Patient Comments: Genetic Disease - Personal Experience


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Comment from: Karen, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

Of the 6 siblings in our family, 5 have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). My parents have no symptoms. Two of us have no children, 2 have no contact with their children, so we don't know their outcomes. One brother (affected) has 3 children, 2 with EDS, no offspring yet have it. One sister (affected) has 3 children with 2 unaffected, but 1 is possibly having it. My paternal aunt has it, but no other relatives we know of. It affects each of us differently, the males not as severe. We 3 sisters are disabled now.

Comment from: Molly, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 05

Yes, we do have at least 2 genetic diseases in our family. Ok, I seem to be the one to get everything handed down through the genes. I was nicely given high blood pressure, Chiari malformation, and various other things. Today at the family get together, my 1st cousin announces that she has PTEN syndrome. We all need to let our doctors know this. So I wonder if my eldest sister having breast cancer and 5 of my dad's siblings and my dad having kidney cancer can increase the risk.

Comment from: Ram, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 04

I am male of age 53. My diagnosis is syncope, dilated cardiomyopathy, COPD, coronary artery disease, asthma, epilepsy, regular blackouts, unconsciousness, loss of memory, etc.

Comment from: Debbie/Jacob, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 19

Genetically there are allergies to ragweed, dust and chemicals, in my family.

Comment from: syed a. a., 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: December 29

I have been a patient of psoriasis for 10 years, and I am in great tension.


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