Conditions - genetic predisposition and biological

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inherited disease mainly effects lungs and pancreas but can involve other organs.
Cystic Fibrosis
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genetic condition meaning the collagen in the bone is missing or low, minerals not supported, making bones weak.
Brittle Bone Disease
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genetic condition which results in a build-up of phenylalanine (amino acid) as the body cannot break it down, which can lead to problems in the blood and brain.
Phenylketonuria (PKU)
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is a genetic and slowly progressing condition impacting on the brain and nervous system.
Huntingdon’ s Disease
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genetic condition effecting males, caused by having an extra X chromosome, meaning that lower amounts of testosterone are produced. (XXY)
Klinefelter’s Syndrome
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a genetic chromosome problem, where children are born with an extra copy of chromosome 21.
Down’s Syndrome
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genetic condition caused by mutations in genes responsible for healthy muscle and structure. This condition mostly affects boys, but can affect girls in a milder way.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
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genetically more susceptible to cancer. This is because of mutations in their genes leading to cells developing additional alterations that can cause cancer.
Cancer Susceptibility e.g. BRAC1 and ovarian
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genetic condition that leads to exceptionally high cholesterol levels, often double sometimes more than those of the general population.
Familial High Blood Cholesterol
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risk of developing either type 1 or type 2 diabetes is increased by genetic susceptibility, but environment and lifestyle also play a part in it.
Diabetes and Genetic Disposition
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condition caused by a woman drinking alcohol throughout her pregnancy, risking damaging the baby and can result in the baby being physically and/or mentally impaired.
Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
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infections can be caught during pregnancy from bacteria and viruses in the environment. It can impact on both the mother and the unborn baby.
Maternal Infections e.g. gonorrhoea
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lifestyle during pregnancy can have an impact on the child, but it is undecided how much alcohol, or cigarettes can be used before making the baby unsafe.
Maternal Lifestyle During Pregnancy e.g. smoking and alcohol
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congenital conditions are physical abnormalities present at birth because of the brain and the central nervous system being affected.
Congenital Conditions (spec says defects) e.g. cerebral palsy
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genetic condition meaning the collagen in the bone is missing or low, minerals not supported, making bones weak.

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Brittle Bone Disease

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genetic condition which results in a build-up of phenylalanine (amino acid) as the body cannot break it down, which can lead to problems in the blood and brain.

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is a genetic and slowly progressing condition impacting on the brain and nervous system.

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genetic condition effecting males, caused by having an extra X chromosome, meaning that lower amounts of testosterone are produced. (XXY)

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