Inherited Conditions

Inherited conditions

An inherited condition is one that is said to “run in the family.” It is passed on through the parents’ genes.

Common examples include:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Hemophilia

Inherited conditions can be gender-specific or appear to “jump” generations, which is why a certified genetic counselor is needed to explain what an inherited condition means for patients and their family members.