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What genes play an important role in stroke?

What genes play an important role in stroke?

Many: There is no "stroke gene". There are many conditions which are genetically determined, such leiden factor v deficiency which leads to stroke. If you have strong family history of stroke, you should find out what condition(s) your family has contributing to their strokes. This is a more productive approach than searching the human genome. ...Read more

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Do genetics play a big role in krabbe disease?

Do genetics play a big role in krabbe disease?

Yes: Krabbe is a genetic inherited condition. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. That means that for a patient with krabbe, both parents are usually carriers of the abnormal gene called galc. Those parents will have a 25% chance of having another affected child and a 50% chance of having children that are carriers. ...Read more

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What role does environment play with ms?

What role does environment play with ms?

Unclear: Lots of interest currently in the interplay of genetic background of a population and environmental triggers. No one clear winner here, but studies of large populations are seeing some patterns emerge with regard to annual sunshine exposure, vitamin d (and its receptor), epstein barr virus (mononucleosis) infection at a critical time in life, possibly smoking as contributing to risk for ms. ...Read more

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What genes play an important role in angina?

What genes play an important role in angina?

Unknown : This information is not yet known. Stay tuned (and check back in 10 years). ...Read more

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What genes play an important role in cerebrovascular disease?

What genes play an important role in cerebrovascular disease?

Many: Since there are many types of stroke, this is a very complicated question. Most strokes are related to atherosclerosis ( fat deposit in the arteries). So the genes involved ( there are many) in lipid (fat) metabolism and blood pressure regulation are important. One important set of genes seems to be located on chromosome number 9. In any case this is an active area of medical research. ...Read more

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What role might hormones play in anxiety?

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What role might hormones play in anxiety?

Anxiety & hormones: Hormonal imbalance, especially in women, especially near menopause where levels of Progesterone drop. Progesterone is similar to serotonin & has a calming effect. This can be compounded by elevated levels of oestrogen, or use of birth control pill. ...Read more

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What role do hormones play in anxiety?

What role do hormones play in anxiety?

A major role.: Anxiety involves numerous hormones that stimulate the autonomic nervous system, increase blood volume and blood pressure, stimulate the adrenal glands, affect metabolism of sugar, fat and protein, affect the immune system, etc. In other words, anxiety and stress affect virtually every part of your physiology through hormones and the nervous system. ...Read more

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What role does family genetics play in disease prevention?

What role does family genetics play in disease prevention?

Perspective: Immune system is inherited & important; however disease also depends upon the virulance or severity of the attack or insult upon that immune system together with outside environmental contributing factors. Disease occurs when any one of those factors is out of balance with the others. ...Read more

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What role do genetics play in addictions, especially alcoholism?

What role do genetics play in addictions, especially alcoholism?

A strong role: Alcoholism runs in families- if you have a first-degree relative who is an alcohol dependent, you have 3 to 4 times increased risk of becoming alcohol dependent. Genetics are figured to account for roughly 50% of your risk of developing alcohol dependence. Similar relationships exist for other substances; initiation is situational, but whether that becomes an addiction depends on one's genetics. ...Read more

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What role will glucosamine play in osteoarthritis?

What role will glucosamine play in osteoarthritis?

Unsure: People have tried glucosamine and believe they have less pain from osteoarthritis. However there are many peole who have taken it without any benefits. A study from the nih looked at glucosamine and was not able to find a direct benefit from glucosamine. In my practice, I have suggested it with chondrotin for oa and occassionaly see some relief in knee and hip pain. It does not reverse or cure oa. ...Read more

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Do genes play a role in heart disease?

Do genes play a role in heart disease?

Cardiac risk factors: One's genetics are a strong predictor for the development of heart problems when the connection is close (sibling or parent), and when the heart problems occur at a young age (<65). ...Read more

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What role do viruses play with ms?

What role do viruses play with ms?

Uncertain: Much interest recently in epstein barr virus (ebv), the virus causing mononucleosis and its association with future risk of developing ms. Other viruses have been looked at but so far none have shown a consistent link to the risk of developing ms. ...Read more

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How much percent genetics and environmental play role in human height ?

How much percent  genetics and environmental  play role in human height ?

Cannot quantify: Hi. We cannot quantify what percentage is genetic and what percentage is environment in height or any other phenotype, but under normal circumstances (adequate nutrition, etc), for height it's mostly genetic. Disease can be classified in that assessment of phenotype as either environment or genetic, depending. ...Read more

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Do emotions play a role in a child's learning?

Do emotions play a role in a child's learning?

Yes!: 5 crucial emotional competencies basic to social & emotional learning: 1. Self/other awareness 2. Mood management 3. Self motivation 4. Empathy 5. Management of relationships. I think mastery of these five competencies results in enhanced emotional intelligence. Social emotional learning is to me essential for children in academic and life success. ...Read more

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Does genetics play a role in developing a brain tumor?

Does genetics play a role in developing a brain tumor?

Yes.: In certain brain tumors, genetic mutations have been discovered. Some of these are 'passed down' from parent to child. Others are new and spontaneous. There are many different types of brain tumors, both benign and malignant. Each has its own unique genetic risk. ...Read more

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Does trauma play a role in causing ms?

Does trauma play a role in causing ms?

No: Ms is thought to be caused by viral onfection ms can cause mood disorders etc which can be exacerbated by traumatic events. ...Read more

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Do environmental factors play a role in the progression of beta-thalassemia?

Do environmental factors play a role in the progression of beta-thalassemia?

No, but. . .: Environmental factors generally do not play a role in beta thalassemia. However, a patient can be worsened by conditions that typically worsen anemia, such as dietary iron deficiency, other nutrient deficiencies (such as folate (folic acid) or vitamin b12), lead poisoning, or infections with viruses that can cause anemia (such as parvovirus b19). Vacationing at high altitudes may cause symptoms of low oxygen. ...Read more

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Does alcohol play a role in gerd?

Does alcohol play a role in gerd?

Yes.: It is one of many substances that increase or cause gerd by opening the lower esophageal sphincter. ...Read more

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