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Geneology: Most public librarians are used to this question and can help you find the proper resources on line to trace your ancestry. The internet has been a marvelous resource for this type of research. Anything about your family history that can fill in the gaps is helpful and some of your relatives can be helpful. ...Read more
Ethnic rhinoplasty: Once you have chosen a surgeon, you can go over your surgical goals together. It takes at least a year to recover from rhinoplasty and if your skin is thicker, it can take longer. Hopefully, your expectations will be met by good presurgical planning and communication. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, why not? Educate them. Introduce them to new cultures and foods. If spiciness is a concern, ask the waiter to make it mild for the kids. I'm not sure what you're really asking. ...Read more
Medicine: "ethnic cold medicine"? what does that mean? Is that a scientific conclusion or just anecdotal experience? Any idea what is in the "ethnic cold medicine"? how much alcohol or amphetamines or narcotics? At the ned of the day, you can make your own decisions for what is right for you. I choose to put my faith in science. ...Read more
Yes: Type ii diabetes or Insulin resistance is more common as you age. Usually begins around age 40 but now due to poor eating habits is beginning as young as early teens. It is associated with obesity but not exclusively. African americans are at higher risk, primarily because the darker skin leads to lower vitamin d levels, low vitamin d is a risk factor for both type i and type ii diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Observational Data: Most medical data is observational, on the first step toward possible understanding yet always limited by sampling issues & group sizes. Yet conclusions from observational data are often misleading. Presumably the differences are due to a combination of beliefs, behaviors, foods, eating & activity patterns, possibly also genes, no one really knows, still theories. Study science for smart people. ...Read more
If a patient comes from isolated ethnic pool <.00001% us pop. Isn't it possible for this patient to react differently to medicine?
Not probable : The same medicines are used in the us (and around the world) on a daily basis by patients from every ethnic background with predictable results. It is however possible that individuals from certain ethnic groups can't tolerate medicine the same way most do, usually due to varying metabolic enzymes. ...Read more
Doesn't being ethnic minority place patient at definite risk of misdiagnosis b/c dr's base decisions on experience w/ majority population?
HD ethnic: Any ethnic group can be affected by Huntingtons, but caucasians tend to be affected more than others. There are some exceptions also- small groups of people from South America and Africa have been shown to be at higher risk. ...Read more
Does ethnicity play a huge role on what your potential height will be? Is it by nutrition/lifestyle? Or is it mainly on what ethnic group you are in?
No and yes: Does not seem to be much of an ethnic variation in my experience, as i seem to have equal numbers of blacks and whites suffering this disorder. However, do find discrepancies in incidence, as many sources say 500, 000 and others 1.5 million in usa. If we take the latter figure, the proportion of men to women is 3 to 1 (the reverse of ms incidence!). ...Read more
Not really: Is age related not race related.Get a more detailed answer ›