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Is There A Genetic Basis For Having Dry Eyes Is It Familial Or Hereditary
Not really: There are some dry eye diseases associated with sjogren's syndrome, which may have a genetic and environmental roles, but its probably not dominant or recessive as we know it. Familal and hereditary are terms sometimes used interchangeably, so I'm not sure what you're asking. Most dry eyes are prob not genetic based. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Very rarely: There are some very rare genetic diseases that are associated with dry eyes. In the great majority of people dry eyes are not hereditary and they will not pass it on to their children. Dry eyes can be associated with some systemic conditions, such as sjogren's syndrome or rheumatoid arthritis, but most often the cause is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is fetal alcohol syndrome hereditary or is there a hereditary disposition associated with getting it?
Is a genetic mutation considered a disorder only if it causes harm? Or are beneficial or harmless mutations considered disorders as well?
Depends: Interesting question, but fundamentally a semantic one. Harmless mutations are usually called variants rather than disorders. Also, external factors might make a mutation useful in one circumstance but not another. For example, the red cell mutation called G6PD deficiency can cause (mild) anemia, but in places where malaria is prevalent, it is somewhat protective for that disease. ...Read more
DKC1: The most famous of these is dyskeratosis congenita, in which the cells of the body that must constantly renew themselves eventually fail. Thankfully, it is quite uncommon. Ordinary pernicious anemia (which should not be missed) can make the hair go gray early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grandson is 9.he may have coats disease or retinoblastoma, Is there any treatment for this condition?
If my epilepsy is hereditary what's the percentage.My partner has Wolff Parkinson white Syndrome is it a hereditary is well.
Yes WPW: Is hereditary. Not every form of seizure disorder is hereditary. Assuming you intend to have a child or are already pregnant the most useful thing to do is see a genetic counselor. There are a number of disease states that are genetic, that can be tested for antepartum, and even prior to attempting pregnancy. The genetic counselor can give you customized information unique to you and your partner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there such a thing as severe menopause?, and if so, what is it? How serious is this, and is there a good prognosis associated with it ?
Your own opinion: The "severity" is entirely a personal opinion. Different people react differently to the same degree of symptoms. If you think yours are "severe", consult your physician. ...Read more
If a person is diagnosed with primary dystonia but there is no family history, does that mean it’s not genetic?
No: Typically the word "primary" in reference to dystonias is used to talk about genetically-associated dystonias. Not having a known family history of the disease does not necessarily mean it is not genetic. Some of the dystonias that are genetic are passed down through carriers which can make them relatively rare, even among families of carriers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is schizophrenia acquired or are we born with it? Is someone born with a propensity for it or is it acquired in some way during your life?
Born with, but......: Schizophrenia has a largely genetic and neurodevelopmental etiology although it is often unmasked in times of severe stress. For example, people who move to new countries often go through enormous amounts of stress and this leads to deterioration in mental health that is thought to tip people who have a genetic propensity for schizophrenia towards developing the disease. ...Read more
Chloride channel...: The genetic defect that causes cystic fibrosis (CF) interferes with the body’s ability to move salt in and out of cells. The salt that cannot be absorbed is excreted through the skin by the sweat glands, resulting in salty sweat. Sometimes, there may even be visible salt deposits on the skin. Salt excretion by the sweat glands is the basis of the most common test used to diagnose cf. ...Read more
Not commonly: Diarrhea is not usually a genetic disorder. I t is more frequently caused bu an infectious agent, inflaamatory process, reaction to an ingested substance (food, medication, condiments or secondary to intestinal moyility issues that sometimes have an emotional trigger. However, ther are genetic/familial disorders where diarrhea is one of the symptoms. Consider consulting a GI doctor. ...Read more
Yes.: Labile, the opposite of stable, means your BP is not elevated at all times, rather rises in response to situations or different conditions, such as "white coat hypertension". Previously thought to be less serious, it is now treated as aggressively as full time hypertension. It can be caused by surges of adrenaline, which can be caused by low blood sugar. Get tested for Insulin resistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: This is a genetic disease caused in most cases by deficiency in pyrin. Replacing the protein won't help as it's needed only in certain areas where neutrophils have begun to congregate. Thankfully, if you're complaint with medication even when you feel well, you can usually avoid the horrible late consequence of the disease -- amyloidosis. ...Read more
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