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Are There Any Factors That Makes Someone More Prone To Having Meniscus Injuries
Yes: Most acl tears cannot be repaired and must be reconstructed to restore the anatomy. Reconstruction means taking another ligament and putting it in the place of the old acl. Repair refers to the sewing together of torn pieces of the acl. The results of repairs of tears are simply not as good as reconstruction so it really is not an option for tears. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there a disase/condition/disorder that would make someone more susceptible to having pressure sores?
No: Pressure sores result from just that, pressure. These are typically found in bed bound patients where parts of their body are constantly in contact with a surface such as a mattress. The body's own weight causes erosion of the tissue and for a sore to develop. Vitamin c has been shown to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers. ...Read more
Various: In general if you have any medical condition that keeps you from exercising either cardio or weight training, you will be prone to tendonitis and muscle sprains. What keeps pts from developing these condition is regular exercise at least 20 minutes 3-4 times a week. If you are overweight, have heart failure or have osteoporosis, you may be at increase risk of tendonitis and muscle sprains. ...Read more
Mitral valve: Outcomes with mitral valve replacement are not quite as good as aortic valve replacement but, in many cases, the mitral valve can be repaired which is always preferable to replacement and has excellent outcomes if it's an option. The tricuspid and pulmonic valves are lower risk and less frequently needed operations. ...Read more
Are there any genetic links to make one prone to having acute disseminated encephalomyelitis? Why does this occur?
Susceptibility: Adem is classically a mono phasic illness in children following a viral infection or vaccination, and is considered a secondary autoimmune reaction to the inciting original problem. Unlikely to ever occur again, and does not represent initial ms. There are genetic susceptibilities to this disorder, but not a true hereditary disorder at all. ...Read more
I don't think so: People can develop ptsd in childhood as a result of abuse or severe mistreatment, as a young adult on the battlefield, or any time in life as a result of serious, life-threatening trauma. Perhaps it develops most often in times of life most marked by trauma, but that's just a guess. Maybe someone knows the actual statistics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerves and vessels: The PCL rests outside of the knee joint and right next to the nerves and blood vessels that supply much of your leg, ankle, and foot. Any PCL reconstruction done poorly puts your blood vessels and nerves at risk. It is better to have experts perform PCL reconstructions because they will tend to do more of them. In general, PCL tears are associated with bigger injuries, which carries higher risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The aorta is the largest artery in the body and is vulnerable to the same factors that cause problems in other arteries. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking all increased the chances of aneurysm formation as does stimulant use (such as cocaine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family History: Genetics is important. A first degree relative with endometriosis is a high risk. Endometriosis is also related to asthma and allergic conditions. Information is available at the endometriosis foundation of america, padma lakshmi (picture) is the co founder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any pre-existing conditions that would eliminate me as a candidate for botox? I understand that botox is a pretty powerful toxin that could be harmful in some people. Are there any pre-existing medical conditions that might prevent me from bein
Taken : Taken from webmd who should not take Botox cosmetic im? Check with your physician if you have any of the following: conditions: lou gehrig's disease, disorder of the peripheral nerves that cause movement, myasthenia gravis, progressive muscle weakness with carcinoma, condition where one object appears as two or more object, double vision, blurred vision, food poisoning due to improperly canned or preserved food, drooping of the upper eyelid, infection of lung from inhaling stomach contents, significant decrease in lung function, voice disorder, hoarseness, difficulty speaking, trouble breathing, difficulty swallowing, problems with bladder control, feeling weak allergies: botulinum toxin i would also add: skin infection at the injection and previous history of problems with injections with other neuromuscular blocking drugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some sites seem to think having laser eye surgery can lead to some horrible condition. What are common risks?
Dry Eye: For the most part, laser eye surgery is safe and very effective. However, any procedure can carry risks. Most common risk is dry eye. Other risks include infection and inflammation. It is very important to get a thorough eye examination and discuss the procedure and it's risks with your ophthalmologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Are certain people more susceptible to the bad side effects of lamotrigine, incl. Rashes? Already prone to a lot of skin issues, afraid to take it.
Are there any implants or anything that can be done to make someone's belly bigger, without the health risks of gaining weight?
Belly size : I'm not sure what you end goal is. You are right to think about the risks of increasing body fat. Are you after a particular look? I recommend having a body fat % checked and then consult with a trained nutritionist and exercise physiologist to cone up with a healthy plan to get you as close as possible to your goal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not true: The liver is a complex abdominal organ that neutralizes toxin, makes bile, etc. The liver is not involved with allergies. Allergies are the result an over exuberant immune response proteins that are usually not a problem. The usual organs involved in allergy are: skin, lungs, nose, eyes, tongue, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. ...Read more
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