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What affect does financial status have on health?

What affect does financial status have on health?

Social determinants: Wealth doesn't guarantee health, but being poor can strain well-being. World health org calls this social determinants of health. In us, poorer neighborhoods often have less access to healthy foods, safe places to exercise; more crime, violence & stress. In developing world, may be less access to clean water, sanitation, food. Everywhere less access to healthcare services. Education best equalizer. ...Read more

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Impetigo (Definition)

A highly contagious skin infection from streptococcus (strep) or staphylococcus (staph) bacteria, causing open skin sores that may ...Read more


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Which limitations does a mental illness cause on your life?

Which limitations does a mental illness cause on your life?

WIde Range: Thee is a wide range of possibilities how mental illness can impact on a person's life. There may little or no effect or it can be completely incapacitating . This is why it is so important to discuss this with a mental health professional and follow a treatment plan which may involve therapy, medication or both . Sometimes it will be necessary to be in the hospital for usually a brief period. ...Read more

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How does smoking affect a person's health if they have hepatitis A?

How does smoking affect a person's health if they have hepatitis A?

It doesn't really: any more than it affects anybody else's health-bad! Smoking has major effects on a lot of organ system, but not particularly the liver. Hepatitis A pretty much only affects the liver, and is usually a self-limited infection which resolves on its own without treatment. Rarely, it can be severe are result in liver failure, and this is more common in people who already have other liver diseases. ...Read more

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Which mental issues does viral meningitis cause?

Which mental issues does viral meningitis cause?

None long-term: Real viral meningitis may be excruciating but it is unlikely to cause damage long-term. Herpes encephalitis is a viral disease of the brain rather than the meninges. Remember that vascular syphilis can masquerade as viral meningitis, as can cryptococcus, and a herpes 2 infection can produce a recurrent viral-type meningitis. ...Read more

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Why does HIV cause such a devastating infection to the immune system?

Why does HIV cause such a devastating infection to the immune system?

Good question: Because the target of its growth and impairment are elements of our immune system. If you can figure out why and exactly how it does this and evades our immunity you may become very famous and wealthy. ...Read more

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Hi,I would like to know does absence seizures cause mental retardation.

Hi,I would like to know does absence seizures cause mental retardation.

Seizures are the...: Seizures are the result of abnormalities in the brain structure, imbalances in brain chemistry or electrical signals, etc... Seizures are not the cause of the brain problems, but rather the person's brain problems may be causing the seizures. That means seizures and mental retardation can both be due to some other brain problem, but the seizures and mental retardation are not causing one another. ...Read more

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What health risks or health problems does malocclusion cause?

What health risks or health problems does malocclusion cause?

Yes: Not being able to chew efficiently and untoward effects to the jaw joints are two of the main risks to overall health. That is the goal of orthodontic treatment, to correct any malooclusion. Sometimes the malocclusion is so severe that in an individual who has stopped growing, surgery may be needed to fully correct the problem. ...Read more

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How does socio-economic status affect someone's mental health?

Mental health: Poorer people, with fewer resources are at high risk for mental health issues. That being said, those who are affluent who do not use the resources at their disposal for mental health issues are also at risk. ...Read more

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How does impaired reasoning affect a person with serious mental illness?

How does impaired reasoning affect a person with serious mental illness?

Self-confidence: Impaired reasoning can occur with many different types of mi. It can lead to bad decisions (manics who spend all their money) or isolation (people who are so fearful they cannot be around others). We rely on being able to trust our judgment; severe mental disorders, left untreated, can deprive us of that conerstone of functioning. ...Read more

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What does HPV rank amongst STDs? Compared to Herpes, is HPV worse & will it cause any health issues other than cancer? Will it affect my health?!

What does HPV rank amongst STDs? Compared to Herpes, is HPV worse & will it cause any health issues other than cancer? Will it affect my health?!

Perspective: Each STD has its own set of complications.There is evidence,prior to the HPV vaccine, that as many as 70% of college age women had evidence of prior disease.It can produce genital warts or give you cancer.Herpes is painful and recurrent,hard to treat & can kill your baby.Gonorrhea or chlamydia can make you sterile.Others have specific issues. Take your pick. HPV for most is relatively mild. ...Read more

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What medical problems can viral meningitis lead to?

What medical problems can viral meningitis lead to?

Viral meningitis: Viral meningitis can produce a wide variety of medical problems. Some patients are relatively asymptomatic, whereas others require hospitalization for severe headache, dehydration, altered mental status, and seizures. In severe cases, patients may require intensive care, and can have long term neurologic problems. ...Read more

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How does atherosclerosis affect the patients mental or psychological outlook?

How does atherosclerosis affect the patients mental or psychological outlook?

Dementia: Atherosclerosis can lead to gradual loss of brain function and dementia (multi infarct dementia). Dementia can be associated with behavioral and mood disturbance. ...Read more

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How does this HPV virus work or cause problems?

How does this HPV virus work or cause problems?

HPV is a virus: Hpv is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause changes in the female birth canal cell that can lead to cancer of the cervix. There are many strains of hpv, but only a few are very dangerous. These can be tested for with a test along with the pap smear. There is some evidence that hpv can be transmitted orally. Except for penile warts, men generally don't show overt signs of infection. ...Read more

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Does exposure to semen into the mouth (with no visible cuts or ulcers) carry risk of HIV ?.person's status unknown although he claims to be tested neg

Does exposure to semen into the mouth (with no visible cuts or ulcers) carry risk of HIV ?.person's status unknown although he claims to be tested neg

Very low: Even with a partner with known HIV, oral exposure carries very little risk and is not usually treated with post-exposure prophylaxis. (UpToDate) Risk is about 1 infection per 10,000 exposures. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Does delirium contribute to poor hospital outcomes?

Does delirium contribute to poor hospital outcomes?

Absolutely.: I am giving the simple answer here. Research has shown that delirum during a hospital stay is associated with a significant risk of both immediate and post hospital stay complications. The good news is that if recognized, delirium is usually treatable. Physicians, hospitals and medical educators are now paying much attention to this complex problem. ...Read more

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Does a&d ointment cause boils?

Does a&d ointment cause boils?

Not usually: If you have an allergy to the contents of the ointment that couls trigger a reaction. ...Read more

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Does chemotherapy cause other health problems?

Does chemotherapy cause other health problems?

Possible: Some chemotherapy such as taxanes and vincristine can cause neuropathy (nerve damage) others such as the vinca alkaloids can cause constipation. Gemzar (gemcitabine) can cause diarrhea. Cisplatin can cause hearing loss and neuropathy and kidney damage. Some of these effects are short and some long term complications. There are many other drugs which are used. Speak with you oncologist regarding more specifics. ...Read more

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How much does state health insurance cover for therapy and psychiatry visits? Does it differ state by state?

How much does state health insurance cover for therapy and psychiatry visits? Does it differ state by state?

Yes - Varies: This will vary from state to state. You will want to get a phone number or web site that you can use to check benefit. ...Read more

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