What are complex or multifactorial disorders?

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Diseases that have more than one root cause for its occurrence are called as complex or multifactorial disorders. Some of the common multifactorial diseases include diabetes or heart diseases. The factors that cause these diseases are unhealthy lifestyle, environmental factors and even genetic factors.

Some diseases are passed and inherited from families, while other conditions are acquired during a person’s lifetime. Many genes contribute to complex disorders

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Disorders like diabetes, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, epilepsy, depression, heart diseases, hypothyroidism, and even dandruff have a multifactorial angle to them.

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