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Doctor insights on: Environmental Causes Of Diabetes

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Are metabolic causes of dementia preventable?

Are metabolic causes of dementia preventable?

Yes.: As a rough estimate about 5% of dementias are treatable/preventable, so screening for things like vitamin deficiencies and untreated hypothyroidism should be done as part of an evaluation of patients with early memory loss. ...Read more

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What are other causes of neuropathy besides diabetes mellitus?

What are other causes of neuropathy besides diabetes mellitus?

Many...: Chemotherapy/exposure to chemicals, excessive alcohol intake, some neuromuscular diseases, and many more. Sometimes the cause can't be determined and they label it "idiopathic". ...Read more

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What are the predisposing factors in gestational diabetes mellitus?

What are the predisposing factors in gestational diabetes mellitus?

Weight/Genetics: Diabetes often runs in families, and 70% of women with gestational diabetes will get diabetes later in life. Major risks include obesity (body mass index >30), older maternal age, past history of gestational diabetes, and ethnicity (african americans, native americans, south asia/india, hispanic, pacific islanders, and some from the caribbean). Be sure to get re-tested 6-12 weeks after delivery. ...Read more

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Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births common causes of obesity?

Obesity: Obesity is the main cause of diabetes type 2. Thyroid disease can cause weight gain or weight loss, depending on what it's doing. Obesity does not cause child births. ...Read more

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What are the secondary conditions of diabetes?

What are the secondary conditions of diabetes?

Diabetes: If not properly treated there are many complications from diabetes. I would recommend that you see a diabetes educator who, over time, will guide you through the problems you are having with diabetes. If you don't do that you increase your risk of side effects - heart disease, nerve damage, eye damage, to name just a few. Good work on your part can lessen the likelihood of complications. ...Read more

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Are there any causes besides genetics of developing scid?

Are there any causes besides genetics of developing scid?

SCID: None that have been discovered unless the newborn had a serious or severe cancer/leukemia requiring chemotherapy and radiation which wipes out the immune system. Additionally, certain diseases (itp, etc.) that require strong therapy (rituxan) can wipe out the immune system. ...Read more

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Is there any environmental factor that contributes to the development of type 1 diabetes?

Is there any environmental factor that contributes to the development of type 1 diabetes?

Likely: No one knows what it is, though. Genetics aren't enough to give someone diabetes. You might want to check out the ada and jdrf websites. ...Read more

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Gestational diabetes mellitus--what are risk factors or causes?

Gestational diabetes mellitus--what are risk factors or causes?

Weight/Family Hist.: Obesity is a major risk for any diabetes. The other factor is genetics. There are many women of asian descent who have a normal weight (and body mass index), but develop gestational or regular diabetes. Obesity is one that people can modify though. ...Read more

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Are there any known environmental causes of meniere's disease?

Are there any known environmental causes of meniere's disease?

It is possible: There is some good evidence that meniere's disease and allergies are related. Up to a 1/3 of meniere's disease patients will test positive on skin testing for inhalant allergies. It is possible that treating allergies will also help treat the symptoms of meniere's disease. Several of my patients can tolerate their meniere's disease by treating their allergies with medicine or avoidance therapy. ...Read more

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Other causes of polydypsia and polyuria than diabetes insipidus and psychogenic?

Other causes of polydypsia and polyuria than diabetes insipidus and psychogenic?

Classic causes: But many patients have taken to consuming large amounts of water due to perception that this is valuable for their health. An internist is ideal to figure this out. ...Read more

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Could environmental factors increased chance of schizophrenia?

Could environmental factors increased chance of schizophrenia?

Environment : Environmental factors can increase one’s chance of getting almost any type of psychological disorders if there is genetic or other physical predisposition. It is widely believed that for most psychological disorders emerge in this way (e.g., someone being exposed to undue stress--deployed to war zones returning with PTSD, schizophrenia due to genetic predisposition and stress ...Read more

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What are the main causes and risk factors of cataract?

What are the main causes and risk factors of cataract?

Age: Age, as you get older cataracts develop. Other causes can be trauma, steroid usage, prior eye surgery, genetics. Risk factors are UV sun exposure, steroids, smoking. ...Read more

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What are the causes of neuropathy besides diabetes?

What are the causes of neuropathy besides diabetes?

Long list: Can be anything-- B12 deficiency, various autoimmune disorders, pinched nerves in the spine for example. You may want to see a neurologist for further evaluation if you have never seen one. ...Read more

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What are some environmental causes of high mcv?

What are some environmental causes of high mcv?

Why do you ask?: Forgive my frankness. If your MCV is over 100 fL or so, you need a scientific workup rather than a focus on "environmental medicine". I'm going to assume you're not a heavy drinker. B12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency, and thyroid hormone deficiency, are all real and present threats to your health. You may simply have a cold agglutinin or mild hemolysis. But don't focus on "pop" ideas. Demand the truth. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of childhood obesity?

Intake > output: The recent increase in childhood obesity is highly correlated with the increase in sugary beverages, high fat foods, decreased physical activity, and poor overall food choices (few fruits and veg). Genes play a small role with family and society playing the largest roles. Families model eating habits and are responsible for the food their kids eat. Food industry coercive in marketing to kids. ...Read more

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What are the dietary causes and effects of diabetes?

What are the dietary causes and effects of diabetes?

Unhealthy lifestyle: Hi. The typical American diet is part of an unhealthy lifestyle full of fast food, processed food, white bread, saturated fat, & simple sugar. Might I suggest whole grains, legumes, nuts, healthy oils (canola & olive), fruits & veggies, lean meats, nonfat dairy?! And regular exercise. Healthy lifestyle would go a long way toward fixing the epidemic of obesity & type 2 diabetes seen in the world! ...Read more