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Genetic and Metabolic

Genetic disorders are diseases caused by abnormalities in the genes or chromosomes. One large class of genetic disorders is metabolic disorders, also called the ‘inborn errors of metabolism’, when a single defective gene effects the production and functioning of enzymes.

Find doctors and patients dealing with genetic and metabolic disorders in our specialized support group.
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Myotonic Dystrophy

The term muscular dystrophy is used to represent a group of muscle diseases characterized by muscle weakness and wasting of muscles. Among the several forms of muscular dystrophy, the three most important ones are Duchenne Muscular dystrophy (DMD), facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, and myotonic dystrophy.

To learn more on this medical condition, its symptoms and treatment options, sign up for Medindia’s support group to connect with others dealing with myotonic dystrophy.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

OI, sometimes known as Brittle Bone Disease or "Lobstein syndrome", is a genetic bone disorder. It is usually because of deficiency in the Type 1 collagen that results in deficient connective tissue.

For more details on OI, Medindia’s support group is the place you should be.

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Genetic disorders are diseases caused by abnormalities in the genes or chromosomes. One large class of genetic disorders is metabolic disorders, also called the ‘inborn errors of metabolism’, when a single defective gene effects the production and functioning of enzymes.

Find doctors and patients dealing with genetic and metabolic disorders in our specialized support group.

Pagets And Jaw Bone Diseases

Jaw bone diseases like Pagets relate to deformity in the jaws. Its proper diagnosis as an independent condition happened only recently, as routine radiographic examinations detected the condition in a number of individuals who were otherwise healthy

For more lowdown on the causes, symptoms and treatment of Pagets, joing our support group today.

Pierre Robin Syndrome / Bird Facies

The Pierre Robin Syndrome is a congenital condition which causes certain deformities in the face – a small jaw bone placed far back on the throat, a cleft palate, and a tongue which tends to fall back and obstruct the airway. Babies with the Pierre Robin syndrome have recurrent ear infections and problems feeding and sleeping.

Join our online group on the Pierre Robin syndrome for support and information.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the skin and joints, and causes red patches with itchiness and scaling. The disease can be painful and can interfere with daily life.

Join our online support group for psoriasis to meet others with the condition and talk to experts who can help.

Sarcoidosis / Besnier - Boeck disease

Sarcoidosis is a disease which causes granulomas (lumps of immune cells usually formed to fight an infection) over parts of the body. Usually, the lungs, lymph nodes, and skin are affected, and less commonly, the eyes, liver, brain and heart. Most people recover from sarcoidosis, but when the liver, brain or heart is involved the disease can be fatal.

Get support and help for yourself or for a loved one with sarcoidosis by joining our online support group for sarcoidosis.

Stuttering / Stammering

Stuttering happens when the flow of speech is disrupted by sounds that are repeated or prolonged. Most children outgrow stuttering, but some need specialized help from a speech therapist. Children who stutter are as intelligent as other children, but the stuttering itself may cause them to become more anxious or shy in social situations.

Join this online support group for stuttering to learn more from therapists and other parents and find out how you can help your child.

Turners Syndrome

Turner syndrome or Ullrich-Turner syndrome encompasses several conditions, of which monosomy X is most common. It is a chromosomal disorder in which all or part of one of the sex chromosomes is absent (unaffected humans have 46 chromosomes, of which 2 are sex chromosomes).

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are veins which have become enlarged and painful. Usually this happens in the leg among people who need to stand or walk a lot. It looks bad and it can be painful and itchy.

This varicose veins support group will help you meet others with the same problem and doctors who specialize in treating varicose veins.







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