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I'm hispanic am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

I'm hispanic am I more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

Depends: Family history is a strong predictor but there is a higher incidence in american indian hispanic. Modifiers are the presence of alleles in aldehyde dehydrogenase conferring some groups the inability to break down alcohol and thus getting flushing etc, this means less likely to be alcohol dependent. Other factors environment etc. ...Read more

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I'm hispanic am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

I'm hispanic am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

No: Ethnicity does not confer risk of addiction, rather a combination of pyscjsocial and physiological events. ...Read more

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I was not expecting for my 7 week old to be much darker than my husband and I & I really cant get over it. Can she get lighter? We r light hispanic

I was not expecting for my 7 week old to be much darker than my husband and I & I really cant get over it. Can she get lighter? We r light hispanic

Time to see a doctor: This situation is one for psychologists and psychiatrists, because the shade of skin color of a newborn appears to be causing emotional distress in a parent. This is very important because the parent will unconsciously and consciously treat the baby differently because of the emotional distress inside the parent. "Hispanic" is based on surnames, and normally includes a full range of skin colors. ...Read more

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I am a 47 year old, 5 feet tall, 150 pounds, hispanic, female with a constant severe pain in my lower left side of my body. The pain started four days?

I am a 47 year old, 5 feet tall, 150 pounds, hispanic, female with a constant severe pain in my lower left side of my body. The pain started four days?

Go to the Doctor: There are limits to what internet medicine can offer. A four day history of 'severe' pain means one should be at the doctor's office. Please sign off of the internet and go see the family doctor urgently today. ...Read more

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I am a 24 year old hispanis female my height is 5"6. What should my weight be?

I am a 24 year old hispanis female my height is 5"6. What should my weight be?

Look at your BMI: Bmi is a better way to understand this. A bmi of 18-24 is healthy. To have this bmi at a height of 5'6" you would need a weight around 150 lbs. But the weight is not as significant as the bmi. ...Read more

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If I'm hispanic and the baby daddy is 20% white and 25% black than how is my baby likely to come out?

If I'm hispanic and the baby daddy is 20% white and 25% black than how is my baby likely to come out?

Race and Babies: There is absolutely no way to predict this. I would just assume the baby will be beautiful and just perfect can be. ...Read more

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Is getting a light tan without getting a red sunburn safe? I am Hispanic, so I tan easily, but I am pale right now bc I rarely get sun, but want color

Is getting a light tan without getting a red sunburn safe? I am Hispanic, so I tan easily, but I am pale right now bc I rarely get sun, but want color

Live in the world: Do not become a recluse. Do not live like a vampire. Do not live in constant fear. Sunburns are painful and damage your skin. You can use simple strategies that enable you to be out in sun without burning. You will notice more melanin in your skin after sun exposure. This allows you to tolerate more exposure. Enjoy it. ...Read more

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I'm hispanic am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

I'm hispanic am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

No necessarily: If you are over 50 year old you should have colonoscopy, and sooner if it runs in your family, hispanic or not. ...Read more

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Hey, I have this grayish line going vertically down my thumb nail. It's very thin and only on my left thumb. Should I be concerned? I'm Hispanic btw

Hey, I have this grayish line going vertically down my thumb nail. It's very thin and only on my left thumb. Should I be concerned? I'm Hispanic btw

Lines: White vertical lines on fingernails, in my experience, usually are not significant or reflective of serious health issues. They may be related to an old injury to the nail bed or to ageing. A dermatologist could advise you best and recommend appropriate tests if deemed advisable. ...Read more

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I have a dark spot on my upper back that feels numb and itches time to time. I'm 34 Hispanic female with history of diabetes?

I have a dark spot on my upper back that feels numb and itches time to time. I'm 34 Hispanic female with history of diabetes?

Dark spot on back: I have a dark spot on my upper back that feels numb and itches time to time. I'm 34 Hispanic female with history of diabetes? ANS: Do live video consult so I can look at it and then can give better answer. ...Read more

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Why is it that people of african american, italian, hispanic, or indian backgrounds. Tend to have darker nipples, or darker in the private region?

Why is it that people of african american, italian, hispanic, or indian backgrounds. Tend to have darker nipples, or darker in the private region?

Genetic variability: Those areas are darker not only in people of the above origin, but in caucasians as well, although, may not be as noticeable. Those areas tend to be "loaded" with melanocytes - cells that carry melanine, the dark pigment that determines a person's complexity. Some people have genetically more melanine than others. ...Read more

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I've never gotten my period all 12 months, I often miss 3 months. Should I be worried? I'm 19 and hispanic, does that factor my irregular mypenstrual cycle? Ever since my first period it's been like this.

I've never gotten my period all 12 months, I often miss 3 months. Should I be worried? I'm 19 and hispanic, does that factor my irregular mypenstrual cycle? Ever since my first period it's been like this.

It: It can be normal to have an irregular period for the first 2-3 years after you first start getting your period, but after that, it is considered abnormal. Often, not having a period can signal that you are not ovulating. Reasons for this include: stress, excessive dieting, excessive exercise, or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or polycystic ovarian syndrome. You should see your doctor to discuss. It is worth looking into now since not having a regular period can make it difficult to get pregnant later on if/when that becomes a concern. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am a 21-YO hispanic male. I have been having mild, dull pain all throughout my abdominal area and have anal pulsing. What may be the cause?

I am a 21-YO hispanic male. I have been having mild, dull pain all throughout my abdominal area and have anal pulsing. What may be the cause?

Needs to be checked: Difficult for us to tell you what is causing your abdominal pain and anal pulsing
You need to consult your doctor. He/She will take detailed History about the location of pain, it's relation to yor food. Your bowel movements and if you are taking any meds/supplements and other factors. You will need com;prehensive exam and other tests if indicated to find the cause of your complaint and appropriate Rx ...Read more

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My 3 year old granddaughter is caucasian/hispanic. She is fairly dark but recently about 1/2 inch around her mouth is real pale/white looking?

My 3 year old granddaughter is caucasian/hispanic. She is fairly dark but recently about 1/2 inch around her mouth is real pale/white looking?

Vitiligo: Vitiligo is the lose of normal pigmentation of the skin that occurs in people for unknown reasons. Michael jackson is an example. You may get more information on the internet such as the following site: http://www. Avrf. Org/facts/signs. Htm from the american vitiligo research foundation.
In children, focal forms are more common. Other conditions can look like this, so seeing the doctor is advised. ...Read more

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Bump under arm pit hello i, m a 47 yr old hispanic male. About 3 or 4 yrs ago I used to do ALT of push ups and I developed a little bump under my arm pit it never bothered me so I just thought I pulled a muscle so I never had it checked. .. The other hel

Bump under arm pit hello i, m a 47 yr old hispanic male. About 3 or 4 yrs ago I used to do ALT of push ups and I developed a little bump under my arm pit it never bothered me so I just thought I pulled a muscle so I never had it checked. .. The other hel

A: A lump under your arm pit definitely warrants investigation. It could be something as simple as a cyst (fluid filled lesion), swollen lymph node, abscess (infection) or a lipoma (fat filled lesion). More concerning would be a tumor that could possibly be malignant (cancerous). The bottom line is to have an examination by a medical professional.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm 28 hispanic male 5'9 n weigh 350, is there any program or insurance that can help me get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

I'm 28 hispanic male 5'9 n weigh 350, is there any program or insurance that can help me get the lap band or gastric bypass surgery?

Start investigating: First place to start is with your insurance company as many will pay for bariatric surgery if you meet their established criteria. Second is to start investigating the surgeons that do the procedure. Get recommendations and referrals from others that have gone through the surgery. Lastly, start an exercise routine now that you will commit to continuing after the surgery. ...Read more

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I'm a 14 year old hispanic male. For about 3 1/2 months I've had swollen lymph nodes in my groin. I have no other symptoms. Is it nothing?

I'm a 14 year old hispanic male. For about 3 1/2 months I've had swollen lymph nodes in my groin. I have no other symptoms. Is it nothing?

Lymphadenopathy: How big are those glands, how many & are they painful, any other plands in other locations such as your neck or arm pit? Do you have any other symptoms? There are many causes for this problem. You need to see you Dr to check them & to look for enlarged spleen, rashes or any source of infections. You might need blood work to make a diagnosis. We may keep an eye on them but is up to your Dr. ...Read more

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HI iVE hAD grEEN mucus in my Throat for 6 weeks. No Other symptoms. How can I make it go away and What's causing it anyway? I'm 20 Hispanic male

HI iVE hAD grEEN mucus in my Throat for 6 weeks. No Other symptoms. How can I make it go away and What's causing it anyway? I'm 20 Hispanic male

Green throat mucus: Amazing you have no symptoms for what sounds like a long ongoing infection. Recommend you see your PCP. May need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I am a 46 year old hispanic that has frequent, heartburn every time I eat. Love spicy food, what medication do you recommend. Tums (calcium carbonate) no good. Or zentac.

I am a 46 year old hispanic that has frequent, heartburn every time I eat. Love spicy food, what medication do you recommend. Tums (calcium carbonate) no good. Or zentac.

Heartburn: You can eat psicy but you have to avoid greasy food, so you have to avoid fried food, greasy food, eat small frequent meals not large meals, don't eat too late before going to bed, and if you smoke, stop smoking. If you have some diet modifications and lose some weight you will still be able to enjoy your spicy food. ...Read more

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21 f hispanic abortion 11 days ago sex 2 days ago. Now experiencing abdominal/lower back pain. Infection? Pregnant? Use map -safe to use so soon?

21 f hispanic abortion 11 days ago sex 2 days ago. Now experiencing abdominal/lower back pain. Infection? Pregnant? Use map -safe to use so soon?

See an OB/GYN: Don't fool around with this. Go get examined by a professional and have a specific diagnosis made and treatment suggested, along with having your questions answered. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 22/Hispanic male with twitching muscles, and weaknes to have als? Should I be worried? I also drink and smoke marijuana?

What are the chances of a 22/Hispanic male with twitching muscles, and weaknes to have als? Should I be worried? I also drink and smoke marijuana?

Stop drinking alcohol: It's best to go to the neurologist if you think you have ALS symptoms. However the most important things you can do is stop drinking alcohol, which is a neurotoxin. If you had marijuana on top of this, you may be complicating your picture further. Having muscle twitching depending on where it's located can be due to your high stress level. So take it easy & see your doctor first. ...Read more

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+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

See allergist and dermatologist: Your symptoms and clinical picture suggests to different diagnosis as -either simple allergic condition, or connective tissue disease, lupus erythrommatosus. You should be further investigated as blood test and may be skin biopsy may give clue to diagnosis. Avoid sun exposure, taking anti allergic medication and steroids may help. Consult the dermatologist ...Read more

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Head pressure, dizziness, and blurry vision for over 3 years without a diagnosis in a 36 year-old, with empty sella on MRI.....?

Head pressure, dizziness, and blurry vision for over 3 years without a diagnosis in a 36 year-old, with empty sella on MRI.....?

Empty Sella Syndrome: This case most likely constitutes Empty Sella Syndrome (ESS), which can be associated with Pseudotumor Cerebri. Next step is to get a full endocrinology workup, especially examining pituitary hormone levels. A full ophthalmological/retinal exam and lumbar puncture can also be done to evaluate further. Treatment can then be devised based on these test and examination results. ...Read more