Patient discussion about pattern

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Q. What pattern of heredity does diabetes follow?

I know that baldness comes from your mother's father. How does diabetes travel through generations?
A1Ninety percent of children who develop type 1 diabetes actually have no relative with the disease. But it’s an auto immune disease. That means that some people are in risk of getting diabetes type 1. Depends on the immune system they inherited. It’s not “recessive” or “dominant”, if your parent has type 1 – you have a 25% chance of getting the risk factor.
A2Type 1 diabetes is hereditary, type 2 is from not taking care of yourself. I'm sure you know this but many people don't. My cousin has type 1 diabetes, but too many people only know of type 2 and it’s maybe not inherited , but you can inherit a “tendency” to develop it.

Q. Which would be the best diet pattern for a woman to have a flat stomach?

I am worried about my weight. I have been constantly gaining weight for past few months and I have gained a large belly. I am just 19 years old. I would like to lose weight desperately and I am clueless on the diet pattern that I should be following. Could someone please help me out? Which would be the best diet pattern for a woman to have a flat stomach?
A1Hello. I think some of the previous posts are correct. In addition to increasing your physical activity, it's also very important to monitor how often you go to the bathroom to get rid fat causing waste inside of your stomach. You definitely need to drink lots of water and in order to allow for your body to naturally dispose of these harmful waste. You can find out more information on ways to start losing weight naturally here:
A2Hey, Please understand that by just having a diet pattern alone may not help you for sure and it does not work; in addition to that you have to do exercise. Drinking water is essential. You lose fat by monitoring your diet, but you have to do cardio, like running, or swimming to flatten and tighten your stomach. It is good to have eating pattern frequently but with less course to speed up metabolism. Every 3 hours is a good starting point.
A3sport. being concerned of what you put in your body is important but it doesn't compare with doing physical activity. my ex-wife is a fanatic, she needs to do an hour walk at least 4 times a week. she never use elevators and walk everywhere by foot instead of taking a car. she has a flat stomach, and she was a chubby teenager.

Q. Which would be the best diet pattern for a man to have a flat stomach?

A1I have found that if you eat a snack every 3 hours it will increase your metabolism and therefore help you lose weight

Chad Levin
A2thank you Brandon
A3hmmm... flat stomach is the hardest.and first of all because our shape has a genetic imprint taken from our parents. another thing- it doesn't matter which diet you do as long as you loose weight, you will loose fat from the stomach. however- there should be a physical activity that uses the stomach muscles in order to loose weight in that area in a more efficient way.

Q. I like to know why teenagers drink. Is it good to have it in this age?

This is Samir 17, student of Geneva College. Some of my classmates who are in their teens drink a lot and I tried once. I am totally against teen drinking. I like to know why teenagers drink. Is it good to have it in this age?
A1I always speek out on this subject(because my like was effected a lot of times growing up(I DONT DRINK).my father was alcoholic,I have lost friends in high school,my parents drinking buddys have gotten drunk and decided to drive right when the small children were getting out of school -he hit a 6yr old an killed the child.I worked in city hospitals for 25yrs,AS a therapist,on the cardiac team I have seen what people do to them selves because they got drunk an drove--I still to this day dont know why stay do i?--mrfoot56--peace
A2I think teens drink because they want to seem older than they are. Also they think it's a challenge to get beer when they are underage. They like to show off in front of others. Also they may be having problems and think that this is the way to handle them. I commend you for your stand against drinking.
A3GOOD MORNING SAMIL; YOU ARE THE SMART ONE--ALCOHOL is a problem for young people because of how society looks at it--ALCOHOL IS A DRUG THE SAME AS ILLIGAL DRUGS--ALCOHOL KILLS BRAIN CELLS EVERY TIME YOU TAKE A DRINK-LIVER DAMAGE CAN OCCUR,overdose happens alot because young people do not no now to drink/or use drugs.there are more alcoholics in this country(USA)than all other illigal drugs addicts put together?--I have worked in hospitals for 25yrs and i have seen first hand what teenage drinking can do to your body.I lived with a alcoholic for 22yrs.IT WAS NO FUN,if you dont drink you have a better chance at life,life is hard enough dont make it harder by drinking----peace---mrfoot56

Q. Do you know if Propecia can truly stop hair loss and even grow back hair. do you have any statistics about it?

do you know if there are any side effects to this medication?
A1it does work but there is some side affects, as in E.D. while you are on the med.
A2Thanks for the response Amy, but I didn't understand your answer. I wanted to know if Propecia can truly stop hair loss and if it has the ability to grow back hair? I was interested in statistics about it if possible. Also I wanted to know if there are any side effects to this medication?
A3YOu can also try to ask at the heart diseases community here (
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