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Is it possible to tell which parent gave me the gluten sensitivity gene?

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 more

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Gluten (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

No prediction: You've assumed that every bit of your health is encoded in your dna and that one can predict your longevity... That is not the case. So many factors go into one's lifespan, including habits, diet, exercise, and of course, genetics. ...Read more

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How possible is it that an english man will have the thalasemmia trait?

How possible is it that an english man will have the thalasemmia trait?

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

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Can you tell me is it true nothing in the oustide environment causes cancer?

Can you tell me is it true nothing in the oustide environment causes cancer?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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Can you tell me how is the HIV virus able to synthesize the proteins it requires considering all the mutations it undergoes?

Can you tell me how is the HIV virus able to synthesize the proteins it requires considering all the mutations it undergoes?

Misinformed?: The human nucleus, infected with one double stranded HIV genes, is what makes the Proteins for the new virus. The virus does not make new virus. The infected human does. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you tell me if someone is heterozygous w/ the hemophilia gene, is it possible for them to still have factor viii deficiency?

Can you tell me if someone is heterozygous w/ the hemophilia gene, is it possible for them to still have factor viii deficiency?

Yes, in men: Hemophilia is a sex linked disorder and men develop the disease when there only x chromosome has the defective gene. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000538.htm. ...Read more

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My child has food allergies. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

My child has food allergies. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

Dangerous: Tell them that he is sensitive to certain foods and he has to avoid them , otherwise it will make him really sick! he has to bring a special injection kit in case this happen to save his life. ...Read more

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Is it possible to figure out if the embryo will inherit a disease called adrenoleukodystrophy?

Is it possible to figure out if the embryo will inherit a disease called adrenoleukodystrophy?

Yes: If it is the x-linked type of adrenoleukodystrophy then prenatal diagnosis is available. See this page for more information: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002165/. ...Read more

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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 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

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What does an amniocentesis prove? Can it tell who the father is without the fathers DNA?

What does an amniocentesis prove? Can it tell who the father is without the fathers DNA?

No: DNA testing to "prove" paternity requires a DNA sample from the alleged father for determination. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if that autism spectrum disorder is a disease to be cured and done away with or a different way of?

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 more

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How does the doc know that the patient is allergic or intolerant to dairy? What tests are done?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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How does the doc know that the patient is allergic or intolerant to dairy? What tests are done?

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

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Is it possible for you to tell me something about eye allergy and swelling in the iris?

Is it possible for you to tell me something about eye allergy and swelling in the iris?

Not iris: Allergies and swellings the affect the eyes are mostly on the outside; the conjunctival lining, the lids and sometimes the cornea. The iris is inside the eye and isolated from these things. ...Read more

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How can doctors determine the cause of a 'mild' intellectual disability? Will it make it easier to discover the cause if it is hereditary?

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 more

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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

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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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

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


Gene (Definition)

A hereditary unit consisting of a sequence of dna that occupies a specific location on a chromosome and determines a particular characteristic in an organism. Genes undergo mutation when their ...Read more