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Is hemangioma a hereditary disease?

Is hemangioma a hereditary disease?

Sometimes: Many people have hemangiomas without a family history. Occasional hemangiomas can occur genetically and may be isolated or multiple lesions and rare conditions can also involve internal organs. ...Read more

Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

An hemangioma is a condition in which a person has an enlarged, abnormal growth of blood vessels on his skin and/or elsewhere inside his body. Large hemangiomas, multiple ones, or dangerously located ones can cause serious problems. Babies with small or few "strawberry" hemangiomas on the skin ...Read more


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Is hernia is a hereditary disease?

Is hernia is a hereditary disease?

Inguinal hernia: You may inherit anatomical properties, that predispose to inguinal (most common type) hernia formation. This does not mean if your parent had a hernia that you will necessarily have a hernia. If a close relative has an inguinal hernia it does increase your risk for the same type of hernia. Umbilical hernia is the second most common hernia type ; is not related to family history. ...Read more

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Is it true that hereditary disease and genetics disorder the same thing?

Is it true that hereditary disease and genetics disorder the same thing?

No: They can be the same but not always. A genetic disorder is a condition with symptoms due to abnormal gene functioning due to genetic alteration of some type like gene deletion or mutation. If this genetic alteration is inherited from either parent then it is a hereditary condition. If the genetic alteration occurs spontaneously then someone can have a genetic disorder without it being hereditary. ...Read more

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What hereditary disease causes iron build up in the blood? Recessive or dominant?

What hereditary disease causes iron build up in the blood? Recessive or dominant?

Hemochromatosis: There are 4 different type of hemochromatosis. Type 1, the most common form and type 4 are adult-onset disorders.Type 2 is a juvenile-onset disorder and iron accumulation begins early in life, and symptoms may begin to appear in childhood.Onset of type 3 is usually intermediate between types 1 and 2. Type 1, 2, 3 are autosomal recessive. Type 4 is autosomal dominant. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is having a hernia a hereditary disease?

Hello docs, is having a hernia a hereditary disease?

Inguinal hernia: Inguinal hernia (groin hernia) is the most common type of hernia, and does have a hereditary association. Inguinal hernia in a close relative increases your risk for inguinal hernia. Umbilical hernia is the second most common type of hernia and is not associated with family history. ...Read more

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Is it true that diverticulitis is a hereditary disease?

Is it true that diverticulitis is a hereditary disease?

Generally not: Diverticular disease is generally a sporadic , acquired problem with the large intestine (mainly left colon and sigmoid colon) and considered to be caused primarily by poor fiber diets. This causes smaller stools and higher colonic pressures required to evacuate those stools . There are rare inherited connective tissue disorders associated with diverticular disease but these are the exception. ...Read more

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Is pancreatic disease an environmentally-induced disease or a hereditary disease?

Is pancreatic disease an environmentally-induced disease or a hereditary disease?

Pancreas: The simple answer is yes (environment), and yes (hereditary), but it could be nothing or something unrelated. I suggest you have your PC refer you to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is dementia hereditary disease? What cautions should be taken to patient in order to live a safe life?

Is dementia hereditary disease? What cautions should be taken to patient in order to live a safe life?

Yes and no: If there is an illness that runs in your family you should speak to your doctor about it. There are many types of dementia. Some of them are genetically passed on while others aren't. The most common type of dementia is alzheimers disease and there are 2 forms. The early onset form is highly heritable. Alcoholic dementia is not inherited though a propensity for alcohol dependence can be. ...Read more

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