergens, and environmental toxins stored in our bodies the shrooms can cause worsening of gut symptoms. ...Read more
Perinatology: In order to get detailed information about your baby's growth and development on ultrasound, you need to see a perinatologist. There are many disorders possible but they're rare -- gastroschisis, echogenic bowel, situs inversus, omphalocele, etc. A second trimester ultrasound should look for all of these. ...Read more
Find a doc to help: Go to a4m.Com website and find a local functional medicine doc to help you evaluate your gut with a specialty stool test like diagnostechs stool profile or genova cdsa. Once test kit is collected would start high dose probiotics to start to rebuild normal gut flora and support gut immune function until specific results are back. ...Read more
Absolutely: Remember - everything that happens in your body starts with the food you eat, digest, and absorb. This provides the basic building blocks for everything in your body. If yo don't digest well (lack of acid or digestive enzymes), or you don't absorb well, or have a metabolic disorder underlying utilization of nutrients or detoxification, then your body starts to suffer. This can cause weight issues. ...Read more
My grandmas suffering from chronic pain, she has mult things wrong and wont take no opiate meds do to stomach disorders, is there any that wont effect?
Other than opiates: Opiates are not the best way to treat chronic pain. There are a number of other agents that might help, including gabapentin, nortriptyline among those. She should see a pain specialist or a neurologist. Depending on what is causing the pain, there may be more focused, localized treatments as well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Start w/ evaluation: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & many are not due to the GI tract. Bowel "problems" often accompany GI disorders--whether functional or "organic." if pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, or pancreatic disease. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection. Exquisite tenderness is quite concerning. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Is there a connection with palpitations & hiatus hernia & ibs? Or is there any stomach disorders that can causes palpitations in general?
I recently got the flu and now i'm experiencing arm sleeping stomach disorders and chest feeling weird at times also spitting red saliva at night?
See a doctor: A good gastroenterologist would be the best source. ...Read more
Limited: Blood tests will detect antibodies to helicobacter suggesting a bacterial infection that causes gastitis and peptic ulers, changes in some hormones associated with stomach disorders, some tumors but usualy not in early stages, and autoantibdies that may affect the stomach. A history and physical examination, and endoscopy may be needed for a full workup. ...Read more
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
What kind of foods can I eat with my stomach disorder ibs, and is there anything else I can do to make it better?
Should i be concerned if my son is 2 mos. Old, he pass gas a lot and have stomach disorder, what should I do about it?
Examination: Have your son checked by your pediatrician. What you see as a problem may be normal. Or he may have one of many gastric problems such as lactose intolerance. Only your pediatrician can determine if a problem exists and if treatment is necessary. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more
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