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What is the relation of family history of hypertension and gestational hypertension?

What is the relation of  family history of hypertension and gestational hypertension?

Develop hypertension: Having family history of hypertension or development of hypertension during pregnancy increases the risk of developing hypertension. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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Besides patient history of gait issues, are there any clinical signs of tumor in cervical spine?

Besides patient history of gait issues, are there any clinical signs of tumor in cervical spine?

From none to many: A tumor may be present without any symptoms to a variety including gait and spasticity issues, balance problems, numbness, tingling, weakness, dexterity issues, bowel/bladder issues, headache, pain in the neck and/or extremities, handwritng changes to name a few. ...Read more

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I have a family history of liver problems, is the risk of liver problems worth blood thinning benefit?

I have a family history of liver problems, is the risk of liver problems worth blood thinning benefit?

Not related: Blood thinners don't cause liver problems. The action of blood thinners occurs in the liver. It doesn't harm the liver. If you need a blood thinner, you need a blood thinner! ...Read more

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What causes arthritis in people without a family history of the condition?

What causes arthritis in people without a family history of the condition?

There are over 150 +: There are a variety of many types of arthritis. The term is not a single problem but encompasses many different types. Most of these 150 + do not run in families but some risk factors can be inherited. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for arthritis osteoporosis and injuries from falls?

What are the risk factors for arthritis osteoporosis and injuries from falls?

depends: Not sure what you mean by arthritis osteoporosis. Rheumatoid arthritis and its treatment with steroids decreases bone density and strength (osteoporosis) and increases risk of fractures. Being elderly, having low sodium, family history of hip fracture and excessive alcohol intake also increase risk of osteoporosis and broken bones. ...Read more

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What causes heart disease in people without a family history of the condition?

What causes heart disease in people without a family history of the condition?

Heart disease: Familial disease is only one category of disease. Acquired heart disease has infectious, metabolic, toxic, immunologic, oncologic, endocrine and other causes. ...Read more

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How much of a risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw is associated with fosamax (alendronate)?

How much of a risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw is associated with fosamax (alendronate)?

Rare, but: It is rare with oral bisphosphonates like Fosamax (alendronate). More common with IV bisphosphonates. However, medicine related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ) is suck a devastating disease, that precautions are in order for any dental extraction procedure. Oral surgery evaluation recommended for any patient on Fosamaz. ...Read more

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What causes osteoporosis (thinning of bone)?

What causes osteoporosis (thinning of bone)?

Many things: Osteoporosis can be the result of low calcium, low Vitamin D, decreased bone production, increased bone turnover, disuse of a limb due to injury or pain, or other medical conditions such as hypothyroidism or kidney disease. Therefore, it is important to have osteoporosis evaluated with a physical and blood work so that the correct treatment can occur and prevent fractures. ...Read more

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A 21 year old with a history of alcohol and smoking abuse. What are the chances of developing esophageal cancer at this age ?

A 21 year old with a history of alcohol and smoking abuse. What are the chances of developing esophageal cancer at this age ?

Not yet: Chances are slim for this age group. Later in life chances of this cancer and many other cancers starts to escalate. There is never a better time to quit than now! ...Read more

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What are some risk factors of arthritis?

What are some risk factors of arthritis?

Several: Age, weight, injury (like an acl tear), and unfortunately genetics. ...Read more

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What is proper amt of aspirin to give woman with stroke, history of falls, intercranial hemmorhaghing ?

What is proper amt of aspirin to give woman with stroke,   history of falls, intercranial hemmorhaghing ?

Double Edged Sword: Aspirin, like other anti-clotting agents, does nothing about arterial ds, the most common underlying ds., commonly starting in childhood. Anti-clotting agents only about hopefully reducing clots resulting from plaque rupture or other clot inducing events in blood stream. It also induces mucosal erosions & bleeding, stomach & small intestines, within ~3 days of starting, & increases bleed events. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Hypothyroidism? I've had a history of JRA- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.

What are the symptoms of Hypothyroidism? I've had a history of JRA- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Hypothyroid: The typical symptoms are constipation, poor hair and nail growth, fatigue and temperature imbalance ( intolerant of the cold) but you should ask your doctor to measure your blood ...Read more

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Is family history of significance in terms of developing kidney stones? I'm other words is there a congenital link?

 Is family history of significance in terms of developing kidney stones? I'm other words is there a congenital link?

Kidney stone: In some cases, family history is important in diagnosing and managing kidney stones. The etiology of kidney stone formation is multifactorial, a small percentage of which is familial. ...Read more

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Can a 23yo female get primary bone cancer on the side of her foot no history of cancer in family?

Can a 23yo female get primary bone cancer on the side of her foot no history of cancer in family?

Rare occurrence: Any one can get bone cancer.Foot tumors are generally rare no matter what age of patient and family history. Primary bone cancer is not caused by a faulty gene that can be passed down through families. But people who have particular rare genetic syndromes have higher risk of some types of bone cancer than other people.Tumor type usually depends on age of patient. There are always exceptions. ...Read more

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Are weak bones a sign of any type of cancer or genetic problem?

Are weak bones a sign of any type of cancer or genetic problem?

Usually not: Osteoporosis is a common problem for postmenopausal women, not genetic. Longstanding hyperparathyroidism can also lead to bone calcium loss (generally caused by a benign tumor of a parathyroid gland). Metastatic cancers to bones can lead to pathologic fractures. Best to review with your doctor to assess risk factors, and there are tests to evaluate bone health. ...Read more

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What common drugs increase risk of bone thinning ?

Read below: Aluminum-containing antacids, antiseizure medicines such as Dilantin or phenobarbital aromatase inhibitors such as arimidex, Aromasin and femara, cancer chemotherapeutic drugs cyclosporine a and fk506 (tacrolimus).Gonadotropin releasing hormone such as Lupron (leuprolide) and zoladex, heparin, lithium, Medroxyprogesterone acetate for contraception (depo-provera), methotrexate aluminum-containing antacids, antiseizur. ...Read more

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Is HRT a necessary preventive measure for every menopausal woman or only those that are at risk of osteoporosis? I'm aware of hrt's potential risks

Is HRT a necessary preventive measure for every menopausal woman or only those that are at risk of osteoporosis? I'm aware of hrt's potential risks

Many benefits: Hrt is known to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, colon cancer, alzheimers' disease, and osteporosis - when started at the time of menopause. Almost all studies show that women who take HRT are healthier and live longer than women who do not take hrt. There are few contraindications to hrt. Additional benefits include decreased hot flushes, decreased insomnia, and decreased vaginal dryness. ...Read more

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