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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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