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Are You Born With Narcolepsy Or Can You Get It Later In Life
Not born with it: Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that usually develops over the teenage years. It is likely autoimmune related. There are rare situation when narcolepsy occurs in multiple sclerosis, trauma or brain tumor. Narcolepsy is caused in most patients by a "hypocretin" deficiency in the hypothalamus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are some metabolic disorders that you are born with,some that may only become evident after exposure to certain medications. There are some "metabolic disorders" that develop later in life due to lifestyle and or illnesses that are acquired later in life.The term "metabolic disorder" is not very specific.If you have a specific condition in mind, you should provide more basic information. ...Read more
Are you born with an autism spectrum disorder or can you develop it later on in life like adulthood?
Born with it: You are born with the spectrum disorder typically. It may manifest a bit later in the 2nd year of life when social skill development is noticed . If determined later it was always there but was just diagnosed later . ...Read more
So I am not very familiar with lactose intolerance. Is it something that you are born with or can it come along later in life?
Brain diseases: There are a variety of brain disease. There are infections acquired during pregnancy that can produce congenital brain damage; there are genetic disease and disorders of development that keep the brain from forming normally (like hydrocephalus, encephalocele, etc.), which are obvious at birth, there are genetic diseases present at birth that do not manifest till later in the 1st or 2nd year. ...Read more
Confusing question: Someone is not born with asthma but may be born with the genetic predisposition and first show it in early childhood.Significant asthma is often quite apparent before a year of age in males and 4 in females. Yet there are some that remain free of symptoms until mid adolescence or adulthood.They likely all have some genetic factors at birth. ...Read more
Don't bet on it: If you suspect you have been exposed pay attention and get checked out with any change in your system or at least every 6 mo.Viral illnesses like herpes and HIV take time to set up in your system and 12 hrs is too soon for them to show their presence, or generate any positive tests.Chlamydia & gonorrhea may produce no symptoms but should turn tests positive within the first week. ...Read more
Too soon: Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing is valid after 4-5 days, but no sooner. Blood tests for syphilis, HIV, etc take a few weeks. Be on the alert for symptoms like discharge from the penis, painful urination, or genital sores, which can show up any time from 2 days to a couple of weeks. Get checked ASAP if symptoms appear, otherwise best to wait a few days. ...Read more
Can you explain if it's possible to become allergic to something in later life that you were fine with before?
Yes, it happens: Not common though, more with drugs, sometimes with foods, something alters the immune response threshold for tolerating a certain element, and the immune system starts to react differently, rather over react to the element that it used to tolerate before ...Read more
Waiting on results from celiac blood test. How do you get celiac? Are you born with it or can you develop it later in life? 26y/o f with hashimotos.
Just curious. If people are smoking marijuana around you at a concert, can you fail a drug test? Or worse, can you get the effects of it?
Unlikely: Screening drug tests, such as those used for pre-employment physicals, typically have a threshold that is set at a high enough value to eliminate the risk of "passive" exposure causing a positive result. ...Read more
Can people be born without color blindness then get when they get older. I know that people with good vision can go bad, is it the same thing?
What can cause someone, since they were a baby, to have an ingrained fear of other people that lasts into adulthood?
Fear: Depending on your childhood experiences it is not all that uncommon that fear of others would persist. Seek an experienced psychotherapist to help you overcome this life long fear. You need to uncover the causes and need help re-writing the story that causes the prolonged fear. Best wishes. ...Read more
What happens if someone is extremely short (4'6) because they were born with a vsd that may or may not have been completely closed, could they get ssdi?
No: You can earn a perfectly good living as a person of small stature. This is not a disabling condition and you can certainly get educated, learn a profession and support yourself at 4'6". Short stature has nothing to do with your mind not working right. Being of short stature is not a disability - only if you let it be in your mind. But this doesn't make you eligible for SSDI. ...Read more
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If you are born with an omphalocele, are you likely to have other abdominal hernias later in life?
Leukaemia-- do you get that disease is acquired or is born with and "programmed" to develop it later?
Cell division : Leukemia is a defect in the cellular line of cells in your body that make blood components. Mostly it is due to an undetected (by the body's immunodefence system) mutation in the cellular line which is a random event. Some are caused by certain influences like radiation and ingested chemicals increasing that chance for error. It can occur at any age and there is no known pre-programming. ...Read more
Can a person with lymphatic melformation not know that they have it until later on in life when the start developeing systoms when they are adult?
Not likely,,: Usually these are multiloculated cystic type of malformations that are seen before birth, infancy, or childhood. They often manifest as swelling and may or may not have other issues like breathing impairment, especially of on the neck. They may be treated with surgery, drainage of fluid, or just observation. By adulthood, these should have resolved, etc. And a lymph issue is from another cause. ...Read more
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