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The Affects Of Juvenile And Peer Pressure In The Community
Homework question: An individual with hemochromatosis dies in middle age unless diagnosed and treated. Treatment is extremely easy compared with the other common killers and leads to a healthy life. Sufferers are often accused of being alcoholics in denial if their physicians are unaware of hemochromatosis. I hope you can flesh this out for class. Noncompliance and ignorance kill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me know the similarities and differences of disease manifestation in children and in the elderly in diabetes?
Many: Older adults will often present with atypical symptoms of high blood sugar. Lethargy, dehydration, confusion. Younger people will present with a high level of acid in their blood(ketosis). Both are very serious and need urgent attention by a health care provider, as they both can result in death if not idnetified and treated early. ...Read more
Is there any relationship between the age of the woman at pregnancy and the i.Q. Of the resultant children?
Is there a relation between the eating patterns of the inuit and the prevalence of cardiovascular disease?
Changing fast...: The native inuit diet (eastern canadian artic to siberia) was completely animal based. No vegetation. No heart disease, obesity, diabetes, dental carries, etc. However, i know from personal experience, working at a hospital in frobisher bay on baffin island for six weeks, that their diet has irrevocably been altered by "down south" diets, typical of montreal and toronto & now get southern ills. ...Read more
Is increase in height possibe by strengthening the tendons in the knee or those of the spines?Just read that on the growth factor plus site
Minimal: Most were evacuated almost immediately. A few workers developed bone marrow suppression and died. The workers that shielded the doomed plant were well protected with no known problems. Long term studies have show no increase in nearby folks of thyroid cancer or leukemia. The area is now uninhabited and being taken over by unchecked nature. ...Read more
Whose health has more of an impact on the health of the fetus: the mother's or the father's health?
The mother's: health is usually paramount.Get a more detailed answer ›
2 reasons: Three seperate causes in my opinion. The first is almost no use of birth control (ie condoms). The second is that virtually all males are uncircumscribed. Hiv virus has an affinity for langerhans cells in the foreskin epithelium in males. Thirdly....The unavailability of HIV meds..So its an epidemic without the availability of treatment. ...Read more
Diabetes...: Almost all atherosclerosis is due to the exact things that diabetes causes: inflammation, high triglycerides and free fatty acids, small dense LDL particles, hypertension, endothelial damage and dysfunction, and many other things. This can even occur before the blood sugars become elevated, so-called "pre-diabetes", or Insulin resistance syndrome. ...Read more
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In your expert opinion, what's the role of diet in both the cause and prevention of chronic disease?
Diet: Hippocrates said: let medicine be thy food and food be thy medicine. This is still true today, complicated by gmo foods and soil nutrient depletion. Eating right is one of the pillars of health and wellness. ...Read more
Several: Pediatric orthopedists, pediatric urologist, sometimes pediatric surgeon. If patient is adult scratch the pediatric ...Read more
Is there any relation of architectural structures to the well being of patients in mental health facility?
Evidence Suggests: The concept of 'healing architecture' has been developing over the last two decades and a large amount of research has been carried out into the impact of architectural design on the success of healthcare environments. Evidence that architects can significantly alter patients' experience and quality of life has led to changes in designing healthcare spaces. From rsa royal society of arts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fantasy life: The real problem of the new technology that was thrust on us lacked understanding the effect on person to person interactions. We are seeing more socially isolated children lacking one on one in person friendships. The fantasy world of cyberspace is breeding problems for the emerging youth whose social skills are soley based on the social media internet.. ...Read more
Many: Peer pressure can try to influence behaviors (pressure to have another drink, be more sexually active, vote for a certain person) or may try to influence thinking and values. It can be direct with peers verbally making statements that encourage thoughts/behaviors & it can be indirect with peers behaving in a way and rejecting when others do not fall into line. Seek wise counsel to find your way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You are responsible: For you no matter what others say and do. . Think about what is right and wrong and decide for yourself what is the right thing to do. Develop inner strength and self-confidence, stand firm, walk away when necessary, resist doing something when you know better. Appropriate worthwhile peers will respect you. The others are not worth your time and likely have ulterior motives. Live strong and well! ...Read more
You are bit older to: be asking. I would talk to someone who you trust. Give yourself some time alone to make important decisions or those you trust who have had a history of making decisions in a sound manner. Give more space to those pressuring you and let them know you dont enjoy being told what to do /what is cool and how much you dont measure up. Part of growing up is knowing who you are and being ok with it. ...Read more
Peerpressure=alcohol: The adolescent substance abuse knowledge base reports 30% teens are offered drugs in middle- high school. According to the national household survey on drug use and health from the U.S. Department of health and human services, 74.3% of high school students have tried alcohol. To combat 'peer-pressure' parents should 'talk to their teenagers', know their friends and stay involved. ...Read more
Sex and teens: Peer pressure can disrupt a teens normal sexual development if a teen is pressured and gives in to sexual activity before he or she feels comfortable and ready. Sexuality is an important aspect of development and impacts a person's identity, self-worth, self-image, and emotional stability among other areas. It is important to respect your own sexual boundaries as well as others. ...Read more
Many: Peer pressure, like any other psychological stress, can make a person uncomfortable, irritable, or distracted. Health problems can result if this pressure leads the person to act in unhealthy or risky ways. Common problems include smoking, irresponsible sex, unsafe driving, drug use, etc. Although resisting peer pressure can be hard, it's often the smartest & healthiest choice. ...Read more
I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?
Interesting question: Kids are always under peer pressure. As kids mature, they become more self assured & independent (usually following ideals instilled by parents) rather than depending on others for validation. College represents a problem in that this is the first place young adults are completely on their own to make good or bad choices. A person is always responsible for their actions high school or college. ...Read more
I get so much peer pressure to have sex. And don't get me wrong my drive is up there but im nervous and scared its a whole new world. Should i cave?
True to one' self: Good for you. Just because everyone is doing it doest mean you have to follow. ...Read more
Are there any doctors on here from tulsa, ok. Who accept community care ins. I'm needing help finding another doctor for my high blood pressure!
BP meds & ED: First of all, high bp, especially high systolic bp, is not good for your erectile function. If you are older, this is especially so. Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide and spironolatone as well as beta-blockers such as atenolol can cause erection problems. There are some BP meds that may help you with erectile function, including arbs such as losartan and Alpha blockers such as doxazosin. ...Read more
Yup, or call 911: Would not recommend driving yourself.Get a more detailed answer ›
38wk due in 8days having so much pressure i can't walk&havin backpain. Went to e.R 3day agoand docs said i wasn't in labour sent me home.Isthis norm?
Is vision connected to blood pressure -- i.E. If i lower my blood pressure, might my vision improve ?
Not usually, unless: Your vision is only affected by extremely high blood pressure, when the effects of high BP affect the retinal vasculature ;/or optic nerve (malignant hypertension). Furthermore retinal blood vessels can be blocked causing loss of vision. Too low of BP usually causes people to feel faint ; pass out. Too low of BP has been thought to contribute to worsening of optic nerve blood flow. Goal bp: 115/70. ...Read more
For BP, is it healthier to actually have the proportion between the values of systolic and diastolic pressures to be a certain value? i.e. 120/80=1.5
Ratio not important: The ratio of systolic to diastolic pressures is meaningless and is not how doctors evaluate blood pressure. It's the actual numbers that are important. 150/100 also is a ratio of 1.5, but dangerously high. 110/73 has the same ratio but very low risk. Discuss your BP with your own doctor. 120/80 isn't bad, but s/he might suggest you monitor it to assure the diastolic isn't usually over 80. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering about 30% of population has HTN, it is fairly common. Smoking and/or any act that stresses the body or mind can drive BP up in someone wo already has HTN or is genetically "ripe" to develop HTN ...Read more
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