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Are there racial differences in regards to celiac disease?

Are there racial differences in regards to celiac disease?

Celiac Disease: Mayo clinic has an article discussing this. It is more prevalent in the caucasian population but can occur in any ethnicity. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

An immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more


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Are there nationality differences in regards to celiac disease?

Are there nationality differences in regards to celiac disease?

Yes: Because celiac disease is hereditary, the disease occurs more often in certain ethnic/racial groups because more people in those groups carry the hla-dq2 and hla-dq8 genes that "cause" celiac disease. The genes are more common in persons from northern and western europe, but are uncommon in western pacific rim populations (china, japan). ...Read more

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Are there racial disparities in regards to dysphagia diagnosis?

Are there racial disparities in regards to dysphagia diagnosis?

More of a symptom: Dysphagia is more of a symptom than a diagnosis. Specifically, dysphagia is difficulty with swallowing, which can be associated with an extremely large number of medical diagnoses. Many diseases are more common in some racial groups than others because these diseases, like race, is linked to genetics. This is not a disparity but genetic distribution. ...Read more

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Are there racial differences in regards to levels of coronary artery disease?

Are there racial differences in regards to levels of coronary artery disease?

Always: Many stuides show differences among racial lines; my personal opinion is that these really demonstrate differences in socioeconomic levels. I feel it is much more dependent upon income levels and the types of foods and lifestyle a person leads. Lower socioeconomic groups tend to eat foods that are less healthy and engage in alcohol and tobacco use as well as engaging in less exercise. ...Read more

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Are there racial disparities in regards to cardiomyopathy?

Are there racial disparities in regards to cardiomyopathy?

Hhhhmmm: This answer could probably fill a thousand page book and at the risk of being too simplistic i will say in my opinion the majority of cardiomyopathy are caused by extrinsic factors such as viral infection and this is subject to the health of the population at risk and so socioeconomic factors play stronger meaning low se groups are at higher risk and this may appear to be of a racial nature. ...Read more

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Are there racial disparities in regards to gonorrhea?

Are there racial disparities in regards to gonorrhea?

Yes. Huge.: Great question. In 2010, rate of gonorrhea [gc] was 17-18 times higher for blacks than whites. American indians/alaska natives 5 times more than whites. Asians/pacific islanders 15 times less than whites. Hispanics 2 times more than whites. What to do about these differences [outreach, health care access] is an even bigger, critical question. ...Read more

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Are there any genetic differences among racial and ethnic groups when it comes to cardiovascular diseases?

Are there any genetic differences among racial and ethnic groups when it comes to cardiovascular diseases?

Yes: There are number of significant effects of race on the development of vascular diseases. For example, aneurysms are less common in asians. On the other hand, asians may be more susceptible to certain vascular inflammatory conditions. Atherosclerosis is influenced by smoking, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and genetics among other factors. Race is minor factor in comparison. ...Read more

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Why are there racial disparities in regards to alcoholism?

Why are there racial disparities in regards to alcoholism?

Historically...: ... In populations that have had access to alcohol for thousands of years, persons with genetic tendency toward alcoholism were likely start drinking as children, and to die young, therefore unlikely to reproduce, breeding this sensitivity out of the population. Groups to whom alcohol was introduced only a few hundred years ago have not had time to do that. ...Read more

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Are there racial disparities in regards to tuberculosis infection?

Are there racial disparities in regards to tuberculosis infection?

Not really: Depends your contacts. If TB is more common in your environment than the risk of infection is increased. ...Read more

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Are there racial disparities in regards to HIV infection?

Are there racial disparities in regards to HIV infection?

Possibly: It is not the race per se, but the activity which leads to HIV that can have a racial disparity. For instance, there are more black prostitutes in the United States; but there are more asian prostitutes in vietnam. So, depending on where you live, the race or ethnicity affected reflects the population of the area along with other risk factors (receptive anal sex, drug abuse). ...Read more

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Are there gender differences in regards to levels of coronary artery disease?

Are there gender differences in regards to levels of coronary artery disease?

Yes: Men have higher rates of CAD and they tend to suffer at an earlier age. This is part of the reason the life expectancy of men is shorter than women. ...Read more

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Are there racial disparities in regards to hepatitis C infection?

Are there racial disparities in regards to hepatitis C infection?

NO: Hepatitis b is a dna virus which will infect its host regardless of race. However, this virus is passed through blood and vaginal or seminal fluids, which has resulted in increased frequency of infection within drug seeking populations or populations engaging in unprotected sex. Please see your physician if you suspect infection. ...Read more

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Are there racial disparities in regards to chlamydia infection?

Are there racial disparities in regards to chlamydia infection?

Unfortunately, yes.: Blacks/african americans are disproportionately affected by chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection. 2010 cdc data shows the rate for black/african american men and women is 1, 167.5 cases per 100, 000 people, american indians/alaskan natives is 592.8 cases per 100, 000, hispanic/latinos is 369.6 cases per 100, 000, and white/caucasian is 138.7 cases per 100, 000. ...Read more

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Are there racial disparities in regards to hepatitis b infection?

Are there racial disparities in regards to hepatitis b infection?

NO: Hepatitis b is a dna virus which will infect its host regardless of race. However, this virus is passed through blood and vaginal or seminal fluids, which has resulted in increased frequency of infection within drug seeking populations or populations engaging in unprotected sex. There are also high risk groups, such as asians which have a higher incidencence of hepatitis. ...Read more

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Why are there racial disparities in regards to addiction?

Why are there racial disparities in regards to addiction?

Place not Race: When social factors are equalized, racial disparities are minimized. It is concluded that the place not race causes the disparities in addiction issues. ...Read more

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Are there gender differences in regards to heart attacks?

Are there gender differences in regards to heart attacks?

Yes: Men tend to begin getting heart attacks at earlier ages, although women are still at risk, and rates even up after their 50s. Women may also be less likely to describe classical symptoms of crushing chest pain, and may be more likely to describe indigestion or other, less specific symptoms. Unfortunately, heart disease is still a leading killer of women as well as men. ...Read more

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Are there racial disparities in regards to high blood pressure diagnosis?

Are there racial disparities in regards to high blood pressure diagnosis?

Not diagnosis : Because the definitions are not race related but there are differences in prevalence between races. ...Read more

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Why is it more common for east asians to have intrahepatic calculi, as opposed to other people? Dietary differences, racial differences?

Why is it more common for east asians to have intrahepatic calculi, as opposed to other people?  Dietary differences, racial differences?

nobody really knows: There are several theories, including racial/genetic susceptibility, nutritional factors and concurrent infections with either bacteria or parasites, particularly ascariasis (a roundworm). They are also common in brazil, again for unknown reasons. ...Read more

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What are the differences between celiac disease and autoimmune hepatitis problems?

What are the differences between celiac disease and autoimmune hepatitis problems?

Location of effect: Celiac involves an immune reaction that triggers antibodies that injure your intestinal absorptive lining. Autoimmune hepatitis is a similar immune reaction but the antibodies attack liver cells. Both are errors in the immune system, but the antibodies and their target are different. ...Read more

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