January 30, 2011 3:56 am at 3:56 am #594607maynishMember
whats the story with down syndrome. is it heriditary.. would you date a person who has sibling(S) that are down.
i heard that one type is heridary. one out of 3 diffrent kinds..January 30, 2011 6:21 am at 6:21 am #733445dogoParticipant
On the same note does anyone know if MS is heridaryJanuary 30, 2011 6:36 am at 6:36 am #733446truth be toldMember
I don’t know about down syndrome. MS is not hereditary. Make ure to check Dor Yeshorim, as in all casesJanuary 30, 2011 7:06 am at 7:06 am #733447JamParticipant
Down Syndrome is definitely not heriditary. (Google it if your unsure)January 30, 2011 7:08 am at 7:08 am #733448JamParticipant
I meant hereditary.January 30, 2011 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm #733449morah reynaMember
Find s geneticist and discuss it. Or use your computer for more information. Very important to know and not all that difficult.January 30, 2011 3:16 pm at 3:16 pm #733450dvorakMember
Downs is genetic but not hereditary. Having healthy children makes it no less likely to potentially have a downs child, and having a downs child makes it no less likely for your other children to be healthy. Siblings of a downs children are no more likely than anyone else to have downs children.January 30, 2011 5:13 pm at 5:13 pm #733451swimmerMember
Actually, about 5 % of down syndrome cases ARE INHERITED. So, while for the most part it is not a problem, there is a small chance.
As for MS, there is a genetic component. I read somewhere that if someone has a first degree relative with MS, there’s an increased chance he/she will get it too.January 30, 2011 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #733452
With todays medical technology and research there are many mnay types of genetic testing that at times we find out by ourselves rather than from the doctor. When presenting questions about some testing, doctors will question as whether who is the doctor? You are questioning someone elses genetics, do you really know yours? You are asking about me, yes i have gone for genetic testing for which i tested positive and yes it can pass on to the opposite gender. Dor Yeshorim just tests for 4-5 of 1,000’s more that can be added to the list. If we Chas V’shalom drive ourselves crazywhich we shouldn’t) then few people may want to or end up getting married. Let us leave this to the Rebono Shel Olam who on Rosh Hashanna decides all. Hatzlocha Rabbo and lots of Mazel.January 30, 2011 6:38 pm at 6:38 pm #733453deiyezoogerMember
why should a healthy sibling not get married just because his not healthy brother? and also shidducim is not up to us anyway its up to the aibishter. the rest of the family might be very good people. we dont know, that’s why we have shaddcanim, leave it up to them to ask around and to do their “homework” that’s what their getting paid for…….yes afterwards!!!!!!!January 30, 2011 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm #733454maynishMember
Who says that. maybe the 2% chance of heriditary makes it 2% more for he siblings of a down child.???
and to everyone of course no one knows . but is it Hishdadloos to try to find out certain stuff.. whos said anyone is healthy…. but try to do your best before you go out and get married and then……..January 30, 2011 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm #733455truth be toldMember
swimmer: “I read somewhere that if someone has a first degree relative with MS, there’s an increased chance he/she will get it too.”
A couple of questions for you:
1) Where did you read it?
2) What percentage of society has MS?
3) Based upon the percentage mentioned in 2, how much of an increase is there?
I happened to have discussed this with doctors, they claim its basically zilch.
Please be responsible when posting.January 30, 2011 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm #733456swimmerMember
truth, the DOGO just asked whether it is hereditary, not the percent risk for ms. if you do some research you’ll find out it’s true:
“MS also aggregates within some families, and adoption, half-sibling, twin, and spousal studies indicate that familial aggregation is due to genetic, and not environmental, factors (Table 375-1).
REFERENCE: Hauser Stephen L, Goodin Douglas S, “Chapter 375. Multiple Sclerosis and Other Demyelinating Diseases” (Chapter). Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Jameson JL, Loscalzo J: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e: http://www.accessmedicine.com/content.aspx?aID=2906445.
“Up to 20% of patients with MS have another member in their family affected by the disease. The risk of developing MS is 20 to 40 times higher for siblings of affected individuals than in the general population…
Epidemiologic and molecular data indicate that genes play a primary role in determining who is at risk for developing MS.”
REFERENCE: CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
Issue: Volume 13(5) Multiple Sclerosis, October 2007, pp 63-85
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