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Are there certain things that make getting amniotic fluid embolism more likely?

Are there certain things that make getting amniotic fluid embolism more likely?

Yes: Careless surgery can open venous plexuses susceptible to pick up amniotic fluid. Too much pressure on the abdomen during cesarean can do the same thing as well. Sometimes with everything done perfectly still happens unfortunately. ...Read more

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Embolus (Definition)

Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more


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Are there certain things that make getting blocked arteries more likely?

Are there certain things that make getting blocked arteries more likely?

Yes: There are controllable, and uncontrollable factors. The things that you can control are not smoking, watching cholesterol, controlling blood pressure and sugar levels. You cannot control your gender, age and genetics. ...Read more

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Are there certain things that make getting gum disease more likely?

Are there certain things that make getting gum disease more likely?

Yes: Risk factors that increase likelyhood include: smoking, stress, poor oral hygiene, genetic predisposition, suppressed immune system, diabetes, high cholesterol, bacterial transmission through saliva of other contaminated person, familial gum disease, other systemmic inflammatory diseases, etc. ...Read more

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Are there certain things that make getting bulimia nervosa more likely?

Are there certain things that make getting bulimia nervosa more likely?

At least partly: Your genetics! but also not having a realistic body image can contribute. There may also be a problem with the satiety mechanism. ...Read more

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Are there things in my control that make aortic aneurysm more likely?

Are there things in my control that make aortic aneurysm more likely?

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 more

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Are there things in my control that make bronchitis more likely?

Are there things in my control that make bronchitis more likely?

Allergy control: Bronchitis and similar illnesses are commonly associated to not well controlled respiratory allergic disease. Swelling and increased secretions secondary to allergy produce bronchitis symptoms which might or might not get secondarily infected. Identifying allergens, reducing exposure to them if present and measures to control allergy symptoms reduce the number of bronchitis episodes. ...Read more

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Are there things in my control that make frostbite more likely?

Are there things in my control that make frostbite more likely?

Proper clothing: Avoid extreme temperatures. But if you must be outside wear proper layered clothing and have extra socks available if clothing beamed wet. Emergency supplies and evacuation plan in advance of trip. ...Read more

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Are there things in my control that make chiari malformation more likely?

Are there things in my control that make chiari malformation more likely?

No: A chiari malformation is a congenital malformation where part the cerebellum in the back of the brain lies low and slips through the large opening at the base of the skull. Most patients are born with them, and type 1 is usually asymptomatic. Types 2 and 3 are more severe and often require surgery. An acquired chiari can occur following a lumbar shunt procedure, but this is quite rare. ...Read more

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Are there habits that make bronchiolitis more likely?

Are there habits that make bronchiolitis more likely?

Yes!: Bronchiolitis, a viral infection of the bronchioles (the smallest airways), usually occurs in patients under 2 years old and is most common in babies 3-6 months old. One out of every 9 babies catches it before 1 year old. It's slightly more common in boys, and exposure to secondhand smoke definitely increases the risk. Daycare attendance increases the risk simply by increasing exposure to germs. ...Read more

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Are there lifestyle changes that really make getting placenta previa less likely?

Are there lifestyle changes that really make getting placenta previa less likely?

No: The location of the developing placenta inside the uterus is a random fertilized ovum implantaion event. Placenta previa occurs when implantation occurs low in the uterus by the cervix and "overlaps" the cervical opening(canal) which is more common in women who have had previous children than those who have not. ...Read more

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Are there lifestyle changes that really make getting iron overdose less likely?

Are there lifestyle changes that really make getting iron overdose less likely?

Diet: Iron is obtained from our diet. Under normal circumstances dietary modification is not needed. If you have hemochromatosis and you are unable to regulate iron absorption, then careful monitoring is needed. ...Read more

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Is there anything in particular that can make pneumonia worse? Are there things that should/should not be done?

Is there anything in particular that can make pneumonia worse? Are there things that should/should not be done?

Pneumonia gets worse: Smoking, inadequate rest, improper diagnosis, inadequate or inappropriate antibiotics, failure to check a follow-up chest x -ray to ensure complete resolution of pneumonic infiltrate allow your doctor to help you manage and treat the pneumonia to resolution. ...Read more

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What are the factors that make it more likely to get gestational hypertension?

What are the factors that make it more likely to get gestational hypertension?

Hypertension: First pregnancies, excessive weight gain, history of chronic kidney disease, chronic hypertension, auto-immune disorders, multiple pregnancies, diabetes are just some of the risk factors for the condition. If you have any of the above, it is important to be under close supervision of your obstetrician/perinatologist. ...Read more

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Are there lifestyle changes that really make getting high potassium less likely?

Are there lifestyle changes that really make getting high potassium less likely?

Depends on cause: A healthy person is not likely to develop pathologically high potassium from usual diet. High potassium levels are almost always symptomatic of other disease, e.g.. Renal failure, uncontrolled diabetes, life style changes may be helpful, however, it is far more important to treat the underlying illness. ...Read more

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Are there habits that make chest wall pain more likely?

Are there habits that make chest wall pain more likely?

Not that Iam aware o: Chest wall pain is the result of parietal pleural trauma, inflammation, infection, and pneumothorax. It occurs when the sensory nerves of the parietal pleura are stimulated. The lung and visceral pleura did not possess sensory nerves and, therefore, do not promote chest pain. ...Read more

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Amniotic Fluid Embolism (Definition)

Amniotic fluid embolism happens when amniotic fluid, fetal cells, fetal hair, or other debris enters the mother's blood stream and lodges in her lungs as a ...Read more