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Lowest normal age of puberty in boys?

Lowest normal age of puberty in boys?

Puberty: Earliest "normal" is 9 yrs. Most don't have any signs before10.5. ...Read more

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Aging Gracefully (Checklist)

Stay socially connected
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Maintain a healthy diet and exercise
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Get a yearly physical
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Take good care of your physical appearance
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What about old age do middle aged people fear the most?

What about old age do middle aged people fear the most?

Individual variation: Each person is different, but some themes recur. Many fear becoming ill or otherwise unable to take care of themselves; personal independence is a highly valued quality. Some fear loss of physical attractiveness, strength, and desireablity. Even the beatles sang: "will you still need me, will you still feed me, when i'm 64?" people want to be loved and cared for, no matter what their age. ...Read more

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Pain bilateral middle knuckles in middle fingers, middle toe, bilateral hips. Rheum factor just out of range 20.2. Ana negative. Age 35 female. Ra?

Pain bilateral middle knuckles in middle fingers, middle toe, bilateral hips. Rheum factor just out of range 20.2. Ana negative. Age 35 female. Ra?

RA?: You may or may not have ra. There are several types of inflammatory arthritis that you may have. You should persist in seeing your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. You may need to see a rheumatologist for specialty care. ...Read more

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What's the average age kids usually get asthma?

What's the average age kids usually get asthma?

Variable: It depends on many factors, for instance family history, history of RSV infection as an infant, prematurity, allergies, environment etc. ...Read more

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What is the age males stop growing in height...around when?

What is the age males stop growing in height...around when?

Depends on variables: Skeletal maturity determines the duration of linear growth. If the bone maturity is ahead of a persons age, they finish growing sooner. An x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for open growth centers. If they are closed you are finished growing taller.Most males are done at 17-18, a few with delayed bone maturity continue to grow slightly. ...Read more

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At what age would menopause occur if menstruation started at 10 years old?

At what age would menopause occur if menstruation started at 10 years old?

Everyone's different: While menopause happens in a range and is different for individual women, early menarche (start of menstruation) does not always correlate with early menopause. ...Read more

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Can you get breast cancer at the age of 23 year olds?

Can you get breast cancer at the age of 23 year olds?

Rare but possible: Rare but possible. Family history and genetic predisposition can increase this chance. A physician should be seen in-person if there is any concern. ...Read more

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Could hearing change at age 14?

Could hearing change at age 14?

Yes: Repetitive loud noise without hearing protection, trauma or infections could impact hearing. ...Read more

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Age is in mid thirties. Could having chiropractic treatments cause an adult my age to grow taller like by lengthening the spine?

Age is in mid thirties. Could having chiropractic treatments cause an adult my age to grow taller like by lengthening the spine?

Chiro treatments: You are born with genes and heredetary factors that determine your height. There is no such thing as lenghtning of the spine. ...Read more

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Why does osteoarthritis develops simultaneously in spine (moderate), hands, hip and jaw (in the last year) - 38 year old woman spine osteoartitis developed at the age of 35, foot - age of 32

Why does osteoarthritis develops simultaneously in spine (moderate), hands, hip and jaw (in the last year) - 38 year old woman spine osteoartitis developed at the age of 35, foot - age of 32

Unusual. : This is very unusual in someone of your age. Osteoarthritis is what we call the arthritis of old age. You are very young to have this type of arthritis affecting your entire body. You need to see a rheumatologist for an evaluation to make sure you do not have another form of arthritis. There are many type of arthritis that affect the young. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common. Good luck. ...Read more

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When does middle age begin and end?

Up to you!: The term "middle age" isn't in my opinion, a medical term with a clear definition of a start and end point. I think traditional medical age related associations don't really hold true as often. We are seeing young patients with diseases of older people, and we have older patients with bodies, health and attitudes of much younger patients. You are as young as you want to be ;-). ...Read more

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Can teeth grow back at age 30?

Can teeth grow back at age 30?

No: Your body produces 32 permanent teeth. Some may be congenitally missing, some people have extra (supernumerary) teeth. But generally if a permanent tooth is lost there is no replacement. See your Dentist for a clinical and x-ray examination to determine exactly what's going on. ...Read more

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How come I got glaucoma at the age of 29 and glaucoma mostly starts at ages much older?

How come I got glaucoma at the age of 29 and glaucoma mostly starts at ages much older?

Depends: The answer would really depend on your type of glaucoma. The most common 'open angle glaucoma' typically occurs later in life. However, other types, such as narrow angle glaucoma can occur much earlier. Lastly, if you are very near-sighted, it is possible that your near-sightedness is causing damage to the optic nerve, mimicking glaucoma, and does not really need to be treated. ...Read more

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