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What are common health problems seen in veterans?

Resources: Military service members and veterans face many of the same challenges as civilians, but also different issues that are related to their service. You'll find a list of diseases and conditions that are common among veterans here:
http://www. Publichealth. Va.gov/diseases-conditions. Asp, and a list of health concerns related to specifice conflicts here: http://www. Va.gov/oaa/pocketcard/unique. Asp ...Read more

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What are the common health problems for software developers?

Way too broad: Unfortunately this is a question that has no answer. There is no medical condition specific to this group of individuals and thus no special warnings to give you. This is not how medicine works. It is always best to be specific about your worry; your symptoms; your specific concerns. ...Read more

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What are the most common health problems in former pro athletes?

What are the most common health problems in former pro athletes?

Sport dependent: It depends on which sport. Injury and wear to the joints can lead to premature arthritis. This is the most common orthopaedic issue aging athletes have to deal with. ...Read more

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What are common health problems seen in coal miners?

Many!: See: http://www. Kyenvironmentalfoundation. Org/coal-mining-health-risks. Html

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What are the most common health problems for foreigners traveling to Africa?

What are the most common health problems for foreigners traveling to Africa?

Depends on region: Should check country by country. Some health issues include: Malaria, Yellow fever, hepatitis A & B, Thyphoid, Rabies, dysentary etc. It is region specific. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common health problems caused by living in a damp and moldy house?

What are some of the most common health problems caused by living in a damp and moldy house?

Moldy home: Living in a damp, moldy home can expose the patient to recurrent sinus and/or respiratory issues. Some of the exposed molds can be especially toxic including black mold. It is very important to have professional remediation to clean up and effectively remove all the mold. ...Read more

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What are the most common health problems detected during a health examination of the elderly?

What are the most common health problems detected during a health examination of the elderly?

Top geriatric issues: Check out http://www. Healthinaging. Org/resources/resource:guide-to-geriatric-syndromes-part-i/, http://cas. Umkc. Edu/casww/topdozn. Htm, http://www. Ncoa. Org/press-room/fact-sheets/healthy-aging-fact-sheet. Html & http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/seniorshealth. Html. We often find vision & hearing loss, depression, dementia, debility & frailty, incontinence, constipation, malnutrition & more. ...Read more

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What are the common oral health problems?

What are the common oral health problems?

Cavities, Gums top 2: Tooth decay affects more than one-fourth of U.S. Children aged 2–5 years and half of those aged 12–15 years. About half of all children and two-thirds of adolescents aged 12–19 years from lower-income families have had decay. Advanced gum disease affects 4%–12% of U.S. Adults. More than 7, 800 people, mostly older americans, die from oral and pharyngeal cancers each year. ...Read more

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What are common mental health problems of the obese?

What are common mental health problems of the obese?

Low self esteem, de: Obesity sepially by women can lead to low self esteem and depression. And since all psych medications can have the risk for weight gain, many r not compliant with it or even refuse to take it. Therapy iis very important. ...Read more

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Which is the most common sexual health problem seen in women?

Which is the most common sexual health problem seen in women?

Here are some. ..: In order, there are interest to have sex (libido), sexual arousal, orgasm, and painful intercourse, ... But libido is not necessarily hormonal-related, yet more interpersonally related - relationship. ...Read more

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What are common health problems with a 28 week premature baby?

What are common health problems with a 28 week premature baby?

Prematurity: A 28 week premie will have respiratory difficulties and need artificial ventilation for a period of time. They will be unable to effectively take nutrition orally, are prone to intestinal disorders, infections, brain hemorrhages and loss of vision. NICU care of the premie has progressed tremendously, and these babies have fewer complications and usually do surprisingly well. ...Read more

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What are common oral health problems seen in children?

What are common oral health problems seen in children?

Many: There are many common oral health problems in children. Here are a few: decay, missing teeth, gingivitis, broken teeth, abscesses, eruption problems, occlusion (biting) problems. There are many more but these are the more common ones. ...Read more

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What health problems are common with myasthenia gravis?

What health problems are common with myasthenia gravis?

Autoimmune disease: Many patients with maysthenia have other autoimmune disorders. Autoimmune thyroid disease is common, but many other autoimmune diseases may occur. The treatment of myasthenia, particularly with steroids, may cause problems. Osteoporosis is a major problem with chronic steroid therapy. ...Read more

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How common are diet-related health problems like binging?

How common are diet-related health problems like binging?

Binge eating: The prevalence of binge eating disorder (bed) is estimated at 1-5% of the general population -- with women comprising 60% of these, men 40%. (all types of eating disorders are more common in women, though.) bed is often associated with depression; people also feel a lot of shame about it, which can delay getting help. Bed may be more common than other eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, etc). ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some common oral health problems seen in children?

Tooth Decay: The most common oral health issue is tooth decay. Malocclusion is also common in children especially if the have a thumb sucking habit. ...Read more

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In perimenopause, with no other health problems, is it common to get only 3-4 hours of sleep a night every night for years?

In perimenopause, with no other health problems, is it common to get only 3-4 hours of sleep a night every night for years?

Yes: I have had patients tell me this, although as you already know, that's not a healthy amout of sleep. Women with insomnia need to address. Is it not falling to sleep or waking and not being able to get back to sleep. Do you exercise cardiovascularly every day for at least 30-40 min? Are you a smoker? Drinker? Coffee drinker? Sleep hygeine is a science and I'm sure you can get more zzzzz's! ...Read more

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What are the most common oral health problems in pregnant women?

Gingivitis: I most commonly see increased gingivitis and calculus (tartar) build up. It normally is associated with insufficient oral hygiene. Often a pregnant woman is not as careful or brushing makes them feel like vomiting so they don't do it as much. You must maintain your hygiene and still see your dentist during that time. Get probs fixed that arise as well. ...Read more

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What are the most common dental health problems seen in young children?

What are the most common dental health problems seen in young children?

Dental caries: Dental caries. The caries rate can be reduced by the application of dental sealants as a preventative measure. Make sure your child is on fluoride supplements- such as Poly-vi-flor, if the water is not fluoridated. ...Read more

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What are the most common dental health problems seen in middle-aged adults?

What are the most common dental health problems seen in middle-aged adults?

More frequent visits: Periodontal disease and decay are common dental issues. If you feel that you are having a problem or problems see your dentist on a more frequent basis. The dentist may add prescription fluoride to your regimen of treatment if the water does not contain fluoride to help prevent addition caries. ...Read more

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Child mental health problems. How common are the real psychiatric problems, not autism or add?

Child mental health problems. How common are the real psychiatric problems, not autism or add?

Wow, where to begin?: I'm not sure what's "not real" about autism or adhd; but, in prepubertal children, there's also anxiety, sometimes depression, & learning disabilities. After puberty, depression and anxiety increase markedly, as do eating disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder. Not counting adhd (8-10% of the population), in any one year, serious other illness affect about 10-12% of the child population. ...Read more

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What are some common dental health problems that affect pregnancy?

What are some common dental health problems that affect pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay, and bone infection all can cause problems with pregnancy. See your dentist for a complete dental exam. ...Read more

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Are this many complications common after open heart surgery? My dad, 69 years old--overweight but no other health problems other than heart. 11 days ago had triple bypass, aortic valve replacement, and block for afib. Two hours after surgery needed anot

Are this many complications common after open heart surgery? My dad, 69 years old--overweight but no other health problems other than heart. 11 days ago had triple bypass, aortic valve replacement, and block for afib. Two hours after surgery needed anot

I: I am so sorry that your dad and your family are having to go through this. As you know, that is an extremely major surgery. Triple bypass with aortic valve replacement and procedure for atrial fibrillation is extremely extensive surgery. Factors that can affect the surgery and outcome include the condition of the patient prior to surgery, age, kidney function prior to surgery, and the condition of the heart prior to surgery. Keep an open line of communication with the doctor and nursing staff so that your family's questions can be answered to your satisfaction. I wish the best for your father. ...Read more

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Have there been documented fetal health problems related to mercury in fish eating communities?

Have there been documented fetal health problems related to mercury in fish eating communities?

Yes: Mercury as a neurotoxin does increase risk for fetal development issues although the risk is thought to be small if high mercury containing fish is avoided. ...Read more

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When is bradycardia a health problem for a woman in her 20's?

When is bradycardia a health problem for a woman in her 20's?

When symptomatic: Generally when it causes symptoms such as shortness of breath, unusual fatigue, chest pain, decreased exercise tolerance, passing out or near passing out spells. ...Read more