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Genetics And Unibrows
All over the place!: Most people with unibrow are normal & healthy but simply have a genetic trait that causes (or allows) eyebrows to grow together. Selma Hayek, the actress, has a unibrow, not just in her role in Frida, but in real life. Because the gene (s) that promote "unibrow" may be inhibited by genes that suppress it, there's only a small chance that her daughter will also grow one. Hope this info helps!
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
Extra X in men: Klinefelter syndrome is usually caused by an extra x chromosome in males, changing their normal 46, xy chromosome constitution to 47, xxy. The extra x causes tall stature with an asthenic build, underdevelopment of the testis and infertility. Sometimes there is more than one x, like 48, xxxy, often causing intellectual disability. The extra chromosome is a chance occurrence.
I'm curious, my cheeks are always rosy red for some reason, even if I'm not cold! Is there a reason or is it just genetics?
Many possibilities: Red cheeks are from the vasodialation of the vessles near the surface of your skin. Anger, embarrasment or stress can effect those vessles, also heat from excesize or fever can cause vessles to dialate to eliminate the heat. Alcohol causes capilaries to dialate as well. There are some medical causes of constant red cheeks such as rosacea or lupus. Your physician can diagnose that.
Double dose of genes: Genetic disorders are more likely to show up from incest because people who are related have many genes in common. Usually the genes that cause genetic disorders are rare but if the parents share genes the baby is likely to get a double dose of the rare gene so the disorder is more likely to be apparent. For some genes it requires the same gene come from both parents to show up in the child.
I have a loose gastric sphincter. Is this genetic or is there any reason why I have this? Is it relatively benign? 10mg Pepcid (famotidine) AC is 100% effective.
Just wondering...is there a reason why one person's finger nails will be stronger then another person's. Is it genetic or vitamins?
Proteins: Genetics have to play a role, but so does diet. Proteins are the key here, not vitamins.
Pain on top of left foot while walking, doctor said its flatfoot but I dun think so, bkoz flat foot is genetic I guess! Only pain while walking. Reason?
Pain: Pain on the top of the foot may be caused by several reasons. If no injury known then some reasons may be : tight shoes, tight muscles, joint pain, tendinitis, nerve pain, or biomechanical like flatfoot. I would ask the specialists what he means and how it contributes to your pain. If still not understood seek a second opinion.
Could a facial injury in 2 y.O be the only reason for speech delay? His CT showed no damage. Has had genetic testing. Only delay is expressive language. Receptive is age-appropriate.
Would my monobrow (unibrow) grow back thicker if I cut it with a pair of scissors and not shave it?
No: If one could make hair grow back thicker by shaving, i'd be shaving my head twice a day. You'd do well to have an aesthetically oriented plucking regime: never move the inner end of the eyebrow outside of a vertical line thru the inner corner of the eye. Don't thin the height too much. There's alot more to it. In my opinion, it's most often done wrong especially if waxed. Male brow should be lower.See 1 more doctor answer
I threaded my unibrow many times but the area remains red as it clearly shows that hairs are removed. Please give me an easy solution?
Include details: How long since last threading? You might consider laser for permanent removal. GENTLE shaving is OK too.
Laser: This is likely an ingrown hair, not a pimple. One of the best ways to treat an ingrown hair is to use a laser to destroy the hair follicle so that it doesn't come back. This is done with a hair removal laser (we use Xeo 1064). You can also do a needle excision, but you may continue to have issues with the hair follicle. Use of an exfoliant can help prevent ingrowth of hairs in the future.
Probably Not: Shaving a unibrow will not necessarily make it grow back thicker.
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