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My Friend Says Hypoglycemia Will Affect At Any Age Is It True
My friend told me that masturbating at a young age can affect you sexual activity in the future, is it true ?
No such thing: For a young person, masturbation can be a great idea. It familiarizes a young woman with her body and how her sex organs work, what pleases her, etc. In this way, she can communicate what pleases her and what doesn't to her partners. Communication and honesty are two of the most important aspects of having a healthy sex life. ...Read more
Is it possible to get huntington’s disease even if neither parent had it? At least, neither of my parents showed symptoms, but they both died before age 50. My doctor wants me to get tested based on my symptoms and the fact that i remember my grandfather
Doctors : Doctors who recommend genetic tests, such as a test for huntington's disease, should not do so without providing thorough counseling, including providing information and answering all questions about the reason for ordering the test, the reliability of the test, and the consequences of both positive and negative test results. If they are unable to provide this counseling, they should arrange for referral to a geneticist. Huntington's disease is a complicated neurodegenerative disorder that can cause involuntary writhing, dance-like movements of the limbs, other abnormal movements, personality changes and psychiatric symptoms, heart disease and other problems. It is an uncommon condition (about 5-10 cases per 100000 people). Huntington's disease is caused by a mutation in the huntingtin gene. Inside this gene is a stretch of dna that consists of repeating sequences the genetic code letters, or nucelotides, c, a, and g. These three nucleotides can be repeated (cagcagcag...) dozens of times. The number of "trinucleotide repeats" seems to determine if and when the disease will make itself known. People with less than 28 repeats are normal. People with 28 to 35 repeats are "intermediate". People with 35 to 40 repeats may or may not develop huntington's disease. People with more than 40 repeats will be affected, and the higher the number of repeats, the earlier the disease starts. Trinucleotide repeat diseases like huntington's disease (there are others), are characterized by a property called "anticipation." anticipation means that children of people with huntington's often develop the disease at an earlier age than their parents did. This was first noticed even before anything was known about trinucleotide repeats. After the repeats were discovered, it was found that children had more repeats than their parents. The number of repeats tends to increase more if the father carried the abnormal gene. So, unfortunately, it is possible for a child of parents who never showed any signs of huntington's disease to develop the disease. This is particularly true if the parents died at an early age, before signs of the disease might be noticed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm losing hair incredibly fast, it is hereditary but it shouldn't be affecting me at at this age and speed my dad only lost in his 30s, how to stop?
Telogen Effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists. Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. B12 shots are helpful. ...Read more
My husband says my heart rate is too high, since it rests at about 90-100. Is it normal, if not how can I fix it? I'm not an excerciser type person, I don't have the stamina for it.
Dysautonomia - MVP : May have rapid heartbeats in association with dysautonomia / mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. See doctor to be checked . Read Dr. Richard hoffman's book on MVP on Amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium and fish oil supplements. Low dose beta blockers help control the rate. ...Read more
In regard that i've mvp, is it possible that i die suddenly or have stroke for any reason in this age? If yes, how much is its percent?
Association: Mitral valve prolapse association with sudden cardiac death has been reported, possibly due to ventricular arrhythmias. The risk is still quite low especially given how common mitral valve prolapse is. I am not aware of increased risk of stroke, unless there is atrial fibrillation. ...Read more
If a teen boy start smoke at 16 yo and he's a late bloomer, does it mean that he will stunt his growth? Is there evidence? There's range of answers...
My wife who is bipolar, is on trazodone, lamotrigine , dedepakote and 50 yrs old has become pregrant . Is it true that t her health is at risk & the baby?
My age is 18+. I have a high blood pressure.My doc give me a tablet losar h.Is it have any side effect?Or will it get me any sexual trouble in future?
I know the T-score for osteoporosis is -2.5 but what is the lowest level recorded does it go to -7 or more I am worried incase mine gets any worse.
My friend is 23 years old having clot in brain and doctors are saying that he will die there is no chance is it true?
Sorry: There is absolutely no way to answer your question based on your 25 word post that's why doctors consulting on patients like your friend read dozens of pages of hospital chart having examined the patient personally and looking at test results and discussing with other doctors assisting with the case even then they are not always knowing how things will turn out. ...Read more
What happens when you don't produce enough dopamine and serotonin? What mental illness is that? My father has it and my great grandfather had it too. Apparently it starts at a young age.
Hi docs, is it true that seizures are considered genetic, if so, am i at risk of one if my father has had them?
I have been diagnosed PKD at the age of 13 and my doc says there is no treatment for it except to increase the water in take.Is it true?
No Cure Yet: There is no cure at this time but there are some promising treatments (sirolimus/everolimus/octreotide/tolvaptan) to slow the progression. However, most kidney docs suggest limiting caffeine and making sure your acid level in the blood is not excessive since both cause cyst growth in the lab, also, avoid tobacco, obesity and treat hypertension since the most common cause of death is heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can a 17years old boy grow taller is it possible?As i said he is 17 and not even taller than his father.What type of sport is better for him?Tnx!
My 7 week old has slightly red hair. How likely is it that he will or won't be red haired as an adult? At what age do you "know"?
Back generations: The inheritance of hair color is not yet fully understood but there are some predictable factors. Red hair is associated with fair skin and freckling so the emergence of all three makes it more likely that a recessive gene (MC1R version) from both parents, neither of whom may have red hair, could be expressed. Both parents could inherit a copy of the gene without having any sign of it. ...Read more
My boyfriend is overweight and i'm at a normal weight, does that mean that my baby will be overweight or big when giving birth? No one in his family or my family is overweight. He is 1 of 5 brothers, and a sister and they are all at a normal weight. My bo
My age is 17 but I am not very attractive due to reason of weekness.I want to know can I take protine shake or it is harmfull in this age?
Hit the gym: What you eat is much less important than how hard you exercise. Your genetic program will work out as you do resistance and aerobic training. Ask a trainer about protein sources; you won't need more than 1 gm/lb of your body's weight, often less. You'll like results, whether you gain mass easily or simply get definition. Photo-guy didn't achieve this by drinking protein shakes, but by work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How dangerous is it that my vitamin d-25 level is only 8 as measured in my blood tests. Does it mean i can have a heart attack or anything else?
Increased risk but..: Low vitamin d is associated with increased risk of heart attack, many cancers, autoimmune disease ; lower life expectancy, but these are long-term risks ; youre not likely to develop any of these before you can reverse your deficiency. Your body should be able to heal much of the damage related to having had low d. Your most immediate risk is influenza, as low d is associated with reduced immunity. ...Read more
What can be the consequences if a teenager (16 years old - male) takes GH MAX of universal? Will it hurt him? Will it make him grow?
Side effects/waste: These supplements promise a lot and deliver almost nothing.They are exempt from regulation by the US FDA as a supplement, and can promise anything.Their components are found in food you normally eat.Their main effect is to relieve you of your money and enrich the huxter that sells them.The only growth hormone that works is injected & costs more than $10,000 US/yr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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