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Doctor insights on: High Risk Pregnancy Collagen Vascular Disease

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does higher level of c reactive protein increase the risk of getting diseases like cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and lung cancer?

Does higher level of c reactive protein increase the risk of getting diseases like cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and lung cancer?

Limited usefulness: C-reactive protein is very useful in making the diagnosis of a couple of uncommon illnesses, such as temporal arteritis, in which it is much elevated. It is neither sensitive nor specific for anything else, and especially, as a pathologist i'm unimpressed with it as a screen for any health risk -- it's neither sensitive nor specific, and generates useless worry. Live healthy ; forget it. ...Read more

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What risk factors are associated with coronary heart disease?

What risk factors are associated with coronary heart disease?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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Can chronic kidney disease increase my risk for coronary artery disease?

Can chronic kidney disease increase my risk for coronary artery disease?

Yes: Renal hypertension can be related and can aggravate cad. Treatment of hypertension is a part of the overall rx for cad. ...Read more

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What are cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with obesity?

Obesity: Read this: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/weightmanagement/obesity/obesity-information_ucm_307908_article.Jsp.

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Can estrogen prevent heart disease or alzheimer's disease?

Can estrogen prevent heart disease or alzheimer's disease?

Can!: Heart disease prevention is now well established in women with early menopause (surgical or natural) and women in there fifties. No benefits are present for older women. The earlier the benefits, the greater the benfits. Cancer of the colon, osteoporosis, and less alzeiheimer's are documented and longer sexual functioning! ...Read more

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Does high levels of salt contribute to coronary artery disease?

Does high levels of salt contribute to coronary artery disease?

Indirectly: High salt intake, in some people, is associated with development of high blood pressure, hypertension. High blood pressure is an important factor in the development of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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What complications does collagen vascular disease cause?

What complications does collagen vascular disease cause?

Depends: Depends on location of affected organ like lungs, kidneys, intestines .. Etc ...Read more

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Is there data showing saturated fat increases congenital heart disease mortality?

Is there data showing saturated fat increases congenital heart disease mortality?

Not really.: Increased consumption of saturated fat by the pregnant woman can deplete Folic Acid stores in her body and increase the risk of having a fetus with cardiac defect, especially if the mother is obese. Take 1-5 mg of Folic Acid daily if you want to prevent up to 75% of fetal cardiac defects - before conception and for your whole reproductive life. ...Read more

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My good cholesterol is 94, will this high number prevent other diseases such as cancer or heart disease?

My good cholesterol is 94, will this high number prevent other diseases such as cancer or heart disease?

It helps: Having a high HDL is good, and is a positive factor in the risk calculations that doctors use to guide them in choosing the appropriate therapeutic recommendations for you. However, a high HDL by itself will not prevent cancer or heart disease. ...Read more

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Is lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 blood test better predictor of heart disease, heart attacks and stokes than myeloperoxidase (mpo) in men?

Is lipoprotein associated phospholipase a2 blood test better predictor of heart disease, heart attacks and stokes than myeloperoxidase (mpo) in men?

No, Different Issues: Mpo tends to reflect more active/prone to rupture vulnerable plaque activity, whereas lpla2 a protein on LDL particles which correlates with ?ed atherogenicity. Keep in mind artery ds typically begins age 7, ; earlier. Measured ldl, large hdl, hba1c ; BP are bigger issues. Many other biomarkers, like the ones you mentioned, also involved ; less important. Illusions of high tech often marketed. ...Read more

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Are prior stress fractures in your shins a risk factor for peripheral arterial disease?

Are prior stress fractures in your shins a risk factor for peripheral arterial disease?

No: I'm not aware of any association between the two. Generally speaking, tibia stress fractures are seen in endurance athletes, while peripheral vascular disease is often seen in older, less healthy individuals, particularly smokers. ...Read more

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Would someone with severe post-thrombotic syndrome be at higher risk of stroke and heart disease?

Would someone with severe post-thrombotic syndrome be at higher risk of stroke and heart disease?

Venous disorder: Post phlebitic (thrombotic) syndrome is a venous disorder and is a result of having had a clot in the deep veins leading to venous hypertension and venous insufficiency. It does not make one more prone to stroke or heart disease. ...Read more

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Does Hashimoto's Disease increase risk of breast cancer?

Does Hashimoto's Disease increase risk of breast cancer?

I am not: aware of any evidence that Hashimoto's thyroiditis increases your risk of developing any malignancies. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Definition)

The vascular system is made up with 3 components, arteries, veins, and lymph channels. The most common description of vascular disease is usually associated with arterial insufficiency, also known as PAD. This usually is more of an issue as people age, who also have associated medical conditions to include diabetes, hypertension, heart ...Read more


Dr. Michael Sparacino
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High Risk Pregnancy (Definition)

High risk pregnancies are those in which the risk to the mother or the baby is higher than for the average pregnancy. A pregnancy can be termed "high-risk" when the mother has a pre-existing condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or when she has had previous problem pregnancies, is pregnant with multiple babies, or ...Read more