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Yes: I'm assuming that you are talking about the genetics of hemoglobin, so we'd be talking about individuals with a gene for hemoglobin a (normal hemoglobin) and hemoglobin c (more fragile hemoglobin). The possibilities for your offspring would be 25% aa; 50% ac; 25% cc (hemoglobin c). If you want more information, genetic counselors can talk to you at length about the possibilities. ...Read more
How does psychiatric genotyping work? I recently had the genecept assay done. Is this the future of psychiatry?
Genes & Imaging: The future in psychiatry will be characterized by genotyping patients in order to (a) clarify if they are fast or slow metabolizers of medications in order to more accurately dose medications , and to (b) determine if they are likely to respond to a specific medication or brain stimulation treatment. Functional brain imaging will also help direct psychiatric treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have hep c genotype 1a I have cryoglobuline proteins. Ii have the sharp stabbing pain in my small joints and burning numbness on tne bottom of my f?
I am being treated for hep c genotype 3. I take 400 mg copegus (ribavirin) 2x day and 180mcg peginterferon 1x week. I've developed mouth sores and burning. It hurts to eat. Is this a reaction to the meds?
I just took a sickle cell screen and result was negative. Does that mean i'm not a sickle cell carrier-aa genotype?
Means no Hgb S: This test is specifically looking for HGB s. It will detect sickle trait (hgb as) or sickle cell disease (hgb ss). If the test is negative it means there is no sickle hemoglobin present, but it does not mean aa. There are many abnormal hemoglobins that are not aa, but would also test negative on a sickle screen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genotype for HBP: Yes in rare cases there are specific genes that cause high blood pressure. Other clues to genes are: Is there high blood pressure in your family? Do you have a twin with high blood pressure? Are of you African Descent especially African American. But we do not know the genes for most causes of high blood pressure. All genes today appear to involve salt metabolism as does much garden variety HTN. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sister has hep c genotype 1. Just got it her viral load is very low. What are some holistic things she could do to keep it low?
No alcohol: Avoid any alcohol and avoid getting coinfected with hiv. The immune system works to control the virus so avoiding stress, eating healthy and no tobacco or any drugs may also help. Low viral loads should help lead to higher cure rates with antiviral treatment when she is ready. Low viral load does not predict slower rate of scarring (fibrosis). ...Read more