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Genetic man genetic: It's called male pattern baldness. There is a known genetic predisposition for male pattern baldness, expressed more intensely in some young men much more than others. Talk to your dermatologist because there are some strategies that may be available to slow down or perhaps prevent further hair loss. ...Read more
Is neuropathy considered a painful condition? Can young adults with no diabetes develop neuropathy?
Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?
PCOS symptoms: Yes, there can be masculinization. The elevated androgens in PCOS can have a broad spectrum of manifestations, from irregular periods only, to mild hirsutism to more severe changes such as male pattern of hairline, body hair in male places (chest, abdomen), etc. The level of testosterone or DHEA does not always predict this. See your endocrinologist or Gyn. ...Read more
Can S shaped scoliosis over 25 degrees cause an even more uneven chest in girls during teen years?
Scoliosis involving: the thorax causes a prominence of the ribs on the back and then on the opposite side in the front which may be somewhat noticable with or without breast growth. Scoliosis tends to worsen during periods of growth, but most 17 year old girls have reached adult height, and their curve will most likely remain fairly stable. ...Read more
Lots : Did you have a specific type in mind? The list is very long. ...Read more
Possibly: Patients with type 2 diabetes are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, and vision loss, among other things. It's essential that all patients with diabetes take their medication as directed, eat a healthy diet, and get exercise. Taking good care of diabetes will help the body stay healthier longer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Autoimmune: It is believed that alopecia areata or focal loss of hair is generated through an autoimmune mechanism and affects individuals with other possible autoimmune diseases including asthma or thyroid disorders. Please visit aad.org or naaf.org for more detailed information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: Pendulous or low large breasts can only be fixed with surgery. If you are younger than 17, most plastic surgeons would wait until you have full breast development unless your symptoms are severe. Juvenile hypertrophy of the breasts can affect young women and may need surgical treatment. See your doctor who may refer you to a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Age doesn't matter: Thalassemia is an inherited condition; if you have it, you're born with it. The frequency doesn't change with age. It's more important where your ancestors are from. Thalassemia is common in Southeast Asians, African-Americans, and persons from around the Mediterranean Sea. If you come from these areas it's more likely you have it than if you're from Northern Europe, but still not really likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disease mortality: The longer you have ra, the longer the disease (or RA medications) can damage your body. The good news is, that with newer, more effective treatments there is good reason to be optimistic that the RA can be well controlled, leading to a productive life with a normal life expectancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Graying of hair is: related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. In general – ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer