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Are People With Diabetes 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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