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What is the name of the disorder people have when they pull out their eyelashes?

What is the name of the disorder people have when they pull out their eyelashes?

Trichotillomania: Constant pulling of the eyebrows can lead to permanent loss if there is damage to the follicles. This habit, trichotillomania, may need counseling to help break the pattern in some people. There may be an underlying stress that needs to be brought to the open. ...Read more

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What is the name of the condition were u can not poo or urinate when people are around?

What is the name of the condition were u can not poo or urinate when people are around?

Paruresis.: Paruresis is the avoidance of, or the inability to use the toilet in the presence of others. It is listed in the dsm-iv, the classification manual used by psychiatrists, as a social phobia. This can be a serious condition & an issue in cases of employer-based urine drug screening. For those who experience significant anxiety, treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy & support groups exist. ...Read more

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Why are some people have a translucency at the bottom of their front teeth? I wanna know the exact cause?

Why are some people have a translucency at the bottom of their front teeth? I wanna know the exact cause?

Incisal translucency: This is the normal anatomy of a tooth and is called incisal translucency. The enamel thins out at the edge of the frontal tooth and also there is no underlying dentin. ...Read more

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It seems that most of the people I know have lost many of their back teeth and less of the number of front teeth. Why does it happen this way?

It seems that most of the people I know have lost many of their back teeth and less of the number of front teeth. Why does it happen this way?

Anatomy: Back teeth, because of their shapes, are more susceptible to decay. It's also harder to care for supporting tissues. Add to that not bruising 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock, not flossing, not having check-ups 2x/year, eating hard foods like ice, high sugar diet, not replacing missing teeth immediately, etc. comes down to see your Dentist regularly and follow advice to the letter. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a persons body to just jump when they are sleeping?

What are the causes of a persons body to just jump when they are sleeping?

Information: Interesting question. No specific answer. Usualy it has to do with some kind of electical activity in the brain during sleep. ...Read more

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My eyelids hurt until i pull the lash that causes the pain out. It is usually near the skin and it is not trichotillomania the paincomes each month, right in the middle of each eyelid. I always pull so many lashes out that i end up with a huge bald spot.

My eyelids hurt until i pull the lash that causes the pain out. It is usually near the skin and it is not trichotillomania the paincomes each month, right in the middle of each eyelid. I always pull so many lashes out that i end up with a huge bald spot.

Trichiasis: Misdirected eyelashes (trichiasis) or eyelashes growing from the wrong place (distichiasis) that invert and rub on the surface of the eye (cornea), are very irritating. The symptoms of scratchiness, tearing and pain are common. Sometimes it can lead to a corneal abrasion, infection and scarring. The lashes can be epilated (pulled). If they recur then electrolysis or minor surgical procedure. ...Read more

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How serious is anxiety and do people grow out of it or are they usually left to deal with it for the rest of their lives?

How serious is anxiety and do people grow out of it or are they usually left to deal with it for the rest of their lives?

Can be serious: There are many types and degrees of severity of anxiety. Trauma is an anxiety disorder like PTSD. Other fears can manifest as phobias (snakes or spiders). Most fears are manageable and we develop strategies to manage them. If they interfere with your life and prevent you from fully functioning you may benefit from some professional help. ...Read more

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What are the causes of people to pass out when they get hit by something to the head?

What are the causes of people to pass out when they get hit by something to the head?

Head injury: Although there are a # of types of head injuries - concussion is frequent. A concussion could occur with or without loss of conciousness. Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred problems with short term memory & dizziness. Please be evaluated if you have sustained a head injury with loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Why do conn. Tissue disorder patients have flares in certain times of the year? Spring and fall are the worst for me. Is it the change of weather?

Why do conn. Tissue disorder patients have flares in certain times of the year? Spring and fall are the worst for me. Is it the change of weather?

Hormonal status: While changes in wether may be the ultimate cause, it is often the variations in the hormones that may be the immediate cause of change in symptoms. ...Read more

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If teeth are like bone, the hardest part of the body; so how can a mere, puny toothpaste have an effect on them?

If teeth are like bone, the hardest part of the body; so how can a mere, puny toothpaste have an effect on them?

Makes it stronger: Enamel is the hardest substance in the body, yet it can be destroyed when bathed in a constant acid bath, such as diet sodas, regular sodas, sucking on hard candies. Toothpaste counteracts the dissolution of the enamel because of the fluoride. Fluoride gets out of the toothpaste, and is then free to exchange with the calcium in your enamel, which makes the enamel stronger and more resistant. ...Read more

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When transgendered people start dating people of the opposite sex, does that make the person of the opposite sex gay if they didn't know of the change?

When transgendered people start dating people of the opposite sex, does that make the person of the opposite sex gay if they didn't know of the change?

I hope I am: Understanding this correctly. In a situation in which the person is unaware of other individual's actual gender - the person is not making a conscious choice to date someone of that actual gender. In other words, if a man fully believed he was dating /sexually attracted to a woman (who actually a male) - that would not make the man a homosexual. ...Read more

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Why doa lot of people take their inhaler out of sight of people, or run to the toilet and take it there?

Why doa  lot of people take their inhaler out of sight of people, or run to the toilet and take it there?

Embarrassment: Few people are proud of, nor want to p;ublicly advertise their illnesses. Many asthmatics feel that way and will go out of the room to do the inhaling. And it does appear a little "gross" the way it is done. ...Read more

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Migraines run on my side of the family. What is the percentage that our kids will get them?

Migraines run on my side of the family.  What is the percentage that our kids will get them?

About 50%: The findings vary some across studies but the risk of migraine is about 50% higher in relatives of persons with migraines when compared to relatives of persons without migraines. ...Read more