health conditions


Question by  RosieLeee (55)

Is arthritis hereditary?

Several people in my family have arthritis.


Answer by  John (9008)

It can be. A lot depends upon the type of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis, for example, as a strong hereditary link. Other forms of arthritis are not as stongly tied to genetics, although you still may be more likely to get it than other people.


Answer by  sharon4595 (650)

Yes, to some degree. As we get older we lose the cartlidge around our bones. If your mom and dad had arthritis the chances are you will to as some point in your life.


Answer by  umdoc (30)

there are more than 100 types of arthritis, causes of arthritis are mostly pathogenic but arthritis has genetic associations which accounts for the probability of existence of the disease.


Answer by  Akiong (34)

No. Some facts about arthritis: Arthritis often happens on elderlies, but sometime children. Some types of arthritis can be prevented, by being physically active, avoid overweight and having healthy diet.


Answer by  KMcRae (714)

Arthritis is not hereditary in the strictest sense. However having a parent with the disease does increase one's risk of developing it in the future.

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