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by hairyfairy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: How frightened should I be?
Replies: 6
Views: 398

How frightened should I be?

I know that apoe4 increases alzheimers risk, but by how much? & at what age does it usually strike? I an`t stop worrying about it. Iv`e enrolled in a study on alzheimers in London, but I may have to have a study buddy to continue. The trouble is that I don`t know anyone that I could trust with t...
by hairyfairy
Sat May 11, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Tell my children or not?
Replies: 43
Views: 5156

Re: Tell my children or not?

Having the apoe4 alelle is bad enough, but according to 23and me, I have 3 other predispositions for hoeeible diseases.
by hairyfairy
Sat May 04, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Tell my children or not?
Replies: 43
Views: 5156

Re: Tell my children or not?

I sincerely wish that I`d been able to find out my apoe4 status when I was in my teens, before I stupidly got pregnant at 17. the baby was adopted. We have since been in touch, & I warned him about the history of heart disease on my mother`s side of the family, I know that I should also warn him...
by hairyfairy
Thu May 02, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Testosterone therapy.
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Testosterone therapy.

Iv`e been reading about the effects of testosterone therapy on older women, & apparently it improves brain health. This would make some sense when it`s known that men are less susceptible to alzheimers that women. I`m wondering if it`s safe to try this.
by hairyfairy
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: The Social Hour
Topic: Shock news from 23and me.
Replies: 13
Views: 1362

Re: Shock news from 23and me.

Tough luck for me and others like me!
by hairyfairy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: The Social Hour
Topic: Shock news from 23and me.
Replies: 13
Views: 1362

Re: Shock news from 23and me.

I was taught that evolution was survival of the fittest, which begs the question, what am I doing here? My genes should have been eliminated thousands of years ago.
by hairyfairy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: E4s Have Earlier Menopause Onset?
Replies: 31
Views: 3289

Re: E4s Have Earlier Menopause Onset?

I tried hrt a few years ago, but it made my cholesterol soar.
by hairyfairy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: The Social Hour
Topic: Shock news from 23and me.
Replies: 13
Views: 1362

Re: Shock news from 23and me.

I can`t figure out how one person (me) can be predisposed to so many diseases. My ancestors really sucked!
by hairyfairy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: The Social Hour
Topic: Shock news from 23and me.
Replies: 13
Views: 1362

Re: Shock news from 23and me.

No.
by hairyfairy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: The Social Hour
Topic: Genetic Engineering and unknown consequences
Replies: 44
Views: 3568

Re: Genetic Engineering and unknown consequences

It has just occurred to me how genetic engineering will affect society and healthcare in the future. I think that cleaning up the human genome will do more for public health than sanitation, vaccines and antibiotics combined.

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