What Are The Common Genetic Conditions?

Genetic conditions seem to be quite common. Millions of individuals appear to live with them. However, these conditions may be fatal in some instances. Genetic disorders seem to be the result of any DNA abnormalities. They may trigger significant health issues for patients. Although many cases appear to be inherited, there may be other causes. Unfortunately, many warning signs may go unnoticed until patients reach adulthood.

Treatment appears to vary based on the specific condition. Patients may receive hormone therapy for Turner syndrome. However, treatment for cystic fibrosis seems to include a lung transplant. Some patients may need thyroid medication for Down syndrome. What does appear to be clear is that patients should be aware of the common genetic conditions. This may help them recognize symptoms and receive the appropriate treatment.

Down Syndrome 

Down syndrome seems to be a common genetic condition. In fact, it may be the most common. It appears to be the result of children receiving three copies of chromosome 21 instead of only two. Evidence indicates that this may happen by chance. The reason appears to be that it is rare for parents to have the same genetic defect. Symptoms of this condition seem to include thyroid issues, heart defects, intellectual disability, and physical deformities. 

The intellectual issues appear to be a low IQ, slow learning, communication issues, and a short attention span. These signs seem to be mild during infancy. However, they can be quite noticeable as individuals age. Individuals with Down syndrome seem to have an iconic look to their face, including their eyes as well as skull shape and size. Patients appear to be at a high risk for many health issues. Some examples may include dementia, obesity, and low bone mass.

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