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Is There A Genetic Component To Diverticulitis Is It Hereditary
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
No: It is more to do with dietary habits than genetics. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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