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Are There Steps I Can Take To Prevent Getting Cervical Cancer
You bet!: First, if you are under 30, get gardisil, hpv vaccine; if you have never had a sexual relationship, it is very unusual to get cervical cancer, but you should be checked with a pap smear annually. If you have made the choice to have sex, choose partner carefully, practice safe sex (condom from beginning to end) until you want to procreate as well as recreate. Limit partners. Pap annually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
No: You can not control the amount of fibrocystic breast tissue that you develop. You can control, to a great extent, the symptoms you have from that tissue. It is well known that caffeine will cause the fibrocystic tissue to retain fluid, which will increase breast pain and tenderness in many women. It is also well known that vitamin E will minimize that breast tenderness for the majority of women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid depression: Depression can occur associated with feelings of loss (personal, financial, tragedies, etc.), but often can be due to feelings of helplessness or inadequacies. Some have innate chemical and hereditary susceptibilities. Regular aerobic exercise, social interactions, charitable and community activities, and ongoing hobbies, new interests, and outside contacts all can shield you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsillectomy: The tonsils exist to aid in fighting infection. Unfortunately when you have had numerous episodes of infection and this becomes chronic tonsillitis the changes in the tissue now make the tonsils a liability rather than a benefit and they may need to be removed. This would obviously prevent abscess from developing. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
PrEP: Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) is now approved for daily use in hiv-negative, high risk people to prevent HIV infection. Examples would be people who are having unprotected sex with multiple partners. This strategy is called prep, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and exercise: You cannot change your genetic predisposition to cancer but you can affect it by modifying your diet, exercise and environment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Find youth fountain.: If you can' t find the foutain of youth, then try to stay as young as possible by not smoking, exercise regularly, sleep well and avoid awkward and prolonged positioning with you neck and arms. Avoid heavy or repetitive lifting or pulling. Maintain a good vitamin d level. ...Read more
Strengthening: Really no such thing as "mild" dislocated shoulder, it either has dilsocated or it has not. The treatment for 1st time dislocation typically is non-op with therapy to restore motion and optimize the strength of the muscles which also help stabilize the shoulder. The exception is the high risk pt (collision athlete) who may need surgery after 1st episode. Recurrent dislocators need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Preventive measures: The usual cause of ear pain from flying is inability to equilibrate pressure across the eardrum. Simple non-medical things to relieve the pressure include pinching your nose and blowing gently and yawning. Also you can spray your nose with Afrin (oxymetazoline) before you get on the plane to make sure that the eustachian tube is open but you have assure that the Afrin (oxymetazoline) gets all the way to the back of your nose. ...Read more
Unfortunately...: There does not appear to be a silver bullet to prevent prostate cancer. Recent studies have ruled out vitamin e, selenium, & 5-ars as convincing chemoprevention agents. We do know that a diet high in animal fat, low in vegetables and soy increases your risk, as does obesity, diabetes, & smoking. It is suggested physical activity lowers your risk, as does drinking coffee. Seek a healthy lifestyle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep getting uterine polyps. Is there something I can do such as diet etc to help reduce getting them? What causes uterine polyps to keep forming?
Unopposed estrogen: Unopposed estrogen is the culprit especially as women his the latter stages of their menstrual careers at age 35 and up. There is no diet that can change the incidence of polyps, but if you are having very long intervals between cycles of 49 days or more, your MD can add progesterone Rx to minimize increased endometrial growth which causes polyp formation. Cervical polyps are not included. ...Read more
Stay or get healthy: There are many things that may worsen atrial fibrillation. These include excessive alcohol use, caffeine and being overweight. If any of these apply to you, try to improve them. You should also work with your doctor to ensure you don't have an underlying heart valve problem, coronary artery disease or a thyroid disorder that is causing atrial fibrillation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HPV vaccine: Human papillomavirus (hpv) is a sexually transmitted disease that is a common cause of cervical cancer. The idea behind the vacinne shot is to reduce the risk of acquiring hpv, which should lower the future risk of that type of cervical cancer. This vaccine does not protect you against HIV or any other type of sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more
Medication: You might want to try Motrin for a mild cluster headache(200-600 mg) per dose. I have had success in previous patients with Imitrex (sumatriptan) or other migraine specific agents. Prevention is key. Avoid alcohol and smoking. If you wake up with cluster headaches, sleep apnea may be a cause. Consider having a sleep study done to screen for this. ...Read more
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