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Angioedema African American
I know of no studies: that suggests pork is bad for African American males. In genera, be sure that the pork is well-cooked. If you are over-weight please take appropriate action w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes: Dark skinned individuals need more sunlight exposure compared to light skinned ones. ...Read more
Yes: Many studies have examined this. Risk factors are elevated intraocular pressure, thin corneas, suspicious appearing optic nerves and positive family history. People of african descent may be more likely than others to develop glaucoma. The older you are, the greater the risk. The best way to determine your risk is to have a complete eye examination. ...Read more
Yes: In the United States, people of african american decent are at greater risk for problem drinking than the general population. This risk is greatly influenced by your personal situation, however. If you choose to use alcohol responsibly and socialize with others who do the same, you can certainly overcome any excess risk that is just based on ethnicity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ideal body weight: A calculated ideal body weight for a female age 61, who is 5'5" is approximately 126 pounds. A range of normal weight for you is between 112 and150 pounds. Thanks for your question! for more information, click on this link: http://www.Healthcentral.Com/diet-exercise/ideal-body-weight-3146-143.Html. ...Read more
Hard to say: Until age 60, GGT tends to increase as the years go by, faster in men than in women. At any age and for any level of drinking, it's about twice as high in african-americans. This makes for unfair situations as GGT is often used as a screen to see if someone is secretly abusing alcohol. If my GGT were above 100 regardless of who i was, i would wonder; however, it's a poor screen for disease. ...Read more
Healthy eating: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more
Im 5' african american what's a healthy weight for me and im 40, and will it be hard for me to lose weight?
Grain of salt: The ideal weight is based on a bmi of 25 or less. For you to have a bmi of <25 yor weight should be less than 127 pounds. Don't get too hard in yourself, it matters of where you are now and where you are going. At age 40 you aren't too far off from possible menopause so you have to be careful with not becoming too skinny. Aim for ~140 pounds as a nice compromise. Consider a nutritionist and a gym. ...Read more
Brother is african american. P s a 9.2, was 8.5 3 months ago. Negative biopsy for p s a 6. Should biopsy be repeated?
High PSA: Due to the increase in a short period of time I would recommend f/u with the Urologist first to see if biopsy would be appropriate. Also PSA can be increased by a few things: like Recent sexual activity (a few days prior to blood work); Recent Upper Respiratory infection/Cold; Recent Prostate infection as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the normal color for the inside of the anus for African American Males? I was examining my body and mines is pink. Is that normal?
We are pretty much..: ...all the same color inside. Food for thought! ...Read more
My African American client presents with whitish discoloration at the oral commissure that comes and goes. She's in her late 50. What is it?
Can high hb values indicate a problem? My foster daughter had 14.7 at 18 months and 14.1 at 2 yrs. She is african american. Prenatal exposures.
Probably not: Her hemoglobin level was above upper limit at 18 months, however same level dropped to upper normal limit at age 2. If she remains healthy otherwise, no extra attention seems necessary. ...Read more
28 african american and i can't remember most basic things and feel like i'm forgetting basic things i know. What can be causing this regression?
How do I lighten my skin about 2 shades naturally
I'm african American
Ps.dont say stuff like love the skin your in that doesn't answer my question ?
Congratulations: On maintaining a good weight for your height. You have a normal bmi and i would not recommend any changes since you seem to have been doing well "weight wise" on your current diet. Just make sure you get at least the minimum recommended amount of protein and calories per day for someone like you. Eat as often as you like, just try to keep it as balanced and healthy as possible. ...Read more
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