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What causes galactosemia in young women?

What causes galactosemia in young women?

Missing enzyme: Gene defects can be passed from unaffected parents to their kids if it takes 2 pieces, one from each parent, for the mistake to cause symptoms.In galactosemia, the gene pair responsible for making galactose is defective, so it is not made = causes galactose to build up in the kid = galactose-emia (galactose in the blood). ...Read more

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Amenorrhea (Definition)

Amenorrhea = absence or missing at least ...Read more


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In the united states. Is morbid obesity in teens happening more?

In the united states. Is morbid obesity in teens happening more?

Yes: Overweight/obesity/morbid obesity has increased in all pediatric age groups (2-18 years old) every year since 1980. ...Read more

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How common is epilepsy in teenagers?

How common is epilepsy in teenagers?

2 to 3 percent: Puberty can be stressful to brain function. Primary epilepsy such as jme or cpe may emerge then. Drug reaction, head trauma, brain infections, brain tumors may present then. Emotional stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, all may increase risk for seizures. Pseudo seizures may develop. ...Read more

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What causes breast cancer in young women?

What causes breast cancer in young women?

I wish we knew!: We don't know what causes breast cancer, and the rate in young women is increasing. We do know that a long exposure to estrogen increases your risk. If you started your period early, or never got pregnant, you have more estrogen exposure. Alcohol intake is associated with breast cancer. Any there are chemicals in our environment that are similar to estrogen, like bpa plastics. I suspect this! ...Read more

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Is there extreme dieting in girls that causes loss of their periods?

Is there extreme dieting in girls that causes loss of their periods?

Yes: If a girl has a very low body fat or has stressed her body by rapid weight loss - it can cause her to miss periods. ...Read more

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Can schizophrenia occur in a young child?

Can schizophrenia occur in a young child?

Yes, but rarely does: For reasons still poorly understood, schizophrenia is relatively rare until after puberty, but there are well-described cases in children as young as 4 years old. Aftter puberty, the risk rises, with the peak risk at 18-20. Research suggests this is related to major changes in brain architecture that occurs during puberty, but we still do not understand what causes the disorder. ...Read more

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Is depression common in children and teens?

Is depression common in children and teens?

Yes: http://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/health4.asp http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/statistics/1mdd_child.Shtml. Sx might differ in children and adolescents. In younger children depression might manifest as somatic complaints (headaches, tummy aches, school- and separation anxiety). In adolesecents, it's more complicated, given their developmental stages (more behavioral acting out, irritability). ...Read more

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What are common digestive problems in teen agers?

What are common digestive problems in teen agers?

Upset system: Many issues digestive related are form eating too much fast food. Reflux, diarrhea, constipation are common. Sometimes depression presents as physical (somatic) symptoms like vague recurrent abdominal pain. Anxiety can present with digestive issues, fears, and generally not feeling well. Alternating diarrhea and constipation can indicate irritable bowels. If concerned, have your teen evaluated. ...Read more

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Can ovulation occur in amenorrhea?

Can ovulation occur in amenorrhea?

No : By definition amenorrhea is lack of ovulation. However, women with amenorrhea can resolve spontaneously and ovulate. ...Read more

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What causes hypertension in teens 16-19?

What causes hypertension in teens 16-19?

Many things: If HTN is mild it is likely primary htn, but in anyone that age with marked elevation ( stage 2) i would consider secondary causes of HTN to include renovascular causes, coarctation of the aorta, catecholamine or glucocorticoid excess. Careful review of meds and otc / illicits and ocp. ...Read more

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Why is hypothyroidism more common in women than in men?

Why is hypothyroidism more common in women than in men?

Sexual Difference: Part of the reason is genetic differences between men and women Women typically display greater levels of some antigens in triggering auto immunity ...Read more

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Can a teenager with secondary amenorrhea conceive later in her life? Or will she have complications?

Can a teenager with secondary amenorrhea conceive later in her life? Or will she have complications?

Yes: If the cause for secondary amenorrhea is resolved she should have no issues assuming everything else is normal. ...Read more

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What is amenorrhea?

What is amenorrhea?

Amenorrhea: Is the absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age. ...Read more