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A genetic disorder implies a health condition caused due to anomaly of a genome, present from birth and beyond one’s control. Such disorders may or may not be inheritable; whether they can be passed on from one generation to the next depends upon the specific nature of a gene-based health problem. In the case of non-inheritable genetic disorders, the defect in genetic makeup may be caused by new mutations occurring or changes in the DNA. From the medical perspective, there are no known cures for such genetic disorders, though treatment may help relieve symptoms. Here is a list of the most commonly occurring genetic disorders occurring in human beings.

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1. Hemophilia

Hemophilia is rare hereditary genetic disorder that prevents blood from clotting properly. It is a bleeding disorder that disrupts the body’s ability to control blood clotting that is needed when the blood vessels break out. Hemophilia patients bleed for longer time after an injury as compared to other people who do not have the disorder. Smaller cuts do not really pose a problem but deep bleeding inside the body is of a bigger concern. Deep internal bleeding in the ankles or knees can damage the organs, and prove life-threatening. Though there isn’t a proper treatment for this inherited disorder, but with proper care and an active lifestyle, the condition can be improved.

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