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What is the main problem that makes a person get pcos? Is it preventable?

What is the main problem that makes a person get pcos? Is it preventable?

Overweight: The majority of people with pcos have pre-diabetes. People with pcos are at very high risk for diabetes. There is a genetic (family history) component to pcos and diabetes, but daily exercise, staying at a healthy weight and eating a healthy diet that is very low in saturated fat is vital. There are some (very few) pcos women who are thin and the disorder is purely genetic. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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What is the major cause for this sleeping too much, is it because this person is very lazy?

What is the major cause for this sleeping too much, is it because this person is very lazy?

Probably not: Sleeping too much can be a sign of several problems. One common problem is obstructive sleep apnea (osa), which is when breathing slows down or stops too many times during the night. Sleep quality is disturbed, and as a result, the person with osa may sleep a large number of hours at night and nap in the daytime, but still be sleep deprived. Depression is another cause of sleeping too much. ...Read more

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This is a serious problem for thousands of people. After a while, you cannot sleep. It is not the heartbeat - what is it exactly?

This is a serious problem for thousands of people. After a while, you cannot sleep. It is not the heartbeat - what is it exactly?

Insomnia: Actually, that includes many varieties of sleep difficulties and each may have more than one possible cause. Our sensitivity range is wide and the same person can change over life. There are specialists and clinics for this. Breathing is often part - worries - pains - schedules - so many thing on top of things. At least rest when you can. ...Read more

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How come there is not cancer for the heart. Is this because it is a muscle?

How come there is not cancer for the heart. Is this because it is a muscle?

There is!: Cancer of the heart is rare but it does happen. Most such tumors are sarcomas, arising from the heart muscle. ...Read more

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There is a disease it is like a water bag in the middle of the brain that is caused by early born i want to know is it dangerous or deadly ? thank u

There is a disease it is like a water bag in the middle of the brain that is caused by early born 
i want to know is it dangerous or deadly ? thank u

Hydrocephalus: You may be describing hydrocephalus, a neurologic condition when the fluid of the brain and spinal canal (CSF) fills up abnormally large spaces in the brain (ventricles), creating pressure on the brain tissue. Some people are born with it (congenital) as a result of genetic or developmental defect. Others develop it later from injury or disease. The condition is often treated surgically. ...Read more

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Why is it wrong to say that cancer is a genetic disease and is therefore always inherited?

Why is it wrong to say that cancer is a genetic disease and is therefore always inherited?

Not same thing: Genetic means break in gene sequencing which can be from chronic irritation, tobacco, alcohol, radiation, debilitation. And yes, you can inherit predisposition toward a particular type of cancer, but not every type of cancer. Cancer is a very broad umbrella term encompassing many disparate entities. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get relife form exccessive production of DHT that is the main cause of hair loss, if it is not genetice reason?

What is the best way to get relife form exccessive production of DHT that is the main cause of hair loss, if it is not genetice reason?

Derm Exam Needed: Ankusdhima22- dht is not the problem if it is not genetically based hair loss- an examination by a dermatologist is needed in order to find the reason for the hair loss. ...Read more

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Reverse pedophile is not always from sexual abuse as a child. This is a personal fact. What is it called if it is just a natural attraction.?

Reverse pedophile is not always from sexual abuse as a child. This is a personal fact. What is it called if it is just a natural attraction.?

It depends: It depends on how young the person is -- if not yet adult, sexual relations with an adult (especially much older) would be seen legally as statutory rape. If the person is of legal adult age and attracted to older partners, that could be natural variation. However, age spread greater than 10 years may lead to lifestyle challenges as the older person ages sooner than the younger one does. ...Read more

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Is apnea during the day a real thing? How is it diagnosed?

Is apnea during the day a real thing? How is it diagnosed?

R/O OSA: OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL. ...Read more

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What is this problem about clotting of blood due to deficiency of protein how curable is it and how serious is it???

What is this problem about clotting of blood due to deficiency of protein how curable is it and how serious is it???

Which protein?: Which one's deficient? Protein C? Protein S? One of the others? This isn't curable but may be something you can manage with medication. The great danger is blood clots in the leg breaking off and going to the lungs. Ask which deficiency and the specifics your case. ...Read more

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What is the most common way a person gets a prion disease?

What is the most common way a person gets a prion disease?

Ingestion: Current research suggests that the primary method of infection in animals is through ingestion. Knowledge in this field is in the formative stages, and research is continuing, trying to elucidate the means of transmission. Good news: clearly, occurrence is not common in humans; and when it occurs in animals, e.g. "mad cow disease", is isolated and eliminated, thus no spread. ...Read more

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My body mass is very less many people tell that it is because of masturbating what is the solution?

My body mass is very less many people tell that it is because of masturbating what is the solution?

There is no: Connection between bmi and masturbation, but there are a lot of myths about masturbation. Eat a good diet of protein, fats, and carbs and get exercise. This will help you to stay healthy. Do not worry about the number on the scale unless you experience a quick drop in weight, then see your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I been researching and it seems as though its not important to know which type of herpes is causing outbreaks, why is that ?

I been researching and it seems as though its not important to know which type of herpes is causing outbreaks, why is that ?

Type I or II?: Type i herpes can be in a type ii location and vice versa, due to 'dining out' sex practices.(oral sex). Therefore, it is no longer important which it is, we just treat it. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a person be aware of their cancer before it is diagnosed?

Is it possible that a person be aware of their cancer before it is diagnosed?

Yes: A person may be aware of signs and symptoms that may predate the official diagnosis of cancer. For example, the person may feel that odd lump or mass in the body or may have nausea and weight loss way before the official diagnosis is made with an x-ray or biopsy. ...Read more