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I am 19.I want to know when does a maturing hair line stop?It all started when i was about 17.Healthy family hair.1st wrinkle to hair is 1.20 cm.

I am 19.I want to know when does a maturing hair line stop?It all started when i was about 17.Healthy family hair.1st wrinkle to hair is 1.20 cm.

1.2 cm is not very: far for the start of your hairline. The area which is more telling is the hairline near the temples (see picture). If this area is receding faster, then you might have premature male pattern baldness. Early aggressive treatment with minoxidil and dutasteride is your best chance to stop hairloss. Take a picture of your hairline and send to HealthTap Concierge @ healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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Why do I focus so much on diseases? I've had all sorts of tests done, young and healthy, healthy family history, and am always afraid I have a disease!

Why do I focus so much on diseases? I've had all sorts of tests done, young and healthy, healthy family history, and am always afraid I have a disease!

Mind and Body: This imbalance begins in the brain. Ocd is a common cause. Sometimes chronic anxiety will trigger these symptoms. It's important to know that with proper treatment these symptoms can go away. Cbt or cognitive behavioral therapy helps, a physician you trust can prescribe viibryd-a medicine for ocd that has helped many of my patients. Consider genomic testing for comt and slc6a4 gene variants. ...Read more

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I force myself and my children to try and eat healthy but i can't! what are some suggestions or websites you'd recommend for healthy family meals?

I force myself and my children to try and eat healthy but i can't! what are some suggestions or websites you'd recommend for healthy family meals?

Myplate.gov: The us government has some resources that may help you. Have you tried www.Myplate.Gov? It talks about proportions of foods (half of the plate is vegetables + fruit). It's visually easy, and might help. First lady michelle obama has resources on her "let's move" campaign, promoting physical activiy and healthy food for kids. Don't forget your public library - or google "healthy family meals.". ...Read more

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Which is more appropriate for a younger healthier person family practice or internal medicine?

Which is more appropriate for a younger healthier person family practice or internal medicine?

Both can help you!: Family physicians take care of children and adults. Internal medicine docs take care of adults. Younger or not, healthy or not, both specialists are here to take care of you. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting lymphoma? 26 y/o f. Healthy. No family history of any type of cancer?

What are my chances of getting lymphoma? 26 y/o f. Healthy. No family history of any type of cancer?

Uncommon: Young patients do sometimes develop lymphoma. However, if you do not have symptoms or a reason to suspect lymphoma, the likelihood for any one person to develop it is quite low. Lymphoma is relatively uncommon overall. ...Read more

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17 yr old healthy female, family doctor claimed positive test, free clinic said negative. Only 3wks along. What are the chances of false positive?

17 yr old healthy female, family doctor claimed positive test, free clinic said negative. Only 3wks along. What are the chances of false positive?

Could be either: False positives do occur but so do false negatives. A repeat test may be useful, but you might talk to your OB about a quantitative test (blood test). This result based on the suspected age of gestation should correlate. ...Read more

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Dad had ALS @ 62, mom has dementia @ 67. I am worried about my genetics. I'm healthy and family history beyond parents is clear. Am i being paranoid?

Dad had ALS @ 62, mom has dementia @ 67. I am worried about my genetics. I'm healthy and family history beyond parents is clear. Am i being paranoid?

Yes: anyone with onset of dementia in their 60's may have a form for which you have a 1 in 2 chance of inheriting. Your mother should be evaluated for these by a clinical geneticist who may provide a definitive diagnosis. After appropriate counseling, you could elect to be tested whether you have inherited the causative mutation. ALS is much less likely to be a risk for you. Keep tests confidential ...Read more

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Is there any way to be healthy with unsupportive family and friends?

Staying healthy: This is a good question because having a support group always makes things easier. The reason being is that we has humans feel more comfortable and safe in groups. However, this is false security. You will be safer and more secure by living your own life and not concerning yourself with what your friends or family are saying about you or how they are living their lives. ...Read more

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What should I do to eat healthy when your family is always eating junk?

What should I do to eat healthy when your family is always eating junk?

Stop buying Junk.: If there is junk in the house they will keep eating it. Stop buying junk and put out healthy alternatives instead. ...Read more