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How Common Is It For Somebody To Get Narcolepsy
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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