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Genetics And Unibrows
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
Choose parents: Choose your parents carefully & wisely. That's the only way to prevent hereditary hair loss. Talk to your family doc about stress & thyroid which can cause hair loss. Consider topical Minoxidil and/or oral Finasteride but be aware that every medication has side effects so make sure benefit outweighs risk for you. ...Read more
Not really: There are some dry eye diseases associated with sjogren's syndrome, which may have a genetic and environmental roles, but its probably not dominant or recessive as we know it. Familal and hereditary are terms sometimes used interchangeably, so I'm not sure what you're asking. Most dry eyes are prob not genetic based. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If genetic hair loss can't be stopped and regrowth hair not possible in medical science. Why we use such medical treatment for hair?
20 yr old male. Doc prescribed 5% menoxidil. There is fam history of baldness. I want to know the risks, and are there other reasons for losing hair?
Baldness: You have Male Pattern Hairloss due to genetic reasons. The risk is high, the reasons don't matter and in the absence of any other symptoms, doing endocrine testing is fruitless and frankly irresponsible and why the cost of medicine has sky rocketed in US. All defensive medicine, no common sense. You need to be on 5% minoxidil gel and Finasteride to slow down the loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asian parents often tell their children not to sleep with their hair wet. Is there actually any scientific reason for this?
If hair is falling out due to androgentic alopecia, but its not a genetic case, is there any possibility to regain new hair ?
Not that I am aware: Some people are keloid formers and others are not. Keloids are more likely to form in areas of high use as well. If you form keloids, consider a more balanced alkaline diet (you can google alkaline diet) . Acupuncture is amazing at reducing keloids! I am unaware of a genetic test. Most are expensive, usually not covered by insurance and not necessary when these other things work so well. ...Read more
Structure: Sesamoiditis without an injury is usually seen in a high arched foot where there is more pressure on the ball of the foot. Another common deformity that can cause this condition is a bunion deformity because the sesamoids are subluxed from their normal groove under the first metatarsal head in a progressed bunion deformity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hair transplants ARE: permanent if the hair is taken from the sides and back of the head where male pattern baldness doesn't occur. But if you are 18 years old and you are already losing your hair, then you have many more years of potential hairloss ahead of you. A transplant isn't a good idea this early. It's best to treat aggressively now with topical minixodil and oral dutasteride to slow or stop the loss. ...Read more
One possibility: Some people are very compliant in life but everyone needs at least little ways to rebel. This is one fairly innocuous method that is not unethical. It is taboo in most of our us society - so that generates some excitement around it. It can also help to soothe oral fixations. And then again, maybe it is none of those things & is just a habit. ...Read more
How rare/possible is it for two adults with mostly all brown/black hair family background to have a blonde hair child?
Uniparental disomy, to have a genetic evaluation for this, does the birth father have to be involved?
If mom not source.: The error (duplication of a gene) could be from an egg or sperm; therefore, either parent could be the source of the replication error. If it were determined that the mother was the source, there would be no need to test the father. Genetic counseling might prove helpful. ...Read more
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