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do old people get ms

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Virginia Simnad
27 years experience Neurology
Old MS pathways: Electric signal transmission across nerve fibers (axons) requires good insulation (myelin). While MS inflammation is followed by myelin repair, the ex ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Varies: Typical average age of onset about 29-30 yrs, but children can develop at a quite young age. And have made diagnosis rarely in older pts, in late 50' ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Komal Naik
18 years experience Neurology
Depends: Multiple sclerosis can cause chronic neurological symptoms and impair ability to work. I recommend you discuss this with your treating physician.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Wulff
44 years experience Neurology
Thanks for asking!: No ms is not hereditary... Do not need to worry about this any longer.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience Neurology
No: Though patkinson's more commonly occurs in the elderly, it can sometimes start in people much younger (eg michael j fox developed pd by his very early ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Dementia: Too wide to describe here, but u can google the word & get full description of causes of cognitive deficits. Summary is that there are either genetic ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
An ongoing problem: There will always be those who bully and those who are bullied. Unfortunately, the school teachers cannot see every activity. It is up to all of us (p ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kassoff
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
No: If you are asking that speaking to young people make someone shy, the answer is no. Shyness is not caused by interaction with any other person, on the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Large liver spots: On areas of the skin that have years of frequent and prolonged sun exposure, age spots appear when melanin becomes "clumped" or is produced in particu ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, see below: People with down's syndrome (trisomy 21) have genetically impaired intellectual function, i.e., low iq, and are also at greater risk to develop alzhei ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
22 years experience Psychiatry
Grumpy: There are numerous reasons why people may get grumpier as they age: pain, stress, illness, increased difficulty doing what they enjoy due to physical ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Some possibilities: The flu vaccines do work, both the shot and the nasal spray. Sometimes the protection is partial, so that a person may still get the flu but a milder ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It is related to the: Design of our 12-14 pound head sitting on top of a long, flexible spine region without large enough muscles surrounding the bone structure to protect ... Read More
A 11-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
11 years experience Family Medicine
They do not: Good news, there is no benefit to performing routine bloodwork in healthy children and even adults. There are certain ages (1 year-old) where tests f ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Gee haven't noticed: An oncrease, and i've just marked 2 years without one. Mot colds are adenoviruses and they mutate so that our immunomemory cells cannot recognize them ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Need friends: Contact the autism association or aspergers association for the social pragmatic groups that meet in your area. This will give you an opportunity to ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
45 years experience Neurology
Psychiatrist.: A qualified psychiatrist (with an M.D. Degree) should be able to diagnose bipolar or other disorders that might explain the symptoms.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
11 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not necessarily: Some people are carriers for MRSA and that doesn't mean they are infected.The bacteria just lives in their flora (usually nasal)without causing any sy ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Cerciello
52 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Adhd/fibromyalgia no: Basic answer is no. Yhere is no statistical evidence to link the 2 to dementia.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Bass
27 years experience Family Medicine
Unknown: It does seem that way for many couples. I like to think that they do so much together such as eating the same foods, getting the same amount of sun ex ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
GAD and longevity: I can't find any literature linking gad and longevity. If you are concerned about longevity you should exercise, eat healthy foods, omega 3 fatty acid ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Start planning now!: Assuming Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed at an early stage, start making plans if you still have capacity for medical, legal & financial decision ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: The age peak for stomach cancer is in the older population. However, younger individuals can be a t risk, especially if there is a strong family histo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cyst vs abscess: Small whiteheads are generally different form pimples. Whereas pimples tend to be inflammatory active lesions filled with white cells, white heads ten ... Read More

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