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Is Parkinson's disease genetic and what causes it?

Is Parkinson's disease genetic and what causes it?

Parkinson's causes: Specific gene mutations play a role and genes changed due to environmental exposure may be causal. Having a close relative who has it increases your risk. The triggers are felt to be virus or toxins (herbicides or pesticides). Changes in the brain of parkinson patients include: lower dopamine, lower norepinephrine, and the presence of lewy bodies. ...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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What is believed to cause Parkinson's disease?

What is believed to cause Parkinson's disease?

BUT, Rx Available!!!: Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment. Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro). After they've been maximized & stronger meds are needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person. ...Read more

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What causes familial hypercholesterolaemia, and why is it called a single-gene disorder?

What causes familial hypercholesterolaemia, and why is it called a single-gene disorder?

Caused by abnl gene: Fh is caused by a gene mutation that leads to defective LDL (cholesterol) receptor so that the liver does not recognize chol is around and produces too much. It is monogenic ( single gene) because problem is in only 1 gene instead of multiple genes such as other disorder like diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the mutation that causes huntington disease?

What is the mutation that causes huntington disease?

HD gene: The abnormal gene is located on chromosome 4 and codes for a protein called huntingtin. This protein has many functions in the body and the way the abnormal protein causes huntington's dis is not known, . ...Read more

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Is it known what causes colitus and chrones disease?

Is it known what causes colitus and chrones disease?

Yes and no: We know what happens, but not why. Very briefly, ulcerative colitis (uc) and crohn's are distinct but similar, and involve dysregulation of the immune system in the gut. There are certain genetic risks, but we don't know for sure why the process happens in some people but not others, so in that sense we don't know what directly causes them. See http://tinyurl.Com/6u8bb for more info. ...Read more

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What kind of genetic disease is Down syndrome considered?

What kind of genetic disease is Down syndrome considered?

Chromosomal abnormal: Down syndrom is considered a chromosomal abnormality due to the presence of three number 21 chromosomes instead of the normal 2. ...Read more

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What is buergers disease and what are the causes?

Cause is unknown: The true cause of buerger's disease is not known, but mostly diagnosed in male smokers age 40 or younger (becoming more common in women too). It is a rare disease affecting blood vessels of arms/legs--the inside becomes inflammed and narrowed at times blocking the blood flow thus killing the tissues as seen in picture here. Smoking is thus= biggest trigger. Stay smoke-free, kachita1. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it true that wolff-parkinson-white syndrome related to Parkinson's disease?

Is it true that wolff-parkinson-white syndrome related to Parkinson's disease?

No, thankfully!!: They only share a common word in the name. They are in no way related. Wpw is an electrical conduction defect in the heart. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder featuring physical symptoms such tremor of limbs at rest, slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, softer voice, bent forward head & neck posture, decreased arm swing, slow-shuffled walk, etc. ...Read more

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What is annal fissure disease, Is this disease easily curable and what are its causes and treatment.

What is annal fissure disease, Is this disease easily curable and what are its causes and treatment.

A tear at outlet: Anal fissure is incredibly common and is simply a tear of the lining of the anal outlet. The tear bleeds bright red blood and exposes the inner anal muscle which responds by going into spasm which causes pain. The tear is caused by straining. Treatment is to stay away from straining with stool softeners and fiber supplement and warm water or medication to treat muscle spasm like nifedipine ...Read more

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Can Parkinson's disease affect your metabolism and is it hereditary?

Can Parkinson's disease affect your metabolism and is it hereditary?

Yes!!: Pd can definitely cause fatigue/malaise, even out-right excessive daytime sleepiness. These are purely organic symptoms of the disease. Also, slowed gut parastalsis can reduce appetite (loss of sense of smell & thereby taste contributes too) , cause early satiety (filling quickly), constipation & leave the person feeling gassy & bloated. All of which contribute to a sense slow metabolism. ...Read more

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What is fabry disease? Is it a genetic problem?

What is fabry disease? Is it a genetic problem?

Yes.: Yes, it is inherited on the x chromosome, which means that it is usually (but not always) worse in males. It causes a variety of symptoms, which can be very severe. Fortunately, it is quite rare. ...Read more

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What is the mitochondrial disease known as m.n.g.i.e.? How is it treated?

What is the mitochondrial disease known as m.n.g.i.e.? How is it treated?

Mngie: MNGIE is a multi system autosomal recessive disorder characterized by gastrointestinal dysmotility and peripheral nervous system involvement death occurs before 35 years of life. Treatment options include allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and carrier erythrocytes entrapped TP therapy . Hope this answers your question . Mitochondrial Neurogatrointestinal Encephalomyopathy ...Read more

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What is celiac disease, what are it's causes and symptoms?How is it diagnosed?

What is celiac disease, what are it's causes and symptoms?How is it diagnosed?

Celiac disease: In Celiac disease the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten like proteins in rye and barley) in the small intestine causing damage. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Classically people have loose stool, bloating, and abdominal discomfort but more often are just found when screened for other reasons (like symptoms of a nutritional deficiency like iron or bone loss). ...Read more

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What is motor neuron disease and how is it treated?

What is motor neuron disease and how is it treated?

See below: Previously termed "lou gehrig's disease", the process destroys motor nerve cells and leads to muscle atrophy weakness, swallowing and breathing difficulties. The sole approved drug is Riluzole which may delay tracheostomy. Treatment is basically symptomatic and supportive, but patients succumb nonetheless. There is no cure. ...Read more

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Is MS linked with psoriasis and is it hereditary please x?

Is MS linked with psoriasis and is it hereditary please x?

Could coexist: There is no relationship with ms and dermatological conditions in general, but not unique for patients suffering psoriasis to later develop ms, or even the reverse. Here's the point, if you have ms, then avoid meds that affect tumor necrosis factor alpha, as the neurological problems can be adversely affected. ...Read more

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What kind of disease is leukemia? Is it a non-communicable disease?

What kind of disease is leukemia? Is it a non-communicable disease?

Its a Blood Cancer: It is not communicable. It begins in the bone marrow and mostly affects White blood cells(WBC). There are 4 different types of Leukemia which are often classified as Acute or Chronic. ...Read more

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What kind of disease is related to norepinephrine deficiencies?

What kind of disease is related to norepinephrine deficiencies?

Extremely rare one: Some people who suffer from depression are helped with drugs that increase the norepinephrine stores in nerve endings. Drugs such as Effexor (venlafaxine) or wellbutrin do this. Haveing a severe deficiency of these neurotransmitters is very rare and life threatening. http://www.ehow.com/way_6158789_norepinephrine-deficiency-drooling-treatment.html. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the mitochondrial disease known as m.N.G.I.E.?

Please help! what is the mitochondrial disease known as m.N.G.I.E.?

See this site: This should be helpful: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/mitochondrial-neurogastrointestinal-encephalopathy-disease.

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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