inherited disorder

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inherited disorder

any disease or condition that is genetically determined and involves a single gene mutation, a multifactorial inheritance, or a chromosomal aberration. Also called genetic disorder, hereditary disorder.

in·her·i·ted dis·or·der

(in-her'i-tĕd dis-ōr'dĕr)
An illness or disease that is derived from genetic aberration.

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Q. What are the chances that my baby will inherit psoriasis from his father? My husband has a mild case of psoriasis. On his elbows, knees, back and lower back. He doesn't treat it because he says it is sometime that won't go away, he uses certain products for relief sometimes. What are the chances our baby will get that? And can he get it on his face? Thanks

A. here is a web page dealing with the genetic question in psoriasis -

Q. Is bipolar disease a hereditary problem? My only son is in his teens that is the age to enjoy life, but he cannot enjoy his life with his friends because we found that he is suffering from a bipolar condition. I feel so sad for him and though my care-free days have gone, I often think about how much fun I had at his age. I too suffered from a bipolar disorder and my mom too. Is bipolar disease a hereditary problem? I want him to help to enjoy his life.

A. I agree with you. No one should suffer because of hereditary problems. This is the same situation here as genes are passed from generation to generation. This information is inconclusive because many who may have had bipolar disorders did not have it checked out. Who is to say, how many people 50 years ago had it but dismissed it as being moody, or ill tempered. Doctors were not aware about this problem years ago. Some time back, someone who showed signs of a mental disorder was straight away shoved into a mental hospital and left to suffer. Besides they are often treated with electric shock therapy eventually getting out of control. Testing is still in progress to find out if genetics play a role but these theories may take several more years before they can have a better understanding.

Q. Is FMS heredetery? My mother was diagnosed with FMS and I would like to know what are the chances I’ll have it too.

A. Hereditary is not the right term. It’s not a genetic disease but The cause of fibromyalgia remains elusive. However, recent studies show that genetic factors can predispose individuals to a genetic susceptibility to fibromyalgia.

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The inherited disorder epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) causes the skin to become fragile and prone to breakage and eruptions of fluid-filled blisters.
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Washington, June 24 ( ANI ): Researchers have claimed to have discovered out how the fatal inherited disorder Huntington's disease kills brain cells.

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