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Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...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 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 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 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 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 habits that make acne more likely?

Are there habits that make acne more likely?

Bad habits for acne: A habitual diet high in carbs and dairy can affect acne, and make it worse. Picking acne certainly makes scarring more likely. Using lots of make-up can make acne worse as well. ...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 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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Are there habits that make depression more likely?

Are there habits that make depression more likely?

Negative habits: Yes. Things that may contribute to depression include abuse of alcohol, illicit drugs and prescribed medications. Being exposed to prolonged stress , as well as acute tramau, may lead to depression. Bad habits such as poor diet, lack of exercise and poor sleep hygiene are other contributors. Some meds can cause depression, such as beta blockers and steroids. Underlying illnesses may be causes. ...Read more

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Why are certain types of condoms more likely to cause a bladder infection?

Why are certain types of condoms more likely to cause a bladder infection?

UTI's and condoms: Condoms do not cause a bladder infection, bacteria do. Women's urethras are shorter than men's, so bacteria are more readily able to pass through the urethra to the bladder, after sex, causing a urinary tract infection. You might want to go the bathroom and urinate after sex which may solve your problem. ...Read more

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Are there lifestyle changes that really make getting rhinitis less likely?

Are there lifestyle changes that really make getting rhinitis less likely?

Not really: If you are genetically predisposed to allergic rhinitis, reducing your exposure to common allergens might help, but the catch-22 is that you won't know which allergens you will react to until you start developing signs of allergic rhinitis. Irritant rhinitis can improve by limiting exposure to irritants such as perfumes and chemicals in your environment; avoid infectious rhinitis with good hygiene. ...Read more

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Are there habits that make dropped bladder more likely?

Are there habits that make dropped bladder more likely?

Straining: Chronic straining from constipation, chronic coughing, a job with heavy lifting, etc. Puts pressure on the bladder and may increase your risk for prolapse or dropped bladder. ...Read more

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Are there other conditions that resemble chlamydia but that are not sex related?

Are there other conditions that resemble chlamydia but that are not sex related?

It depends: There are causes for some of the symptoms of chlamydia that are not sexually related but there are other symptoms that have no non-sexual cause. Hope this helps some. ...Read more

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Are there things in my control that make drug addiction more likely?

Are there things in my control that make drug addiction more likely?

Triggers for drugs: There are things in your control that make adiction more likely: peer pressure, places you hang out, and things that you do. There are heritable factors that are outside your control, but behavior modification is within your control. ...Read more

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What are some cancers that teens are more likely to get?

What are some cancers that teens are more likely to get?

A mix: Hodgkin's and testicular carcinoma top the list, with some of the less-common ovarian cancers and brain tumors next. Malignant melanoma, osteosarcomas, ewing's sarcoma, thyroid cancers (mostly low-grade), soft tissue sarcoma, acute leukemias (lymphoblastic and some myelogenous) and non-hodgkin's lymphoma are also relatively common among teens. ...Read more

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Are there STDs other than HPV that would be late-onset and not show symptoms for 4 or more years?

Are there STDs other than HPV that would be late-onset and not show symptoms for 4 or more years?

In a male,: herpes, GC,chlamydia,trichomonas could all show late onset and not show symptoms. In a femalle,not as likely. I would think chlamydia and trichomonas might be late onset. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more