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Doctor insights on: Are There Certain Things That Make Getting Phlebitis More Likely

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Dr. Ted King
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Phlebitis (Definition)

A condition where a vein is inflamed or infected, and ...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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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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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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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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Are there habits that make anxiety disorders more likely?

Are there habits that make anxiety disorders more likely?

As with everything: Else, not taking care of yourself makes anxiety more likely. Not sleeping well, not handling stress well, not exercising regularly and not having balance in your life will all make anxiety more likely. But some anxiety disorders also have a genetic component. Taking good care of yourself will even help your treatment. ...Read more

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Are there shoes that are less likely to cause bunions to form?

Are there shoes that are less likely to cause bunions to form?

Yes: As a rule, a stiffer, thicker soled shoe with good support and lower heel, is usually the best. Controlling abnormal foot function with help to slow the progression of the bunion deformity. Dr l. ...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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