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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Marfanoid Habitus (Overview)

Long slender arms with arm span greater than height. Also with ligament laxity resulting in hyper mobile joints.


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What causes marfanoid habitus?

What causes marfanoid habitus?

It's genetic: A huge number of genes give you the basic body build. There are a few fairly common one-locus genetic diseases that feature a marfanoid habitus, but most don't have any of these and do fine. Choose a sport that matches the body you have and enjoy who you are. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
4 Doctors shared insights

Marfanoid Habitus (Overview)

Long slender arms with arm span greater than height. Also with ligament laxity resulting in hyper mobile joints.


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What causes marfanoid habitus?

It's genetic: A huge number of genes give you the basic body build. There are a few fairly common one-locus genetic diseases that feature a marfanoid habitus, but most don't have any of these and do fine. Choose a sport that matches the body you have and enjoy who you are. ...Read more

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How should I interpret on my hip mri that there is "a decreased signal to noise ratio due to patient body habitus"?

How should I interpret on my hip mri that there is "a decreased signal to noise ratio due to patient body habitus"?

Size counts.: This could mean that due to the patient's size, the mri results are not optimum for desired detailed results. Special parameters are necessary to deal with larger people. ...Read more

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Could lung hyperinflation on a chest x-ray be due to body habitus?

Could lung hyperinflation on a chest x-ray be due to body habitus?

No: Lung Hyperinflation is not related to body habitus. It is typically seen from disease causing significant air trapping in the lung such as severe asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) ...Read more

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I think I might be marfanoid. How do I know for sure?

I think I might be marfanoid. How do I know for sure?

Marfan's syndrome: You need a complete physical examination to look for the hallmarks of marfan's syndrome including body measurements. Your primary care doctor can do it for you. If not, consult a geneticist. ...Read more

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If I am marfanoid, should I get an echo?

If I am marfanoid, should I get an echo?

Yes: People with Marfan syndrome are at risk for serious valvular and vascular abnormalities. If you are simply "marfanoid" you need to be evaluated to determine if you may have Marfan syndrome. ...Read more

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Hypochondriac or legit worry about having an aneurysm if marfanoid?

Hypochondriac or legit worry about having an aneurysm if marfanoid?

Legit: Those with marfan's syndrome should have regular screenings for aortic aneurysms (and other vascular aneurysms as well). You are at a high risk of developing these compared to the normal population. You are also at a higher risk of developing an ascending aortic dissection. This is a potentially fatal event. Take sudden, severe chest and back pain very seriously. ...Read more

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How to do sex?

How to do sex?

??: Need to be more specific however with the right person nature will take over and remember to protect yourself from stds. ...Read more

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Can I smoke??

Can I smoke??

No. Of course not.: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more

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Is lead safe?

Is lead safe?

Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more

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How do I fast?

How do I fast?

Fast: I assume you are asking about fasting for a test. This is usually nothing except water after dinner. About a 12 hour fast. ...Read more

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I'm new member?

Congratulations: Congratulations for joining. We hope you find this forum to be educational and inspiring. ...Read more

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How to get fat?

How to get fat?

See below: First of all, I don't suggest getting "fat" as it brings about many hazards. But if you are underweight and want to gain weight, do so by increasing your calorie intake. You need to consume more calories than you burn. Don't do this by eating a lot of junk food. Make sure you're getting all your essential nutrients. Also, you can gain muscle mass by weight lifting or other activities like that. ...Read more

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Many things: The cause of adhd symptoms are many, allergies, low blood sugar, learning problems, nutritional deficiencies to name a few. Everyone deserves a thorough medical evaluation to look for these causes. ...Read more

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Who is at risk?

Question?: You do not have a question that I can answer. Please address who is at risk for "what"? Let us know and we will try to answer. ...Read more

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Is sex healthy?

Is sex healthy?

Sex is Part of Life: Sex is a very important part of our human experience. Sex can be used to enhance life, bring life to the world, to heal and enhance relationships. All forms of sexual activity can be used to be healthy but they can be misused and cause hurt and pain.

But, being sexual is going to be part of your life experience and there is nothing unhealthy about being curious and learning. ...Read more

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Not known.: It used to be thought it came from slight brain damage during pregnancy, but no longer. Perhaps it's an adaptive trait for very threatening environments left over from earlier evolution. Maybe, too, that's why it's so common. ...Read more

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What is a toxin?

What is a toxin?

Poisonous substance: From greek word toxicon) produced within living cells, i.E bacteria, insects, fungi or plants. Antharx, botulinum, bee stings, snake bites, poison ivy poison from deadly fungi are all examples. Often erroneously used interchangeably with toxicants or toxics which are man made or in-organic substances which can be toxic. Thse can be man made drugs, or chemicals like mercury etc. ...Read more

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What is a blast?

What is a blast?

Young blood cell: Blood cells that are found in the blood stream are fairly mature. They originate in the bone marrow where they grow from very early cells called stem cells. It is very hard to identify these stem cells but after they divide for awhile, they make young cells that can be identified under a microscope and with special dyes. These cells are called blasts. In acute leukemia there are too many blasts. ...Read more

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Can you help me?

Can try--: Based on your conditions, sounds as though you should be evaluated in an urgent care or er setting to see what is going on. Have someone take you, as should not drive self. ...Read more

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How to eat good?

How to eat good?

Some thoughts...: Successful diets require that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals and small milestones are good. She must be happy with the foods she gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is not successful. Eat vegetables with little sauce or dressing. Look for healthier oils. Don't use clarified butter (an animal fat) or eat too many egg yolks. Sugar is unhealthy; try to avoid it. ...Read more

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Add to longevity?

Add to longevity?

Yes: Proper diet, exercise, sleep, controlled stress & social interaction have been shown to drive longevity for seven cultures around the world. The diet is mostly plant based and includes legumes. The exercise comes in the form of low to moderate intensity constant activity. Sleep is at least 7 hours per night. Managing stress is critical through relaxation techniques. Social networks are also key. ...Read more

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What a good diet?

What a good diet?

Balanced diet: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits, and whole grains; low in saturated fats and processed foods. Limit intake of alcohol. It would be good to supplement your diet with aerobic exercise for a healthful life style. ...Read more