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Doctor insights on: Do Diseases Or Dietary Problems Cause Premature Greying

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What medical diseases can cause hypertension? Are there any medical diseases or viruses that can cause hypertension? .

What medical diseases can cause hypertension? Are there any medical diseases or viruses that can cause hypertension?

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Many: Renal atey stenosis, co-arctation of the aorta, adrenal adenoma, just to name a few . All pts should be screened when they present with a new DX of HTN to see if they have a secondary source of the high BP that be treated. ...Read more

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Do any vitamin or mineral deficiencies during pregnancy cause the child to have mental illness or learning problems?

Do any vitamin or mineral deficiencies during pregnancy cause the child to have mental illness or learning problems?

Possibly: That is why there is so much emphasis on good diet and the avoidance of ugly habits such as diet pop, smoking, caffeine etc. Hyperemesis gravidarum (nausea/vomiting in pregnancy is known to be a vitamin deficiency disorder no matter what you are told. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are environmental or heath factors that can cause congenital disease?

Do you know if there are environmental or heath factors that can cause congenital disease?

Both can: Environment: maternal alcohol intake producing fetal alcohol syndrome health: maternal rubella producing babies that are born deaf, blind and mentally handicapped. ...Read more

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How do vitamins deficiencies cause the onset of heart disease?

How do vitamins deficiencies cause the onset of heart disease?

Several ways!: Homocysteine is a toxic metabolite that builds up with b12, folic acid, and b6 deficiencies, and is associated with accelerated atherosclerotic disease. Vitamin d deficiency is associated with increased likelyhood of stroke and mi. The mechansim is not clear but the data is real. These are the "biggies.". ...Read more

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Help with vision problems. Does stress cause any kinds of vision problems?

Help with vision problems. Does stress cause any kinds of vision problems?

Not directly: There is a certain disease called central serous chorioretinapathy that's loosely associated with stress. However, most of the time, it has no direct correlation with vision. Stress may cause other problems, like migrains, or dry eyes that can indirectly affect your vision. If you think your vision has changed, its best to see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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A dr. said thyroid abnormalities can cause adults over 35 to grow taller. Which ones cause that? Hypothyroidism? Do any other rare genetic disorders?

A dr. said thyroid abnormalities can cause adults over 35 to grow taller. Which ones cause that? Hypothyroidism? Do any other rare genetic disorders?

Myth: Perhaps you are citing that PHD in electrical engineering that posts health claims on the web. You do not grow taller after your growth centers (late teens to early 20's). ...Read more

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Can autoimmune disorders cause premature wrinkles / thinner skin? What kinds of auto immune diseases?

Can autoimmune disorders cause premature wrinkles / thinner skin? What kinds of auto immune diseases?

Topical steroids : Topical corticosteriods can thin skin if you are using these to treat rashes. Autoimmune diseases do not typically cause wrinkles. However; severe stress from any chronic severe disease can age a person. ...Read more

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Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Not normally : Heart palpitation is normal during exercise. Can be exaggerated if you eat just before exercising, get dehydrated during exercise or if you use some supplements that increase metabolism. Also long runners sometimes develop diarrhea that could be associated with an exaggerated response. Hope this help. ...Read more

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Are there any medical conditions or genetic disorders that can cause people to become obese?

Are there any medical conditions or genetic disorders that can cause people to become obese?

Lots: There are many things that can cause weight gain. These include: 1. Cushing's syndrome 2. Hypothyroidism 3. Depression 4. Drugs for depression like tricyclics, valproic acid, risperidone, lithium. 5. Drugs for diabetes like insulin, sulfonureas 6. Sedatives and pain killers 7. Prednisone and other steroids 8. Antihistamines 9. Beta-blockers. ...Read more

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Does chronic hypertension cause serious problems in older age like stroke etc. Even after taking medication? How to prevent it?

Does chronic hypertension cause serious problems in older age like stroke etc. Even after taking medication? How to prevent it?

Depends: Taking medicines can decrease the risk of stroke in the future, but not 100% preventive. Another point to remember, the patient will need regular follow-up with a doctor to make sure the medications are controlling the blood pressure. ...Read more

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What other problems can scoliosis cause? Can scoliosis cause other problems or complications in the body? .

Varies: Mild to moderate cases of scoliosis usually do not cause problems. Progressive and secure causes can cause cardiac and respiratory compromise, severe pain, and abdominal symptoms as well. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause other medical problems or diseases?

Can arthritis cause other medical problems or diseases?

Yes: Arthritis can be from many things like ghonorrhea, rheumatoid, lupus, some cancers. Many of these things can casue heart problems and of course other things depending on the kind of arthritis. ...Read more

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Does high anxiety or hypertension of mother during labour/delivery cause otism or related disorders like hyperactivity to the newborn baby?

Does high anxiety or hypertension of mother during labour/delivery cause otism or related disorders like hyperactivity to the newborn baby?

No: Anxiety and hypertension do effect baby.Their related stress hormones can speed up lung maturity and indirectly reduce the babies birth weight by a few ounces.Add appears to have lose genetic influences and studies point to small gene mutations that may exist prior to conception as a cause of some autism.I would forget these issues for now and work to get through pregnancy as healthy as possible. ...Read more

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Aside from health and social problems, what other complications can obesity cause?

Aside from health and social problems, what other complications can obesity cause?

Occupational?: There are only so many different catagories of things. There are emotional, physical, occupational, spiritual and social factors which effect our lives. Obesity can affect any and all of these. Medically speaking, obesity has biopsychosocial ramifications. ...Read more

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How can premature greying of hair be prevented? any diet?

How can premature greying of hair be prevented? any diet?

Nutrition may help: if there is a specific nutritional deficiency that is the cause. First thing to know is that genetics plays the biggest role in early graying- we can't change our genetics. To reduce risks of early graying & hair loss: 1. Don't Smoke. 2. Correct Zinc, Vit B or other nutritional deficiencies. Vegans are at risk for Vit B12 deficiencies. 3. Ensure that your thyroid is healthy. 4. Diets> Eggs are ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Premature Graying (Definition)

Premature graying = loss of hair pigment ...Read more