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How common is it for somebody to get narcolepsy?

How common is it for somebody to get narcolepsy?

It depends: The answer depends on what population you are talking about. In the us, narcolepsy is estimated to affect 1 in 2000 people. It is much more common in japan, very rare in israel. ...Read more

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Narcolepsy (Definition)

A condition characterized by extreme sleepiness every few hours during the day, and ...Read more


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How common is it for somebody to get hypoglycemia?

How common is it for somebody to get hypoglycemia?

True hypo? Rare: People often think they are hypoglycemic, but very few people actually have measurably low glucose unless they are on diabetes medication ( in which case it is very common). ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get alzheimer's?

How common is it for somebody to get alzheimer's?

It's common: 1 in 8 (13%) americans over age 65 have alzheimer's. That's 5.4 million people. 5.2 million of them are over 65. Here's a link to a pdf with lots of statistics and info on it: http://www.Alz.Org/downloads/facts_figures_2011.Pdf. Taking good care of yourself is the best way to keep from getting dementia - eat right, exercise, maintain a healthy weight, stay connected with loved ones. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get pheochromocytoma?

How common is it for somebody to get pheochromocytoma?

Pheochromocytoma: It is a very rare cause of HTN. I specialize in difficult HTN a common problem in pheo. I have only seen 12 cases in 55 years. Happy to do 2nd opinion to provide more help. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get autism?

How common is it for somebody to get autism?

Depends: The current belief is that 1 out of 150 children can be diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder. However, there is concern that the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder are to broad. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get priapism?

How common is it for somebody to get priapism?

Not common: Ischemic priapism due to blood sludging in the penile corpora (rods) is most frequent in men with sickle cell disease. Rarely occurs with use of medications for ed, viagra, (sildenafil) Cialis etc. Probably < 1 in 1000 men using meds. Occasionally is idiopathic, no known cause. 2nd very rare form is high flow priapism. Doppler ultrasound can differentiate between both. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get astrocytoma?

How common is it for somebody to get astrocytoma?

Uncommon: Astrocytomas occur in approximately 3 out of 100, 000 people annually. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get overdose?

How common is it for somebody to get overdose?

Of what?: If you are asking about a prescribed medication, rarely if you take the medication as prescribed. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get rhinosporiodosis?

How common is it for somebody to get rhinosporiodosis?

Uncommon unless...: You live in the tropics or have been swimming in stagnant water as its caused by a fresh water protozoan - hillbilly handfishing alert! that said i've never seen or heard of a case. I daresay that my colleagues and i don't think of this disease when we find nasal polyps. We may be missing a few cases. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get rhabdomyolysis?

How common is it for somebody to get rhabdomyolysis?

Not common: Serious rhabdomyolisis is uncommon but needs immediate medical care. Preventable causes include overuse exercise without good hydration and use of certain recreational drugs. Mild rhabdomyolisis can occur with vigorous sports, but is rarely symptomatic and resolves quickly. The best preventive is good hydration during vigorous activity and don't overheat. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get pyomyositis?

How common is it for somebody to get pyomyositis?

Pyomyositis: This is an bacterial infection in the muscle, using found in the tropics, that can lead to abscess formation and damage to the muscle. In the US this is rare. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get parotitis?

How common is it for somebody to get parotitis?

Parotitis: Because of the us vaccination program (MMR) mumps is very rare; ~ 800 cases are reported each year, primarily in children under 15. Many foreign countries do not use/have available the mumps vaccine; consequently, the incidence of disease there is much higher. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get thalassemia?

How common is it for somebody to get thalassemia?

Trait is more common: The thalassemia trait is a fairly common finding in certain ethnic groups (those of mediterranean, african, and some asian descents). The trait is generally a mild condition the contributes to a mild form of anemia that generally does not cause any problems. If both genes are affected, a child will have thalassemia which causes a much more significant type of anemia. That condition is more rare. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get bipolar disorder?

How common is it for somebody to get bipolar disorder?

Bipolar frequency: You don't catch bipolar disorder like a cold or cancer. You are born with a biologic predisposition and this might manifest at a certain age or be triggered by stress or drug use (incl antidepressants). Stats are 1% of general population but can be as high as 10-30% of individuals who have bipolar parents. Severity can vary greatly and early treatment can be very effective. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get synovitis?

How common is it for somebody to get synovitis?

Very common: Very common. Synovitis can have multiple causes and determining the cause is the key to treatment. The most common synovitis is related to overuse and is treated intially with nsaids. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get sarcoma?

How common is it for somebody to get sarcoma?

Not common: Sarcomas are not very common, they can occur in the soft-tissue or bones and every year about 12000-15000 cases occur in the USA. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get behavioral problem?

How common is it for somebody to get behavioral problem?

Very: Since 'behavior' defines all that we do, any problem related to our actions can be considered a 'behavioral problem.' the term is generally used to refer to repeated behaviors, even when the negative consequences make it clear that the behavior causes anger or stress in others, or reduces the freedom of the patient. It depends on who sets the rules - a strict parent may see more 'problems!'. ...Read more