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Can Someone With Marfan's Become A Pilot
Yes: I'm a pathologist and actually weigh hearts and there's a great deal of utter nonsense about enlarged hearts. All fat people, all competitive athletes and all non-competitive athletes who are really fit have enlarged hearts, just like a weightlifter has an enlarged biceps. If the heart's big because of disease or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, even this may not be a problem. Your doc can help. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a person has a schizoid personality disorder, would they be interested in playing sports, like boxing?
Why do you ask?: There's little point in making a diagnosis of "personality disorder" since there's no magic pill to cure it, and the real question is, "What can I do to help myself / this person be happier and more fulfilled?" A fair number of folks are loners, withdrawn, don't communicate well, prefer low-maintenance relationships. Boxing's a sport where you train alone & would be a good one for such folks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rare event: There are several organs in our body that seem to have reduced in their presentation over time as no longer necessary to human survival. All developing embyos go thru a tail stage and most then absorb it back. I reviewed this article and think it will help answer your questions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_vestigiality ...Read more
See below: As long as the shunt is functioning, there should not be a problem. ...Read more
Does a person have to be tall to be diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome? How often does it occur in average height or shorter people?
Flight: As long as there is no active collapse of the lung, a person with this syndrome can fly on pressurized commercial aircraft. Unpressurized is not recommended. ...Read more
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
If a person who has very longsighted vision, plays a ball/field sport, will not wearing their glasses cause their eyes to get worse?
No: Your eyes are going to do what they're going to do whether you wear your lenses or not. ...Read more
There is no age: Criterion for diagnosing ptsd. A person of any age who experiences a serious trauma and then exhibits symptoms of re-experiencing, avoidance or emotional numbing, and increased arousal would meet the requirements for ptsd. Obviously, a pre-verbal child will not be able to report the trauma, and symptoms may be more difficult to interpret in a young child. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hypotension: This is a broad question. Can someone be hypotensive at birth? Yes. As an infant/toddler/child ? Yes. Hypotension has many causes including infection, blood loss, orthostatic hypotension - especially during pregnancy, etc. A BP of 95/60 is normal and others who would feel ill. If you would be more specific about the circumstances, there are narrower answer. Hypotension can be dangerous. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for someone with mild Marfan syndrome and perfect eyesight with no dislocated lens be a pilot?
I'm just wondering, if you get diagnosed with a personality disorder, does finding a job become harder?
Only in particular: Occupations. There may be some fields that it could be problematic - for instance a job that requires a high level security clearance. Induction into the military, police, fbi, cia usually have policies regarding this. But - the good news is that leaves most of the occupations in the world open to you. ...Read more
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