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Physical Development Young Adulthood
Scientists in HerbalLegacy.com state that potassium deficiencies cause the development of moles, the moles that appear in adulthood'not genetic'true?
Forgive my frankness: If that were true, people with renal wasting of potassium would be the folks who develop moles. You are living in the 21st century and need to develop basic scientific literacy and discernment. The claim (HHH page 120) isn't even made by 'scientists', but by one herbalist with a fertile imagination writing in 1953. You're doing yourself a disservce by wasting you time on this stuff. ...Read more
Question too broad: There are thick books written about the subject so your question is to undefined & broad to answer in 400 characters. If you have a specific question, please submit it. Be aware that questions are not linked on the site so each question must contain all information needed for a response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: This is a normal bodily function and has no ill effects ...Read more
What are you seeking: Most universities, if you are seeking broadening their experiences as well as their academics, offer summer programs geared to high school students, both here and abroad. Also, nothing clamors adulthood like looking and finding a small job and doing community work. ...Read more
See below: The answer is best discussed with your pediatrician or google "developmental milestones" for the age specifically you seek. Developmental tracking entails monitoring the progress of your child in areas of: language & other cognitive skills, social skills, physical challenges/changes, & personality. This age group covers preschool, kindergarten through 2nd grade-too much info for this forum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marriage: Everyone who is married, regardless of station in life, wishes for a loving marriage. When we fail or go through difficult times it can affect our spirits, lower our mood as our emotions connect to our brain chemistry and we start to feel low and in some cases slow intellectually. Depression and low mood can have dramatic affects on all aspects of our lives. Remember how great falling in love felt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 month old son has lissencephaly. What are the best possible ways to help his development starting now? Physical and mental?
PT, OT and speech: Early intervention is the best thing you can do for any child who has developmental delays. A child with lissencephaly should be evaluated and receive therapy from a physical therapist, and occupational therapist & a speech therapist as soon as possible one the diagnosis is made. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/lissencephaly/lissencephaly.htm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multidimensional: There are many phases of adulthood with varying typical tasks. Intellectual development in early adulthood (say 20-30) involves applying what one has learned to a set of discrete real-world tasks (family, career). This requires constraining one's pov. Later in life (50+), further development requires a re-broadening of one's outlook to encompass much that one needed to set aside. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's quite possible: We often think of genetic disease as causing birth defects or problems with early childhood development, but in fact genetic conditions can become apparent at any age. Take hereditary cancer, for instance. That often is not apparent until adulthood, often among young adults. But the real answer is that everything about our illness and wellness has a genetic component, often small, sometimes big. ...Read more
Central Nervous : System chages found in people with ASD. include small, densely packed neurons in the hippocampus of the temporal lobes which process sensory input & in the cerebellum. Axons can be. " pinched" , like a string of sausages, impacting transmission from one neuron to another. One type of brain pathology increases chances of others, like Intellectual Disability & seizures. Each child needs evaluation. ...Read more
Does experiencing post streptococcal glomerulonephritis when young, increases the risk of experiencing it again during adulthood?
Infection : If it clears up completely with treatment then you should be fine. However in some cases a chronic state develops and this can lead to end stage renal disease and eventually renal transplant or dialysis. It is very important to make sure that the infection is totally cleared ...Read more
Our daughter (9) has one leg 1/2 in. Longer than the other. Will this cause problems with physical development? Is it a sign of a bigger health issue
Leg length: It is not uncommon to have a slight difference in leg length and should not cause problems in the future. ...Read more