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Are people with diabetes at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with diabetes at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Yes: Anyone with diabetes is at an increased risk from any infection including parasite infection. Diabetics have a weaker immune system, poor wound healing, poorer nutrition absorption, greater risk of liver, kidney, heart and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Are people with HIV at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with HIV at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Yes: People with lowered immunity for any reason, including hiv, are at increased risk for parasitic infestations and complications. ...Read more

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Are people with chemotherapy at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with chemotherapy at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Shouldn't be: This was a hard one! people with suppressed immune systems from chemotherapy are at a slightly higher risk of getting tapeworm infections, which are uncommon in the U.S. Tapeworms come from eating undercooked beef or pork. If you already have tapeworms, you need medicine to get rid of them, and that will work just the same whether you are on chemotherapy or not. ...Read more

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Why are people with poorly controlled diabetes more at risk for amputation?

Why are people with poorly controlled diabetes more at risk for amputation?

Many reasons: Small arterial occlusive disease large vessel occlusive disease poor skin care easy infectivity (obesity and smoking are additional risks). ...Read more

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Are people with autism at more risk of health problems?

Are people with autism at more risk of health problems?

Yes: People with autism have a higher risk of several types of health problems such as seizures, gastrointestinal problems and adhd. The communication difficulties in autism can also make it difficult for medical professionals to detect other problems such as heart burn or constipation. Many healthcare professionals receive limited training in autism. ...Read more

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Why are some people with pneumonia at risk for cachexia?

Why are some people with pneumonia at risk for cachexia?

Its the reverse: Cachexia is a sign of either nutritional deficiency or severe chronic underlying disease which releases inflammatory compounds that cause loss of muscle tissue and body mass. A large number of diseases do this, like cancer and advanced heart disease. This condition will lower the ability to fight infection and increase the risk of all infections including pneumonia. ...Read more

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Why are people with poorly controlled diabetes at risk for amputation?

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Why are people with poorly controlled diabetes at risk for amputation?

Infection and PVD: Uncobtrolled diabetes can lead to increasing numbers of infections and sores on the feet. Diabetes also causes the arteries that give blood to the feet, to become illed with plaque, leading to decreased circulation to heal ores or ulcers on the feet which can lead to amputation. ...Read more

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Why are patients with chronic kidney disease at higher risk for drug related complications?

Why are patients with chronic kidney disease at higher risk for drug related complications?

Kidneys filter drugs: When Chronic kidney disease is diagnosed kidney function have already dwindled. One of the many functions of kidneys is to filters drugs and their metabolic products into urine and excrete them. When that function is compromised, complications arise frequently. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for these conditions?

What conditions: Please list the coniditions that you are concerned about. ...Read more

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Are people who are born with brca gene at a higher risk for recurrence of cancer too?

Are people who are born with brca gene  at a higher risk for recurrence of  cancer too?

Yes!: If you have a mutation in the brca gene, you are at higher risk of getting a first cancer, and of having recurrence of a prior treated cancer. The brca gene helps cells repair themselves when they get damanged. Cells in people with a mutated brca gene can't repair themselves, so they are more likely to become cancerous. I keep a very close eye on my cancer patients with brca mutations! ...Read more

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Are patients with neurofibromatosis considered to have high risk pregnancies?

Are patients with neurofibromatosis considered to have high risk pregnancies?

Not necessarily: In a study 105 women had a total of 247 pregnancies, resulting in 182 live births.Cesarean section rate(36%) was greater than the general population.Did not show previously reported increased preeclampsia, preterm delivery, intrauterine growth restriction, pregnancy-induced hypertension, stillbirth, spontaneous abortion/perinatal mortality.60% showed new neurofibromas and 52% enlargement of nfs. ...Read more

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Are people with aspergers at higher risk for substance abuse?

Are people with aspergers at higher risk for substance abuse?

No: I'm not aware of any data on this, but in general individuals with ASD are less likely to be risk-takers, more likely to be under the watchful eye of an adult, and less likely to congregate unsupervised with peers who are experimenting with substances of abuse. Among my fairly substantial patient population, i've not seen any problems, even with marijuana. ...Read more

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What people are at risk for gastroenteritis?

What people are at risk for gastroenteritis?

Gastro: Gastroenteritis is usually caused by a virus and just like the flu is transmitted from person to person. Unlike the flu, it is usually transmitted by poor hand hygeine. It can come in waves on certain communities and during certain tomes of year (spring/summer). Anyone can get gastroenteritis - prevention with good hand washing and food storage is key. ...Read more

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Is congenital heart disease correlated with age? Are older people more at risk with congenital heart disease, if so, how can it be prevented?

Is congenital heart disease  correlated with age? Are older people more at risk with congenital heart disease, if so, how can it be prevented?

No: I think this is a definition issue. Congenital means "from birth", and most congenital issues are caught nearer to birth, especially major ones that either cause blue lips and gums, or failure to grow properly. Sometimes an issue like a small hole between chambers of the heart goes undetected, and is found later on a cardiac work up for other reasons. But issues like that start from birth. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why people with poorly controlled diabetes at risk for amputation?

Can you tell me why people with poorly controlled diabetes at risk for amputation?

Overall health: Diabetes is a very complicated disease. It is a multi organ condition that could affect some. Amputation is caused by poor circulation, bad infection/bone infections, severe deformity known as charcot joint deformities. The other system that could get affected is the nerves of your feet (protective sensation). All or some of these can cause a higher amputation rate all caused by poor control ...Read more

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Are patients with bipolar disorder at high risk for suicide?

Are patients with bipolar disorder at high risk for suicide?

Yes: Studies have shown that 25-50% of patients with Bipolar disorder attempt suicide. This is much less likely to happen if prsons with this condition are in a good relationship with a psychiatrist and are on the proper medication . ...Read more

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Why are kidney recipients at a higher risk for diabetes, cancer and bone disease?

Why are kidney recipients at a higher risk for diabetes, cancer and bone disease?

Immunosuppression: I am not a kidney transplant specialist, but i still think i can answer. Patients that receive an organ transplant usually need ongoing immunosuppression to prevent rejection. That can include a variety of drugs including steroids. Diabetes, bone loss - steroid induced cancer - immunosuppression drugs. ...Read more

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