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How rare is eye cancer in teens and young adults?

How rare is eye cancer in teens and young adults?

Very very rare: Young adults rarely develop eye cancer. Retinoblastoma a primary cancer of the eye is found in new born or young babies less than 5 years old. Other types of eye cancer including eye lid cancer, lacrimal gland cancer, sebaceous cell cancer are extremely rare and more so in young adults. ...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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Can schizophrenia occur in a young child?

Can schizophrenia occur in a young child?

Yes, but rarely does: For reasons still poorly understood, schizophrenia is relatively rare until after puberty, but there are well-described cases in children as young as 4 years old. Aftter puberty, the risk rises, with the peak risk at 18-20. Research suggests this is related to major changes in brain architecture that occurs during puberty, but we still do not understand what causes the disorder. ...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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What percentage of young adults in america have pingueculas in their eyes?

What percentage of young adults in america have pingueculas in their eyes?

High percentage: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. Many are small enough that they can only be seen with a medical microscope. Almost all young adults have some degree of pinguecula even if not obvious in a mirror. ...Read more

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Is Ibs common in young adults?

Is Ibs common in young adults?

Oh my, yes!: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, & among others accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles here in such patients. Need to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, & infection. ...Read more

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What causes myocardial infections in young adults?

What causes myocardial infections in young adults?

Viral/Bacterial: Cardiac infections can be viral(bad luck) & bacterial coming from another infection sending bacteria into blood stream (sepsis). IV drug users inject bacteria directly into blood. Even skin infections can become sepsis. But any pneumonia, GI infection(diverticulitis) AsWellAs procedures that enter blood stream like IV site. Never ignore infection, antibiotics can freq prevent this complication. ...Read more

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What causes stroke in adults?

What causes stroke in adults?

Etiology of stroke: Ischemic hemorrhagic thromboembolic atherosclerotic reversible non-reversible hypertension high cholesterol diabetes smoking irregular heart rhythm thickening of blood sleep apnea age family history drugs. ...Read more

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Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Yes: According to CDC statistics asthma incidence (new cases per year) among adults (age 18+ years) was 3.8/1000, whereas that among children was 12.5/1000. Incidence among children aged 0–4 years was 23.4/1000, more than five times greater than that among youth aged 12–17 years (4.4/1000). ...Read more

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Coronary spasm among young adult is it fatal?

Coronary spasm among young adult is it fatal?

Coronary spasm: Usually not. There are medications to help alleviate the spasm. ...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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Heart failure and CHF occurs in 1-2% of population under age 55. Even less for age 20-30. Is uncommon in the young (age 20-30), correct?

Heart failure and CHF occurs in 1-2% of population under age 55. Even less for age 20-30. Is uncommon in the young (age 20-30), correct?

HF in young adults: Yes uncommon but heart failure remains a significant medical problem as this is the age where genetic causes can first manifest. In many cases the hf diagnosis is missed at first because the young patients symptoms are attributed to asthma or a respiratory infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aids in adults compared to in young children?

What are the symptoms of aids in adults compared to in young children?

AIDS symptoms: There are no specific symptoms typical of aids. Outside of acute HIV syndrome, which has several ways of presenting, some of which are like infectious mononucleosis, the disease remains silent until the immune system has been damaged enough so that opportunistic infections appear. The same thing applies to children and adults. ...Read more

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Why are older children and young adults at such a high risk for the h1n1 flu?

Why are older children and young adults at such a high risk for the h1n1 flu?

See below: They are not at higher risk for complications, unless they have underlying problems (heart and lung, cancer), they may be at more risk for catching the illness due to crowding, such as dorms, and sports, and not being vaccinated. It is the very young and very old that have most of the complications. ...Read more

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Are mini strokes common in elderly people?

Are mini strokes common in elderly people?

TIA: TIAs, sometimes called 'mini-strokes' are all too common in the elderly. Estimates range up to 500,00 per year. The sad part is, many of these are followed within weeks or months with a full stroke. TIAs are temporary (transient ischemic attacks), but full strokes are permanent.. ...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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Glomerulonephritis. How rare is it in young adults?

Glomerulonephritis. How rare is it in young adults?

Rare, but happens: Young adults can get focal segmental disease that causes high blood pressure and proteing loss. Other forms of gn also occur. The diagnosis depends on urinalysis and kidney biopsy. Many are treatable but not all depending on type. Obesity can cause gn. Also, drug abuse is more common in younger adults and can cause gn. ...Read more

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Preventing aspiration in older adults with dsyphagia?

Preventing aspiration in older adults with dsyphagia?

Evaluation: This can be a serious and even life-threatening problem...A good idea is to see a speech pathologist for a swallowing evaluation and feeding recommendations. Your family doc can refer you.. ...Read more