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11 Mar 2018, 6:35 pm

I'm 8th generation American and I have a really white name. My autistic side came from Portugal. I don't look Portuguese at all but that's definitely the side I take after.


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11 Mar 2018, 6:49 pm

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11 Mar 2018, 7:01 pm

Buc wrote:
and I have a really white name.


Mr White ? :lol:


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11 Mar 2018, 7:04 pm

Scottish but with distant English,Irish and Anglo-Indian ancestry.


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11 Mar 2018, 8:12 pm

As far as I'm aware, I'm mostly Celtic (Irish/Scottish/distant Welsh) with Anglo-Saxon (English), Berber (Moroccan) and very distant Norse (probably Danish from the Danelaw period).

I MAY be part Italian.

I've been debating about whether to get one of those Ancestry/23andme DNA tests.

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My mother's side: Ashkenazi Jewish from Russia.

My father's side: Dutch, English, German, a little bit of Irish.

I have a funny sort of knee disorder which supposedly occurs primarily among people of "Mediterranean" ancestry. Makes me wonder, somewhat, whether there's an unknown component in my ancestry.


Most Jewish people, even Ashkenazi ones, have DNA components from the Middle East, being descendants of the original Israelites. That could explain the Mediterranean knee disorder.


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12 Mar 2018, 12:12 pm

English, Scottish, Irish and German.


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12 Mar 2018, 6:58 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
My mother's side: Ashkenazi Jewish from Russia.

My father's side: Dutch, English, German, a little bit of Irish.

I have a funny sort of knee disorder which supposedly occurs primarily among people of "Mediterranean" ancestry. Makes me wonder, somewhat, whether there's an unknown component in my ancestry.


Interesting. May I ask what that disorder is? I inherited joint problems from my dad's side, but I never knew there was an ethnic link.


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12 Mar 2018, 7:39 pm

It's a disorder, known as "intermittent hydrarthrosis," where fluid in the knee builds up, causing stiffness and some pain, and it causes me to limp. This only lasts a few days. Then the swelling goes down, and my knee returns to normal.

About maybe a week later, the fluid in my knee builds up again, and it gets swollen again.

It's a cycle. Unfortunately, it's getting more frequent, and it's happening with both knees.

It doesn't really affect my ability to function. It just "makes me look old."



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12 Mar 2018, 8:13 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
It's a disorder, known as "intermittent hydrarthrosis," where fluid in the knee builds up, causing stiffness and some pain, and it causes me to limp. This only lasts a few days. Then the swelling goes down, and my knee returns to normal.

About maybe a week later, the fluid in my knee builds up again, and it gets swollen again.

It's a cycle. Unfortunately, it's getting more frequent, and it's happening with both knees.

It doesn't really affect my ability to function. It just "makes me look old."


I'm sorry to hear that it causes you so much trouble. I've never read much about ethnic predispositions to certain diseases and disorders. I knew that Mediterranean pregnancies involved special screenings, but that's it. I'm tempted to go on a research spree now, but being the hypochondriac that I am, I'd better not. :lol:


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12 Mar 2018, 8:34 pm

There are ethnicities which have conditions which are peculiar to that ethnicity.

You probably shouldn't research Tay-Sachs Disease. It's a very tragic disorder found mostly in Ashkenazi Jews.

Sickle-Cell Anemia, of course, is mostly found in people of African descent.



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12 Mar 2018, 9:49 pm

Thalassemia is a common blood disorder in people of Mediterranean (primarily Greek and Italian) descent.

Tay-Sachs is common mostly in people of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, but also occurs in people of Irish descent.



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13 Mar 2018, 1:30 pm

IstominFan wrote:
Thalassemia is a common blood disorder in people of Mediterranean (primarily Greek and Italian) descent.

Tay-Sachs is common mostly in people of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, but also occurs in people of Irish descent.


I'm Italian, Hungarian, Irish, Norwegian and Mongolian. I don't know if any common health issues occur in those ethnic backgrounds. I've never heard of the things you mentioned before.


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