The affect of strokes on the body can range between mild dizziness or slight numbness to impaired speech and loss of motor control. Major strokes can block blood flow to the brain to the point where the brain becomes impaired. Once the brain shuts down, it is no longer sending signals to the parts of the body that require brain operation to function. This can impair heart function, which can lead to death in the matter of a few minutes. According the American Heart Association’s posted statistics in Chapter 12 of this week’s reading, out of more than 6.5 million Americans suffer from strokes each year, roughly 150,000 die as a result from the damage.
If only one parent is a carrier than, this means that the child will have one gene that produces hex A and one that doesn't. The child will make enough hex A so that it won’t get the disease. Yet the child will end up being a carrier and pass it on to their children. Another form of Tay-Sachs is called LOTS (Late onset Tay- Sachs), it can start from puberty and when you are a mid-age adult. Depending on how serious the symptoms are, is how long the person will live.
(4) Stages & Symptoms Alagille syndrome may accommodate symptoms like Liver: Jaundice which is the yellowish staining in the skin and whites of the eyes. There is also poor growth in the first few months of the infant’s life. Later, repeated Jaundice starts to increase, there is also poor growth in early childhood, and severe itching. Malabsorption which is the bowel does not properly absorb fats and fat-soluble vitamins. Kidneys: A wide range of kidney diseases can occur in Alagille syndrome.
Tumors, scar tissue (adhesions), or twisting or narrowing of the intestines can cause a bowel obstruction. In the small intestine, scar tissue is most often the cause. Other causes include hernias and Crohn's disease, which can twist or narrow the intestine, and tumors, which can block the intestine. In the large intestine, cancer is most often the cause. Other causes are severe constipation from a hard mass of stool, and narrowing of the intestine caused by diverticulitis or inflammatory bowel disease.
Given this fact, many expectant parents are asking, “Where do these defects come from?” What are the common birth defects? How can we make sure that our baby comes out strong and healthy? Nevertheless, birth defect statistics Say that about half of these cases happen with causes unknown. Now with being able to choose certain genes and playing around with the DNA of your unborn child, these “birth defects” can be easily avoided according to some doctors. Pros of Designer Babies Genetic screening can reduce the baby's chances of being born with several serious diseases like Down Syndrome, Famial hypercholesterolemia, rare blood disorders such as Diamond Blackfan Anaemia, etc.
Lipids and carbohydrates allow fuel to be utilised as energy, whilst proteins help maintain cells by growing and repairing them (Rolfes, Pinna & Whitney 2012, p.9). Essential vitamins are those that the body requires but must gain them from food and help release energy from protein, lipids and carbohydrates (Rolfes, Pinna & Whitney 2012, p.10). Whilst minerals are utilised by the body to put structures together such as teeth and bones and water is essential to carrying waste away and for the transportation of minerals (Rolfes, Pinna & Whitney 2012, p.11). However, people require differing amounts of these nutrients throughout their life cycle and are also dependent on gender, age, lactation and pregnancy (National Health and Medical Research Council 2014).
In 2012 it was estimated that 14,610 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the most common cancer affecting women. Breast cancer in men is rare. The latest statistic shows that 103 men in Australia were diagnosed in 2007. However keeping in mind that the majority of women survive breast cancer, with the latest statistics which were recorded in 2006, show us that the 5-year survival rate for
Should everyone with a family history of schizophrenia be screened for the gene that causes it? Schizophrenia is the most persistent and disabling of the major mental illnesses. It usually attacks people between the ages of 16 and 30, as they are beginning to realize their potential. It affects approximately one in 100 people worldwide, (one per cent of the population), affecting men and women almost equally. While it is treatable in many cases, there is as yet no cure for schizophrenia (World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders, 1997-09).
Atherosclerosis is a multi focal, smoldering immunoinflammatory disease of medium sized and large arteries filled by lipids. (Curtis M. Rimmerman, 2008) When plaque builds up the condition is called Atherosclerosis, the build up of plaque over many years.If the flow of oxygen rich blood to your heart muscle is reduced or blocked, Angina or a heart attack can occur. Angina is chest pain or discomfort. It may feel like pressure or squeezing in your chest. Pain can also occur in the shoulders, arms, neck, jaw or back.
Gottesman and Shields carried out early familial studies and gave % likelihood rates for various relatives. For example, if you have a parent with schizophrenia, the life-time risk of schizophrenia for you is 5.6%. Family studies have confirmed that the disorder does tend to run in families; however it is not clear whether this is due to genetics or environmental factors. Twin and adoption studies have been carried out to investigate this. As monozygotic twins have 100% of genes in common, it is suggested that the concordance rate for them is greater then dizygotic twins.