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I'm 20 & 6'8" 280lbs are there certain health conditions/diseases that I will be prone to for being this tall?

I'm 20 & 6'8" 280lbs are there certain health conditions/diseases that I will be prone to for being this tall?

HavPityOnLittlePeeps: From what I've read, there are a lot of associations of height with certain disease proclivities,but those observations have not yet been borne-out by valid prospective studies.But the associations are mostly in your favor so don't worry too much I have noticed this however;a lot of tall people tend to slump down,head forward, maybe to get closer to the 'short people,'but it leads to bad posture ...Read more

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I am 17 male 5ft9in @185 lbs and about 25% body fat what should I do? My goal is to get it to around 7-10%. I have no health conditions.

I am 17 male 5ft9in @185 lbs and about 25% body fat what should I do? My goal is to get it to around 7-10%. I have no health conditions.

Reduce weight: First of all, 5'9" and 185lbs isn't bad. To get leaner, eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake. For exercise, do a lot of cardiovascular exercise. Elliptical, treadmill, spinning, etc. Get your hr up to target and keep it there for 30 min everyday. Weight lifting is fine too but cardio will burn off the fat. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of systemic health conditions?

What are the symptoms of systemic health conditions?

Need more info: Depends on the system with the disease. Respiratory / cardiac / vascular / musculo-skeletal / immune / neurologic / endocrinologic / etc.? Need more specific question as to which systemic condition. ...Read more

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As a woman, what health conditions can I expect as I get older?

As a woman, what health conditions can I expect as I get older?

Hormonal imbalance: As we age, we go through hormonal changes but women goes through a lot. It would be nice to check all the hormone levels to live a healthy long life. ...Read more

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I have many health conditions going on. I don't know where to start. How can I afford any health insurance and where do I start to take care of myself?

I have many health conditions going on. I don't know where to start. How can I afford any health insurance and where do I start to take care of myself?

Health: Call your state medical association to learn what services are available to you. Ask your local hospital for help also, different states have an assortment of free services that may be of great help to you. My best. ...Read more

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What is risk for a 23 year old healthy male with no health conditions to get appendecitis ?

What is risk for a 23 year old healthy male with no health conditions to get appendecitis ?

Can occur any age: Under the right circumstances anyone can develop appendiceal infection at any age. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to have five children in eight years for a young woman with no health conditions? First four were all natural deliveries.

Is it unhealthy to have five children in eight years for a young woman with no health conditions? First four were all natural deliveries.

Birth: This is a question for her OB. All pregnancies have risks to health and can have complications for the pregnant woman. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the diseases and other health conditions that exercise prevents?

Can you please describe the diseases and other health conditions that exercise prevents?

Long list: High blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, vascular disease, alzheimer's, memory loss, impotence, arthritis, certain cancers(lung, multiple myeloma, colon & breast), depression, stress, anxiety, mood disorders, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, obesity, sarcopenia, and premature death. ...Read more

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What health conditions could cause a high sed blood rate?

What health conditions could cause a high sed blood rate?

ESR Specificity: The erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a useful test, however it is a very non-specific test and that is the most important thing to understand. Additional tests are always needed but it adds information for the physician. The ESR is elevated in certain types of infections, arthritis, anemia, autoimmunity, and several other conditions. See this information from the NIH. http://tinyurl.com/zt2qypx ...Read more