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Who Is More Likely To Become Anorexic
If family has celiac: Persons who have relatives with celiac disease are more likely to get celiac disease (it's hereditary). The disease occurs more often in certain ethnic/racial groups because more people in those groups carry the hla-dq2 and hla-dq8 genes that "cause" celiac disease. The genes are more common in persons from northern/western europe, but are uncommon in western pacific rim populations (china/japan). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The old pennsylvania dutch adage is true: "we grow too soon old and too late smart." we are generally more impulsive when we're young, and males are generally more impulsive than females. Women are more cautious and more apt to stop something before it becomes habitual (other than shoes, of course). ...Read more
Yes: It's common. A young person decides to do something to turn their life around, and starts dieting. That's a good thing, but it can become an obsession and then a life-threatening illness. ...Read more
Depression: It can affect any age, but the young & the elderly are more prone. ...Read more
Barrier: Think about how much sun damage and how much thinner the skin is on an elderly person. Your skin is your barrier. As you age, the barrier weakens, it is thinner - your infection risk goes up because the barrier is weaker and has less defense against the outside. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either one can: Brain cancers can occur in either gender although they tend to be somewhat more common in males. Yet gender alone can not predict accurately. ...Read more
Males.: For biochemical reasons, men are in greater need of a "dopamine" fix, which is given not by winning, but by the thrill of expecting to win. This deficit will also lead to other risky behavior, including illicit sex.. Obvious social conditioning factors and attitudes play a major role! ...Read more
Fragile skin: As people age, the skin becomes more fragile. Outer layer of skin (epidermis) becomes thinner. Underlying protective fat layer also thins. Fragile skin leads to more skin injuries (e.g. Skin tears and breaks in skin) and increased risk of bacterial infection. It is important to keep skin well moisturized as dry skin is more prone to injury and infection. ...Read more
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