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What are Mental Health conditions?

What are Mental Health conditions?

Mental health: They can be categorized into psychotic, anxiety, mood, and several other general groups of conditions. Mental health conditions cause distress, and occupational or social impairment to the sufferer. They are treatable typically using medications and therapy in the form of individual and/or group, and depending upon the illness. ...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'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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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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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 diseases and health conditions are influenced by genes?

What diseases and health conditions are influenced by genes?

Many: Many diseases and health conditions are influenced by genes. We have the technology today to do genetic testing from the blood which will provide genetic risk factors for many diseases eg heart disease, prostate cancer in men, breast cancer in women, lung cancer, and many other diseases and cancers. ...Read more

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Are there health conditions affecting newborns that I should be aware of?

Are there health conditions affecting newborns that I should be aware of?

Yes: Babies are discharged a lot earlier than they used to be in times past, and now visits typically occur within a few days after discharge from the hospital to catch newborn problems. It's your baby's doctor's duty to check the major areas of concern such as the heart, lungs, etc. You are not expected to know these medical conditions; just be observant and communicate anything that seems abnormal. ...Read more

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