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Pextus Novarum Get Worde With Age
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
Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep & and remaining physically active. Nothing you eat or drink will add inches & normal kids who get hormone injections just get to their final height quicker. Most at 18 have closed growth centers and will not grow taller, a few will grow a little. ...Read more
Any! Need Eval!: Hemianopsia is not a normal finding at any age and needs some additional evaluation. If you have vascular disease, high cholesterol or diabetes it could be a sign of an occipital lobe stroke. It could also be a sign of an enlarged pituitary or pituitary adenoma pressing on the optic nerve (1st in my mind). It can be a diabetic complication, meningioma, cyst...more information and eval is needed. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Rosacea is a common, chronic, acne-like skin condition that affects adults, and its symptoms tend to come and go. Rosacea triggers include alcohol, hot or spicy foods, emotional stress, and increased temperature or exposure to sun. It can be a troubling condition, but there are effective medical treatments available. ...Read more
Surgical indication: If there is a clear surgical indication for hysterectomy at age 28 (like a cervical cancer) a Gyn oncologic surgeon can and will discuss the pros and cons of hysterectomy with a patient and assist her in the difficult process to arrive at a "shared decision making" for hysterectomy. ...Read more
Screening mammo: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. I see you are 44, you should consider getting one soon. ...Read more
Reason for colonosco:
Everybody should do screen for colon cancer starting at age 50. One way of screening is colonoscopy.
If somebody has risk factor like 2 family members had colon cancer she should do colonoscopy 10 years earlier than the family member had colon cancer. Like if your father had cancer at age 45, you should do colonoscopy at 35. Familial polyposis needs screening at much earlier age. ...Read more
Sexual re-assigngment is a very complex endeavor and has to be dealt with in the context of a clinic which involves the services of multiple specialties. Having said that, there is no specific age limit, but the older the patient, the more difficult it becomes to transition effectively and to become "passable".
Get professional help from very experienced practitioners. ...Read more
Brain Changes: The more alcohol you take in, and the longer you drink, the more changes occur to the brain, and the chemistry of the brain. Withdrawl is worse with age, hangovers are worse, dying from withdrawal is more likely. Treatment programs offer medication to make withdrawal safer, proper nutrition, vitamins and minerals that help the brain to recover, and support to prevent relapsing to alcohol. ...Read more
Definitely yes: Circumcision can be performed at any age. Adults usually have circumcisions performed under general anesthesia. Babies can be circ'd after application of topical anesthetic cream or an injection of a local anesthetic. Only occasional circs. Are performed on adults in the us without general anesthesia. Suggest you consult with a local urologist if you need a circumcision. Good luck. ...Read more
Asbestosis: Not usually. Asbestos has been banned in commercial and residential building products however; there are some manufactured products that contain asbestos, or components, and those products must be labelled. In addition, some old buildings may still have asbestos insulation, etc. If you do not work directly with asbestos, such as in reclamation or manufacturing, your chances are quite low. ...Read more
Mammogram age?: If your family history has women with early breast cancer (mother, grandmother, sister) age 35 is appropriate for a digital mammogram. If your family history is negative for breast cancer, age 40 would be appropriate. If you have dense heavy breasts, annual mammograms after 40 is suggested. ...Read more
Astigmatism: Means that the front surface of the eye is not perfectly spherical. In other words, more like the side of an egg than an orange. Most eyes have astigmatism. If you have significant astigmatism, your vision will be blurred and you will need glasses or contact lenses to see well. ...Read more
Make an appt.: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. I see you are 46, so now is the time for you to get your first mammogram! ...Read more
Sclerotherapy Age: There is typically no minimum age for sclerotherapy (vein injections). Most people do not begin developing varicose veins or spider veins until there teenage years at the earliest, so it is unusual for children to need the treatment. If you are developing abnormal vein prior to teenage years, I recommend a vascular surgeon evaluate to assure no unusual vascular disease is occurring. ...Read more
Sun damage.: The vast majority of age-related skin discoloration is due to the sun. Even a few minutes of sun exposure daily, over a number of years, can cause it. Apply a good, broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion ever day, whether you expect to be in the sun or not. The discoloration will slowly fade, or your dermatologist can recommend one of many treatments to even out your skin tone. ...Read more
The american cancer society recommends:
50 years for men at average risk.
45 years for men at higher risk (african american men, men with father or brother diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65 years).
40 years for men at highest risk (multiple fam members diagnosed with prostate cancer by age 65).
But I recommend every man start at age 40. The most aggressive cancers start younger. ...Read more
Not until 40 yo: Most professional societies recommend starting annual mammograms at age 40. However, if you have a family history of breast cancer, see a physician because you may be started earlier if you meet criteria. ...Read more
Young: It actually develops at a young age. We learned that when autopsies were done on young persons dying in the korean war long ago. There was evidence already for arteriosclerosis. Of course, the older you get the more likely are you to have it and the more severe it might be. So if you have risk factors or a family history of heart problems, better to be checked out early before the damage is done. ...Read more
No: There are several phases of sleep and one of the most important levels for maximum rest and renovation is delta phase. This is the deepest level of sleep in which hgh (human growth hormone) is released and in adults provides one of the most potented hormones that naturally helps prevent tissue and organ breakdown. ...Read more
Eighteen: The protocol in most offices requires a patient to be old enough to provide medical consent for treatments like CoolSculpting. Though a parent may provide consent for a younger patient, there is also the issue of the developing body to consider. CoolSculpting is a proven method of fat reduction that can complement a healthy diet and exercise program. Learn more at http://dermdocs. Com/. ...Read more
Maybe never: By age twenty, you usually know whether you're one of the 5% of guys who just won't be able to grow a beard. Many women say the prefer it. You don't see Justin Bieber, Paul Newman, Muhammad Ali, or Larry Bird complaining. Get physically fit and you'll look fantastic regardless of where you do and don't have hair. ...Read more
It varies: It varies from male to male, community to community, race to race, and is based upon numerous variables. There is no one right answer. As you have already been repeatedly taught. ...Read more