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Can healthy people get pneumonia?

Can healthy people get pneumonia?

Yes: Generally the healthier you are, the less likely you are to contract this and other infectious diseases. But subtle changes in your body resistance along with exposure can cause pneumonia to start. ...Read more

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What ages healthy people the most? Wrong food or exercise? Genes?

What ages healthy people the most? Wrong food or exercise? Genes?

Difficult call.: Exposure to uv radiation (sun), tobacco use, and excess alcohol or drug use are the things doctors see that make people appear "older than stated age". After avoiding those insults, to me, the *right* food does most to reverse aging. Eating right can even turn on the right genes to promote a healthier you. See books by drs fuhrman, mcdougall, and barnard or go to forksoverknives. Com. ...Read more

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Healthy people can have a rnfl thickness 0.19 mm? What is the healthy range for rnfl? (i'm sorry my english is bad)

Healthy people can have a rnfl thickness 0.19 mm? What is the healthy range for rnfl? (i'm sorry my english is bad)

Normal Retinal: Nerve fiber layer is about 1/3 of a millimeter. The thinner it is, the more chances of one having glaucoma. Follow up with your ophthalmologist. Take care! (your english is just fine!) http://www. Ehow. Com/info_8719692_rnfl-analysis. Html#page=1http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/nerve_fiber_layer. ...Read more

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Are cre infections likely in healthy people?

Are cre infections likely in healthy people?

VRE?: I am assuming you are talking about vre; vre infections are not common overall, and the presence of vre in the stool simply means the person is colonized with it (and has likely been exposed to vancomycin, selecting for its growth). Vre + stool requires no treatment. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the concentration range of glucose in healthy people?

Can you please discuss the concentration range of glucose in healthy people?

65-105: 65-105 when drawn out of a vein while fasting. Various authorities have different "normal" levels. There are, however, no exact cut-offs, it's all a continuium. Finger sticks are not accurate enough for diagnosis. Two hour post meal should be less than 130-140, and any glucose >200 at any time suggests diabetes. An a1c >6% is also suggestive and needs further evaluation. See diabetes. Org for info. ...Read more

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What causes simian creases in "healthy" people if it doesn't run in the family?

Unknown: Sometimes a crease is just a crease and does not mean anything. Just a random occurrence. ...Read more

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How does cancer develop in really healthy people taking good care of themselves?

How does cancer develop in really healthy people taking good care of themselves?

Yes they can: But the odds are lower if you take good care of yourself than those who abuse their body by smoking and excessive alcohol use. ...Read more

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Keep reading healthy adults and children dying from flu. How is this even happening? Why does it happen to some healthy people?

Keep reading healthy adults and children dying from flu. How is this even happening? Why does it happen to some healthy people?

Severity of disease: The epidemic flu that sweeps the country every year causes very severe symptoms usually makes healthy people sick for a week or more. Most healthy people do recover, but, if the infection is very strong, and people get bacterial complications that Infect various parts of the body, and they don't get to the proper medical services in time, they die from the complications. The flu shot may help prevent or at least reduce the severity of the disease. ...Read more

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Are pro-BNP levels in healthy people higher than BNP levels? I've read they are typically very close unless there's a problem. My BNP 12, proBNP 67.

Are pro-BNP levels in healthy people higher than BNP levels? I've read they are typically very close unless there's a problem. My BNP 12, proBNP 67.

BNP: The normal range for BNP and pro-BNP are quite different and not comparable. The normal BNP range is lower than that for pro-BNP – a source of confusion for both health care professionals and patients alike. The levels are useful for an initial diagnosis, but generally not as useful as clinical evaluation for long term monitoring of patients. ...Read more

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Why does it seem like so many "healthy" people (celebrities) die from pneumonia when it's so treatable and when it's presence is obvious (not hidden)?

Why does it seem like so many "healthy" people (celebrities) die from pneumonia when it's so treatable and when it's presence is obvious (not hidden)?

Because: Because sometimes it is discovered too late. Sometimes what can happen is people think it is just a flu or a cold and never go to the doctor. By the time they realize it is something more then just a cold or a flu it is progressed to a point where it becomes very difficult to treat. ...Read more

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What is the duration of the flu in healthy people?

What is the duration of the flu in healthy people?

One week: If last more or have risk factors consult your doctor.
Those with chronic diseases of the heart, lungs, or kidneys (asthma, cystic fibrosis are examples)
pregnant women
people with obesity or diabetes
anyone who is HIV positive or has aids
residents of nursing homes and other facilities
elderly people (older than 65 years of age). ...Read more

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In healthy people are sensitive gums caused by aging?

In healthy people are sensitive gums caused by aging?

Probably not.: Not unless there is underlying disease associated with the teeth/gingiva. Ask your dentist. ...Read more

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Do young, healthy people also get symptoms of gum disease?

Yes, anyone can.: If you have teeth, you have the potential to develop gum disease. Various factors influence the risks of gum disease including oral microflora, diet, and oral hygiene. This is why it is important to practice consistent home care and get regular check ups every 6 months by a dentist. ...Read more

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Can + ANA with 1:80 homo & 1:160 centromere pattern be found in healthy people?

Can + ANA with 1:80 homo & 1:160 centromere pattern be found in healthy people?

Yes: Yes it can. You have already asked this question or very similar ones numerous times and gotten the correct answers. Time to stop asking. ...Read more

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How can healthy people have cardiac arrests with no cause found? Causes great anxiety.

How can healthy people have cardiac arrests with no cause found? Causes great anxiety.

Most times a reason: Many times the patient reports no signs until the acute heart attack event. Many reasons are possible. It may be that the person did not realize that vague symptoms earlier may have been heart related. Other times, a blockage is not severe, but suddenly the cholesterol plaque is disrupted and a plaque goes from ~30% to 100% suddenly. Coronary calcium may be useful in some for info on their heart. ...Read more

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I cannot sleep once I wake up in the middle of the night. What wakes healthy people up in the middle of the night?

I cannot sleep once I wake up in the middle of the night. What wakes healthy people up in the middle of the night?

Oftentimes stress: Worry and stress, depression, change can wake people that are otherwise healthy and happy up. This does not even need to be something bad. Change throws the body off. ...Read more

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I know positive ANAs are found in healthy people, but are pos anti-RNPs also found in healthy people? What about dsDNA and anti-smith?

I know positive ANAs are found in healthy people, but are pos anti-RNPs also found in healthy people? What about dsDNA and anti-smith?

More specific: Low-titer RNP's may be found in healthy folks, but anti-Sm and anti-dsDNA at titers above the lab's cutoffs are fairly specific for lupus. The diagnosis and decision to treat are ultimately based on the whole clinical picture. ...Read more

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What causes LAD on EKG. In healthy people.

What causes LAD on EKG. In healthy people.

See a cardiologist: LAD refers to "left axis deviation" and can be due to changes related to hypertension, cardiac conduction abnormalities, and other conditions. There are varying degrees of LAD. It does not always indicate potential cardiac disease, but getting an evaluation from a cardiologist is a good idea to be sure that risk factors for future possible problems can be identified and treated.
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