It is admissible nowadays that medical conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, polycystic ovaries, and premature menopause are genetically based. They occur more frequently among women with family ties however, the causes are not only genetic. These are multifactorial disorders for which, apart from the genes, the environment and our lifestyle play a critical role. What is inherited is the predisposition, an increased chance, without definitely meaning that since your mother was diagnosed with endometriosis, you will develop it too. The scientific knowledge and the correct family history investigation, allows the proper management of the genetic burden when aiming at fertility.
At Embryolab, Glykeria Samolada, Genetics Counselor, Accredited by the European Board of Medical Genetics (EBMG), provides genetic counseling through private online appointments.
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