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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 health conditions can affect mobility?

What health conditions can affect mobility?

The list is long....: These are the first things that come to mind: scleroderma, MS, cerebral palsy, osteoarthritis, any fracture in the lower limb, osteoporosis, ALS, stroke, meningitis (more than just mobility), Lyme disease, herniated lumbar discs, torn ligaments in the knee, torn meniscus, ankle sprains, blisters on the feet. Iam sure there are others, maybe other Doctors on HealthTap can add some more. ...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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What health conditions typically affect people of Asian ancestry?

Too nonspecific: There are so many disorders that affect persons who are of Asian ancestry, and every organ system in the body. Please rephrase your question with more specifics. ...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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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

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What is the link between the drug debendox and mental health conditions?

What is the link between the drug debendox and mental health conditions?

Not specifically: This medication contains vitamins b6 and doxylamine. It is used for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It will be released in United States in june. Psychiatric symptoms reported have included irritability, anxiety , insomnia, and confusion. I could not find any evidence thatcauses any specific psychiatric illness per se. It should be avoided being with other strongly anticholinergic medications. ...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 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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Are situs inversus patients more likely to have any other health conditions?

Are situs inversus patients more likely to have any other health conditions?

Situs Inversus: Is a reversal of the ”sidedness” of the abdominal organs, and sometimes has implications on the heart and lungs. Many patients can have associated congenital heart disease, and many have an absent or dysfunctional spleen. This can lead to susceptibility to infections. Also, the gut can be rotated abnormally, which can cause intestinal obstruction. These problems should be screened for by your md. ...Read more

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