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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Hereditary Lysosomal Storage Diseases

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What are the causes of bipolar affective disorder? Is it hereditary, or due to hormones, or drugs, or what else?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What are the causes of bipolar affective disorder? Is it hereditary, or due to hormones, or drugs, or what else?

Bipolar: Think of term bio-psycho-social. Biological is inheritance or induced by physical illnesses or medications. Psychological is relation to early traumas or self-concept issues. Social is support system or lack of. ...Read more

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I was prescribed topomax 15mg. For a hereditary nervous disorder but have now have a strong low back pain. Have stopped capsules. Is drug cause of pai?

I was prescribed topomax 15mg. For a hereditary nervous disorder but have now have a strong low back pain. Have stopped capsules. Is drug cause of pai?

Generally No: But if you are concerned, stop the medicine and see if your back pain improves. If you are on a high dose of topamax, (topiramate) speak with your doctor about reducing the medicine because if you stop cold turkey you could have a seizure. ...Read more

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Is parkinson’s disease hereditary?

Yes: Although the causes are multifactorial and sometimes poorly understood, there is a hereditary component. Keep in mind, that even though a parent may have it, it does not mean that it will be necessarily passed on. The tendency, however, may be there. ...Read more

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What are the most common hereditary disorders?

What are the most common hereditary disorders?

Hereditary disorders: Start by looking at this link: http://www. Activebeat. Com/your-health/children/the-10-most-common-genetics-disorders/

If you suspect you have one, talk to your family doctor. ...Read more

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Can a disease be both congential and hereditary?

Yes: A congenital disease is one that is present at or about the time of birth. It can be either hereditary or environmental in origin. ...Read more

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What inheritance type does hurler's disease have?

What inheritance type does hurler's disease have?

Autosomal recessive: Hurler syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type i) is a genetic condition. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive way. It means that both copies of the gene of a patient have a mutation (we have 2 copies of each gene, one from each parent). Parents of a patient each carry one copy of the mutated gene, and another healthy copy so they typically do not show signs and symptoms of the condition. ...Read more

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What disorders is likely to be inherited by males > females?

What disorders is likely to be inherited by males > females?

Sex-linked: Way too long a list for this short format. So-called x-linked disorders (hemophilias, color-blindness) are generally inherited (expressed) in male offspring, while female offspring are carriers. Is there a specific disorder you are interested in? ...Read more

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Are all autosomal dominant diseases inherited?

Are all autosomal dominant diseases inherited?

Or new mutations: Mendel's laws. For example, many cases of achondroplasia, which an autosomal dominant disease, happen in children of unaffected parents as a result of a mutation in a sperm or egg. ...Read more

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What medicines are use for lou gehrig's disease?

What medicines are use for lou gehrig's disease?

Treatment: It's mostly supportive, but a drug called Riluzole is approved for ALS and it's thought to work by decreasing glutamate mediated motor neuron cell death. ...Read more

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Can you tell me examples of inherited coagulation disorders?

Can you tell me examples of inherited coagulation disorders?

Yes: A coagulation defect changed world history. Queen Victoria passed it to her daughter Alice, who in turn passed it to Alexandra, wife of Czar Nicholas, whose son Alexii was a bleeder--and they fell under the influence of Rasputin, ignoring the affairs of state. Carrier women are not affected; their normal factor VIII gene on their other X-chromosome makes up for the abnormal gene. ...Read more

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Please tell me if angelman syndrome is inherited or a disorder?

Please tell me if angelman syndrome is inherited or a disorder?

Sometimes: Some cases are due to a mutation carried by the mother. Most are due to spontaneous mutations or epigenetic events in the fertilized egg. So, the risk of Angelman may be inherited, but the disease may be genetic or due to epigenetic factors. It is one of the most complex genetic mechanisms yet discovered, and a clinical geneticist must analyze whether other family members are at up to 50% risk ...Read more

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What are the diseases in which prednisolon medicine can be used at its best?

What are the diseases in which prednisolon medicine can be used at its best?

Several: Steroids can be used for back pain (inflammation), some brain/sinal cord injuries with swelling, asthma, COPD (emphysema), dermatitis (contact-posion ivy, etc), certain collagen vascular diseases, etc. Etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi. What is the best drugs, pencillamin or trientine for wilson's disease?

Wilson's disease: Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/wilsons-disease/ds00411 for info re wilson's disease which is autosomal recessive cause of excess copper. Both Penicillamine & trientine are used to chelate & remove excess copper. There's no best drug for everyone but rather a best drug for you. Talk to your doc about what's available to you, what's affordable, and what side effects are tolerable to you. ...Read more

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Help please! Is autism disorder hereditary?

Help please! Is autism disorder hereditary?

Not necessarily: Genetic factors do play a role. If there is someone in the family with autism, it increases the chances of getting it. However, in most cases it is not a purely genetic disease. Other factors (environmental and perinatal) seem to play a role as well. ...Read more

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Are eating disorders due to hereditary reasons?

Are eating disorders due to hereditary reasons?

EDs ; Genetics: Research has found a genetic link to eating disorders. This link has a nice overview that's also available in audio. Http://www. Webmd. Com/mental-health/anorexia-nervosa/features/anorexia-bulimia-genetic-code. ...Read more

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What is the inheritance pattern of fabry disease?

X linked recessive: Fabry disease is an x-linked recessive lysosomal storage disease. ...Read more

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What to do about inherited diseases and treatment?

What to do about inherited diseases and treatment?

Depends on disease: There are thousands of genetic and inherited diseases and also modes of inheritance. While one's genes cannot be changed, there are therapies nowadays for some genetic disorders targeted spefically for that disorders. If you think you may have a genetic disorder I would suggest seeing a clinical geneticist or a genetic counselor who can evaluate you or your family. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

Immunosuppresents: Since autoimmune diseases are a diverse group of diseases which have in common activation of the immune system which leads to different complications (depending upon the disease) the best way to treat is to use medications which suppress the immune system (such as steroids and sometimes chemotherapy). ...Read more

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Can coeliac disease prevent me from studying medicine?

Can coeliac disease prevent me from studying medicine?

No!!!!!: Many people live with celiac disease and are highly functioning professionals. Strict adherence to a gluten-free diet is crucial. That also means reading labels very carefully. You should shop at the gluten-free section, available in most groceries, be under competent medical supervision. Also see www. Celiac. Nih. Gov/materials. Aspx; www. Celiac. Org/ ...Read more

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What drug is used to treat hodgkin's disease lymphoma?

What drug is used to treat hodgkin's disease lymphoma?

ABVD: Adriamycin (doxorubicin)
Bleomycin
Vinbastine
Dacarbazine

The combination of the 4, all given every 2 weeks for 8 or 12 times depending on the stage of the cancer is the gold standard ...Read more

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Medicine for Lewy body disease?

Medicine for Lewy body disease?

None: Sadly, there is no medicine specifically to help patients and family members of a patient with this problem. It is important to not have prescribed tricyclic anti-depressants, as these can cause a serious reaction. There are some things that can help with specific symptoms. See a neurologist, please. ...Read more

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Medicine on acid peptic disease?

Rescue vs controller: Acid reflux medications, aka heart burn meds, fall into two main groups: rescue meds that quickly neutralize acid, and controllers that block/reduce acid production in the stomach. Antacids like tums, rolaids and maalox are rescue meds. Zantac, Protonix (pantoprazole) and Prilosec are controllers, among others. Talk to your dr about gerd at your next visit. ...Read more

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Is hemangioma a hereditary disease?

Is hemangioma a hereditary disease?

Sometimes: Many people have hemangiomas without a family history. Occasional hemangiomas can occur genetically and may be isolated or multiple lesions and rare conditions can also involve internal organs. ...Read more

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What are some drugs for alzheimer's disease?

What are some drugs for alzheimer's disease?

Several available: But, at best, these possess modest benefits. The classics include aricept, Exelon pill and patch, galantamine, (galantamine hydrobromide) Namenda ir and er, and a couple medical foods, axona and cerefolin-nac. A neurologist can help design a program, but evidence strongly suggests better outcome from combinations of the above. ...Read more

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Latest medicine to cure Parkinson's disease?

Latest medicine to cure Parkinson's disease?

None: There is no cure for parkinsons disease. There are about two dozen medicines for parkinson's, some 60 years old, others five years old. Each of them does something a little different. There is also surgery for a select group of patients with parkinsons. Talk to your neurologist. ...Read more

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The disease of white skin is genetically inherited?

The disease of white skin is genetically inherited?

Vitiligo: If you are referring to vitiligo, as far as I know, the current thinking is that it is related to genetic defect in the immune system, but if you are asking if it can be passed down from a parent, I have never seen or heard of this. ...Read more

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Which drug used in treatment of cruetz felt jacob disease?

Which drug used in treatment of cruetz felt jacob disease?

Nothing works: We have no medication to affect the course of creutzfeldt-jacob disease. Some medications may help relieve symptoms. You have my sympathy. ...Read more