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Doctor insights on: Hispanic Heritage

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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'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 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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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'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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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