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How Can You Prevent Appendicitis
Fiber: There are many dietary recommendations that have been widely disseminated (things to avoid, etc), but recent studies have found no basis for those recommendations. The one thing that has been shown to prevent a second episode of diverticulitis (once someone has has a first episode) is to take a tablespoon of fiber supplementation (phyllium) daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You usually can't: Osteosarcoma is a very rare cancer. Of 300 million people in the us, there are about 800 cases a year. Usually it occurs randomly, but rare cases are due to genetic disorders, preexisting benign conditions (paget's etc.) or radiation. Other than avoiding radiation, there is not much you can do. That being said, the chances of getting osteosarcoma in the first place are very low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute? Chronic?: Acute bronchitis is caused by an infection of the airways. Preventive measures include avoiding people who have the infection as much as possible as well as frequent hand washing. Chronic bronchitis is typically caused by smoking so never smoking as well as smoking cessation is vital for prevention. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis: Treat risk factors before you have symptoms/ problems. If you have a strong family history, you can't be checked out young enough! 1. Treat high blood pressure, diabetes, lipids and triglycerides 2. Lose weight, exercise, quit smoking 3. Low fat, low glycemic diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agree w Abstinance: Crabs (pubic lice) is usually transmitted through direct contact during sexual activity. Crabs (phthirus pubis) can also be spread by vector transmission. Wearing someone else’s clothes that are contaminated or infected towels, bed sheets or towels can give you lice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't: There is no way to prevent kidney cancer. There are some risk factors for kidney cancer, but even if one does not have any risk factors, it can still develop, even if you live a healthy lifestyle. There is a sporadic form of kidney cancer that can occur even without any risk factors or family history of cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toxoplasmosis: Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic infection and the most frequent cause is contact with cat feces or uncooked meat without thorough washing of hands. The treatment is effective and relatively non toxic. It is usually harmless and without significant symptoms, and is only dangerous if acquired in pregnancy, which can affect the infant and persist until teen years without detection from symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid exposure: The best prevention is avoidance of exposure. If you can stay away from that, that's the best way to prevent poisoning. If you must be in the environment where the exposure is inevitable, you want to use protective wear (respirators/masks) and special outfits that may protect your skin, upper respiratory tract, eyes etc. Also, showering after such exposure may remove lead particles somewhat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Control inflammation: Asthma is an inflammatory condition caused by genetic & environmental factors. Avoiding allergens (dust mites, pet dander, mold) & irritants (smoke) can decrease the likelihood of developing asthma. Once diagnosed, avoiding these can also help as well as staying on controller medications that keep inflammation from triggering an attack. Regular visits with an asthma specialist can also help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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