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What Percentage Of Autistics Are High Functioning
A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more
Autism spectrum. : The reason why we currently refer to autism as a spectrum is that there are numerous symptoms and complexes of symptoms that can be considered under the umbrella of autism spectrum disorder. Some would be considered autism proper, while others would be considered in a more general grouping of autism spectrum disorders. Hard to answer a question without full evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Growth: IGF-1 is one of the main "growth hormones" and is stimulated by pituitary growth hormone. During adolescence, the levels of IGF-1 are higher than at other times. A very high IGF-1 can occur due to acromegaly, which is a pituitary tumor making excess GH, but this is very rare. A pediatric endocrinologist is the expert on this. ...Read more
Thick blood: A high hemoglobin can be the result of a condition of bone marrow overactivity called polycythemia vera. It can also be caused by low oxygen levels in the blood, caused by smoking or some heart defects. Dehydration can also be a cause. High hemoglobin causes the blood to be thick and sludgey, resulting in poor circulation to various organs. ...Read more
Depends : It really depends on how high the hemoglobin levels are. However, high hemoglobin levels can make your blood thick and increase your risk of stroke, heart attack, or other events that may impair organ function. Mild elevation of hemoglobin can be due to dehydration, poor fluid intake, some medications. Definitely ask your physician because it really depends on the situation. ...Read more
It really depends...: High levels of testosterone may increase your risk for conversion to either Dht (which can cause acne and balding) or estrogen (which can lead to water retention and gynecomastia). We are finding now that normal levels are very important and can reduce your risk for various diseases such as heart attacks and strokes in addition to just making you feel much better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ?700 nmol/l, HDL ?45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ?$, but misleading. ...Read more
Autistic Spectrum : Disorder is now the sole diagnosis for a neurodevelopmental disorder with deficits in reciprocal social interaction & social communication + repetitive, stereotypical movements or narrow, restricted areas of interest. Level is based on functional impairment & need for supports. Autismspeaks.org lists signs & symptoms of each criterion at various chronological & developmental ages. ...Read more
Creative--Asocial: Schizotypy is associated with loosened associative and overinclusive thinking that may be advantageous in creative endeavors ranging from the artistic to creative problem solving, especially problems that require thinking "out of the box." the cons are largely social, as people w/ schizotypy or often perceived as odd by others, and have deficits in social skills. ...Read more
Good cholesterol: Cholesterol acts with the body's proteins to create strructures known as lipoproteins. These have various sizes and functions. Hdl is generally recognized to form beneficial lipoproteins, hence it is referred to as "good" cholesterol. That is a number that we want to be as high as possible; it is often genetically and hormonally influenced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a diagnosis: The term "high functioning autism" is a term usually referring to individuals who have some but not all symptoms of autism. It is not truly a diagnosis and usually covers a large spectrum of people who do not have autism but have many similar symptoms, such as social awkwardness, a need for extreme structure in their lives and difficulties with reading others' emotional cues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eating disorders: Hard to answer as there are few studies, but the prevalence rate for anorexia nervosa is 0.3% and the prevalence rates for bulimia nervosa are 1% and 0.1% for young women and young men. Since roughly 30% of our population is obese, it would suggest that a relatively small number have eating disorders, though this isn't accurate since many have undiagnosed eating disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benefits?: Testosterone helps build lean muscle mass and increase hemoglobin but the levels should not be higher than normal because of adverse effects such as increased risk of heart attacks, obstructive sleep apnea, increased hemoglobin and potential stroke or clots. It also increases risks of prostate cancer. ...Read more
A Lot: Estimated , currently, 30-35% are obese or in the high risk category. ...Read more
Obesity: Unfortunately the number is about 40% and climbing........ ...Read more
Find the cause: Very low hemoglobin levels will restrict your exercise tolerance, but the greatest danger of anemia is that it warns of an underlying problem. While the cause is often a woman's loss each month or during pregnancy, or non-supplementing vegetarianism, anemia may warn of cancer, ulcers, B12 deficiency which can cause brain damage, and a host of other bad things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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