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Why do adults and older children get sicker than younger children with chickenpox?

Why do adults and older children get sicker than younger children with chickenpox?

Good question !!: The viral infection is systemic and adults for some reason are more susceptible to brain and lung involvement. ...Read more

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How are knee injuries different between younger adults and older folks?

How are knee injuries different between younger adults and older folks?

Knee injuries: The types of knee injury do not really differ between adults and children (mostly ligament sprains or ruptures). The ability to heal and recover without surgery are much better in children. Adults healing course and symptoms will be altered by the amount of degenerative arthritis they have, which is something children don't have. Adults are more likely to get swelling ("water") on the knee. ...Read more

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Which age are called young, adult,middle and older ages?

Which age are called young, adult,middle and older ages?

Ages ~: Hello ~ I suppose it depends on what you look like and what mood you are in and who is looking at you. LOL! This is funny, because there is no such thing really and different cultures have a different take on this. If you concentrate on not drinking, not smoking, and keeping weight appropriate, and EXERCISE ~ ie take GOOD care of yourself, you will stay young forever! ...Read more

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Can a child younger than age 5 years develop athletes' foot?

Can a child younger than age 5 years develop athletes' foot?

Possible: While less common in children than adults, it does occur. I have had children as young three with not only clinical findings suggestive of this but confirmation via laboratory testing ...Read more

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How common are vision problems in older adults?

How common are vision problems in older adults?

Common: Older adults have the accumulated changes in refraction acquired through the years. To this is added any diseases they might have acquired which might cause vision problems such as diabetes, glaucoma, etc. And finally the additional vision issue related to middle age after age 40 (presbyopia) when near correction is needed. ...Read more

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Glaucoma treatments for young patients (18 years old)?

Glaucoma treatments for young patients (18 years old)?

See ophthalmologist: Glaucoma can effect your vision. Glaucoma in 18 years young patient should be treated as soon as possible , you should go to E.R.to consult eye doctor and get treatment . ...Read more

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Do oral health problems affect children differently than adolescents and adults?

Do oral health problems affect children differently than adolescents and adults?

Yes : Young children do not handle pain or oral discomfort as well as an adult or adolescents. Please have your child see a dentist or children dental specialist to have an exam and solve any problem that may exist. ...Read more

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Whyare older adults especially at risk for dehydration?

Whyare older adults especially at risk for dehydration?

Ability and desire: Decreased mobility (ability or desire to get fluids) and decreased thirst mechanism. Because of decreased physiologic reserves they are more easily injured by dehydration. That is, an elderly person may become mildly dehydrated then become more demented or wobbly or suffer kidney damage whereas a young person might have no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Will bronchitis affect children differently than adults?

Will bronchitis affect children differently than adults?

Yes: Most times bronchitis in children is caused by a virus not so in adults. Bronchitis in children is usually self limiting, time will cure it. ...Read more

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How common is osteoarthritis in older adults?

How common is osteoarthritis in older adults?

Very Common: Its a normal part of aging however if you are a high level athlete you may have higher incidence of this as you age. ...Read more

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Will dandruff affect children differently than adults?

Will dandruff affect children differently than adults?

Yes: Most causes of dandruff in children is either dry skin or seborrhea.Good scrubbing and anti-seborrhea shampoos are usually all that is necessary. ...Read more

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Does alzheimer's disease occur in younger adults too?

Does alzheimer's disease occur in younger adults too?

It is rare: There are rare forms of early-onset alzheimer disease that run in families. These forms of alzheimer disease are usually cause by mutations in one of three genes. People with these mutations often develop alzheimer disease in their 40s and 50s. Families with multiple people suffering from early-onset alzheimer disease may wish to consider genetic testing. ...Read more

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Do teen boys have higher blood pressure than adults?

Do teen boys have higher blood pressure than adults?

Not normally: Blood pressures are impacted by many factors, but average bps in youths are not normally higher than in adults. As the flexibility of blood vessels decreases as one gets older, the top (systolic) blood pressure may rise. In younger individuals, hormonal (especially adrenaline related), psychological and other emotional factors may situationally affect the BP which may transiently raise the bp. ...Read more

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Are adult diapers good for older skin disease patient?

Are adult diapers good for older skin disease patient?

Please clarify: your question. Am not sure what you mean by that. Thanks. ...Read more

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Why do older adults often have more difficulty falling and staying asleep than younger people?

Why do older adults often have more difficulty falling and staying asleep than younger people?

Sleep: As one gets older, sleep naturally begins to fragment and 'advance' to an earlier time on the night. As a result, older individuals take more naps in the day. Additionally co-morbidities come into play such as painful joints, mood disorders and anxiety, sleep apnea, waking up to use the restroom at night or to get water, etc. ...Read more

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Can Alzheimer's occurs in young people such as 24 years of age?

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Can Alzheimer's occurs in young people such as 24 years of age?

Yes but rare: Alzheimer's disease can present in young adults, but usually in patients with down's syndrome or some other genetic abnormality. The likelihood is extremely low, likely less than 1 in a million. Any young adult with alzheimer-like symptoms should undergo a full evaluation to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Can children tend to sleepwalk more then adults?

Can children tend to sleepwalk more then adults?

Sleepwalking: Yes, but children often grow out of sleepwalking. Sometimes it persists and you can also see it occur more predominantly in certain families. ...Read more