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Why are some people more prone to alcoholism than others?

Why are some people more prone to alcoholism than others?

Genetic factors: There is some "genetic predisposition" on children of alcoholics. This may be related to the chemistry of the brain and the centers for pleasure. Also children learn from the behavior of people who surround them. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Why are some people more prone to hernias than others?

Why are some people more prone to hernias than others?

Multifactorial: The cause of a hernia may be different among patients, and even on the same patient over time. One herniaaybne caused by an operation in the setting of obesity and complicated by an infection. Another may be caused by a car accident. What is also important, but unknown is the fact that many with hernias have abnormal connective tissue or collagen. Why and who are still mysteries. ...Read more

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Why are some people more injury prone than others?

Why are some people more injury prone than others?

Good Question: However there is probably no good answer. Genetics probably helps a lot. Some people are good athletes and other are not. Also, think like professional athletes to get the extra medical/chiropractic/massage therapies/athletic training etc. You should consider having this a part of your life as well. Exercising can tax your body and you need to have way to relieve pressure of prevent injuries. ...Read more

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Why are some people more cancer prone than others?

Why are some people more cancer prone than others?

Yes: Certain patients are more likely to get cancers than others. It is well known that there are certain genetic symdromes such as neurofibromatosis or li-fraumeni that lead to an increased incidence of brain tumors. Women who have a blood relative with breast cancer are at increased risk. Furthermore, a strong history of polyposis of the colon leads to an increased risk and thus more screenings. ...Read more

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What are some people more prone to cancer than others?

What are some people more prone to cancer than others?

Definitely...: There are many genetic conditions that predispose affected individuals to developing cancers. (angelina jolie for example). ...Read more

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What are some people more susceptible to alcoholism?

What are some people more susceptible to alcoholism?

Genetics: There are some genetic links that make people more susceptible to alcoholism. Also, early childhood trauma or untreated mental illness can make people more susceptible. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to developing corns than others?

Are some people more prone to developing corns than others?

Yes: Calluses and corns are thickened dead skin material, and form naturally to protect areas of skin where there is repeated pressure or frequent friction. People whose feet bones are formed a way that causes more pressure or friction spots during walking will tend to get corns more easily. Poorly fitting shoes and excessive walking, running, or climbing may increase calluses and corns, too. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop bruises than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop bruises than others?

Many reasons: Bruising may be normal, and the predisposition to bruising can be inherited genetically. It may also be an indication of a vitamin deficiency, or a deficiency in the compounds and cells needed for blood clotting. Your doctor can run simple blood tests to determine the causes of bruising. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop polychondritis than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop polychondritis than others?

Not known: It is a chronic inflammatory condition involving the cartialge. Its cause is unknown. It is felt to be autoimmune and people can have antibodies to cartilage and collagen. There is an assocaition of other autoimmune disorders - systemic vasculitis, inflammatory eye disease, thyroid disease, sjogren's, systemic lupus and inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop chilblains than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop chilblains than others?

Circulation: Certain circulatory and neurological conditions make some people more prone to cold injury. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting confusion?

Are some people more prone to getting confusion?

Let me list them: The people how use alcohol , some medications for Parkinson's disease, diuretics, tricycles, tetracyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines. The elderly and especially those with pre-existing dementia, vitamin d deficiencies. The people how have(epilepsy, heat stroke or hypothermia, shock or head injury, infection, psychosis or poisoning, stroke. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop arachnoiditis than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop arachnoiditis than others?

Not Sure: Arachnoiditis is a chronic inflammatory condition. I would suspect that if you have a diet or lifestyle that is high in inflammatory chemicals that one would be more susceptible than another. I find that so many chronic inflammatory conditions are helped by diet and lifestyle changes. If this is something you have, also consult with a chinese medicine practitioner. It can help a lot! ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to bedwetting?

Are some people more prone to bedwetting?

Boys more than girls: Girls tend to achieve night-time dryness earlier than boys and hence boys are more prone to bedwetting than girls. Bedwetting is uncommon in adults, however is > common in women than in men. Children with developmental delay, down syndrome, diabetes insipidus and following bladder reconstructive surgery are all more prone to bedwetting. ...Read more

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Why are some people more prone to gastro?

Why are some people more prone to gastro?

Gastro?: It is not clear what you mean by 'gastro'. Could you rephrase your question and resubmit it? ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting pseudogout?

Are some people more prone to getting pseudogout?

In some cases: Pseudogout refers to a type of arthritis that causes sudden episodes of joint pain and swelling. It is due to the accumulation of calcium pyrophosphate crystals in joints and surrounding tissues. People can inherit a predisposition to pyrophosphate accumulation and are at higher risk for disease. Other risk factors include age, iron storage problems and parathyroid gland diease. ...Read more

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Why are some people more sexually driven than others?

Why are some people more sexually driven than others?

Genes and morality: Traits are passed on through the combination of billions of base pairs that are arranged in a unique order on our DNA, half from Mom and half from Dad. so each of us is one of a kind yet still enough alike to combine our DNA to make another completely unique human. Many evolutionary forces affect sex drive and our attitude about sex, which is taught, affects how we harness (or not) that drive. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to get cancer than others?

Why are some people more likely to get cancer than others?

Genes vs environment: Some of us have better genetic protection than others. A few cancers are purely bad luck because you inherit specific genes. The majority are related to your environment and lifestyle/diet choices and a balance of "good" cancer suppressor genes and "bad" promoter genes. Some folks make better lifestyle/diet choices than others and some have more suppressor genes. Read more about "epigenetics". ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting cholangitis?

Are some people more prone to getting cholangitis?

Yes: Cholangitis is an infection of the common bile duct, the tube that carries bile from the liver to the gallbladder and intestines. This infection occurs more commonly in women than men. The onset is usually after age 55. Individuals who are at greater risk are those who have previously suffered from gallstones. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting coccidiomycosis?

Are some people more prone to getting coccidiomycosis?

YES: Depends on geography (exposure to the fungus esp in San Joaquin Valley in CA, southwest AZ, and southern border of TX and NM), genetic background (African or Filipino descent) , and immunity ( immmunosuppressed people with AIDS, transplant, on chemotherapy are more prone to getting it), and exposure to dust (digging a ditch or gardening). ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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