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Can You Develop Albinism As You Age Do You Have To Be Born With It
Albinism vs vitiligo: If you are born with a genetic mutation that prevents production of melanin (and other pigments), then you are an albino and have albinism. If you begin to lose pigment (typically in patches) as you age, then you likely have vitiligo (e.g. Michael jackson), which is a skin condition where the pigment-producing cells die for various reasons. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vitiligo/ds00586. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Albinism vs vitiligo: If you are born with a genetic mutation that prevents production of melanin (and other pigments), then you are an albino and have albinism. If you begin to lose pigment (typically in patches) as you age, then you likely have vitiligo (e.g. Michael jackson), which is a skin condition where the pigment-producing cells die for various reasons. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vitiligo/ds00586. ...Read more
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
Probably: Newborns have a crude, immature immune system which likely needs to mature enough to have the reactivity of celiac disease.However, we do see well developed food allergies and intolerances in kids as early as 6 mo or so & this is strong evidence that some could develop it this early. The symptoms are so vague that many are not accurately diagnosed for years.Toddlers do get it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Do you have to have vomiting or seizures to even be considered to have menegitis and to be tested? Also how exactly can you contract it?
Urgent: Meningitis is a serious infection that requires immediate attention, if anyone is suspected of having that , they have to be seen immediately for a thorough evaluation, certainly headache, fever, neck rigidity, vomiting are some of the symptoms... As mentioned above, this is an infection that requires immediate attention hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? limit ?: Some folks have genes that make it more likely they will develop this issue in their lifetime.Others can also develop it.It can emerge at any age when/if the body begins to react to gluten in the abnormal pattern.You could also have the genetic potential but never develop it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy rash: Eczema in adults often does not follow the usual pattern (crease of elbow, crease of knees, and behind the ears etc) but the rash is usually intensely itchy and symmetrically distributed. A high serum IgE helps but not diagnostic. The probability rises significantly if the person also suffers from hay fever and/or asthma as well a family history of eczema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have bullae and pneumothorax is there a greater chance for your children to have it too? Do you have to be born with it for it to pass on child
Depends: Most of these are acquired by people during life after environmental factors like infection. Some, like asthma have a genetic component and some like alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency only occur when both parents pass on the genes.Your answer can only be determined when the cause of your problem and its pattern can be determined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Do you usually have to be diagnosed with heart disease to have a heart attack or you can have one if you have risk factors?
Can have if (+) risk: Many patient with heart attack have no history of heart disease. The more risk factors you have the more your risk: (+)Family history of heart attack in a male age 55 or younger or female by age 65 or younger. (+)Tobacco smoking (+)Diabetes (+)High cholesterol or triglycerides (+)Lack of exercise (+)Obesity (+)High Blood Pressure (+)being a male over 45 years old or female over 55 years ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heart/vascular dz: You just have to be alive to develop cardiovascular disease. There is no age which is predictive and your possibility of having the disease processes ends only when you are no more. ...Read more
Yes : Ovaries are a must for proper sexual development in female ...Read more
How old do you have to be to get your tubes tied? And if your younger than the age, could a parent sign for you to get them tied?
You would have: To have a complete workup as there are a number of reasons for infertilty, you would not have a workup until you have tried for a yr and not conceived. ...Read more
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