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Doctor insights on: Environmental Causes Of Strokes

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I was wondering what are environmental causes of a stroke?

I was wondering what are environmental causes of a stroke?

Unclear what you: Mean by environmental causes of stroke. The only one that comes to mind is cigarette smoke. Both the inflammation and the vasoconstriction of nicotine can help lead to strokes. Otherwise, there are not really any environmental pollutants that are associated with strokes. There is association between air-quality and vascular health, which could be linked to strokes, but otherwise, not much else. ...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 some of the environmental causes for vitiligo?

What are some of the environmental causes for vitiligo?

Vitiligo: The exact cause of vitiligo is unknown. However, genetic and autoimmune factors are likely to be involved. Some patients have no family history of vitiligo or autoimmune disease but still develop the disease. Possible extrinsic factors include stress and certain industrial chemicals. I am not sure which chemicals specifically may be responsible. Cytomegalovirus may also play a role. ...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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What are environmental causes of precocious puberty?

What are environmental causes of precocious puberty?

Environmental: No one has proven that there are environmental causes per se. Theories exist regarding soy products which may contain phyto- estrogens. Another common theory is that hormones are placed in meat or milk. All of these are conjecture and really have no basis in fact. One proven association is weight gain and obesity in girls which predisposes them to developing early. ...Read more

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What are the most common environmental causes of heart diseases?

What are the most common environmental causes of heart diseases?

Environmental heart: Environmental causes of heart disease are difficult to correlate accurately. Here's a link to an article that discusses the different evidence and may hopefully answer your question. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19119685 ...Read more

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Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Yes: Low iron has been reported to be a cause of itchy skin and even hair loss. If you have had a period for 4 months, it is a highly likely problem. Hope you have been followed by your GYN doctor re. the period as well since it is by no means normal. At the minimum, get a CBC to check for anemia. . ...Read more

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Can weed causes strokes?

Can weed causes strokes?

Minimal data: There's a report of binge smoking in adolescents who were irregular users of mj, having cerebellar strokes because of the binge. 2 died. There is a report that smoking mj is protective like aspirin. But mj causes vasoconstriction & fluctuations in arterial spasming that may contribute to a stroke in a susceptible person. No good data either way. Best not to smoke anything and mitigate your risks. ...Read more

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What causes mini strokes?

What causes mini strokes?

Mini strokes: Mini strokes, or TIAs, are caused by the same things that cause regular strokes. Here are the common causes: smoking high blood pressure atrial fibrillation high blood sugar arterial disease / atherosclerosis high blood cholesterol ...Read more

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What causes stroke in adults?

What causes stroke in adults?

Etiology of stroke: Ischemic hemorrhagic thromboembolic atherosclerotic reversible non-reversible hypertension high cholesterol diabetes smoking irregular heart rhythm thickening of blood sleep apnea age family history drugs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stroke?

What are the causes of stroke?

Clot vs bleeding: There two types of strokes: embolic (clot) vs hemorrhagic (bleed). Clot can come from the heart (more rarely from leg if u have a hole in yr heart), and from a piece breaking off from wall of cartotid arteries. Bleeding is from damage to the vessel or an aneurysm. Risks: smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol/blood pressure, kidney disease, rheumatologic diseases, hivs etc..Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a watershed stroke?

What are the causes of a watershed stroke?

Watershed stroke: Ischemia or lack of blood flow to brain, such as from Atherosclerosis or Embolism, Factors that increase risk are Congestive heart failure, Angiopathy, Hypertension, Arterial hypotension, Hyperlipidemia, Sickle cell anemia, Carotid artery stenosis. ...Read more