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Angioedema In African American
What is a type of anemia that is inherited by african- american, mediterranean, and southeast Asian people?
There are many....: These ethnic groups occupy the thalassemia belt, which is a geographic area that overlaps with areas endemic for malarial pathogens such as plasmodium falciparum and plasmodium vivax. Thalassemia and a host of hemoglobinopathies are thought to confer resistance to malaria. The downside to these protective mechanisms is that some willl inherit combinations that are pathologic. ...Read more
See below: Latest statistics from cdc show a prevalence of 2400/100, 000 african american men. ...Read more
Very: It is the leading cause of blindness in people over 60 in the us, and its prevalence will increase as the baby boomers age. Fortunately, this is an active area of research and it is likely that new therapeutic options the more common (dry) types of amd will be on the horizon soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Malaria: Malaria is prevalent in certain areas of south america. The cdc website is a good resource to look up how common diseases, such as malaria, are in a particular country. For malaria you may want to look at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/malaria/travelers/country_table/a.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not yet: Diabetes is promoted by genetic predisposition, and lifestyle factors such as obesity, sedentary activity levels, and a poor diet. North and south american indigenous people share the genetic predisposition, however north american natives tend to have a better economic status and thus more obesity and more diabetes. Indigenous peoples other places such as australia also have more diabetes. ...Read more
Why is it that people of african american, italian, hispanic, or indian backgrounds. Tend to have darker nipples, or darker in the private region?
Genetic variability: Those areas are darker not only in people of the above origin, but in caucasians as well, although, may not be as noticeable. Those areas tend to be "loaded" with melanocytes - cells that carry melanine, the dark pigment that determines a person's complexity. Some people have genetically more melanine than others. ...Read more
Yes: The correlates for skin cancer are a lot of sunlight and fair skin in the population. There are particular areas in the U.S. Such as the southwest that have high incidence of skin cancer-ie. Melanoma. The importance of skin protection either with clothing or sunscreens cannot be emphasized enough. ...Read more
Why is huntington's disease more common in people of western european descent than in other races?
Oriental medicine/US: Except for accupuncure which is very popular rest is not well known and not so popular in us cities. ...Read more
Related to Obesity: When children go beyond a body mass index of 28 (there are charts for children bmi) specially if one parent or worse 2 have heavy family history of type 2, you have to change life style to bring that body mass index down. Statistics are against you if you do not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: T. B. Rhodesiense (east african sleeping sickness) is found in areas of eastern and southeastern africa. Over 95% of the cases of human infection occur in tanzania, uganda, malawi, and zambia. T. B. Gambiense (west african sleeping sickness) is found predominantly in central africa and in limited areas of west africa. Most of the sleeping sickness in africa is caused by this form of the parasite. ...Read more
Queen Victoria: She was a new mutation, on the evidence. One of her X-chromosomes when transmitted to her male descendants resulted in their getting the disease. It wasn't just the British royal family; they were intermarried, and the Tsar's failure to produce a healthy heir prevented a constitutional monarchy run by reasonable people in Russia. Random events have grave consequences. ...Read more
Why is sickle-cell more common in african americans where their ancestors live in areas that had or have malaria?
Malaria resistance: Malaria is especially a killer of children. Those who carry the sickle trait - one normal and one s hemoglobin - have some resistance to this disease and this has caused persistence of this trait. Of course having both s and s causes severe disease and having either are not helpful in non-malaria regions. But it mutated in central africa and persists there in proportion to the malaria. ...Read more
No simple answer: To know the true answer, every human being in the world would have to have access to good health care, get a correct diagnosis as soon as the lesions appear, and everything be recorded. Being said, folks who are naturally darker-skinned are at greater risk for subungual and acral-lentiginous melanomas. Nobody knows why. Have any suspicious lesion of your own seen. ...Read more
Is it true that african america women make up the fastest-growing hiv/aids group in the united states?
Black women at risk.: In 2010, the rate of new HIV infections (per 100, 000 population) among black/african american women was 20 times that of white women, and the rate among hispanic/latino women was 4 times the rate of white women. However, the number of new infections among black/african american women in 2010 (6, 100) represented a decrease of 21% since 2008. Always practice safe sex and do not share needles! ...Read more
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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