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COPD at a young age

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: If you have been a heavy smoker it can happen at a early age, but is seen more frequently in older individuals, quit smoking now and no second or thir ... Read More

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Copd: If you are not a smoker and not exposed to toxic smoke less than 1%. If you are a heavy smoker you could get it even at 37. The damage is irreversible ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Su
Dr. Tony Su answered
32 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends...: COPD normally occurs in older patients but i diagnosed a patient in his twenties with copd. Turns out he had alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a geneti ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unlikely: Unless you have very sensitive lungs, it is unlikely that you would develop COPD after one year of smoking. But: that doesn't mean it's ok to keep smo ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Highly unlikely: Cancer of the cervix is rarely, if ever seen under the age of 25 years. Abnormal cells ( dysplastic cells) can sometimes be confused with cancer bu ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Rosen
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
JRA is different: Juvenile arthritis is different than the adult form of rheumatoid arthritis. There are different types of juvenile arthritis. The type of juvenile a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Its possible : Certain autoimmune conditions, secondary hypertension, genetics, really poor health, drugs such as cocaine/stimulants.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Not usually to the degree of heart attack , but some plaque in american troops identified in18 year olds. Some others with hyperlipemias, diabetes et ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: masturbation does not cause baldness.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: The incidence of breast cancer rises the older you get, but it is possible to get breast cancer in your 20's or 30's, as well. This occurs more commo ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diana Metzger
29 years experience Cardiology
Yes, but less likely: Coronary artery disease definitely increases in prevelance with aging. There are less common cases of CAD in younger people and are more associated w ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Not required: The current recommendation is that healthy adults do not need to get the pneumonia vaccine. It is recommended for those with chronic medical conditio ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Emran
15 years experience Family Medicine
Percentage: It is difficult to know the exact percentage of cervical cancer, but the only test that will detect it is a pap smear with a pelvic exam by your docto ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javad Deganian
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not physcical: Most of the time this is psychological or emotional. Hardly is physcical. Probably should do more meditation or relaxing exercise.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Odette
14 years experience Ophthalmology
No: It is not normal to have cataracts at a young age, however it is possible. Usually there is a specific cause or reason.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience Allergy and Immunology
yes you can!: You can develop the first asthma attack at 16 years of age. Asthma is an inherited disorder which shows up at different ages.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Possible by report: But very uncommon. Prostatitis, bladder neck obstruction, posterior urethral valves & urethral strictuire need to be ruled out first.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
No: T1dm used to be called "juvenile diabetes" but that term is no longer used since t1dm can come at any age, although it is more prevalent in young peop ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Colon cancer: It is very likely that there is a strong family history of colon cancer for the most however it can be isolated as well
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Miller
Specializes in Sports Medicine
No: This is a common myth but there is no evidence that moderate exercise will stunt growth. Inadequate nutritional intake or overtraining can effect grow ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Don't Know: 85% of cancers are sporadic. When it happens in young patients (<50 yrs) we need to consider hereditary syndromes (ei: brca1 mutation) and familial sy ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes, it's possible: Heart problems can be genetic. More specifics are needed regarding your Father's heart attack and other medical conditions you and your Father may ha ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Never too young: Ms has been diagnosed in infants and toddlers. Rare, but seems to have happened.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: The average age at diagnosis is 65 to 70 years for myeloma. Diagnosis below that is possible and if you have it you have it.

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