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From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
Probably: Genetic ancestry testing looks at how an individuals genetics may compare across ethnic backgrounds. Genetic alterations in the Y-chromosome, Mitochondrial DNA and Single base pair changes (SNPs). These are compared to registry databases. If you have genetic traits of Asians it means that you have Asian ancestry. How you define being part Asian is more of a personal question then a genetic one ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both important but..: Both genetics & lifestyle are important factors in longevity but we are learning that lifestyle plays the larger role.This is because lifestyle affects genetic expression via epigenetics.We have 2 copies of each gene. Often one is more functional than the other & lifestyle (including mental attitude) affects which copy of the gene is expressed more. So genes influence but don't determine our fate! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and No: Genetic predisposition for disease doesn't always mean a person gets sick. For example, people with a genetic predisposition for developing type 2 diabetes may be able to avoid it by not becoming obese. Environmental factors would serve as trigger in this case. Other diseases are more straightforward like sickle cell anemia as one example, where a person's red blood cells are abnormal. ...Read more
I have some facial fat, and a little wide face, I want to help reduce some of the fat on my cheeks, but it also genetics, what can I do? I'm 17
Wait it out: Before you do anything to your face, consider what changes may look like in two or four or six years, or after you had a baby. Maybe look at family photos of your mom, older sisters, aunts and see how they changed over time and imagine how they would looked like had they changed their faces. ...Read more
What to do if I have this 25 question worksheet on genetics, and there are 4 questions I can't answer. could anyone please help?
Not sure...: ...what you mean. If it's a questionnaire provided by a health professional as part of a genetic assessment, just ask the person who gave it to you to clarify the questions. They will be glad to help. ...Read more
Not clear: Pacns (primary angiitis of the central nervous system) is rare enough that conclusions cannot yet be made with great certainty. It seems to have an autoimmune component which may well be genetic. It is also more common in certain parts of the world which is also suggestive. Inflamed blood vessels may cause seizures, headaches, stroke, spinal cord syndromes, or mental deterioration. ...Read more
I saw a post on website on which it was written that weight is determined by genetics. If this is the case with me then any solution for this?
Yes often individual: B"sd There is a gentic component - in a recent study from Scotland looking at 520,000 genetic snippets about 11% of the variance in body size and shape was accounted for. That leaves about 90% up for grabs and available to influence beyond inheritence. It doesn' mean it is easy and certainly much harder for some, but in my experience we can help just about everyone with a weight problem ...Read more
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