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Are autoimmune diseases genetic?

Asked by F. Lopez, Last updated: Jan 26, 2020

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E.Emily

E.Emily

Answered Jan 26, 2020

There aren’t enough studies and details to know how people can avoid acquiring autoimmune diseases. Some just get it because of genetics, while there are also some who get it because of their lifestyle. If you truly want to avoid the possibility of getting this disease, you may want to start eating healthier. You can come up with meals that will provide you with all of the nutrients that you may need.

You should also make an effort to do more physical activities. The healthier your body is, the less likely it will be to turn on itself. Some people are more prone to getting autoimmune diseases because of genetics. You should also get enough rest and sleep.

 

E.Emily

E.Emily

Answered Jan 26, 2020

It can be hard to pinpoint for sure because autoimmune diseases can vary widely. Still, there are some studies that show that people who have family members with autoimmune diseases in the past will be more likely to develop autoimmune diseases too. They have a higher risk of developing autoimmune diseases because it is in their genes.

For example, in one family, the siblings may have different types of autoimmune diseases. They do not have to be all the same, but the fact is, most of them can possibly be affected by it. There are still not enough details available that will show how to prevent the onset of autoimmune disease, but living a healthy lifestyle may help.

 

C. Lucan

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Answered Jan 09, 2020

The exact cause of the autoimmune diseases remains unknown, but it is known that genetic predisposition plays a big role in the autoimmune system. Some autoimmune diseases run in families, so it is possible to find multiple members of a family with an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune disease occurs as a combination of several genes.

It can also be triggered by infections, environmental factors, use of certain drugs, stress, and hormonal imbalance. So if you have a family history of autoimmune disease, there is a possible risk that you might have one. If you have flares of symptoms, or you fall sick often, and you know of someone in your family with a similar condition, you should visit your doctors for further assistance.

 

W. Ira

W. Ira

Answered Jan 09, 2020

The genetic element of autoimmune diseases is exposed by the elevated risk of developing an autoimmune illness carried by twins and siblings of affected individuals. The only two exceptions are RA and autoimmune thyroiditis. They can assemble in families as different illnesses. A sizable number of diseases affect certain ethnic populations. Genomic research has shown that specific genetic mutations are common in people who suffer from various autoimmune diseases.

Genetic patterns among ethnic groups, suggests an autosomal pattern of heritage. These involve type 1 diabetes, which is more common in whites, and lupus, which is usually more severe with African American and Hispanic populations. While the patterns of inheritance often appear specific to particular mutations, there is evidence that a primary shared factor is most likely chromosomal and can predispose a person to autoimmunity.

 

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