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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...Read more