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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?

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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is 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 breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Dyslexia (Definition)

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