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Why do some babies have more gas than others?

Why do some babies have more gas than others?

Digestive issues: Babies are born with all systems in tact but not fully mature. Many enzymes needed for digestion are not mature until 6-9 months. Many babies are also not colonized with beneficial bacteria in the birth process, and good bacteria aid in digestion.All these can lead to poor fermentation and digestion of food and hence more gas. ...Read more

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Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Why do some people have smaller teeth than others?

Why do some people have smaller teeth than others?

Genetics: Natural healthy teeth vary in size depending upon the genetic predisposition of the individual. ...Read more

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Why do some children get sick more often than other children?

Why do some children get sick more often than other children?

Variables: Infants tend to be well protected from illness in the first 8-12 wks by immunity passed in pregnancy from the mother. As that fades, babies /kids/adults get exposed to a variety of bacteria, viruses, parasites based on lifestyle, hygiene & chance.Kids that are well rested & fed show their peak resistance to illness.Some are more or less ill based on a combo of genetics & exposures. ...Read more

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Why do some peoples farts stink more than others?

Why do some peoples farts stink more than others?

Gut germs: The action of intestinal bacteria who digest material you don't assimilate creates a variety of gasses.The amount and quality reflect what you eat and the types of germs in the gut.Probiotics, which are composed of living cultures of healthy germs can help alter the odor produced during this natural process.Avoiding foods like beans/cauliflower etc can also help. ...Read more

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Some people have more sensitive teeth than others. Why is that?

Some people have more sensitive teeth than others. Why is that?

Some more than other: Yes some people will have more sensitive than others. Diet is the major cause. Most foods are acidic Do a web search to see the biggest offenders. Most tooth pastes TP are very abrasive. Use a gel or a baking soda base TP. This minimizes the abrasion affect. Use as minimal amount of TP to get the job done. About 1/2 the size of an pencil eraser tip.See you DDS for more help. ...Read more

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Some people need more sleep than others. Why is that?

Some people need more sleep than others. Why is that?

Everyone different: Most people need between 6 to 8 hours of sleep for optimal health and performance. But because our genes are sightly different there is some variation. ...Read more

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Why do some people develop kidney stones and some more than once?

Why do some people develop kidney stones and some more than once?

Genes/diet/lifestyle: A genetic predisposition, dietary factors and lifestyle excesses all contribute to stone formation. Since you can't do anything about your genes, you should focus on diet and lifestyle changes that you can control. Your md will need to know the composition of your stones, as well as the results of a PTH assessment and urorisk evaluation. Adequate hydration for a uop > 2l/24hours is paramount. ...Read more

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Do some people have more energy than others or just use it more efficiently?

Do some people have more energy than others or just use it more efficiently?

Yes: If you have been checked out and don't have any underlying medical conditions that may be causing low energy, then not getting enough sleep, lack of exercise or poor diet may be contributing to low energy levels. Also, depression and/or anxiety can cause feelings of low energy. Consider seeing a psychologist or other qualified mental health professional. ...Read more

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Some people get vertigo more than others. Why is that?

Some people get vertigo more than others. Why is that?

Many factors: May have inner ear condition , or side effect from a drug being taken. Best to see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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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 do some women produce more milk than other women?

Why do some women produce more milk than other women?

Breast milk supply: The reasons could be improper latch, not nursing or pumping enough to meet supply, certain medications (including estrogen-containing hormonal contraceptives), illness, and dehydration. A rarer reason is sheehan's syndrome(post-partum pituitary gland dysfunction. You could discuss with your OB or pediatrician about fenugreek(otc herb). Some try reglan(prescription) as well. ...Read more

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I know some people are more likely to get GI cancer than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get GI cancer than others. Which ones?

Many: Smokering, heavy alcohol intake, low fiber, high red meat intake and processed food, excessive caffeine intake, patients with family history of GI cancers, personal historey of inflammatory bowel disease, women with a history of breast cancer, are a few of the risk factors as well as age over 50. ...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 just more prone to diarhia?

Are some people just more prone to diarhia?

YES...: Those with 'irritable bowel syndrome', have more diarrhea, there is treatment for this. Diarrhea can be a symptom of systemic illnesses, malabsorption syndrome, anxiety, food allergy, etc. Food, drink, beverages which cause high osmolar environment in the intestine, draws more fluid into the lumen causing diarrhea. Check with your doctor if it is bothering you. ...Read more

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How come some peoples breath stink so much more than others?

Oral hygiene: Breath odor most commonly comes from bacterial colonies in the mouth and teeth. Some people have untreated cavities, and or gingivitis and even open sores in the mouth. "these will contribute to unpleasant breath. They should be active in oral hygiene, seek the help of a dentist and dental hygienist and may need some antibiotic treatments. ...Read more

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I know some people are more likely to get berylliosis than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get berylliosis than others. Which ones?

Occupational: This is an occupational disorder. Older (decades ago) flourescent light bulbs were made with berylium (be). Nowdays it is used mostly in aerospace manufacturing. People in jet engine plants for high-speed aircraft, missiles, space vehicles and satellites. Its lightweight, and strong. People working in these industries are more likely to come into contact with be dust. ...Read more

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Why do some kids get a cold sore more often than other kids get them?

Why do some kids get a cold sore more often than other kids get them?

Nobody knows surely: Many different things influence the reappearance of herpes from its normal sites of residence. Many of us carry it for a lifetime with minimal if any symptoms, some develop lesions when they get other infections, are stressed emotionally, are immune compromised, etc. People are different. ...Read more

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What makes some people have more viewable veins in hands than others?

What makes some people have more viewable veins in hands than others?

Loss of fat Cosmetic: Many factors are related to prominent veins of the hands...But the most common cause is loss of body fat. Most patients who present with prominent hand veins have lost weight or decreased weight. This leads to an aged appearance of the dorsum or back of the hands. The large vein appearance can be improved by laser ablation of the prominent veins, fat transfer and/or man-made filler injections. ...Read more

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