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Glomerulonephritis How Rare Is It In Young Adults
Rare, but happens: Young adults can get focal segmental disease that causes high blood pressure and proteing loss. Other forms of gn also occur. The diagnosis depends on urinalysis and kidney biopsy. Many are treatable but not all depending on type. Obesity can cause gn. Also, drug abuse is more common in younger adults and can cause gn. ...Read more
Very very rare: Young adults rarely develop eye cancer. Retinoblastoma a primary cancer of the eye is found in new born or young babies less than 5 years old. Other types of eye cancer including eye lid cancer, lacrimal gland cancer, sebaceous cell cancer are extremely rare and more so in young adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty rare: Colon cancer is more prominent in the older population. The older someone gets, the more likely they are to have changes in their dna called mutations. These changes can lead to cancer. It is very rare for someone in their 20s to have enough of these mutations to cause cancer. It's possible to have inherited mutations, and these people develop colon cancer at an earlier age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not common: The incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma gradually increases with age. Between the age of 21-34, there are only 8 cases per year out of 1 million people. See: The incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma gradually increases with age. Between the age of 21-34, there are only 8 cases per year out of 1 million people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age doesn't matter: Thalassemia is an inherited condition; if you have it, you're born with it. The frequency doesn't change with age. It's more important where your ancestors are from. Thalassemia is common in Southeast Asians, African-Americans, and persons from around the Mediterranean Sea. If you come from these areas it's more likely you have it than if you're from Northern Europe, but still not really likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do young adults(early 20s)get Glioblastoma?In these cases, is it genetic, environmental?Thought it occurred in older people?How to prevent?Worried
GBM sporadic: Most GBM are from de novo gene mutations and are not inherited. A sporadic gene mutation causes altered gene that is in charge of controlling the cell division and growth, leading to uncontrolled glial cell growth. Very rarely there is an inherited risk for brain tumors in conditions like neurofibromatosis type I, Turcot’s syndrome, and Li-Fraumeni syndrome. Sadly, there is no way to prevent GBM ...Read more
Yes: Any individual whether young or old who consumes too much nsaids like alleve or advil can damage their kidneys. If you are taking several pills daily to deal with pain issues for a long period of time, then you are at great risk for analgesic nephropathy. Would try tylenol (acetaminophen) or minimize your NSAID use to control your pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't get it: My pts come into my office having done "research" on their problems every which way ad infinitum by using a search engine. But then people post questions here that don't require medical thinking but are just about regurgitating statistics that anyone can look up. Start at http://www.ninds.nih.gov and look up ALS. Also http://www.alsa.org. Doing the work yourself is easy & empowering. ...Read more
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