Genetic Condtions


Genetic conditions present at birth, also known as congenital genetic disorders, are caused by abnormalities in an individual's DNA or chromosomes. These conditions can range from mild to severe and may affect various aspects of development, health, and functioning. Some common examples of genetic conditions present at birth include Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, congenital heart defects, and muscular dystrophy.

The diagnosis and management of congenital genetic disorders often require a multidisciplinary approach involving medical professionals such as geneticists, paediatricians, cardiologists, and other specialists. Treatment may include medication, surgery, therapy, and supportive care tailored to the specific needs of the individual.

Genetic counselling can also be valuable for families affected by congenital genetic disorders, providing information about the condition, its inheritance pattern, and available testing options. Additionally, ongoing research and advancements in genetics continue to improve our understanding of these conditions and enhance diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to support affected individuals and their families.

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