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Feb 19, 2010 in the Genetics Community - 3
Thanks for the reply. The strange thing is that both my mom and aunt were diagnosed, but neither have had any symptoms and they are both in the 70's. My aunt had her blood tested while she was in the hospital for a minor heart attack and that's when they told her. My mom asked her doctor to test her since it's hereditary and she too, was tol...
Feb 17, 2010 in the Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
For the last 5 years, I smell a smoky smell on occasion. It's not every day, but sometimes. I am a non-smoker and so is my husband. There is no one around me smoking, and it's happened in different homes, apartments, outside and inside, even in my doctor's office. I just moved into a new house three months ago and nobody smokes here. Wh...
Thanks for your input, doctor. No, nothing fits better and the fact that the scale hovers in the same area for the last 6-7 months after adding all this exercise and changing my eating. I'm 5'10" and my weight stays in the 189-193 area, fluctuating by the day. Using this site to track my meals and exercise shows that I'm consuming less ...
Feb 12, 2010 in the Genetics Community - 3
Both my mother and her sister (my aunt) have been diagnosed with hereditary spherocytosis in the last several years. My mom is insisting me and my siblings be tested. We have no symptoms and are wondering how serious this can be and whether it's something that needs to be checked right away or if we should wait until we notice anything. This discussi...
Feb 12, 2010 in the Genetic Disorders Expert Forum - 1
A related discussion, Spherocytosis was started.
I'm 48 years old. After a rather sedentary lifestyle for the past 10 years, I began making changes 6 months ago. I started going to the gym 5 days a week and walking briskly for 40 minutes, then 10 minutes on elliptical trainer. Four months ago, I added dumbbells to work my arms with all sorts of lifts and movements to add calorie burn during the 4 m...