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Is eating pork bad for African American males?

Is eating pork bad for African American males?

I know of no studies: That suggests pork is bad for African American males. In genera, be sure that the pork is well-cooked. If you are over-weight please take appropriate action w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Ferritin (Definition)

Ferritin is protein complex that binds iron and controls iron levels inside all of our cells. Low levels in the serum is a useful marker of iron deficiency. Macrophages are cells that contain large amounts of ferritin, and this that helps them scavenge RBC at sites of old hemorrhage. High serum ferritin levels occurs from macrophage activation and is a ...Read more


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Since I am african american do I need sunscreen?

Since I am african american do I need sunscreen?

Sunscreen African: Yes,

african americans have a significant incidence of melanoma. It is recommended that african americans and africans also wear sunscreen when exposed to intense sunlight. ...Read more

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Is being an african-american a risk factor for rickets?

Is being an african-american a risk factor for rickets?

Yes: Dark skinned individuals need more sunlight exposure compared to light skinned ones. ...Read more

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What could cause varying complexion in an african american man?

What could cause varying complexion in an african american man?

Varying complexion: Vitiligo is one of the most substantial causes of varying complexion in an african american.

There are skin fungal infections (tinea) that can also cause more soft variations and these can be treated with antifungal medications. ...Read more

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I'm 31 years old and african american. Can I still get glaucoma?

I'm 31 years old and african american. Can I still get glaucoma?

Yes: Many studies have examined this. Risk factors are elevated intraocular pressure, thin corneas, suspicious appearing optic nerves and positive family history. People of african descent may be more likely than others to develop glaucoma. The older you are, the greater the risk. The best way to determine your risk is to have a complete eye examination. ...Read more

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I'm african american am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

Yes: In the United States, people of african american decent are at greater risk for problem drinking than the general population. This risk is greatly influenced by your personal situation, however. If you choose to use alcohol responsibly and socialize with others who do the same, you can certainly overcome any excess risk that is just based on ethnicity. ...Read more

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I am an african american male with dull looking skin. What can I do?

I am an african american male with dull looking skin. What can I do?

See derm: See african american dermatologist for help with this. You might try aveeno (oatmeal) positively radiant. ...Read more

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Is it normal for african american woman to have a brownish discharge?

Is it normal for african american woman to have a brownish discharge?

Talk with your doc: About your brownish discharge [from where? ]. Time to figure out what's causing it and what you need to do. Be well. ...Read more

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I am a 5' 5" 61 year african-american female. What should my ideal weight be?

I am a 5' 5" 61 year african-american female. What should my ideal weight be?

Ideal body weight: A calculated ideal body weight for a female age 61, who is 5'5" is approximately 126 pounds. A range of normal weight for you is between 112 and150 pounds. Thanks for your question! For more information, click on this link: http://www. Healthcentral. Com/diet-exercise/ideal-body-weight-3146-143.Html. ...Read more

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Which is the normal range of gamma GT for an african american woman? (ui/l).Thanks

Which is the normal range of gamma GT for an african american woman? (ui/l).Thanks

Hard to say: Until age 60, GGT tends to increase as the years go by, faster in men than in women. At any age and for any level of drinking, it's about twice as high in african-americans. This makes for unfair situations as GGT is often used as a screen to see if someone is secretly abusing alcohol. If my GGT were above 100 regardless of who I was, I would wonder; however, it's a poor screen for disease. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some diets that are good for a 16yr old african american female?

Could you tell me what are some diets that are good for a 16yr old african american female?

Healthy eating: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more

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I'm 5' african american what's a healthy weight for me and im 40, and will it be hard for me to lose weight?

Grain of salt: The ideal weight is based on a bmi of 25 or less. For you to have a bmi of <25 yor weight should be less than 127 pounds. Don't get too hard in yourself, it matters of where you are now and where you are going. At age 40 you aren't too far off from possible menopause so you have to be careful with not becoming too skinny. Aim for ~140 pounds as a nice compromise. Consider a nutritionist and a gym. ...Read more

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Brother is african american. P s a 9.2, was 8.5 3 months ago. Negative biopsy for p s a 6. Should biopsy be repeated?

Brother is african american. P s a 9.2, was 8.5 3 months ago. Negative biopsy for p s a 6. Should biopsy be repeated?

High PSA: Due to the increase in a short period of time I would recommend f/u with the Urologist first to see if biopsy would be appropriate. Also PSA can be increased by a few things: like Recent sexual activity (a few days prior to blood work); Recent Upper Respiratory infection/Cold; Recent Prostate infection as well. ...Read more

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My African American client presents with whitish discoloration at the oral commissure that comes and goes. She's in her late 50. What is it?

My African American client presents with whitish discoloration at the oral commissure that comes and goes. She's in her late 50. What is it?

Possible...: ...cold sore (s), angular cheilitis, sebaceous cyst, complication of injection therapy are possibilities that come to mind. Any of these fit the clinical scenario in you client? ...Read more

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Can high hb values indicate a problem? My foster daughter had 14.7 at 18 months and 14.1 at 2 yrs. She is african american. Prenatal exposures.

Can high hb values indicate a problem? My foster daughter had 14.7 at 18 months and 14.1 at 2 yrs. She is african american. Prenatal exposures.

Probably not: Her hemoglobin level was above upper limit at 18 months, however same level dropped to upper normal limit at age 2. If she remains healthy otherwise, no extra attention seems necessary. ...Read more

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How do I lighten my skin about 2 shades naturally I'm african American Ps. Don't say stuff like love the skin your in that doesn't answer my question?

How do I lighten my skin about 2 shades naturally I'm african American Ps. Don't say stuff like love the skin your in that doesn't answer my question?

You can't: Your genetics are set. You cannot lighten your skin. The color of your skin is set deep inside by the amount of melanin your genes have programmed your skin to produce. ...Read more

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I'm african american am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

I'm african american am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

No: There may be some racial differences in vulnerabilities to certain addictions (for example-certain asians drink less secondary to enzyme deficiencies) but no race is more susceptible to addiction in general. ...Read more

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How many times should I eat/per day while im 150 pounds and 5'10 african american?

How many times should I eat/per day while im 150 pounds and 5'10 african american?

Congratulations: On maintaining a good weight for your height. You have a normal bmi and I would not recommend any changes since you seem to have been doing well "weight wise" on your current diet. Just make sure you get at least the minimum recommended amount of protein and calories per day for someone like you. Eat as often as you like, just try to keep it as balanced and healthy as possible. ...Read more

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WHAT CAN I DO OR PURCHASE TO GAIN WEIGHT?? I AM A 46 YR OLD AFRICAN AMERICAN 5'3, 108 LBS...I CONSTANTLY EAT ALL THE TIME BUT NEVER SEEM TO GAIN WEIGHT. PLEASE HELP

WHAT CAN I DO OR PURCHASE TO GAIN WEIGHT?? I AM A 46 YR OLD AFRICAN AMERICAN 5'3, 108 LBS...I CONSTANTLY EAT ALL THE TIME BUT NEVER SEEM TO GAIN WEIGHT. PLEASE HELP

Increase food&exerci: You are underweight or with bmi less than 18, the first question will be if you eat enough food more than you body uses. Assuming you do but still can not gain weight, consideration should be giving to hypercatabolic states like hyperthyroidism and chronic infections. Also malabsorption syndromes should be consider. Anecdotal evidence from my practice show a subset of people lose weight w stress. ...Read more

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How can I make my hair grow longer (im african american)?

How can I make my hair grow longer (im african american)?

LONGER HAIR: You can try taking biotin 5mg daily and check your vitamin d level. Take a multivitamin daily and if vitamin d is low, you may need to add some. Check with your doctor to find out how much you should take. ...Read more

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What product is best for fading dark spots on african american?

Depends on the spot: Fading dark spots on dark skin is difficult and dependent on what caused the dark spot in the 1st place., how long it has been there, and where in the skin (depth) it is. Best advice is to see a dermatologist who can evaluate the pigmentary changes and help provide the best treatment options (bleaching agent, lasers, surgery, tincture of time etc.). Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the best lasers to cure ochronosis in African American?

What are the best lasers to cure ochronosis in African American?

You need the: Opinion of an experienced, knowledgable Dermatologist. My brief review suggests that many lasers have been used: CO2 laser, Q-switched ruby laser, and the most mentioned: Q-switched 755 nm alexandrite laser! Other treatments include cryotherapy, dermabrasion, trichloroacetic acid and tretinoin gel (Retin-A) have all been used. You need a Professional! Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I'm a 35 yo African American male, am I too old to become a father?

I'm a 35 yo African American male, am I too old to become a father?

You are not too old: You are not too old, however as men age the viability of the sperm decreases with age. This can be due to a number of reasons including family history, viability or health of sperm, sperm counts, and nutritional status. There are several men that have fathered children in their 60s. Many gentlemen are putting of fatherhood longer in today's world to try and get more established before having kids. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of african american males in the us who have hiv?

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What is the percentage of african american males in the us who have hiv?

See below: Latest statistics from cdc show a prevalence of 2400/100, 000 african american men. ...Read more

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I am an african american with freckles. Is there a way to get rid of them?

I am an african american with freckles. Is there a way to get rid of them?

African american fre: You need to see a dermatologist, it depends on your skin shade and the type and amount and location of freckles. The treatments available are limited with bleeching creams and laser treatments and may not be covered by the medical insurance. ...Read more

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What is can you use on african american hair to make it grow & be healthier?

What is can you use on african american hair to make it grow & be healthier?

Vitamins & Minerals: Biotin, zinc and iron are all important for hair to grow well. Taking 100% of the recommended daily allowance of these for a few months and help hair grow thicker. Minimize the use of heat and chemical relaxers on the scalp as both can thin hair over time. Consult a dermatologist to check thyroid hormone and other labs. ...Read more

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Is a est. Gfr level of 85 normal for a "non-african american" 29yr old female?

Is a est. Gfr level of 85 normal for a "non-african american" 29yr old female?

Close enough: Egfr of 90 or more would be normal. 85 may be within the error of measurement. Given your history of autoimmune illness it would be prudent to keep a close watch on your serum creatinine as mixed connective tissue disease can affect kidneys. ...Read more