A 59-year-old male asked:
my dear friend has habit of pursing her lips. md's do not know why. i think it is her newly formed heavy jowls due to aging. the new sensation....?
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Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
PEEP?: Depending how you mean it, if friend has any respiratory disorder, lip-pursing can increase end-expiratory pressure (the -eep of peep), which helps keep alveoli open and improve gas exchange in the lungs. Or, might just feel subconsciously comforting to him/her? Doesn't sound.
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Pathology 49 years experience
Not a disease: Pursing ones lips is a habit, not a disease.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Why does my baby form new habits and let others go by the wayside?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Brain development: Habits are formed as the brain uses repetitive behaviors to soothe or cope with the environment. As your child gains the ability to interact with their world, and gains the ability to adapt to new stimuli, certain habits will be reinforced, and others will not be necessary. As the brain matures, it will have different needs, and will have different habits reinforced, and others not.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
What causes cleft lips and cleft palates?
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Geriatrics 40 years experience
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A 21-year-old member asked:
How frequently do cleft lips and cleft palates occur?
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Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: For reasons we don't understand, incidence is dependent on race. The incidence is around 1:500 for asians, 1:1000 for caucasians, slightly higher (1:1300) for hispanics, and 1:2000 for african-americans.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
I have natural dark lips but my colour is not so dark , how to get rid of dark lips . I want it to turn reddish .?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Lip Color: The color of your lips is determined by the pigment in your skin and the blood flow beneath the skin. There is no way to "change" the color of your lips other than with camouflage techniques like temporary or permanent make-up. Hope this helps!
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Why are some people born with cleft lips?
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Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Many possibilities: It can be inherited, spontaneous (no known cause), from medications or drugs including alcohol and tobacco, folate (folic acid) deficiency, and other genetic causes.
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