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Is there a genetic component to diverticulitis? Is it hereditary?

Is there a genetic component to diverticulitis? Is it hereditary?

Probably: Diverticula of the colon are very common, and will be found in individuals with low risk factors for the disease suggesting that they are genetically predisposed to the disease.

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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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Is there a genetic component to leukemia?

Is there a genetic component to leukemia?

There can be: But not in the sense that it is inherited within family members. An example is those individuals affected by down's syndrome have an abnormal chromosome and acute leukemia has a higher incidence in this population.

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Is there a genetic component involved in HELLP syndrome?

Is there a genetic component involved in HELLP syndrome?

Unknown: Good question. The underlying cause of preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome is one of the great unanswered questions in obstetrics. Hopefully one day we will know the answer and find a way to predict and prevent it

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Is there a genetic component to this disease that I can pass down to my kids?

Is there a genetic component to this disease that I can pass down to my kids?

Need more info: Need more information about which disease. Discuss with your md and or genetics counselor.

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My mom suffers from extremely dry eyes. Will I have dry eyes when I'm older as well? Is there a genetic component to this condition?

My mom suffers from extremely dry eyes. Will I have dry eyes when I'm older as well? Is there a genetic component to this condition?

Possibly: Dry eyes are relatively common. The potential to get dry eyes may have a genetic component in some people. As we age, we produce less tears, and become relatively drier. Additionally, certain behaviors can make our eyes dry (smoking, being dehydrated, using the computer for hours each day), as well as medications. You may not end up with the same problems, depending on your health and lifestyle.

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Is there a large genetic component to angina?

Is there a large genetic component to angina?

Yes Yes Yes: Family history is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. Unlike smoking, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, there is nothing that one can do about being born into a family where there is early coronary artery disease. However, knowing that a close relative has heart problems, should motivate one to give up smoking, get plenty of exercise, attain ideal body weight, glucose and cholesterol!

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Is there a large genetic component to stroke risk?

Possible: Some types of stroke are definitely genetically determined such as factor v leiden deficiency. Diabetes and elevated cholesterol, both of which are often genetically determined, in turn predisposing to stroke.

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Is there a large genetic component to cerebrovascular disease?

Is there a large genetic component to cerebrovascular disease?

Not really: Though there are rare genetic stroke syndromes (eg cadasil), for the vast majority of strokes, risk factors with a strong genetic component (hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol) are the much bigger contributors to strokes and heart attacks often running in families (getting these diseases increases risk of stroke).

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Does gallbladder disease have a genetic component?

Yes: Classically this was demonstrated in the pima indian population, but it is common to have a familial trend in non-native americans as well.

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Does Parkinson's disease have a genetic component?

Does Parkinson's disease have a genetic component?

Yes!!: Current thought says many factors are involved. Pd is more common in areas with high agricultural chemical use & in those working with heavy metals or toxic chemicals. We also know that genetics are involved with several identified mutations causing higher susceptibility & rare families with dominantly inherited pd. I believe the key & cure of pd will be found using genetic breakthroughs.

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Is there a large genetic component to coronary vascular (artery) disease?

Is there a large genetic component to coronary vascular (artery) disease?

Yes, but: The genetic component is not modifiable (yet) so we focus on what can alter the outcome despite the genes: avoidance of smoking, blood pressure control, lipid control, weight control and exercise.

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Does GAD have a genetic component? I had my first anxiety attack at 13, during my parent's ugly divorce and I am now 62 and still battling GAD....

Does GAD have a genetic component? I had my first anxiety attack at 13, during my parent's ugly divorce and I am now 62 and still battling GAD....

Yes: There is ongoing evidence for genetic factors in anxiety disorders but the precise genetic mechanisms are not understood. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3181683/

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What is the genetic component to autoimmune disease? I know someone with 6 people in their family with them...& all are neurological. Ms. Cidp...Etc.

What is the genetic component to autoimmune disease? I know someone with 6 people in their family with them...& all are neurological. Ms. Cidp...Etc.

Multiple sclerosis: Good question. Many autoimmune disorders have a prominent genetic predisposition with variable degree of inheritance. We believe most of those conditions require a dual trigger: one being the genetic predisposition and the other some type of environmental trigger (viral infection) that starts the immunological reaction.

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What is the definition or description of: genetic linkage?

What is the definition or description of: genetic linkage?

See below: Genetic linkage is the tendency of genes that are located proximal to each other on a chromosome to be inherited together during meiosis. Genes whose loci are nearer to each other are less likely to be separated onto different chromatids during chromosomal crossover, and are therefore said to be genetically linked.

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Can you tell me about genetic linkage/mapping question?

Can you tell me about genetic linkage/mapping question?

I doubt I can BUT: One of the other Healthtap doctors might be able to. Give us a try. Please submit a clear & specific question about this subject. Clarify and re-ask.

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Can you tell me about genetic linkage and recombination?

Can you tell me about genetic linkage and recombination?

Inappropriate?: This this question health-related or for homework? Please explain if for the former.

Genetic Linkage (Definition)

Genetic linkage is the tendency of genes that are located proximal to each other on a chromosome to be inherited together during meiosis. Genes whose loci are nearer to each other are less likely to be separated onto different chromatids during chromosomal crossover, and are therefore said ...Read more


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Diverticulitis (Definition)

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