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Medical Genetics - What Should You Know About It?

Dr. Seema Thakur 86% (10 ratings)
DM - Medical Genetics, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Geneticist, Delhi
Medical Genetics - What Should You Know About It?

Medical genetics is a branch of medicine that involves identifying the cause of human biological variation. Medical genetics help to determine the health and disease of a person which are hereditary in nature. It involves the study and counseling about the pathogenesis, etiology, and natural history of disorders and diseases that originate genetically.

Medical genetics is different from human genetics in the way that human genetics involves the research and scientific study of the genome structure that may or may not suggest medicine practice. However, medical genetics is related to the application of genetic studies to medical care.

Both human genetics and medical genetics consider the analysis of the causes and inheritance of genetic disease. However, the diagnosis, treatment, management of the genetic disease is considered only in medical genetics.

Genetic Study and Genetic Medicine -

The term genetic medicine is new in medical genetics that includes areas such as personalized medicine, gene therapy, and predictive medicine. This personalized medical care is attained by the genetic study of the individual. Medical genetics incorporates different fields such as genetic counselors, clinical physicians, and nutritionists. The clinical laboratory activities involved in the diagnosis, analysis, and research about the genetic structure help to determine the causes of genetic diseases.

Genetic Disorders Related to Medical Genetics - 

There are certain conditions generally relates to the issues or abnormalities of the genetic structure in an individual which are called genetic disorders. Some common genetic disorders that are studied within the scope of medical genetics include:

Genetic Counselling -

Medical genetics also includes a process in which information about the conditions related to genetic structure, diagnostics, and the potential threat to other members of the family. This process is called Genetic Counselling. This is performed by experts who are a non-physical member in the team of medical genetics. These experts provide a family risk assessment and counsel about potential dangers to the members of the family who has genetic disorders. They provide counseling personalized on the basis of the genetic disorder.

Take Away -

Medical Genetics is a medicinal branch that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and of the conditions related to hereditary disorders. The hereditary disorders are generally the abnormalities in the genome structure that run in a family. Some common genetic disorders that are diagnosed and treated with the help of medical genetics are mental retardation, autism, skeletal dysplasia, cancer genetics and such others. Apart from genetic disorders, medical genetics is now becoming increasingly common in dealing with various common diseases such as endocrine, neurologic, cardiovascular, ophthalmologic, pulmonary, dermatologic, and psychiatric conditions.

Medical genetics involves the clinical diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders. Not only the physical treatment, but medical genetics also involves the treatment of such genetic disorders by the non-physical team of medical genetics called genetic counselors.

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I have a kind of fungal infection near my genitals. What medication should I take?

Dr. P K Dhawan 88% (1378 ratings)
MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
I have a kind of fungal infection near my genitals. What medication should I take?
NO MEDICATION ....BUT super hygiene and self activation of BLOOD VESSLES ....Apply some natural nutrional supplements from some good international nutracutical company like Alloe Gelly prepared from outer ALOE LEAF ....ask details
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My wife is having an issue regarding about genetically vaginal white dispatch and having itchiness. Need some medication please!

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (67944 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
My wife is having an issue regarding about genetically vaginal white dispatch and having itchiness. Need some medicat...
Do the following-- 1. You maintain high grade of personal hygiene. 2. Do change your undergarments at least 2 times a day 3. Wear cotton underclothes. 4. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. 5. Keep the area dry. For more details you can consult me.
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Is there a genetic factor to strokes? What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?

Dr. Nagaraj Poojary 87% (239 ratings)
PHD, MD
Ayurveda, Udupi
There is no such direct relation bet genetics and stroke but risk factors of stroke like blood pressure and diabetics is of genetic tendency. Familial asthma can be controlled with preventive measures like changing diet and medicine but total cure is difficult. Continuous intake of herbal medicines like swamala (dootapapeshvar, chawanaprasham is reducing the severity and frequency of attacks and also well respond to simple medicines of ayurveda or other medicnes during attack.
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I am suffering from itching near genital part what the medication I should take in order to free from itching.

Dr. Saurabh 87% (24 ratings)
MD
General Physician, Lucknow
I am suffering from itching near genital part what the medication I should take in order to free from itching.
Thank you user for your query. You have genital itching which is quite common in summers as too much of sweat comes out from the body especially groin. All I would suggest is that start wearing cotton under garments and avoid synthetic clothes. Any cloth which are not cotton based should be avoided as it won't allow air to pass inside. You can start using any ointment having anti fungal, anti bacterial, and steroid. Before using wash the area with normal soap and then pat it dry. Once it's dried up apply the ointment and massage it till it gets disappeared. You can use twice daily. God bless.
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I have Polycystic Kidney Disease (it is genetic). My creatinine level is normal so far. Please let me know medication for the same.

BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
I have Polycystic Kidney Disease (it is genetic). My creatinine level is normal so far. Please let me know medication...
I suggest you do kidney function test (whole) at least once in 6 months. Measure your blood pressure once in 2 weeks also make a note of your water input and urine output. Also a usg whole abdomen and x-ray kub needs to be done. Please take can nothris 30 - once daily you need proper homeopathic treatment for some good time for your ailment continue treatment.

Sir, I have a genetic disorder Ankylosing spondylitis do I need to take medication life long.

Dr. Anuradha Sharma 91% (18543 ratings)
MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sir, I have a genetic disorder Ankylosing spondylitis do I need to take medication life long.
stretching exercise. physiotherapy treatment. avoid toward bending. calcium supplements with vit d. avoid lifting weight
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I have allergy in genital area, and it itches very much, I've been applying soframycin but it doesn't help Please consult me a solution or a medication.

Dr. Sumit Sethi 91% (51 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, DNB( Dermatology and Venereology), Clinical Observership in Pediatric Dermatology, Clinical Observer ship in Contact Dermatitis
Dermatologist, Delhi
Could be tinea cruris, which a fungal infection. Soframycin will not help in this. Show to a nearby dermatologist, who will, confirm the diagnosis and prescribe appropriate treatment. Wear loose fitting clothes, keep the area dry and airy for rapid resolution.
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I'm losing my hair daily. I think it is because of genetic problem of my family. Shall we stop this through any medical treatment?

Dr. Princy Khandelwal 92% (17419 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I'm losing my hair daily. I think it is because of genetic problem of my family. Shall we stop this through any medic...
Hi,Male-pattern hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia.Men typically present with hairline recession at the temples and vertex balding. So they can try Homoeopathic medication that is based on constitution and work wonders. 1. Take Acid phos. 200, 5 drops , morning empty stomach, once in week. 2.wiesbaden 200, 5 drops , daily morning empty stomach. 3.Natrum mur 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 4. Apply Arnica hair growth oil (B &T) on your hair and scalp, thrice in a week. 5.Wash hair with Arnica montana herbal shampoo (SBL) 6.Drink minimum 10 glasses of water per day. 7.Take 10 ml amla juice mixed with half cup of water, at daily night . 8.Add more proteins to your daily diet and eat walnuts for good hair.
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My triglyceride levels are 415. Is it a genetic problem? What should I do to reduce the triglyceride levels besides the medication?

Dr. Unnikrishnan 87% (97 ratings)
BHMS, MPH(Public Health), CNCC
Homeopath, Pathanamthitta
My triglyceride levels are 415. Is it a genetic problem? What should I do to reduce the triglyceride levels besides t...
Normal levels: Less than 150 milligrams per deciliter. Borderline high: 150 to 199. High: 200 to 499. Lifestyle changes—such as modifying your diet and losing weight—can potentially cut your triglyceride levels in half. Lose weight. .Cut the sugar. .Stock up on fiber. .Limit fructose. .Eat a moderately low-fat diet. .Watch the type of fat you eat. .Add omega-3 fatty acids. .Exercise.
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