List of Inherited Disease

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List of Inherited Disease
Posted by nutrifile on September 7th, 2011

Family history plays an important role in a person’s health condition. For example, if in anyfamily history of cancer, it means that we or our children have the possibility to inherit the same gene. In other words, the risk for developing cancer is much higher than the risk of individuals who do not have the gene.
So far scientists have identified genes that can increase the roughly 400 most prominent disease conditions, such as Parkinson’s and cystic fibrosis or fatal condition caused by genetic mutations. Cystic fribrosis cause the formation of thick, sticky mucus in the lungs and various other parts.
However some diseases are caused not only by a single gene but rather due to a combination of several factors such as diet and lifestyle. Call it like high blood pressure, heart disease or schizophrenia.
Here are some of the diseases and their percentage of the level of risk that may be derived related to a history which is owned by family members:
1. High blood pressure
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a state where a person experiences an increase in blood pressure above normal or chronic (long periods). Hypertension is often not realized because it is not symptomatic. To find the blood pressure measurements were taken. If not promptly treated, may increase the risk of stroke orheart attack.
Inherited risk: According to experts, if one of your parents have high blood pressure, your risk of getting this disease by 15 percent or even higher.
2. High cholesterol
In the same family, sometimes its members have high cholesterol levels. These circumstances in medicine is called Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH). FH is caused by changes in the gene where the fat is not metabolized properly in the blood and accumulate in the arteries. FH is one example of a dominant genetic trait, which…...

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