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Is anxiety --> heredity ?

Is anxiety --> heredity ?

In some ways, yes: In many cases, anxiety does have a genetic component -- plus anxious parents can teach their children that the world is a dangerous place. Please know that this does not genetically doom you to a life of anxiety. The new science of epigenetics shows that environment -- including diet & lifestyle -- can change the way our genes express. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/epigenetics.html. ...Read more

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Heredity (Definition)

Heredity refers to characteristics that are passed from one generation to the next via dna, a molecule that encodes genetic information. Some inherited traits carry no clinical consequence (eye color, hair color, etc.). However, many disease states have a genetic basis where one, or both, parents contribute a defective gene that predisposes ...Read more


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What is recessive vs dominant heredity?

What is recessive vs dominant heredity?

Mendellian genetics: In mendellian genetics, you inherit half your genes from your mom & half from your dad. Each of these genes can then be either recessive or dominant. Dominant genes only require one copy from either mom or dad to make trait apparent. Recessive genes require one copy from both mom & dad to make trait apparent. Carrier is person w/one copy of recessive gene (from either mom or dad). ...Read more

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Is the guillainbarr syndrome (gbs) heredity?

Is the guillainbarr syndrome (gbs) heredity?

NO : It is the result of an autoantibody to the cells making the myelin on the peripheral nerves. Myelin is necessary for the rapid transfer of neurological impulses. ...Read more

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What type diseases can be passed down by heredity?

What type diseases can be passed down by heredity?

Many possibilities: Most diseases are too complicated to be explained by simple mendellian genetics. However, family physicians ask about your family history looking for diseases that "run in the family" since various cancers, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia, addiction, etc have some basis in genetics & heredity. We can also test for some chromosomal conditions prior to birth via amniocentesis, etc. ...Read more

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Is there any way to stop heredity hairfall problem?

Is there any way to stop heredity hairfall problem?

Not unless: you can change your parents and the genetic material you inherited, You can, however, do thing to lessen nonhereditary hair loss, Talk w/your doctor ...Read more

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I am suffering from hairfall(heredity). Is any cure.

No cure: There is no cure, but there are treatments to minimize the effects. Supplement with fish oil and biotin begin treating with rogaine see your doctor who may offer other hormonal type treatments that can be effective for female pattern hair loss. ...Read more

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Could a person be prone to cavities, because of heredity?

Could a person be prone to cavities, because of heredity?

Prone to cavities: In general, decay is caused by poor oral hygiene and a diet high in sugars and acid. It seems to also be dependent on a high level of certain bacteria. It is thought that some people are less prone to decay because of a low level of bacteria ( strep mutans). ...Read more

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My brother is also diabetic, so do I have a heredity problem?

Predisposition maybe: There is a genetic predisposition in people who get type 1 diabetes. However, it isn't enough. Exposure to an environmental trigger(s) is necessary to cause diabetes. The trigger(s) isn't known. Even in identical twins, if one get diabetes, the other only has a 40% chance of getting it. ...Read more

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Regarding heredity of mental illnesses: how likely it is for me to get a mental illness?

Unsure: Some mental illness has hereditary roots but many other factors come in to play. With most of these disorders we are unsure what is the actual cause. The most important thing is to get early recognition and treatment. Talk it over with your health care provider. ...Read more

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Greetings, besides heredity & illnesses. what are the other factors that causes chubby cheeks? thanks

Greetings, besides heredity & illnesses. what are the other factors that causes chubby cheeks? thanks

Chubby cheeks: I assume you are talking about cheeks on your face not your butt. So google Cushings Syndrome and look at images. If you look like that then ask your Dr to look again. This comes from an adrenal or pituitary problem making excess cortisol. Eating too much will do it. Taking steroids will do it. ...Read more