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Ferritin African American
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
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
Yes: Dark skinned individuals need more sunlight exposure compared to light skinned ones. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What's the normal color for the inside of the anus for African American Males? I was examining my body and mines is pink. Is that normal?
We are pretty much..: ...all the same color inside. Food for thought! ...Read more
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?
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
28 african american and I can't remember most basic things and feel like I'm forgetting basic things I know. What can be causing this regression?
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?
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
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
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
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
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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See below: Latest statistics from cdc show a prevalence of 2400/100, 000 african american men. ...Read more
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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