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At what age do attacks of hereditary angioedema start?

At what age do attacks of hereditary angioedema start?

Most before puberty: 40% of individuals with hereditary angioedema (hae) have attacks before age 5 and 75% have attacks before age 15. Swelling is not itchy and there are no hives in hae. Frequency of attacks increases after puberty. Diagnosis usually made in 2nd or 3rd decade of life by history with confirmatory blood tests. See your md for diagnosis and if indicated preventive treatment. ...Read more

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Angioedema (Definition)

A condition in which swelling occurs under the skin. Angioedema is due to fluid leaking from blood vessels usually due to an ...Read more


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At what age do the symptoms of cystic fibrosis first appear?

At what age do the symptoms of cystic fibrosis first appear?

Varies: Unfortunately, there is no correct answer to this. It really varies and depends on various factors, including the type of mutation a patient may have. Symptoms may start soon after birth, or years later. ...Read more

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Are there any theories of what can cause Borderline Personality disorder ? When symptoms start showing at a young age

Are there any theories of what can cause Borderline Personality disorder ? When symptoms start showing at a young age

Yes, & they are very: complex. Research is finding genetic factors that influence biological vulnerability to BPD triggered by chronic stress & parental inability to recognize & respond to the child's distress. > 8,000 genetic disorders are associated with BPD.Deficits in specific brain functions on neuropsychological tests & abnormalities in specific areas of the brain on MRI's are found in people with BPD. ...Read more

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Why do I have rheumatic heart disease at the age of 40?

Why do I have rheumatic heart disease at the age of 40?

Rheumatic fever: One (or often more) episodes of rheumatic fever in childhood can damage one or more heart valves resulting in rheumatic heart disease as an adult. ...Read more

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At what age will symptoms of hypogonadism manifest in men?

At what age will symptoms of hypogonadism manifest in men?

Typically 40s & olde: Hypogonadism is medical speak for low testosterone. Symptoms are non-specific. In other words, you might have something else if you're depressed, can't think straight, no interest in sex, loss of erectile function, loss of muscle mass, increase in fat, etc. While this can occur in younger men, this constellation of symptoms increases in frequency in our 40s and older. ...Read more

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At what age do you typically start experiencing erectile dysfunction?

At what age do you typically start experiencing erectile dysfunction?

Variable : If u mean experiencing this without being on medication that can affect erection or having medical condition or surgical procedure , it can start about 50 and above. ...Read more

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At what age do women start feeling the effects of menopause?

At what age do women start feeling the effects of menopause?

50 but it varies: Average age in the us is approximately 51. It's not unusual to have some symptoms well before that age. ...Read more

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At what age do people usually start to experience symptoms of osteoarthritis? How common is it in the feet and ankles?

At what age do people usually start to experience symptoms of osteoarthritis? How common is it in the feet and ankles?

Depends : Depends on your health status and underlying diseases. It would be unusual at your age and we want to make sure it's not an inflammatory arthritis. You may need to see a rheumatologist ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of perimenopause and at what age it starts?

What are the symptoms of perimenopause and at what age it starts?

Late 40's: This occurs in the years before menopause. Late 40's is the most common. Missed periods and hot flashes are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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Could i get a heart attack at the age of 21?

Could i get a heart attack at the age of 21?

Unlikely: Unless you have history of heart disease, myocarditis, or drugs, heart attack at 21 is rare. ...Read more

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Can i grow out of asthma at an adult age of 46?

Can i grow out of asthma at an adult age of 46?

Don't plan on it: True asthma is a genetically influenced defect at the cellular level.It can be so mild some are never symptomatic or so bad they are on continuous meds for life. Much of wheezing in kids is not true asthma and 70%+ grow out of it.As an adult,the best you can do is respect the condition and work with your doc to minimize events.If you ignore it you could have significant problems. ...Read more

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What are the possibilities percentage wise for a female at the age of 25 developing any type of cancer ?

What are the possibilities percentage wise for a female at the age of 25  developing any type of cancer ?

Very low: Unless you have a strong family history of early cancers or have a known genetic defect related to cancer, the likelihood of an otherwise normal woman developing cancer at the age of 25 is very low. Blood in stool does need to be investigated, it may be as simple as piles but still you are urged to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Smoke free for 12 mo. As of easter 2014, what are my risks of stroke/heart attack at this point?

Smoke free for 12 mo. As of easter 2014, what are  my risks of stroke/heart attack at this point?

Congrats!: Congratulations on quitting! tobacco smoking is a major risk factor for stroke and heart attack. In terms of stroke, the risk of having stroke returns to that of a non-smoker within 2 years. I believe it is 5 years for heart attack risk. Needless to say, there are numerous other health advantages as well - decreased risk of various cancers (lung, esophagus etc), dementia etc. Keep up good work! ...Read more

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I have essential tremor at the early age of 17.Medication is ruled out, as i can't concentrate. How can I reduce the tremor this in social situations?

I have essential tremor at the early age of 17.Medication is ruled out, as i can't concentrate. How can I reduce the tremor  this in social situations?

Are you sure?: How sure are you that you have essential tremor? It is fairly rare at 17. Please be sure you have seen a capable neurologist or even a neurology specialist in movement disorders to confirm this diagnosis. There are many causes of tremor and lets make sure you correctly diagnosed first. ...Read more

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Which symptoms do autistic children have, say at the age of 2?

Which symptoms do autistic children have, say at the age of 2?

The M-CHAT screen : (firstsigns.Org) captures qualitative impairments in social reciprocity: joint attention, gaze monitoring, pointing at items to share interest. Atypical social communication may be absent language, words mixed with bizarre jargon (e.g., "digga-digga") or deviant (saying the alphabet before "mama, dada, & bye-bye). Stereotypies, repetitive non-functional movements, may be hard to spot before 3. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of high BP at young age ..And its can be cure at young age..If high BP is due to anxity.

What are the main causes of high BP  at young age ..And its can be cure at young age..If high BP is due to anxity.

Many causes: Hypertension (blood pressure) is defined as two separate blood pressure measurements over 140/90 mmgh. Blood pressure usually fluctuates through out the day. Essential hypertension is the most common cause amongst adults. The incidence increases with age. "secondary" causes of hypertension are uncommon should be considered by your physician. ...Read more

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Living with severe sensory motor polyneuropathy at age 39 what would my prognosis look at 50 years of age when the disease is severe?

Living with severe sensory motor polyneuropathy at age 39 what would my prognosis look at 50 years of age when the disease is severe?

Hard to say: I'm sorry to hear about your discomfort. We really need more information especially cause of your pain Rob. The therapeutic intervention would help depending on the cause and the therapy that is available and those that will be available in the future ...Read more

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At what age do people usually get fibromyalgia and what are their symptoms?

At what age do people usually get fibromyalgia and what are their symptoms?

Women under 40: Fibromyalgia can occur at any age but most commonly affects women, usually starting before the age of forty. Symptoms include chronic, generalized pain, fatigue, headaches, disrupted sleep and GI problems. ...Read more

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