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Can Celiac Begin At Any Age
Yes: Psoriasis affects males and females pretty much equally and can indeed occur at any age. However the most common age range to see it is between 15-35 years. It is the most common autoimmune disease in the us. It is not contagious and in many cases there is a genetic predisposition to develop the condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mainly in older peop: There is no specific age in lung cancer, yes it is possible at age 20, but extremely rare, it can happen even in people who never smoked. However the majority of lung cancer patients are in their 50s and older, and the longer the history of smoking, the higher the risk. There are multiple research projects going on to try to identify genetic/hereditary factors. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
40-55: Middle age and onward. Generally 40-55.Get a more detailed answer ›
Reason for colonosco: Everybody should do screen for colon cancer starting at age 50. One way of screening is colonoscopy. If somebody has risk factor like 2 family members had colon cancer she should do colonoscopy 10 years earlier than the family member had colon cancer. Like if your father had cancer at age 45, you should do colonoscopy at 35. Familial polyposis needs screening at much earlier age. ...Read more
Can anyone at any age develop spondylosis? Can spondylosis develop in anybody regardless of their age?
Yes: As you drive a car, you expect that your tires will be more worn 9 months after driving on it, when compared to 3 months of driving it. You expect skin to start wrinkling more and more as we get older. Spondylosis implies degenerative arthritis of the spine joints. It is expected that as you go from age 10 to 20 to 40 to 60 to 80, amount of spondylosis increases. It is normal aging, and expected. ...Read more
Anytime: Perinatal transmission of HIV can cause any number of abnormal findings starting from birth including hepatosplenomegaly (enlarged liver and spleen), thrombocytopenia (low platelets), opportunistic infections, and failure to thrive (poor growth). Some infants may appear well for months, but have HIV infection. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/perinatal/resources/factsheets/perinatal.htm. ...Read more
Early Teens: Early teenage years is when acne typically appears and is a rite of passage for so many young adolescents. Fortunately most cases are transient and can be handled with good skin hygiene. Areas of the face with more oily glands (sebaceous skin) , known as the t-zone. Across the brows and then right down the nose to the mouth represents the areas of most trouble. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Beginning at about what age can individuals generally start to lose height? What typically causes that to occur in adults?
Disease mortality: The longer you have ra, the longer the disease (or RA medications) can damage your body. The good news is, that with newer, more effective treatments there is good reason to be optimistic that the RA can be well controlled, leading to a productive life with a normal life expectancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Losing all 4 of grandparents before age 12, can it cause depression at older age as 20? What can lose of family member health prob can occur?
Yes, it can: Losing four gradparents can cause a complicated ptsd with depression. The body's and brain's chemical response in grief is identical to that of post traumatic stress disorder, which can occur as a delayed reaction later in life, especially if triggered by something similar such as the loss of a boyfriend or anyone you may know. Please see your family doctor for a physical ; refer to a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Age 50 or earlier: Mammograms can detect breast cancer at any age, but the biggest benefit is between the ages of 50 and 74. Starting in your 40's or earlier, or continuing on past age 74 is an individual decision based on risks and preferences. For a complete list of preventive recommendations by age/gender and risk factors (if you have an ipad/ipod/ipad see the prevention checklist 2013 app. ...Read more
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