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Are people today in age healthier than people 100 years ago?

Are people today in age healthier than people 100 years ago?

Yes: In general, we're healthier today than those who lived 100yrs ago, especially if you consider life expectancy http://www. Nia. Nih. Gov/research/publication/global-health-and-aging/living-longer. Back at the turn of the century, most did not live to 50 yet now in some countries, we routinely live past 80 thanks to cleaner environment eg water, more abundant food, better medical care, etc. ...Read more

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What ages healthy people the most? Wrong food or exercise? Genes?

What ages healthy people the most? Wrong food or exercise? Genes?

Difficult call.: Exposure to uv radiation (sun), tobacco use, and excess alcohol or drug use are the things doctors see that make people appear "older than stated age". After avoiding those insults, to me, the *right* food does most to reverse aging. Eating right can even turn on the right genes to promote a healthier you. See books by drs fuhrman, mcdougall, and barnard or go to forksoverknives. Com. ...Read more

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At what age a healthy man should start having annual physical exams?

At what age a healthy man should start having annual physical exams?

Age 40 but...: That's if you have no strong family for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, breast or colon cancer, non-smoker, normal bowel habits, no non-healing skin sores, maintain routine dental checkups, and have no long term / chronic complaints.
As always, this decision should be made between you and your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have a vibrating sensation at just one point in the bottom of my left foot. The feeling comes and goes. No pain or swelling. Age : 24, healthy male.

I have a vibrating sensation at just one point in the bottom of my left foot. The feeling comes and goes. No pain or swelling. Age : 24, healthy male.

Vibration in foot: Hello~ I am sure you are thinking that this is some kind of long tract cerebellar symptom. If it were, it would usually appear with other cerebellar signs of ataxia and asterixis. If you can pinpoint it to one place you will probably find a little lump signifying a NEUROMA. This can easily be removed. Not unreasonable to see your doc for this thanks ...Read more

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Age 49 healthy male. Oct 15 & Mar 16 EBV test comparisons. AB IGG >600 both AB IGM 52.4 74.4 EA IGG 23.4 29.2 NA IGG 51.3 40.5 Any advice, Tx?

Age 49 healthy male. Oct 15 & Mar 16 EBV test comparisons. AB IGG >600 both AB IGM 52.4 74.4 EA IGG 23.4 29.2 NA IGG 51.3 40.5 Any advice, Tx?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your lab data indicates that you had EBV infection, like most adults have had. If you have no symptoms, there is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Nocturia (1-3/night). Age 34. Healthy diet & weight. 3, 12 oz. Diet colas/wk. No other caffeine. 6-8 glasses of h20/day. Most food consumed after 2pm.?

Nocturia (1-3/night). Age 34. Healthy diet & weight. 3, 12 oz. Diet colas/wk. No other caffeine. 6-8 glasses of h20/day. Most food consumed after 2pm.?

UTI, kidney function: If nocturia is a new symptoms need to check for UTI and kidney functions. If has been a chronic symptom and no cause was found in the past- possible causes are drinking water late at night, eating late at night. Better to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter has a skin irritation/rash around her face when she eats certain food not sure what it is ava age 3, healthy no known allergies so far immunizations up to date? Thinking it might be red dye #40?

Rash: This could simply be a basic irritant dermatitis due to little ones getting as much food on their face as they get in their mouth. And the food can irritate the skin. Also, kids will lick around the mouth, causing irritation. See the pediatrician for evaluation or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I age in a healthy manner?

How can I age in a healthy manner?

1: Aging healthy requires some work. Eating a good diet and avoiding stress along with taking care of any disorders you may have go a long way. But the truth is the loss of your hormones is the major cause of aging. So, the loss of hormones leads to breakdown of the body and acccelerates aging. Seeing a healthcare practitioner who can help in this area is a great start to a happy healthy long life. ...Read more

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Age bracket for healthy conception?

Age bracket for healthy conception?

Teens to 40s: If you're asking for when can most women get pregnant, it ranges from menarche in their teens until late 40s at menopause. Of course, there have been some reported cases of women in their 60s or 70s carrying a pregnancy to term as well as grade school girls carrying to term. But in general, teens to 40s appears to be most accepted. Of course, age is not only determinant for healthy pregnancy. ...Read more

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At what usual age is it healthy for boys to start lifting weights?

At what usual age is it healthy for boys to start lifting weights?

Weight lifting kids: Weight lifting can actually be healthy at a young age (elementary school) but the focus is different at different ages. Before puberty kids can lift light weights and go for higher repetitions. The muscle fibers are different and can't bulk up. After puberty you can increase weight (gradually) to gain muscle mass. Go slow and easy either way. ...Read more

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Do you consider people in this day in age are generally healthier than people 100 years ago?

Do you consider people in this day in age are generally healthier than people 100 years ago?

Yes: Preventative medicine, decreased carcinogen exposure, better pre-natal care, and advances in all realms of medicine are all responsible. ...Read more

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What exactly is the healthy age range to be sexually active?

What exactly is the healthy age range to be sexually active?

Any adult age: Sexual activity is a serious issue with many aspects that might not be uppermost in the minds of younger people. A mature outlook is important. Generally 18 years is a reasonable cut off point. Below this age, judgement is suspect even though the anatomy and lust are there. After that most are mature enough to engage in the full spectrum of sexual activity. ...Read more

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At what age does a healthy man lose his ability to naturally keep an erection?

At what age does a healthy man lose his ability to naturally keep an erection?

ED: Men may lose some ability to have an erection at any age, but the younger man most likely will have some other medical issue leading to it. Diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, nerve problems, stress, depression and low testosterone may be factors. Any man under the age of 65 with ED should be evaluated by their doctor or see a urologist. Ed may be the first symptom of other more serious problem. ...Read more

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At what usual age does a healthy woman lose her ability to give pleasure to a man?

At what usual age does a healthy woman lose her ability to give pleasure to a man?

Never: There is no age range to this. It depends on the woman, the man, and what is meant by "pleasure, " for both. If you mean sexual pleasure, ability to experience this can be affected by a variety of things in both men and women -- including medications and depression. Loss of interest in one's partner can be a different issue, and may come with relationship discord. See your doctor for help. ...Read more

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Is occasionally oily stool a problem? Maybe once in 20 times (very rough guess). Color normal and no other symptoms. Otherwise very healthy. Age 55.

Is occasionally oily stool a problem? Maybe once in 20 times (very rough guess). Color normal and no other symptoms. Otherwise very healthy. Age 55.

Malabsorption.: Fat ("oil") in the stool usually suggests malabsorption, which does require an investigation as to cause. I hope you've had a colonoscopy by now. If not, that needs to be a part of this investigation. ...Read more

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What is the average, healthy age to lose baby fat?

What is the average, healthy age to lose baby fat?

Any age!: Any age is a good age to loose baby fat. Just make sure you do it in a healthy way, like diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What is causing severe neck pain at age 18 and healthy?

What is causing severe neck pain at age 18 and healthy?

Neck pain: You must obtain MRI of the cervical spine without contrast in order to evaluate the cause of severe neck pain. ...Read more

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Consistent BP of 170/80 and fastng sugar of 7.2 even after excercising weight control and eating healthy? Age 56.what not to eat?

Consistent BP of 170/80 and fastng sugar of 7.2 even after excercising weight control and eating healthy? Age 56.what not to eat?

Avoid Carbs/Sugars: Carbohydrate means all sugars, both simple & complex. Diabetes Mellitus is defined as elevated sugar, thus avoid all sugars, this includes most fruit. Instead go HFLC & study DietDoctor. Com, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, Robert Lustig. The LowFat diet (promoted by Ancel Keys & George McGovern) is Not healthy. It drives Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, elevated blood pressure, etc. ...Read more

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What should I start using now on my face & body, to prolong aging besides eating healthy & exercise to say looking young I'm 25.?

What should I start using now on my face & body, to prolong aging besides eating healthy & exercise to say looking young I'm 25.?

Good question: You are attempting prevention. CoEnzyme Q 10 and Vitamin C 10% should help. A vampire facial would help as well. ...Read more

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Age 35, 4 healthy full term pregnancies in 7 years. Cycles average 33 days. Last cycle was 50 days. Now 20 days late. Call dr? Or normal with age?

Age 35, 4 healthy full term pregnancies in 7 years. Cycles average 33 days. Last cycle was 50 days. Now 20 days late. Call dr? Or normal with age?

Pregnancy test.: Check a pregnancy test. If positive then begin prenatal care with your OB. If negative and your irregular cycle persists then go see your doctor to be evaluated for that. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Might I have a weak heart from an electric shock at age 29 (otherwise healthy)?

Might I have a weak heart from an electric shock at age 29 (otherwise healthy)?

Heart disease: Unlikely unless it was a very large amount of shock energy, a low grade electric shock would not generally cause a problem. ...Read more

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What can I do for an enlarged prostate, with vitamins, herbs, etc age 67 otherwise healthy

What can I do for an enlarged prostate, with vitamins, herbs, etc age 67 otherwise healthy

Evaluate, treatment: Vitamins and herbs will not help enlarged prostate. Saw palmetto has been shown to be no better than placebo.If your loved on, aged 67 (since you are 34)is having symptoms of enlarged prostate he needs to be seen by doctor for rectal exam and PSA and possibly referred to urologist for uroflowmetry & post-void bladderscan ultrasound before initiating treatment. Good luck ...Read more

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Feeling pain, pressure and discomfert in pelvic area. Swollen vagina around and inside. Age 25 and healthy?

Feeling pain, pressure and discomfert in pelvic area. Swollen vagina around and inside. Age 25 and healthy?

Many causes: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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When is a healthy age to start having sex, biologically speaking? How many times does it take to get a girl pregnant?

When is a healthy age to start having sex, biologically speaking? How many times does it take to get a girl pregnant?

It depends: There is no magic age, physically once the girls reach puberty they are able to get pregnant since they are ovulating, not consistently initially but this regulates overtime. It only takes once at the right portion of the cycle to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I understand high risk pregnancies are primarily due to advanced age. Won't healthy diet, weight, active, prior to pregnancy lessen high risk?

I understand high risk pregnancies are primarily due to advanced age. Won't healthy diet, weight, active, prior to pregnancy lessen high risk?

Many causes: Advanced age is just one of reasons
many other causes are high blood pressure, diabetes, small pelvis, family history of congenital malformations, bleeding, hiv, genital herpes, multiple pregnancies and many other reasons
healthy diet weight active life does help and can not prevent high risk pregnancies. ...Read more

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I am 52 years of age, eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and. Have a muscular lean physique. But sometimes I get a bad ache in lower left leg.

I am 52 years of age, eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and. Have a muscular lean physique. But sometimes I get a bad ache in lower left leg.

Few reasons: First of all you must be sure that you hydrate very well this is very important if you exercise faithfully water has to be your best friend. Now also make sure sure you keep your potassium up. This can be assisted by drinking orange juice and a healthy life style and then finally make sure you always do your warmup stretching exercises ...Read more

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When I yawn especially when I open my mouth widely, I feel one side makes sound with no pain. It happened to me once that my mouth locked open is this incident has relation. I removed last tooth. My age is 25, healthy. I need your answer pls.?

When I yawn especially when I open my mouth widely, I feel one side makes sound with no pain. It happened to me once that my mouth locked open is this incident has relation. I removed last tooth. My age is 25, healthy. I need your answer pls.?

Maybe: When you open wide and your joint (TMJ) makes noise it is a sign that there has been some incident (stress, staying open for long periods, grinding/clenching) that caused the joint capsule to swell and move the joint out of position. It should resolve if it is simply from the extraction. If it does not resolve or gets worse you should see your dentist and be evaluated for night guard treatment. ...Read more