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Hereditary spherocytosis treatment?

Hereditary spherocytosis treatment?

Supportive care: There is no cure for hereditary spherocytosis (hs) and treatment is supportive. Blood transfusions are sometimes required. Folic acid supplementation can be helpful. Hs patients frequently develop gallstones and the gallbladder sometimes needs to be removed. Lastly, the removal of the spleen can be quite helpful for certain patients, but the risks and benefits of doing this need to be discussed. ...Read more

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Hemochromatosis (Definition)

A medical condition caused by iron accumulation in the body. It can be the result of underlying hereditary disease or be due ...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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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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What is a hereditary hemochromatosis DNA mutation?

What is a hereditary hemochromatosis DNA mutation?

Gene Mutation: This is a mutation in one of the genes that help to process iron absorption. The mutation, if present in 2 copies, can cause too much iron to be absorbed. The excess iron then deposits in other organs and can cause disease - cirrhosis, diabetes, impotence. Having only one mutation may not lead to disease. You should discuss this with your doctor to see if you are at risk of developing disease. ...Read more

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Is addison's disease genetic?

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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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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Ayurvedic treatment for von hippel lindau disease?

Ayurvedic treatment for von hippel lindau disease?

Questionable: Others might disagree, and certainly ayurvedic treatment can be used along with other things if it makes you feel better, but I would concentrate on traditional treatments and diagnoses for this very serious syndrome ...Read more

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Is autoimmune hemolytic anemia hereditary?

Is autoimmune hemolytic anemia hereditary?

No: It can be due to an underlying autoimmune disorder, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. In this case, the underlying autoimmune disorder may be hereditary; but the autoimmune hemolytic anemia is not hereditary. It is simply the manifestation of the underlying disorder. There are also several causes of autoimmune hemolytic anemia that are not inherited. ...Read more

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What mutation causes haemochromatosis?

What mutation causes haemochromatosis?

More than one: There are at least 4 different type of genes involved in hemochromatosis mutations. See this site for more info. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hereditary-hemochromatosis ...Read more

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Could segals solution cure hereditary baldness?

Could segals solution cure hereditary baldness?

Think about it: Don't spend too much money on this herbal concoction. If stuff like this actually worked, the dermatology community would have snapped it up as organized medicine has snapped up other natural plant-based remedies that work, and so would the international espionage community (there would be no bald men in the cia). These folks pray on others' wishful thinking & frustration. ...Read more

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Is primary biliary cirrhosis hereditary?

Is primary biliary cirrhosis hereditary?

Basically no: There's a pair of genes that carry the ability to develop the disease and these run in families, but it's not inherited like sickle cell, huntington's or some of the other familiar entities. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/151640.php. ...Read more

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Why would wilson's disease (hepatolenticular degeneration) be considered a genetic disorder?

Because inherited: Wilson's disease is inherited from the parents, transmitted through the genes during reproduction, thus it is inherited/genetic. ...Read more

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Is grave's disease hereditary?

Is grave's disease hereditary?

Graves' disease: Because a family history of graves' disease is a known risk factor, there is likely a gene or genes that can make a person more susceptible to the disorder. ...Read more

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Is myelofibrosis. Hereditary?

Is myelofibrosis. Hereditary?

Almost never: Common myelofibrosis and its cousin myeloid metaplasia are almost always sporadic. There are a few genetic marrow-failure syndromes but these are fairly easy to recognize. ...Read more

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Is meniere's disease hereditary?

Is meniere's disease hereditary?

To a small extent.: Meniere's may be due to multiple factors. Theories do include a genetic predisposition, as patients with the disease and a family history have an earlier age of onset and more severe symptoms from one generation to the next. Other theories include fluid build-up in the inner ear due to blockage, a viral infection, and an autoimmune condition. As such, most cases are not familial. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroidism hereditary?

Is hyperthyroidism hereditary?

Partly: Genetic factors increase susceptibility to grave's disease, but a specific gene has not been identified. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is gene therapy the cure for genetic disease?

Hello docs, is gene therapy the cure for genetic disease?

Could be: Right now it is too early to say. It's in early research phases. Also, it depends on which genetic disease. A disease caused by a single amino acid substitution may be easier to "cure" than one with multiple genetic loci and epigenetic and/or methylation effects. ...Read more