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Thalassemia In Athletes
Varies: It's impossible to give a straight forward answer to this question due to the amount of confounding factors that could be involved. However, the most common cause of sudden death in athletes is a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is relatively rare and is estimated to cause death in less than 100 competitive athletes in the US every year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The sickle cell mutation occurs in a variety of populations around the world. It is more common in sub saharan africa but exists in a variety of ethnic groups. ...Read more
Same Symptoms: Bulimia is characterized by the intake of large amounts of food (binge eating) followed by the use of vomiting, laxatives, or other means to try to eliminate this food. In an athlete there would be this same type of cycle, but it would be reasonable to expect a particular emphasis on the use of exercise to eliminate calories. ...Read more
Does the sodium loss in endurance athletes go down the more years they participate in training and racing?
Hello, i want to know if there is a defferances in the level of hemoglobin s in the people who has sickle cell trait ,,, ?
Why is sickle-cell more common in african americans where their ancestors live in areas that had or have malaria?
Malaria resistance: Malaria is especially a killer of children. Those who carry the sickle trait - one normal and one s hemoglobin - have some resistance to this disease and this has caused persistence of this trait. Of course having both s and s causes severe disease and having either are not helpful in non-malaria regions. But it mutated in central africa and persists there in proportion to the malaria. ...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
Depends...: Hemophilia is classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Based on this, we can gauge the risk of participating in certain activities. Prophylaxis can also be given (regular doses of factor administered at a given interval) that can allow someone to participate in more rigorous activities (even soccer). Your child's hematologist can help guide you on the different options available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: I think there is increased reporting via media, therefore increased public awareness. Think about all the sports events played everyday in the world and all the players who walked off the field healthy. No one reports this fact, but one sudden death lights up the web. Same bias with air crashes and other "news.". ...Read more
Can a female with Hb H disease marry someone with beta thalassemia trait? What are the possible results in terms of genetics percentages?
Sure: Anybody can marry anybody. Since HgbH disease involves the alpha genes and beta thal minor involves the beta genes, I would not be concerned. However, you might do well to be certain that neither partner carries the other person's trait as well masked by what's already diagnosed. Sit down with a competent clinical geneticist. ...Read more
Nobody knows: This will be abundantly clear to you after you read the last major review from Oxford, 2013. They simply gloss over the "why". http://qjmed.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/02/27/qjmed.hct051 ...Read more
Varies: This depends on the population examined. It is much higher (up to 70%) in individuals involved in health care, including nursing home personnel. Much less (15-20%) in the general population who have not been in the hospital as patients or exposed to friends and relatives who have recently been hospitalized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big Pharma,Diseae pr: There really is no good coordination between different countries on this globe but the following are major players are listed here 1 big pharmaceuticals, are in most of the developed and under develop countries and inflence the healthcare like hiv, and other infectious diseases 2 generic drug manufavtures 3 us cdc and their influence on other agencies over europe and other areas in healthcare all he. ...Read more