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Is ts inherited?

Is ts inherited?

Need More Info: Which "ts" are you referring to? Tuberous sclerosis, tourette's syndrome, turner syndrome, torkelson syndrome, tay-sachs disease, torch syndrome, and many more less common uses of the abbreviation. ...Read more

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How is tay-sach's inherited?

How is tay-sach's inherited?

Autosomal recessive: Both parents must carry a mutation in the hexosaminidase a gene. They would have a one in four risk in each pregnancy of having an affected baby. ...Read more

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What are some inherited diseases?

What are some inherited diseases?

Too many to list: There's many. We're you thinking of one specifically to learn about?
Some classic ones we learn about in med school are sickle cell. Disease., cystic fibrosis, huntingtons disease. ...Read more

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Can a sunny disposition be inherited?

Partly: People develop various temperments. Psychology talks about the "even-tempered vs difficult" child. It appears that we are born with a predisposition toward a particular disposition. However, we can modify our disposition by life experiences or through the things we fill our mind with. ...Read more

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Is good health inherited or just good health behavior?

Is good health inherited or just good health behavior?

Both, but. . .: “each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.” there are lots of sayings like this one about this topic. One can't do much about what health is inherited, but one can do a great deal about health behaviors. One must learn what promotes and maintains good health, and one must act. ...Read more

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What disorders is likely to be inherited by males > females?

What disorders is likely to be inherited by males > females?

Sex-linked: Way too long a list for this short format. So-called x-linked disorders (hemophilias, color-blindness) are generally inherited (expressed) in male offspring, while female offspring are carriers. Is there a specific disorder you are interested in? ...Read more

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Why are some disorders more likely to be inherited by more males than females?

Why are some disorders more likely to be inherited by more males than females?

Genetic disorders: Chromosomes can be either x or y. Women have 2 x chromosomes, while males are xy. This means that if there is a problem on an x-chromosome, for women the other x-chromosome may be able to make up for the lost function. If the problem is on the y chromosome, the male will be affected. Women are not affected by y chromosome disorders. ...Read more

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Why are some inherited diseases more prevalent in particular populations of people from se asia?

Why are some inherited diseases more prevalent in particular populations of people from se asia?

Small social groups: Each group around the world has inherited diseases. The particular disease vary by location. This is primarily a function of social groups; you tend to marry and have children with people who live near you. Some inherited diseases may help you survive certain local illnesses better (ex malaria/sickle trait). This will make the particular inherited disease more common in those areas. ...Read more

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What are the inherited diseases that could come from women having a child when over 45 years of age?

The same as at 20yo: Genetic disorders are just that. They come from the genetic makeup of the donor male of female, whatever their age at conception. There is increased risk of chromosomal (structural) defects as the egg ages. Women are born with eggs in suspended animation in the ovaries. At menses they begin to mature & release until they're gone. Life's accumulated toxic exposures can lead to abnormal chromosomes. ...Read more

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How is CF inherited?

From both parents: CF is an autosomal recessive disorder meaning the infant must inherit a mutated or abnormal copy of the CF gene from both the mother and the father. If both parents are carriers of a CF mutation, the odds of the infant having CF are 1 out of 4 or 25% for every pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is glaucoma inherited?

Is glaucoma inherited?

Some are: There are many different types of glaucoma, some caused secondarily through trauma or other diseases. But there are some type of glaucoma where genetics are involved but not 100%. In other words just because your parents have it doesn't mean you have to get it. However, risk is certainly higher.... ...Read more

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Is lymphoma inherited?

Is lymphoma inherited?

Rarely: There is a very small risk of hereditary lymphoma. First degree relatives of patients with myeloma, lymphoma or cll carry a slightly higher chance of getting these diseases. ...Read more

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Is narcolepsy inherited?

Yes: Up to 10% of narcolepsy patients have family members with the illness. Twins have an even higher chance of both having the illness. ...Read more

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Is Down syndrome inherited?

Not usually: The only way to inherit Down syndrome is if one parent has Down syndrome and passes 2 copies of chromosome 21. Few people with ds reproduce, so that is not usually a factor. ...Read more

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How is tourette's inherited?

Multifactorial: Although clearly a genetic disorder, the mode of inheritence for tourette's is complex, involving multiple defective genes, and perhaps even an interplay of genetic and environmental factors. There is also clearly a genetic association between the triad of tourette's, ocd, and adhd, and I generally screen patients I diagnose with tourette's for concurrent adhd and/or ocd. ...Read more

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How is hemophilia inherited?  

Hemo."A" is X-linked: Hemophilia "a" is a hereditary bleeding disorder where there is a deficiency in clotting factor viii (factor viii is needed for blood clotting). It is inherited on the x-chromosome (sex-linked). Men only have 1 "x", so if their "x" is mutated, they will have the disease. Women have 2 "x's", so they can have 1 mutated "x" and 1 normal "x", and be a carrier of the disease, with mild or no symptoms. ...Read more

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How is thalassemia inherited?

How is thalassemia inherited?

From Mom and/or Dad: Alpha thalassemia is caused by a mutation in one or more of the 4 genes that code for (holds the dna for) Alpha globulin, which is needed to make hemoglobin for new red blood cells. Beta thalassemia is caused by a mutation in one or both of the 2 beta globulin genes. Mom and/or dad can carry the mutations. A child can inherit a mutation from mom, from dad, or from both mom and dad. ...Read more

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Is arteriosclerosis inherited?

Is arteriosclerosis inherited?

Sort of: Well it's not inherited like your eye color but the tendency to develop it is inherited related to many factors. High cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and other risk factors are also inherited to a degree. So the bottom line is that if your parents have arteriosclerosis you are at greater risk. It would be even more important to modify your risk factors. ...Read more

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Is gilberts disease inherited?

Is gilberts disease inherited?

It is. ..: Gilbert's is the most common hereditary liver disease. ...Read more

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Can intelligence be inherited?

Can intelligence be inherited?

Partly: Intelligence is a combination of genetics and environment. It is the age old "nature vs nurture" controversy. Perhaps the best thing you can do for yourself is to participate in healthy, stimulating activites to broaden your mind. ...Read more

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How is intelligence inherited?

How is intelligence inherited?

Intelligence, like: Everything else we have, is from genetics + environment. Long ago, I heard the famous geneticist, dave smith, say it was more linked to maternal than paternal iq. Truth is, we get equal #'s of genes from mom & dad. Children of moms who didn't graduate from hs have 7x the risk of the gen'l population for intellectual disability, maybe because moms still impact a child's environment more than dads. ...Read more

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How's patau syndrome inherited?

How's patau syndrome inherited?

Not inherited: Patau syndrome, or trisomy 13, is not inherited, in that a baby does not "get it" from either parent. It is usually caused when the egg does not divide properly at the time of fertilization. This accident causes a baby to get an extra number 13 chromosome in every one of its cells. Trisomy 13 is rare, but a very serious condition. Most babies with it die before birth or shortly after birth. ...Read more

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How is Down syndrome inherited?

Rarely: Downs syndrome is usually related to a trisomy defect that develops during the initial cleavage of the cells during primary fetal development. A form can occur as a translocation that may be carried by a parent. An assumption is that the 21 chromosome may be damaged by maternal age or by some environmental factor that then results in downs syndrome. Most cases are just by chance. ...Read more

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Is methemoglobinemia inherited?

Is methemoglobinemia inherited?

Most of the time not: Methemoglobinemia aka "blue man disease" (blood has a blue tint instead of red) is due to excessicve methemoglobin. It can be caused by ingestion of certain drugs or compounds. A genetic form is due to nadh-cytochrome b5 reductase deficiency (an enzyme) which causes decreased oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, with resultant cyanosis (=blueness) and hypoxia (low oxygen in blood). ...Read more

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Are port wine stains inherited?

PORT WINE STAINS: Port wine stains may be inherited but you can get these without any inheretence and these may appear even if there is no family history. ...Read more

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How is achondroplasia inherited?

How is achondroplasia inherited?

Autosomal dominant: Achondroplasia is inherited in autosomal dominant fashion. Increased incidence has been observed in offsprings from fathers of advanced age. ...Read more

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How is hartnup disease inherited?

Hartnup disease: It's an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder.

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Can edwards syndrome be inherited?

Can edwards syndrome be inherited?

Edwards syndrome: Edwards syndrome is better known as trisomy 18. It is caused by imperfect division of the chromosomes with an extra chromosome ending up in the embryo. That process can happen to anyone. ...Read more

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