With all of the research that has been done in the field of genetics, there is little doubt left that genetics play an important role in every individual’s health. This is something that society, on the whole, seems to have readily accepted going back many years. If an individual happened to be frail and weak they would often say it runs in their family. Perhaps a parent or a grandparent had the same physical effects.
With science being able to back this up it makes more sense why individuals are taking far more interest now in their genetics then they ever did before. Knowing what genetic mutations may be in the family tree can help people make more informed decisions about their life.
A good example of this is being aware of Xlhed. This is a condition that affects the genes that are connected to the X-chromosome. It affects the protein in the body that is required for hair, nail and teeth growth, as well as the functionality of the sweat glands. These symptoms can lead to additional health problems like respiratory problems and infections.
There is genetic testing that can be done to determine if the condition exists in the fetus prior to birth. This helps to prepare the parents. It also identifies that the condition is present in the family and future generations can be aware of it.
It has been discovered that fathers cannot pass the condition down to their sons, but it can be passed down to a daughter by the Father. The Mother can pass the condition down to either male or female.
Anyone that has a genetic disorder should learn what the potential effects are that it could have on their health. This helps them to prepare for this and allows them to be more proactive in their treatment.