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Doctor insights on: Genetical Link Between Asthma And Dyslexia

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Is asthma genetic?

Is asthma genetic?

Sometimes: Allergic asthma is considered an inheritable condition -- meaning it can be genetic. But not all children of a mother or father with asthma will develop asthma themselves. There is a great deal of research ongoing to determine the influence of genetics vs. The environment on the development of asthma. ...Read more

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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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Is asthma genetic? I've been having constant coughing lately

Is asthma genetic? I've been having constant coughing lately

Yes: Asthma is often genetically predisposed. See your doctor to get a lung function test. Coughing is one of the major symptoms in asthma and there is a condition known as cough-variant asthma in which the only symptom is a cough. ...Read more

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Is dyslexia genetic?

Is dyslexia genetic?

Yes, partially: Learning disorders have a small genetic contribution. Therefore, if your parents have/had a learning disorder, you would have a greater chance of also having a learning disorder than someone whose parent did not have a learning disorder but it only increases the odds minimally. ...Read more

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Is having dyslexia a genetic condition?

Possibly: Learning disabilities can be related to genetic causes. However, this is not an automatic thing. ...Read more

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Can asthma be a genetic disease ?

Can asthma be a genetic disease ?

Yes: Depending on which study is read, if one parent has asthma, there is a 25-40% chance that the children will have some form of it; if both parents have asthma, then there is a 60-80% chance that the children will have it. This suggests that there is a very strong genetic component to asthma but it is not the only factor. ...Read more

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Is it yet known what genes make one likely to get asthma? Are some of the genetic mutations known and can be tested for?

Is it yet known what genes make one likely to get asthma? Are some of the genetic mutations known and can be tested for?

Phenotypes of Asthma: There are particular chromosomes noted for being associated with the asthma genotype but this does not mean they are a part of the asthma phenotype (genes displaying the disease). There is no testing except for symptoms and pulmonary function testing (including direct and indirect provocation testing) to determine asthma. ...Read more

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What is the link between asthma and eczema?

What is the link between asthma and eczema?

Atopy (see below): Asthma, eczema, & allergies are "atopic" diseases. "atopy" is an inherited tendency for developing any of these diseases. That being said... If you already have one of these diseases or have a close blood-relative who does, you have a higher risk (than those who don't) of getting any atopic disease. Note: an increased risk does not mean you actually will get any or all of these diseases. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a link between fibromyalgia and asthma?

Help! need to know if there's a link between fibromyalgia and asthma?

No firm link: ? is there a link between fibromyalgia and asthma. No links have been reported. That said, if a person with asthma were severely afflicted to the point of having to lead a severely sedentary and inactive lifestyle, which is rare, that person might develop advanced muscle and other soft tissue weaknesses, which can participate as co-factors in the evolution of fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Any link between nasal polyps and asthma?

Any link between nasal polyps and asthma?

Absolutely: About 40% of patients with nasal polyposis will develop asthma. This is well known. Furthermore, nasal polypectomy often improves the asthma as the post-nasal drainage is significantly diminished. ...Read more

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Are there any links between connective tissue diseases, aggressive osteoarthritis, food allergies, asthma or allergies? Which could be related?

Are there any links between connective tissue diseases, aggressive osteoarthritis, food allergies, asthma or allergies? Which could be related?

No: But all except osteoarthritis are linked to immune dysregulation. If by connective tissue disease you meant autoimmune diseases, the basic immune abnormalities are 180 degree opposite between allergy and autoimmunity although both may co-exist. ...Read more

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Stab back pain when walk, R side only. Asthma. 2 chest infect req'd amoxil (amoxicillin) and steroids. Physio say 4-5 rib sore to touch. Link 2 infect? Next step

Stab back pain when walk, R side only.  Asthma. 2 chest infect req'd amoxil (amoxicillin) and steroids.  Physio say 4-5 rib sore to touch.  Link 2 infect? Next step

Unlikely: Musculoskeletal problems are rather external, not related to asthma, unless vigorous cough affects chest wall muscles, also not related to chest infection. Rest, warm compresses, and pain killers (avoid aspirin /NSAIDs if affects your asthma) till you see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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What is the difference b/w allergic bronchitis and allergic asthma/asthma?

What is the difference b/w allergic bronchitis and allergic asthma/asthma?

In name only: Various terms have been used to define/describe Asthma, which has a strong allergy component, and genetic predisposition. The main thing is what precautions can be taken to prevent an exacerbation of asthma symptoms and what treatment works fir the patient. Allergy testing and treatment of allergies, as indicated is an important part of work up if these patients. ...Read more

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My 3 year daughter has asthma prob. But for da last 3 month she is fine. But some days she coughs a little 3 or 4 times a day? What might b the prob?

My 3 year daughter has asthma prob. But for da last 3 month she is fine. But some days she coughs a little 3  or 4 times a day? What might b the prob?

Cough variant : Asthma is a condition in which your airway is too sensitive; that is why it is also called reactive airway disease. Any change in the air, including pollens, molds, dust, temperature, humidity, and even barometric pressure can affect how the airway reacts; in patients with asthma, the sensitivity is higher. In patiens with asthma cough is treated like an asthma attack. ...Read more

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2yr old scratches skin til bleedin. Cud it be linkd 2 her asthma or cud der b a deeper problem?

Dry skin, allergies?: Itching in children is usually a manifestation of allergies, just dry skin, worse in winter, can cause it. However some infections and other inflammatory conditions may come with itching too. Your pediatrician might help to address possible cause and provide with medications to control it. One first measure is using moisturizing creams or an ointment. Petrolleum jelly or vaseline is an option. ...Read more

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I have allergy asthma, & i'm going have allergy test done spon. What specific allergiens should I b tested for?

I have allergy asthma, & i'm going have allergy test done spon. What specific allergiens should I b tested for?

Regional: If you are going to an allergist, they will know what to test you for. Each region of the country has a different panel of tests, depending on what the common allergens are in your area. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Dyslexia (Definition)

A neurological problem that causes difficulty in word recognition and spelling. This often affects reading comprehension and consequently ...Read more