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Multiple Hereditary Osteochondromatosis
What to do if I have osteochondromatosis and live in a first floor flat, need to move as the I can't manage the stairs?
Ask your orthopedic: Your orthopedic doctor can advice you best. ...Read more
My 14yr old daughter has osteochondromatosis, active in sports, hard time stretching legs, lumps side of knees, do u suggest therapy?
How far back should I trace my families medical history to know if i'm predisposed to common hereditary disorders?
Immediate family: Autosomal dominants (polycystic kidneys, lynch's, brca, some of the other tumor syndromes) affect mom or dad; if an uncle / aunt or grandparent has something suggestive, maybe you have it -- and an extra screening need. If a sib has an autosomal recessive / x-linked problem, you probably already know about you. Beyond this -- stop obsessing. You've got your genes already. Live your life. Cheers. ...Read more
Are growth spurts hereditary? I'm 5'8 and just turned 17. I don't recall having any spurts of growth, and my mom says her brothers all had late spurts
Yes, multifactorial: an excellent presentation at the American College of Medical Genetics quite a while ago demonstrated that the increased risk of prematurity was similar to isolated cleft lip/palate, and other multifactorial traits--a combination of environmental effects and genetic predisposition. ...Read more
To a minor degree: Most cases of chrohn's disease are sporadic. There is a small tendency for it to run more commonly in families but identical twins for instance do not both always have the condition so there is probably an inheritance component lowering the susceptibilility but not being causative. ...Read more
Both, but . . . : “each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.” there are lots of sayings like this one about this topic. One can't do much about what health is inherited, but one can do a great deal about health behaviors. One must learn what promotes and maintains good health, and one must act. ...Read more
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