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Doctor insights on: Who Is More Likely To Become Anorexic

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Who is more likely to become anorexic?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Who is more likely to become anorexic?

Anorexic: Teenage females with low self esteem and poor self image who thrive for perfection. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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Who is more likely to get endometriosis?

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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Who is more likely to get endometriosis?

40 percent of women: Fortunately most women with endometriosis are not actually bothered by it. If symptomatic there are many treatments available. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get diabetes?

Who is more likely to get diabetes?

Family history: Risk factors include: family history, overweight, metabolic syndrome, age over 60, exposure to some chemicals, lack of exercise. Try to modify the risk factors you can control. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get graves' disease?

Who is more likely to get graves' disease?

Who gets Graves: Women have a much much higher incidence then men, but frequently it cab be much more severe in men. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to catch tapeworm?

Tapeworm: People who live in an endemic who eat raw beef or raw pork. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get adrenal fatigue?

Who is more likely to get adrenal fatigue?

Steriod users: AIDS patient as well as prople that have been on steriods in past. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get celiac disease?

Who is more likely to get celiac disease?

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 more

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Who is more likely to get addison's disease?

Who is more likely to get addison's disease?

Other endocrine dz: People who have other autoimmune endocrine disease like thyroid disease or pituitary disease. ...Read more

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Are young men more likely to develop an addiction?

Are young men more likely to develop an addiction?

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

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How likely is someone to go from being obese to anorexic?

How likely is someone to go from being obese to anorexic?

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

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Is it true that teenagers are more likely to be depressed than adults?

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Is it true that teenagers are more likely to be depressed than adults?

Depression: It can affect any age, but the young & the elderly are more prone. ...Read more

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Why would an elderly person be more prone to skin infections than a younger woman?

Why would an elderly person be more prone to skin infections than a younger woman?

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 more

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Who is more likely to get autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune disease: Increased risk in family with 1st degree relative or closer 2nd degree relative with any autoimmune disease. Women also tend to have a slightly increased risk over men. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get brain cancer, females or males?

Who is more likely to get brain cancer, females or males?

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

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Are women or men more likely to become gamblers?

Are women or men more likely to become gamblers?

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

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Why would an elderly person be more prone to skin infections than a younger person?

Why would an elderly person be more prone to skin infections than a younger person?

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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Why are people less likely to be fat/obese in college?

Why are people less likely to be fat/obese in college?

As compared to when?: Many people are older teens or young adults. Many people put on weight as their adult age advances. I would suspect that many college students are also physically active. ...Read more