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Doctor insights on: If You Are Allergic To One Thing Can You Pass It On Geneticlly To Your Childern

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If you are allergic to one thing can you pass it on geneticlly to your childern?

If you are allergic to one thing can you pass it on geneticlly to your childern?

Not Exactly: What is passed genetically from parent to child is the propensity to develop atopy (such as eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergies) but usually not sensitization to specific allergens which the parent is allergic to. The exception, which is a controversial topic, is drug allergies, but this is usually dependent on metabolism of the drug which is inherited rather than the allergy. ...Read more

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What are the tests one should do to avoid the common genetically transmitted diseases in children?

What are the tests one should do to avoid the common genetically transmitted diseases in children?

Depends on Heritage: In us most common screens are for cystic fibrosis, rubella, herpes zoster, screens for forms of muscular dystrophy. Family history and genetics may add to this, like ashkenazi jewish heritage have a significant panel of tests to run. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can growth hormone increase height some one's who is genetically short?

Can growth hormone increase height some one's who is genetically short?

Generally no: Growth hormone given to someone with genetic short stature can get them to their final height a little sooner, if their growth centers are still open. However, it will not add inches after the growth centers are closed, and is unlikely to add inches beyond what final height would be without it. If hormonally deficient it can add height. ...Read more

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42WF. Had a second miscarriage (first one at34)pathology report revealed genetically healthy fetus(7wks)who should we see to find out causes .help!

42WF. Had a second miscarriage (first one at34)pathology report revealed genetically healthy fetus(7wks)who should we see to find out causes .help!

OB/GYN: I'm sorry for your loss. Questions about difficulty with pregnancies and recurrent miscarriages are generally handled by an OB/GYN. He or she can examine you, offer blood tests and see if you need a referral to a specialist. I suggest finding one in your area that you like and you can work together to look for a cause. ...Read more

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Yes eye color is genetically chosen but I'm the only one out of both parents that have this bright gold ring around the iris is it a disease?

Yes eye color is genetically chosen but I'm the only one out of both parents that have this bright gold ring around the iris is it a disease?

Not likely : Iris colors, textures and patterns are as variable as people are. As long as you're vision is normal and your eyes are very similar in their appearance and you feel well, then it is unlikely there's a problem. Always, when in doubt, have an eye exam for reassurance. ...Read more

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What other cholestrol lowering medications can one go on other than statins (bad muscles aches) \u0026 niacin? I have genetically high cholestrol

What other cholestrol lowering medications can one go on other than statins (bad muscles aches) \u0026 niacin?  I have genetically high cholestrol

Cholesterol meds: Welchol comes in a powder form that can be mixed with water and taken before dinner (also comes in pills but have to take 6/day). There is Zetia (ezetimibe) as well. Red yeast rice up to 2400mg a day together with coq10 200mg/day may result in less muscle pains. Discuss these options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease of one parent could be genetically transmissible to one of the children and what is the percentage?

Does autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease of one parent could be genetically transmissible to one of the children and what is the percentage?

ARPKD: Autosomal recessive kidney disease will transmit to a child from a parent who has ARPKD only if both parents carry the trait. Percentage is low. ...Read more

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