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Predisposition: There are some cancers (i.e. certain breast cancers) that are associated with a strong genetic predisposition and some more related to environmental factors (i.e. lung cancer from smoking). Emerging research suggests that many of the genes that may predispose one to cancer can be modified through certain health-promoting behaviors, a field known as Epigenetics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a type of anemia that is inherited by african- american, mediterranean, and southeast Asian people?
There are many....: These ethnic groups occupy the thalassemia belt, which is a geographic area that overlaps with areas endemic for malarial pathogens such as plasmodium falciparum and plasmodium vivax. Thalassemia and a host of hemoglobinopathies are thought to confer resistance to malaria. The downside to these protective mechanisms is that some willl inherit combinations that are pathologic. ...Read more
Why is huntington's disease more common in people of western european descent than in other races?
Depends: Depends on what you mean by light--if you mean blue or green eyes, never, unless their parents are of different descent. If you mean light brown vs dark brown, i don't think anyone knows. I have light brown eyes but my wife's are almost black. One of my two children has light brown, the other almost black. ...Read more
No simple answer: To know the true answer, every human being in the world would have to have access to good health care, get a correct diagnosis as soon as the lesions appear, and everything be recorded. Being said, folks who are naturally darker-skinned are at greater risk for subungual and acral-lentiginous melanomas. Nobody knows why. Have any suspicious lesion of your own seen. ...Read more
Different symptoms: Typical symptoms seen in younger people include feeling cold, constipation, dry skin, gaining weight, and feeling sluggish. Older people may simply become more withdrawn. They may actually lose weight because getting up and fixing something is too much effort, or because they simply forget. Any significant change in behavior for an older person is a good reason to check for thyroid problems. ...Read more
Vit A deficiency,etc: Children in africa can be blinded by vitamin a deficiency, onchocerciasis, sometimes malaria, trachoma, injuries, congenital defects some of which might be corrected in a first world country like cataracts at birth, glaucoma, uveitis and a host of other conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma a common malignant tumour in all countries or just with light-skinned peoples?
IgM antibodies,,,: These are known as cold agglutinins because they agglutinate or act at colder temperatures than IgG or "warm" agglutinins. That is, they act or agglutinate at colder than body temperature or 28-31 deg Centigrade. This is mostly due to idiopathic or unknown cause, lymphoma type disease or infection. The result is hemolysis of the red cells and anemia with its symptoms. They're IgM antibodies. ...Read more
Depends: In a young person, either viruses or pregnancy can cause cardiomyopathy in a young person. In rare cases, rheumatic heart disease with severe valve disease can cause cardiomyopathy, but that is extrememely rare except in people from central america or 3rd world nations where antiobiotics are hard to get. Otherwise, congenital heart disease can cause cardiomyopathy. ...Read more
Ashkenazi: That is not necessarily true. Ashkenazi jewish ancestry tends to have higher carrier rates of genetic illnesses. If two people with the same carrier genetic status create a child, there is simply an increased risk of obtaining the genes to cause the disease. There are many diseases with increased rates in ashkenazi jewish population. We deal with it and keep having children! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very: It is the leading cause of blindness in people over 60 in the us, and its prevalence will increase as the baby boomers age. Fortunately, this is an active area of research and it is likely that new therapeutic options the more common (dry) types of amd will be on the horizon soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex issue: Transients events can be due to heart defects, arrhythmia, blood pressure, blood sugar, drug effects, seizure, migraine, or blood vessel disorders. It would be important to have a thorough medical and neurological evaluation. Their may be genetic factors involved, especially defects in cholesterol and lipid metabolism. May be a high risk for completed stroke or even death. ...Read more
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- Had mri for hearing loss was told change within brain no conclusive evidence of vestibular schwannoma senescent changes and redemonstration of encephalomalacia within the left parietal lobe which may be related to remote cerebral insult
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