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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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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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Can osteoporosis be treated?

Can osteoporosis be treated?

Osteoporosis treat: Osteoporosis can be treated. At your age it would be unusual to go right to a prescription unless it was severe, you already had fractures, or other medical conditions you might have. For most people your age, a good diet and exercise will go a long way towards good bone health. ...Read more

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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 osteopenia be reversed?

Can osteopenia be reversed?

Yes.: A variety of bone active medicines can reverse osteopenia. ...Read more

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How can diabetes be prevented?

How can diabetes be prevented?

Reduce your risk: There are certain factors which may lead to diabetes. If it runs in your family, you are obese, smoke cigarettes, had gestational diabetes or had a baby weighing 9 or more pounds, have impaired glucose tolerance, do not exercise regularly, low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides, high blood pressure you are at high risk to develop diabetes, so exercise & develop healthy habits to reduce ur risk. ...Read more

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How can arteriosclerosis be prevented?

How can arteriosclerosis be prevented?

Life stlye changes: Prevention of arteriosclerosis is possible but not gaurenteed. Some pts can follow a very healthy life style and still get arteriosclerosis. This so because genetics play a key role in developemennt . Also not all risk factors have been discovered yet. The following are the accepted risks.Age, gender, high cholesterol, high blood pressure , diabetes, family history, and tob. ...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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How can hyperglycemia be prevented?

How can hyperglycemia be prevented?

Take your medication: If you have diabetes the best way to maintain normal blood sugars is to take your medications as prescribed. Following a prescribed diet regimen and engaging in regular exercise are also helpful. If you do not have diabetes, then keeping your body weight normal for your age and maintaining an active lifestyle with a healthy diet can help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis be prevented?

Can cellulitis be prevented?

In some cases: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin. In podiatry, patients are sometimes placed on antibiotics prior to and after surgical procedures in hopes of preventing infection. ...Read more

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Can listeriosis be prevented?

Can listeriosis be prevented?

Listeria: Wash your hands after you handle hot dogs. Avoid cross-contaminating fluid from hot dogs packages with utensils or food prep surfaces. Ensure hot dogs or luncheon meats you eat have been reheated to the point that they are steaming hot. Avoid soft cheeses blue-veined cheeses; ; mexican-style cheeses. Avoid eating refrigerated pâtés ; meat spreads. Canned or shelf-stable pâtäs ; meat spreads may. ...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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How could hypertension be prevented?

How could hypertension be prevented?

HTN prevention: Primary htn-cannot be prevented - just controlled. Secondary HTN (5-10%) usually caused by kidney, endocrine etc disease. ...Read more