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Hemochromatosis (Definition)

A condition of excess iron that can lead to liver cirrhosis, diabetes, and heart failure. Usually a hereditary condition of excessive absorption of iron, it can also be caused ...Read more


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Why is wilson's disease found?

Why is wilson's disease found?

Treatable killer: This may be the most treacherous of all diagnoses. 1 in ~60000 people have this defect in copper metabolism that may have no symptoms or look like something else until it ruins the liver and brain. It's picked up on lab testing and even these are fraught with pitfalls. Diagnosed, it's very easy to treat. I wish you luck and hope your workup is done well. ...Read more

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Is addison's disease genetic?

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Is addison's disease genetic?

Not usually: The leading causes of Addison' disease in the US are: autoimmune; metastatic cancer; bleeding into adrenal glands; infectious infiltration (such as tuberculosis). Only the autoimmune type may possibly run in families, whose members typically have other autoimmune disorders such as type 1 diabetes, hypothyroidism, vitiligo, pernicious anemia, or myasthenia gravis, to name a few. ...Read more

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Is iron overload/hereditary hemochromatosis "curable"?

Is iron overload/hereditary hemochromatosis "curable"?

Yes: Yes as long as the iron is removed before irreversible damage like cirrhosis or diabetes has occurred. Phlebotomy is the best way to remove the iron. ...Read more

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Are hemochromatosis and diabetes linked?

Are hemochromatosis and diabetes linked?

Very much so: Untreated hemochromatosis ("bronze diabetes") will often cause diabetes that will self-cure when the hemochromatosis is treated. ...Read more

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Is there a genetics connection von hippel-lindau disease?

Is there a genetics connection von hippel-lindau disease?

Von Hippel-Lindau: Von hippel-lindau syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by the formation of tumors and fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in many different parts of the body. Tumors may be either noncancerous or cancerous and usually appear during young adulthood; however, the signs and symptoms of von hippel-lindau syndrome can occur throughout life. ...Read more

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Is addisons disease a genetic hereditary problem?

Is addisons disease a genetic hereditary problem?

Addisions is genetic: In 2012 the answer is usually yes. Tuberculosis caused dr. Addison to describe the condition. Now it is any failure of the adrenal glands. Today it does run in families where autoimmune diseases occur. (thyroid, diabetes, adrenal, celiac, etc). ...Read more

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Is autism associated with celiac disease?

Is autism associated with celiac disease?

No: Autism is a complex neurobiological inherited disorder that is worsened by environmental toxins. Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that prevents absorption of gluten from the diet. There is no scientific evidence the two are related. Years ago, there was a flurry of thinking that malabsorption of gluten could lead to or worsen autism. This has been disproven. ...Read more

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Is paget's disease genetic?

Is paget's disease genetic?

Sometimes: There are two diseases termed "paget's disease." one is a rare type of breast cancer with unknown, likely multifactorial, etiology. The other is paget's disease of the bone for which there is a genetic predisposition and exposure to certain viruses may trigger the disease. Here's a link to more info about pagets of the bone: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/pagets-disease-of-bone/ds00485. ...Read more

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How come wilson's disease (hepatolenticular degeneration) considered a genetic disorder?

How come wilson's disease (hepatolenticular degeneration) considered a genetic disorder?

Because it is: No disrespect is intended. Two defective copies of the gene atp7b, one from each carrier parent, renders the person incapable of unloading copper from cells that need to lose it. ...Read more

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Could people with autoimmune disorders donate blood?

Could people with autoimmune disorders donate blood?

Yes: It depends on the disease, what medications you are on, what your blood count is, and which disease. Check with your local red cross blood donation center. ...Read more

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At which age wilson disease excluded ???

At which age wilson disease excluded ???

No age criteria: this is a disease mainly diagnosed based on symptoms and lab results. There is no cutoff in terms of age ...Read more

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Can someone with genetic hemochromatosis donate blood?

Can someone with genetic hemochromatosis donate blood?

Yes: If you're not symptomatic, there's no reason even to tell them, and in fact it's a great way to keep your body iron burden down. In fact, it's how i manage my one-dose hemochromatosis while helping others. ...Read more

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Genetic causes- splenomegaly, fatty liver, seizures, fatigue, psychosis and ataxia? Neg. For np a/b/c, lupus, wilson's and ashkenazi diseases

Genetic causes- splenomegaly, fatty liver, seizures, fatigue, psychosis and ataxia?
Neg. For np a/b/c, lupus, wilson's and ashkenazi diseases

This is a lot: I wish my answer was as good as your question. Some of your symptoms could be part of an immunologically mediated illness. These as you know can have a genetic basis. You have looked in some important areas. Your evaluation may be a variety of laboratory studies genetics studies and tissue biopsies to help clarify. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease autosomal or sex-linked?

Is celiac disease autosomal or sex-linked?

Neither: Celiac disease inheritance pattern is undetermined, there is genetic predisposition though, some individuals who have certain genes are more susceptible to develop the disease than others. Good question, but by HealthTap rules you are a minor! ask an adult to ask on your behalf next time, you need to be above 18 years to be able to register and ask questions, good luck ...Read more

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Does pernicious anemia run in families?

Does pernicious anemia run in families?

Rarely: Most cases of pernicious anemia are acquired due to immune destruction of the stomach cells which produce intrinsic factor. This results in poor absorption of B12 from food and patients get anemic as a result. Only rarely can children get this as a congenital causes. ...Read more

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