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I might contract Viking's Disease.
03-16-2019, 04:39 AM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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My mother was just diagnosed with Viking's Disease and it is hereditary. Supposedly, it is a common disease with northern european peoples. My mom said she has no Viking in her history, but how does she know, really?

So, kritters I may have Viking ancestry. I should get that DNA test done, to see what's what.
03-16-2019, 04:54 AM #2
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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(15 minutes ago)UniqueStranger Wrote:  My mother was just diagnosed with Viking's Disease and it is hereditary. Supposedly, it is a common disease with northern european peoples. My mom said she has no Viking in her history, but how does she know, really?

So, kritters I may have Viking ancestry. I should get that DNA test done, to see what's what.

I hadn't heard of this. I'm only 7.7% Scandanavian.
03-16-2019, 04:57 AM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It is a terrible disease affecting the hand and fingers migrating whichever way...very disconcerning.
03-16-2019, 06:47 AM #4
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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(1 hour ago)UniqueStranger Wrote:  It is a terrible disease affecting the hand and fingers migrating whichever way...very disconcerning.

I had a DNA test with a genetic health screening, and it's sort of disturbing to get the report. It's best to know, of course.
03-16-2019, 03:32 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(8 hours ago)RiskyRob Wrote:  
(10 hours ago)UniqueStranger Wrote:  It is a terrible disease affecting the hand and fingers migrating whichever way...very disconcerning.

I had a DNA test with a genetic health screening, and it's sort of disturbing to get the report. It's best to know, of course.

Why? So you can spend your life worrying? It's not worth it. I know from my own experience. Just take care of yourself and try to be happy.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
03-16-2019, 04:09 PM #6
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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(37 minutes ago)Kreeper Wrote:  
(9 hours ago)RiskyRob Wrote:  
(11 hours ago)UniqueStranger Wrote:  It is a terrible disease affecting the hand and fingers migrating whichever way...very disconcerning.

I had a DNA test with a genetic health screening, and it's sort of disturbing to get the report. It's best to know, of course.

Why? So you can spend your life worrying? It's not worth it. I know from my own experience. Just take care of yourself and try to be happy.

Many medical issues can be monitored and treated. Not everything is a fatal inevitability.
03-16-2019, 07:24 PM #7
Me? Incognito Anonymous
 
(3 hours ago)RiskyRob Wrote:  
(3 hours ago)Kreeper Wrote:  
(Today, 06:47 AM)RiskyRob Wrote:  
(Today, 04:57 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  It is a terrible disease affecting the hand and fingers migrating whichever way...very disconcerning.

I had a DNA test with a genetic health screening, and it's sort of disturbing to get the report. It's best to know, of course.

Why? So you can spend your life worrying? It's not worth it. I know from my own experience. Just take care of yourself and try to be happy.

Many medical issues can be monitored and treated. Not everything is a fatal inevitability.

Medical issues such as??

Gene expression is controlled by our epigenetics. IOW, epigenetics are the bosses of our genes. Genes are like privates in the army. They do what they are told. Our epigenetics are controlled in turn by our metabolism, particularly by fatty acids and sterols which are part of our diets. So the epi's are also following orders.

Trying to treat genes is a primitive, shortsighted approach. It's like trying to get the privates to give orders to the generals.

I'm 25% Norvegan and 25% Swedish. Vikings for the win!
03-17-2019, 02:55 PM #8
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(Yesterday, 03:09 PM)RiskyRob Wrote:  
(Yesterday, 02:32 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  
(Yesterday, 05:47 AM)RiskyRob Wrote:  
(Yesterday, 03:57 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  It is a terrible disease affecting the hand and fingers migrating whichever way...very disconcerning.

I had a DNA test with a genetic health screening, and it's sort of disturbing to get the report. It's best to know, of course.

Why? So you can spend your life worrying? It's not worth it. I know from my own experience. Just take care of yourself and try to be happy.

Many medical issues can be monitored and treated. Not everything is a fatal inevitability.

You are both right but doctors advise early detection to start treatment (splints) early to counteract the migration. At this age in my life, I count my blessings that it is not worse.
03-17-2019, 08:20 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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This is the first I ever hear of Viking's disease damned.gif I need to look into it
03-17-2019, 08:33 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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This is not very common in Finland as far as I know, but the the Finns were never welcome in the Viking community anyway. They were considered to be trolls in general, able to control the weather and shamans by default.

yup.gif
03-17-2019, 08:40 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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The Vikings were here though as Finland was an extension of Sweden back in the Viking days. We have viking stuff such as rune stones back in the woods where our cabin is, but the National Board of Antiquities aren't interested in investigating.
03-17-2019, 10:11 PM #12
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It is also called Celtic hand.

Quote:Dupuytren’s contracture is named after Baron Guillaume Dupuytren – “the Napoleon of surgery” – who first identified the disease in the early 19th century. It is found mostly among northern Europeans, which is why it has sometimes been called the “Viking disease”. It has also been dubbed the “Celtic hand”.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/g...d-1.546622
03-18-2019, 04:48 AM #13
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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(8 hours ago)Octo Wrote:  This is not very common in Finland as far as I know, but the the Finns were never welcome in the Viking community anyway. They were considered to be trolls in general, able to control the weather and shamans by default.

yup.gif

Yeah, I think the Finns are from an older European genome. The Celts and Scandanavian peoples moved to Northern and Western Europe later.



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