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What are the causes of spondylosis in younger adults?

What are the causes of spondylosis in younger adults?

Spondylosis means : Degenerative changes of the spine that occur primarily with age but can be accelerated by other factors such as smoking, deformity, obesity to name a few. Genetics can also play a role. Trauma has been shown to accelerate changes including whiplash. Disc surgery will accelerate the process as can a fusion leading to adjacent level changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

Scoliosis is the term given for a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane that is ...Read more


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What are the causes of hip pain in young adults?

What are the causes of hip pain in young adults?

Hip Pain: Hip pain in young active adults can be variable causes. Apophysitis or apophyseal injury are possible btw 18-22 year olds. Also labral changes, femoral acetabular impingement, avascular necrosis, synovitis, inflammatory arthritis, muscle strains, hernias, referred pain from pelvis or genitalia, infectious joint injury especially from sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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What are the causes of headaches in young children?

What are the causes of headaches in young children?

Headaches: Headaches in children can be due to stress, migraines, trauma, intracranial conditions. Your child should be evaluated by a pediatrician for any recurrent headaches. ...Read more

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Other than idiopathic reasons, what are the causes of structural scoliosis developing in your teenage years?

Other than idiopathic reasons, what are the causes of structural scoliosis developing in your teenage years?

Several: Idiopathic is the most common cause. Others in no particular order are congenital defects like deformed vertebrae, Marfan's syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos (both connective tissue disorders) Infection of the spine and rarely tumors. Careful evaluation by a pediatric orthopaedist can usually sort them out. Thanks for Trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

Sick as stink: Imagine the morning after a night of drinking, but no night of drinking - that would be like the symptoms of meningitis. Severe headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, ache, trouble with vision, trouble with balance, feeling like you want to die - then you may have meningitis. Needs thorough medical evaluation right away! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of scoliosis in teenagers?

What are symptoms of scoliosis in teenagers?

Usually none-: Sometimes one will note that a shoulder or hip area is higher than the other or the chest looks different. That is if the curve is of sufficient size or rotated. Otherwise, there are no symptoms with a typical idiopathic scoliosis unless severe and then it could affect lung and heart function. If there are symptoms, then look for a cause other than scoliosis & that may also be causing the curve. ...Read more

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What kinds of problems can carry strabismus in adults?

What kinds of  problems can carry strabismus in adults?

MANY PROBLEMS: Acquired ocular imbalance can be seen associated with lesions in the brain or brainstem, but also over superior orbital fissure, within cavernous sinus, or within orbit. In essence, if double vision occurs in adults, this needs careful and thorough evaluation. For example, you would not want to overlook an expanding aneurysm. Get this addressed, and get reassured. ...Read more

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What are some of causes in nocturnal enuresis in adults?

What are some of causes in nocturnal enuresis in adults?

Here are some ...: The function of bladder control & stability is still varying over lifetime despite being toilet-trained and more noticeable at both ends of life - the first 1-3 yrs and the twilight years, largely resulting from inadequacy of controlling ability of central nerve. During these 2 ends of life, one is more prone or susceptible to the occurrence of inciting factors like UTI, poor sleep, tiredness, etc ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meningitis in young children?

What are the symptoms of meningitis in young children?

What age?: This will differ according to the age of the child. Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly localizing neurological abnormalities. In preverbal children there may be listlessness, failure to feed, difficult in arousal, irritability, and other non-specific manifestations. ...Read more

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What're the major causes of obesity in children?

Poor choices: poor food choices, lack of portion control, inactivity, TV time, are all contributing factors to obesity in the united states. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aids in adults compared to in young children?

What are the symptoms of aids in adults compared to in young children?

AIDS symptoms: There are no specific symptoms typical of aids. Outside of acute HIV syndrome, which has several ways of presenting, some of which are like infectious mononucleosis, the disease remains silent until the immune system has been damaged enough so that opportunistic infections appear. The same thing applies to children and adults. ...Read more

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Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

Pain in right side: In young people, appendicitis usually begins as a vague discomfort around the belly button. It then slowly moves to the right lower abdomen area and slowly becomes more intense. Many people experience nausea and vomiting. However, appendicitis can be very tricky and sometimes appears with different symptoms depending on exactly where it is located on the right side. If in doubt, get it checked out. ...Read more

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What are common causes of severe knee pain in teenage girls?

What are common causes of severe knee pain in teenage girls?

Severe pain: Any time kids have real pain, let alone severe pain, is a reason to seek professional help . As there are many causes for this , a trained medical professional and their evaluation is the first right thing to do ...Read more

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What are common causes of stomach illnesses in children?

What are common causes of stomach illnesses in children?

Viruses: Viruses are the most common cause of gastric problems in children. Followed by viruses. Followed by viruses. Rare diseases occur rarely. Common diseases occur commonly. Duration of illness and impact on weight gain are the two major factors that determine the need to investigate further. ...Read more

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What are the causes of appendicitis in teens?

Unknown: Appendicitis can occur from infancy into the very elderly. I am not aware of any causes for appendicitis. One medical site lists the most common age group for appendicitis is ages 10-30. ...Read more

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What are the causes of seizures in adults?

What are the causes of seizures in adults?

Many: Unknown is most common, some causes like stroke, infection, tumor, trauma, drugs including alcohol, cardiac irregularity, sudden lowering of blood pressure etc.Etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

A condition where patients have an abnormal curvature of ...Read more