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I thought ALS typically occurs in people in their 50s and 60s? Put Pete Frates (ice bucket challenge) was in his 20s and Lou Gehrig was in his 30s

I thought ALS typically occurs in people in their 50s and 60s? Put Pete Frates (ice bucket challenge) was in his 20s and Lou Gehrig was in his 30s

Couple comments: Although ALS is indeed a disease of older patients, there are other causes of early onset motor neuron disease, such as hereditary Kugelberg-Whelander, and the true cause of Lou Gehrig's demise remains puzzling as no autopsy was ever done. Some suggest ALS was erroneous diagnosis, and Chronic Post-traumatic Encephalopathy may have been a more correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do all kids need a pet?

Do all kids need a pet?

No: Many children do fine without pets, but you need to judge your child and work on them about responsibility. Sometimes they can demonstrate their ability to care for a pet and have lots of fun. ...Read more

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No se me pone tieso el pene ?

No se me pone tieso el pene ?

English site only.: Sorry! This is an English only forum. The docs who answer questions, do so for free and many of us don't speak Spanish, or don't speak Spanish fluently enough to be able to understand and give accurate advice in Spanish on medical matters. ...Read more

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My small peins and and hurt?

My small peins and and hurt?

Please restate quest: I understand that you feel that your penis is small and you are having pain? I am not certain what you are asking. ...Read more

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Why is it helpful to have a pet?

Why is it helpful to have a pet?

PET-CT scan: If you are referring to a PET scan... A PET-CT scan can show metabolic activity (glucose uptake) and is a form of functional imaging rather than other radiologic imaging which shows only anatomy and structure. Increased metabolic activity on PET scans is nonspecific and can be seen in tumor, infection, or inflammation. ...Read more

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What exactly is peter's anomaly?

What exactly is peter's anomaly?

Corneal Opacities: Peter’s anomaly develops when a fetus is in utero & causes opacity of the cornea / s. ...Read more

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What age is it okay to get a pet?

What age is it okay to get a pet?

Depends: The best answer comes with who you expect to do the day to day care for the pet. There are downsides to any animal around infants & toddlers & I recently counselled a parent whose 4yo shook a biting chiuahua into a wall & killed it accidently. If you plan to care for it, find a kid friendly pet & go for it. There are few kids under 8 that possess the maturity & dependability to handle daily pet needs. ...Read more

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What are risks of pedi at a salon?

What are risks of pedi at a salon?

Many possibilities: I have had patients come back from pedicures with athletes foot, ingrown toenails, skin infections, and fungal toenail infections. ...Read more

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Do pet bites need medical attention?

Do pet bites need medical attention?

Yes: If skin is breached, infection---pets cary certain bacteria in their mouth. ...Read more

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Por que tengo salpullido en el pene?

Please resubmit: & use the translator feature. This question is not English. Thanks. ...Read more

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What are the best pets with young kids?

What are the best pets with young kids?

Dogs...: Well-socialized dogs can teach children about empathy, loyalty, and patience. ...Read more

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Can kids catch fleas from household pets?

Can kids catch fleas from household pets?

No: Kids will get bitten by fleas from pets, but kids wouldn't actually have fleas living on them. Since kids have little hair and no fur, plus they get bathed often, it would be difficult for a flea to set up home on a child. ...Read more

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Can you advise me please!!! pet problem!?

Can you advise me please!!! pet problem!?

Animal Issue?: Here are three sites where you can get this answered: My Pet ED : http://www. Mypeted. Com/ * Just Answer On-line Vets at: http://www. Justanswer. Com/sip/veterinary * Ask a Vet: http://www. Banfield. Com/Pet-Owners/Pet-Health/Ask-a-Vet * Or contact your veterinarian. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bp peak in late afternoon normal all day.

Bp peak in late afternoon normal all day.

That may be: Your pattern and have something to do with when you take your meds. Blood pressure naturally peaks between 2AM and 6 AM ...Read more

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Can my baby get any diseases from my pets?

Can my baby get any diseases from my pets?

Ask your vet: You should ask you vet. I suppose the most common problems would be ticks from dogs. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a peter pan complex?

If you are 38 years: Old and are asking this question

good chance you

have it......
Dr Z ...Read more

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63 year woman pb 147 over 27 with a pace m?

63 year woman pb 147 over 27 with a pace m?

Blood pressure-pacer: You mean BP (blood pressure) 147/72? This is is slightly above normal range, and it may just be that it is measured in doctor's office--usually lower at home. I would just recheck to see--if persistently above 140s, consult doc for treatment. Pace-maker may not have anything to do with the bp. Often the pacer is silent until rate too low, then it kicks in to trigger the heart to beat. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would you get more bitamin d on mountain peak?

Would you get more bitamin d on mountain peak?

Possibly: Vitamin d is formed by the action of uv sunlight on the precursor in the skin. The intensity of that light is greater at higher elevations however most mountain tops are rather chilly and you would probably be wearing warm clothing which would shield your skin from the light. ...Read more

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What's the best path to getting a "beach bod"?

What's the best path to getting a "beach bod"?

Genes and hard work: It helps to be genetically blessed with a good physique. After that, eating a well balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains; low in saturated fats; no tobacco; no more than one drink a day; regular exercise. Not an easy task. ...Read more

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What path do oral drugs take through your body?

What path do oral drugs take through your body?

It depends: Drugs or supplements taken orally will first be exposed to digestive enzymes, then the highly acidic conditions in the stomach. As they are absrobed through the digestive tract, they go through the liver which further processes them. The upshot is that they may not ever reach significant levels in other parts of the body, and not necessarily in the same form. ...Read more

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What makes a man peins not get all the way hard?

What makes a man peins not get all the way hard?

Many causes: Causes include stress, metabolic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, hormonal imbalance ssuch ashypogonadism (low testosterone), and hi cholesterol. If no physiological source is found, then psychological factors need to be investigated such as depression. ...Read more

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How do I teach my child to get along with my pet?

Be a role model: Children and pets seem to go together. Children learn to love and care for others while caring for pets. You will need to demonstrate how to best interact with your pet, the specifics will vary depending upon the age of your child and type of pet. Teach your child to recognize behavior clues from your pet (play bow, wagging tail, grimace teeth etc). Always supervise very young children with pets. ...Read more

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Is it better to go to high end spa for mani pedi?

Is it better to go to high end spa for mani pedi?

Unknown: I assume you are asking regarding the risk of infection one may incur. Don't assume "high end" means decreased risk of infection. Ask the owner/manager how they clean the instruments, see if your state regulates these and check their license, and ask others who have gone to that salon. Do not shave legs 1-2 days before going for a pedicure; this has been shown to increase chances of infection. ...Read more

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What are good ways to drop pounds at a good pace?

What are good ways to drop pounds at a good pace?

Sensibly: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Which diseases can be passed from pets to people?

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Which diseases can be passed from pets to people?

A number of them: Toxoplasmosis and cat scratch disease from cat, Salmonella infection from turtle, are well known examples. ...Read more

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My age is 33 I have very small testics and peins?

My age is 33 I have very small testics and peins?

Penis is too small: This is a common worry for men. And men do not usually have a lot of chances to see other men erect or 'in action' sexually.
Here is what I know. In america the average erect penis is 4.5 inches in length. And, our partners are often not as worried about this as we are. What matters is that we know what to do with our penis and our bodies to bring our partners sexual satisfaction. ...Read more

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