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Is Narcolepsy Known To Be A Genetic Disorder
Yes and no: In dogs narcolepsy is a genetic disorder. In humans the gene is not sufficient by itself to cause narcolepsy. Something else triggers it, so that only one of a pair of identical twins might have it. We do not know what triggers it, but it could be an infection that triggers an auto-immune response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A genetic disease is a disease that is caused by a defect in the genetic (dna) material in a gene(s). It can be inherited and mosy pose a risk to other family members and/or to future children. For many genetic diseases there are molecular tests that allow detection of a change(s) called mutations, we can also detect deltions or other changes to the gene's dna that can also result ...Read more
Have you ever heard of the genetic disorder known as nerofibromatosis(nf) because I have nf2 and I am just looking to see if it us well known?
NF syndromes: Nf is one of the best known of the neuro-cutaneous syndromes (skin findings suggest nervous system problems) is has several distinct forms. Many are new mutations but these can be inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. A second ncs is tuberous sclerosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Deviated septum: A deviated septum is a common issue. It can be caused by trauma, position in utero and even during the birth process.In some craniofacial abnormalities and syndromes, there are septal issues. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have brown hair but have red patches growing in from my scalp at the root. It is expanding. I heard this can be a genetic disorder or disease?
Yes: Bipolarity is very strongly related to genetic inheritance. How it affects your life (the balance of good and bad effects of mood variation) may depend on your growing up experiences. But whether or not you have bipolar mood variation is almost all due to genes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it is: Sanfilippo syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type iii) is a genetic condition. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive way. It means that both copies of the gene of a patient have a mutation (we have 2 copies of each gene, one from each parent). Parents of a patient each carry one copy of the mutated gene, and another healthy copy so they typically do not show signs and symptoms of the condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chromosomes abn.: A genetic disorder is an abnormality in the genetic makeup of an individual, abn expression of chromosomes, (your internal blueprint). This may have been inherited from parents, or a result of a spontaneous change in genes. Epogenetics is the expression of your genes and can be influenced by environment and nutrition. So it doesn't always have to "run in the family". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HHT is genetic: Hht also known as hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is a genetic condition that causes differences in how blood vessels are formed causing so-called arteriovenous malformations (avms) which on skin are called teleangiectasias, thus name of condition. Currently three genes are known to cause it. Nih site has good info: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thalassemias: Alpha and beta thalassemias are estimated to be the most common genetic conditions. Who has a nice article and list of common genetic conditions in the world, here link for your convenience: http://www.Who.Int/genomics/public/geneticdiseases/en/index2.Html. ...Read more
22q11 deletion: 22q deletion could be any deletion on chromosome #22, in the q arm of chromosome. Each chromosome has a short (p) and a long (q) arm. On both arms many areas that can be deleted. The most common is the 22q11 deletion syndrome which is variable ranging from perhaps mild learning difference to congenital heart defect, immunodeficiency, or hypocalcemia (low blood calcium). Many genes are involved. ...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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