Genetic Counseling

In general, OI is an autosomal dominant condition, resulting either from inheritance of a mutant gene from an affected parent, or from a new dominant mutation; autosomal recessive cases of OI are very rare (type VII). Some children suffer from OI as a result of mosaicism in a parent who shows little or no clinical abnormality but carries the mutation in a small number of gonadal and somatic cells. The risk of recurrence of OI in families with genetic mosaicism is approximately 7% with each pregnancy.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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