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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.