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Is It Possible To Tell Which Parent Gave Me The Gluten Sensitivity Gene
Yes: Most people with celiac disease have the hla-dq2 and/or hla-dq8 genes. They probably got a dq2 or dq8 from the mother, and another dq2 or dq8 from the father, in which case both parents gave the child a gluten allergy gene. If one parent has neither dq2 nor dq8, then that parent did not give a gluten allergy gene to the child, so the child must have gotten just one gene from the other parent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more
What exactly is genes or DNA and if there is any method to decode one's DNA & will the preson doing it be able to know up to what age one can live?
It's possible.: Thalassemia is very common in certain populations (Mediterranean, Central Africa, Asia), but certainly can be found in other populations. That can either be because of a spontaneous mutation in your English family, or in yourself. Also, there could be a non-English ancestor of which your are unaware that was the source of the gene that was passed down the family tree. ...Read more
Not true: Cancer is the result of genetics and environmental factors. Things in the outside environment that are known to cause cancer are: tobacco smoke, sun light and other sources of radiation, air pollution, radon gas in houses and mines, exposure to some chemicals, like benzene, arsenic and many more. ...Read more
Husband gets instant headache from eating eggs in any form,someone said this is glutamine sensitivity. what is this&what to do?
is this hereditary?
Egg sensitivity: Your husband has a sensitivity to eggs and egg yolks. He should avoid eating eggs. He should have food sensitivity testing to see what other foods he may be sensitive to (ie Dairy, milk, cheese, nightshades, soy or corn) ...Read more
What causes one to develop autism? Is it something the child is born with? Is their anything a pregnant woman can do to help prevent this?
Mostly genetic: The strongest evidence is that genes comprise a much bigger part of the pie influencing this outcome. There is a variety of evidence that only weakly finds the environment causal e.g. diet and vaccines. But of course, being selective about wholesome foods and lifestyle preferences e.g. exercise, being aware of medications that are safe during pregnancy, and for the baby later on is top job. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me how is the HIV virus able to synthesize the proteins it requires considering all the mutations it undergoes?
6yr/o female diagnosed with enthesitis JIA what can you tell me about this kind of JRA? How likely is it that it will continue into adulthood?
JIA: Formally called JRA, Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis, specifically enthesitis-type, is diagnosed in late childhood, manifests in other parts of the body such as uveitis ( inflamm of the eyes), ankylosing spondylitis(Lower lumbar), and IBD (GI). This JIA affects the places where tendons attach to the bone (called entheses), causing inflammation. The disease is lifelong, remission rates range 17-37% ...Read more
Is it possible to have such mild ocular HSV that it doesn't show dendrites in the flueroscein blue light test? How to get a diagnosis in this case?
Can you tell me if someone is heterozygous w/ the hemophilia gene, is it possible for them to still have factor viii deficiency?
Is it possible to identify which genetic disease the embryo contain via PGD without telling the doctor which disease to test for?
Amino acid formula. Once something is broken down to a.A. How can you test to see if it is present? If whole DNA isn't found can it still be in there?
Amino acids: There are tests for Amino Acid levels but they are usually reserved for laboratory studies and not for the general public except when Amino Acid pathology is suspected (like phenylkentonuria). I imagine a complete analysis of all Amino Acids may be quite expensive & time consuming for accurate results. ...Read more
Can you tell me if that autism spectrum disorder is a disease to be cured and done away with or a different way of?
Not cured: But recovery is possible. It matters greatly what the symptoms are and how the person learns to adapt. Watch the hbo movie "temple grandin" to see her story about how she learned to function in society. Many different treatments work for some people and not for others. Every patient with ASD is unique their treatment should be individualized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin test/blood test: In milk allergy, the symptoms include gastrointestinal upset, nasal stuffiness, hives, +/- anaphylaxis. In dairy intolerance, the symptoms will mostly be gastrointestinal. Blacks often have intolerance to lactose -in which you would have gas +/- diarrhea after eating dairy products because of an enzyme deficiency. Skin or blood test helps to confirm or rule out the presence of allergy. ...Read more
How can doctors determine the cause of a 'mild' intellectual disability? Will it make it easier to discover the cause if it is hereditary?
Rarely: Most people with learning disabilities or relatively low IQ's will not have any detectable cause. There can be genetic influences, which are strong with specific learning disabilities, ADD or ADHD.A history of maternal alcohol abuse during pregnancy, lead poisoning or infections during pregnancy are suggestive but their impact hard to quantify. A strong family history of problems does suggest it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best antiviral for HSV 1&2? Can an unaffected person use it if they suspicious of having the disease? Is it harmful in anyway? Help please
See below: If you have no symptoms of the disease, there is no reason to use antivirals. That is just increased cost and exposure to medication adverse effects without any benefit, and no reasonable doctor would prescribe this. Hsv is not a virus you can eradicate, so even if you have it, it will always be with you, antiviral or not. ...Read more
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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