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Is hyperthyroidism hereditary?

Is hyperthyroidism hereditary?

Partly: Genetic factors increase susceptibility to grave's disease, but a specific gene has not been identified. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Is hypothyroidism hereditary?

Is hypothyroidism hereditary?

Sometimes: Depends on the cause of your hypothyroidism. Congenital hypothyroidism (since birth) is less hereditable than acquired (latter in life) hypothyridism. ...Read more

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Is goiter hereditary?

Is goiter hereditary?

Goiter: Some goiters are present in several family members and some are not. If you are concerned about getting it yourself because others in the family have been diagnosed with this in the past. Have your PCP check your thyroid (physical exam) and order appropriate lab studies and if it is OK don't worry but get the same labs done annually. ...Read more

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Is thyroid cancer genetic?

Is thyroid cancer genetic?

Perhaps: Known genetic mutations are seen in thyroid cancers: braf in papillary; kras in follicular; ret gene (usually point mutation) involving 10q11.2 in medullary carcinoma; p53 in undifferentiated carcinoma. However, "inherited" types of thyroid carcinoma are much less common - although medullary carcinoma is the most common type. ...Read more

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Is addisons disease a genetic hereditary problem?

Is addisons disease a genetic hereditary problem?

Addisions is genetic: In 2012 the answer is usually yes. Tuberculosis caused dr. Addison to describe the condition. Now it is any failure of the adrenal glands. Today it does run in families where autoimmune diseases occur. (thyroid, diabetes, adrenal, celiac, etc). ...Read more

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Is addison's disease genetic?

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Is addison's disease genetic?

Not usually: The leading causes of Addison' disease in the US are: autoimmune; metastatic cancer; bleeding into adrenal glands; infectious infiltration (such as tuberculosis). Only the autoimmune type may possibly run in families, whose members typically have other autoimmune disorders such as type 1 diabetes, hypothyroidism, vitiligo, pernicious anemia, or myasthenia gravis, to name a few. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroid a metabolic disorder?

Is hyperthyroid a metabolic disorder?

Yes, in a way!: Thyroid hormones affect metabolism. High levels (above normal) are usually caused by grave's disease, solitary functioning nodule, and taking too much thyroid medication. Hgiher than normal thyroid levels increase your bodies sensitivity to catecholamines, thereby raising heart rate, increasing body heat, and sometimes causing weight loss. This is an unatural state and should be corrected. ...Read more

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What is congenital hypothyroidism?

What is congenital hypothyroidism?

Neonatal hypothyroid: Rare thyroidopathies resulting from mutations that prevent the fetal or neonatal thyroid gland from producing enough hormone are collectively called congenital hypothyroidism. Even more rare are cases of lingual or other thyroid ectopy or agenesis that can have the same effect (low thyroxine). As this hormone is required for brain development affected infants can become intellectually challenged. ...Read more

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Is hypoglycemia hereditary?

Is hypoglycemia hereditary?

Perhaps: There are several different causes of hypoglycemia. Some causes are medical or drug induced and would not be hereditary. One form called reactive hypoglycemia is related to abnormal glucose metabolism and probably has some hereditary influences. ...Read more

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What is iatrogenic hyperthyroidism?

What is iatrogenic hyperthyroidism?

Drug induced: Iatrogenic means it was caused by the treatment, or by the doctor. So iatrogenic hyperthyroidism means the hyperthyroidism was caused by taking too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Is anxiety hereditary?

Is anxiety hereditary?

Anxiety: Yes and no. Some families are predisposed to anxiety by virtue of either genetic association or, more likely, social learning theory, wherein behavior is learned by watching and observing. An anxious approach, reaction, or manner to situations may be "contagious.". ...Read more

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Is acromegaly hereditary?

Is acromegaly hereditary?

Acromegaly: That would be an extremely rare situation, to my knowledge there are no hereditary links in acromegaly. ...Read more

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Is depression hereditary?

Is depression hereditary?

Yes: Genetic studies have shown that risk for both major depression and bipolar disorder is inherited. Having a parent or sibling with one of these disorders increases the likelihood of developing it. I don't think this is true for postpartum depression. ...Read more

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Autoimmune hypothyroidism (autoimmune thyroiditis) - how common is this disorder?

Common : It is a common autoimmune disorder and we see it a lot. It can overlap with other autoimmune disorders and is a common cause of a positive ana. It is also known as hashimotos thyroiditis. ...Read more

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Which type of genetic disorder is raynauds disease?

Vascular Disease: While there is an obvious genetic predisposition for everything that happens to us, raynauds disease involves spasm of the muscular lining of the arteries. In cold weather they shrink, and hot weather makes them dilate but they do so maximally. Ask your dr. About Pletal (cilostazol) which has shown excellent results in treatment. ...Read more

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Is grave's disease hereditary?

Is grave's disease hereditary?

Graves' disease: Because a family history of graves' disease is a known risk factor, there is likely a gene or genes that can make a person more susceptible to the disorder. ...Read more

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What level of genetic disorder is colorblindness?

What level of genetic disorder is colorblindness?

Red green: Typically red-green color blindness is an x-linked single gene disorder affecting ~8% of the male population. ...Read more

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Is microcephaly a genetic disease?

Is microcephaly a genetic disease?

It can be: Primary microcephaly is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. Microcephaly is also a feature of other genetic disorders with multiple features. Microcephaly however is not always a genetic condition. A clinical geneticist or neurologist will be able to perform evaluations to determine the cause of the microcephaly. ...Read more

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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine, accelerating the body's metabolism, causing weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, ...Read more