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Lupus In Hispanic Males
Why is huntington's disease more common in people of western european descent than in other races?
Ashkenazi: That is not necessarily true. Ashkenazi jewish ancestry tends to have higher carrier rates of genetic illnesses. If two people with the same carrier genetic status create a child, there is simply an increased risk of obtaining the genes to cause the disease. There are many diseases with increased rates in ashkenazi jewish population. We deal with it and keep having children! ...Read more
Yes: Both graying and baldness are mostly genetic- ask your older relatives when they lost their hair or started graying. Sometimes, medical illness or certain stressors or medical treatments(like chemo) are the cause. Male pattern baldness is carried by the females- so it is possible to have a bald father and sons with full heads of hair. Women can also have male pattern baldness. ...Read more
Estrogen: Believe it or not, the immune system communicates with hormones through receptors. Some diseases are more common in males though. ...Read more
Should be checked: Should be checked by a rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Type ii diabetes or Insulin resistance is more common as you age. Usually begins around age 40 but now due to poor eating habits is beginning as young as early teens. It is associated with obesity but not exclusively. African americans are at higher risk, primarily because the darker skin leads to lower vitamin d levels, low vitamin d is a risk factor for both type i and type ii diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We don't know: The truth is we really do not know why. Hormonal differences and other suggestions have been offered as explanations but none have been proven. ...Read more
Autoimmune diseases --are they heritable, more common in male or female, all types or one type per family?
See below: Latest statistics from cdc show a prevalence of 2400/100, 000 african american men. ...Read more
Universal: These sporadic abnormalities occur across racial, ethnic & cultural lines throughout the world. The lack of a common database along with reporting variations in different countries limits the refines analysis of population frequency. ...Read more
See below: It's not rare. Aneurysms can occur throughout life. However, many if not most cases are found at any point in life through imaging studies incidentally while evaluating other symptoms like headache. Usually, these aneurysms were present at birth but never manifest with symptoms until years later. ...Read more
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