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Can a person be more likely to get gangrene from his genetics?
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
7 doctors agree
In brief: Indirectly Yes
Peripheral vascular disease develops more likely in people who smoke, have diabetes and who are older. There are other factors, but of the top three, diabetes is the one which can be genetically transmitted.
Smoking can be controlled. Consult your primary care physician to see if you are at risk for developing diabetes.

In brief: Indirectly Yes
Peripheral vascular disease develops more likely in people who smoke, have diabetes and who are older. There are other factors, but of the top three, diabetes is the one which can be genetically transmitted.
Smoking can be controlled. Consult your primary care physician to see if you are at risk for developing diabetes.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Linda Harris
A strong family history of vascular disease may put you at higher risk for developing PAD, especially if it occurs at a young age. If you have a strong history, it is even more important to address the controllable risk factors- not smoking, control BP, diabetes, etc.
In brief: No
If there is a genetic predisposition , for diseases like diabetes, atherosclerosis etc neglected care may lead to gangrene of extremities.

In brief: No
If there is a genetic predisposition , for diseases like diabetes, atherosclerosis etc neglected care may lead to gangrene of extremities.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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