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Can hypothyroidism be prevented?

Can hypothyroidism be prevented?

Simple answer is no: Unless the cause of your hypothyroidism is induced by medication (such as lithium or amiodarone). In underdeveloped countries where iodine deficiency is present, prevention can be made by supplementing diet with iodine. That is not the case here in the US as our food chain (bread, table salt, etc) is enriched with iodine. No prevention currently exists for autoimmune thyroid diseases. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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How can dihydrotestosterone (dht) be prevented or treated?

How can dihydrotestosterone (dht) be prevented or treated?

Antioxidants: It is a process of aging that implies a gradual decline in oxidative metabolism. Oxidative stress can at least be partially blocked by good diet and some supplements. Fitness depends on 1. Genes, 2 how you handle stress 3. Exerxise 4. Good diet. ...Read more

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Can dermatomyositis be prevented?

Can dermatomyositis be prevented?

Dermatomyositis: There are no preventive measures for dermatomyositis which is an autoimmune disease that affects skin and muscles. Dermatomyositis follows a viral illness or as autoimmune entity . In few patients it is present with cancer. It also affects lungs, heart and esophagus . It also overlaps at times with lupus. Scleroderma and sjogren's . Diagnosis by muscle /skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Can sclerodactyly be prevented?

Can sclerodactyly be prevented?

Sclerodactyly: By iself can't be treated or precvented in the sense of curing it but it is associated with scleroderma, connective tissue disorders, , auto-immune problems and those can be treated and as result the effect of those whichinclude sclerodactlyt may be limited. Severe sclerodactyly needs evaluation and input from a hand surgeon when tissue is compromised. Mild sclerodactly needs rx of the underying. ...Read more

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Can Teenage baldness be cured?

Can Teenage baldness be cured?

See dermatologist: Meds- Minoxidil (Rogaine) & Finasteride (Propecia), Surgical - Hair transplant. Eat a nutritious diet to avoid deficiencies. Avoid hairstyles that pull hair tightly. Use gentle shampoo. Avoid hair dryers, permanents or curling irons. Consider use of a wide toothed comb. Consider acupuncture. Genetics plays the biggest factor in balding for most people- you may or may not have success. ...Read more

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Can cancer be prevented?

Can cancer be prevented?

No: You can't prevent cancer,but you can lower your risk of having cancer by quit smoking and exercising daily eating healthy. ...Read more

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Can osteoporosis be prevented?

Can osteoporosis be prevented?

Yes: Although genetics do play a big role in the development of osteoporosis, there are things you can do to minimize the risk of getting it later in life: maintain healthy diet (adequate calcium and vitamin d intake), regular weight bearing exercise before and after menopause, don't smoke, drink alcohol only in moderation, maintain healthy weight (do not overdiet to the point of anorexia...). ...Read more

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Can presbyopia be prevented?

Can presbyopia be prevented?

No: Presbyopia is the difficulty for near reading vision with age, usually after age 40 but in myopic or nearsighted people they can see up close so they dont have that problem but ofcourse they dont see far clearly an when you correct the far vision with glasses they again cannot see near without bifocals. ...Read more

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Can shingles be prevented?

Can shingles be prevented?

Not completely: Shingles is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox. There is a vaccine for shingles (zostavax). It doesn't prevent shingles completely, but may cause it to be milder, and reduce the amount of pain after the rash. ...Read more

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Can inherited emphysema be prevented?

Can inherited emphysema be prevented?

Interited copd: Inherited means coded in your genetics so at the present time prevention is more trying to keep it from getting as bad as it could get, ie don't smoke, take care to get flu and pneumonia shots, and discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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Can myopia be prevented?

Can myopia be prevented?

Not so far: Much work has been done to try and modify myopia including certain topical drops, some forms of surgery, bifocals at a young age and various optical additions. So far there is minimal to no change noted. Research is ongoing to determine environmental, structural and genetic factors modifying eye development, but this is laboratory information only at this date. ...Read more

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Can the blindness caused by diabetes be prevented or treated successfully?

Can the blindness caused by diabetes be prevented or treated successfully?

Diabetic Eye Disease: Diabetes can damage the small blood vessels in the retina (the back of your eye), causing leakage of fluid and/or blood. It's very important for diabetics to be seen on a regular basis to rule this out. If there is vision loss from diabetes this can often be treated to stabilize the vision, but the vision loss is often permanent. ...Read more

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Can vasovagal be prevented?

Can vasovagal be prevented?

Yes: Yes in many instances through avoidance of triggers, adequate hydration and/or medications. Talk with your physician. ...Read more

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Can being premature be hereditary?

Can being premature be hereditary?

Yes, multifactorial: an excellent presentation at the American College of Medical Genetics quite a while ago demonstrated that the increased risk of prematurity was similar to isolated cleft lip/palate, and other multifactorial traits--a combination of environmental effects and genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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How can prostate conditions be prevented in men?

How can prostate conditions be prevented in men?

Peter Pan: Aging is the prostate's greatest enemy. About half of men by age 50 will start experiencing some prostate-related symptoms. By age 90 more than 90 % will have prostate problems of some kind. However, high fiber, low red meat, low fat diet and moderate regular exercise may help with prostate health overall if we can't live in neverland. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis a be prevented?

Can hepatitis a be prevented?

HAV vaccine: Yes, hepatitis a can be prevented by a vaccine and there are immunoglobulins available to prevent disease after exposure. ...Read more

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Can delirium be prevented?

Can delirium be prevented?

Yes and no: Delirium due to "acute brain failure" as opposed to drug or alcohol withdrawal does have some known and modifiable precipitants. Elderly adults with pre-existing brain atrophy are perhaps the most vulnerable. Several studies have been done in the past 15 years looking at mitigating delirium risk via " delirium prophylaxis". Stanford and perhaps vanderbilt are leaders in this. ...Read more

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Can cancer be treated or prevented?

Can cancer be treated or prevented?

Yes to both: Examples of each: prevention: limiting exposure to uv light prevents skin cancer, screening colonoscopy prevents colo-rectal cancer. Treatment: all cancers can be treated and some can be cured, e.g., childhood leukemias, neuroblastoma, hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers in adults if detected early, e.g., breast, prostate and colon. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia be prevented or treated?

Can fibromyalgia be prevented or treated?

Can be treated: Not clear whether fibromyalgia can be prevented. It can definitely be treated with multi-modal approach, including exercise, medications. ...Read more

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Can asthma be prevented?

Can asthma be prevented?

Not always...: Asthma exacerbations can be caused by allergic triggers and avoidance of these triggers will decrease the exacerbations. However, it is not always possible to avoid all known triggers and some episodes have no obvious associated triggers. So, asthma is not always avoidable. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


Dr. Alan Bauman
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