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Is Ethnicity A Factor In Down Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for:: Brachial plexus injury, Erectile dysfunction, Essential hypertension, Rhabdomyolysis, Heart attack, BPH, ST elevation myocardial infarction, Polycystic ovary syndrome, High blood pressure, Fatty liver, Acanthosis nigricans, Endometrial cancer, Hypertriglyceridemia, Male pattern baldness, Metabolic syndrome. ...Read more
What is the risk of a trisomy 21 parent passing on the condition to his/her offspring? Should adults with Down syndrome be dissuaded from reproducing
Too many 2 count: Where to start? Convenience foods, fast foods, commercial advertising for soda etc... Decrease in the importance of sit down family dinners... Obesity is a multifactoral problem with many causes that we have yet to identify. Fixing the obesity epidemic is also going to have to be tackled from several different angles.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1/12: Data from a new york state study put the risk at 1 in 12 for age 49. I found no later estimates. ...Read more
Is fetal alcohol syndrome hereditary or is there a hereditary disposition associated with getting it?
Why does atherosclerosis run in families? Is it just a gene that runs through and you just naturally develop cardiovascular disease or is it because of the risk factors that run in families?
Unknown: Because autism is so common, we do not know whether this is cause or effect. I have treated fragile x in the same way as other kids who are autistic. There is some basic science info that suggests that the fragile chromosome is lacking in folate (folic acid) and we know that autistic kids cannot use folate (folic acid) and have to be given folinic acid to get around this. A lot more research is needed. ...Read more
Depends on which : Factor. There are about a dozen clotting factors and any of those could be deficient. Some are serious others not so much. It is not feasible to provide specific suggestion from the information provided. ...Read more
Chromosomal disorder: Down syndrome or trisomy 21 is a condition cause by an extra (usually maternal) chromosome #21. It cause a typical features(large tongue up slanting eyes sandal toe) as well as mental retardation. Other medical conditions such as leukemias and orthopedic conditions are also more common. Increased incidence is seen with older mothers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is their a gene specifically associated with the hypermobile form of ehleres- danlos syndrome? And is it one that is able to be tested ?
See geneticist!: Type 3: hypermobility form - ehlers-danlos is caused by an autosomal dominant or recessive mechanism. Mutations in either of two separate genes (which are also involved in vascular eds and tenascin-x deficiency eds, respectively) may lead to this variant. Tnxb sequencing or quantitative serum tenascin-x analysis or testing of eds-associated genes, especially col3a1can be done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If someone follows a regimen to avoid the onset of a certain disease but still develops it, is that indicative of a genetic predisposition?
Yes: Almost every medical condition has a genetic basis. Family history of disease predicts genetic predisposition & increases one's risk however the road to development of a disease is much more complicated. We know that predisposition is influenced by multi-factorial elements eg. environment, diet, viral triggers, & more. Some diseases appear by spontaneous gene mutation showing no familial trail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a genetic test in UK that can tell if a person is a poor metabolizer with Clopidogrel having two copies of each of the CYP2C19 gene.?
Phenotype is the big: issue, not genotype, because we each live with the complex results of both genotype combined with all our complex internal controls, beyond the any gene or sets of genes alone. Since clopidgrel is a platelet suppressing, clot-slowing agent, best check clotting with & without whatever trial dosage. The best of the clotting tests is TEG, study: Thromboelastography, commonly used in hospitals. ...Read more
Is it true that the chances of having a child with a chromosomal abnormality increases as a womans age increases over 40 year?
Yes: It actually increases to a small degree with every year after peak fertility in the mid 20's. At 40 the risk of a trisomy 21 down syndrome reaches 1% while at 45 it reaches 2%. This number is added to the random risk of 4% that any pregnancy has of an unexpected event (cleft palate, premi, other defect). ...Read more
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