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How can a goiter be prevented?

How can a goiter be prevented?

Usually it can't: Iodine deficiency goiter is really the only preventable cause of thyroid enlargement. This is extremely uncommon in western societies. If you are developing a goiter, some doctors may suggest thyroid hormone supplementation to "suppress" the goiter, but this generally isn't terribly effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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How can lymphoma be prevented?

How can lymphoma be prevented?

No: Unfortunately there's no known way of preventing lymphoma. Certain rare types of lymphoma only occur in patients with HIV or can be caused by other infections, so in one sense preventing these infections can prevent lymphoma. ...Read more

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How can hypoglycemia be prevented?

How can hypoglycemia be prevented?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with lean protein and as much as 50 grams of fiber for a woman/70 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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Can asthma be transmitted to offspring? If so, how can it be prevented?

Can asthma be transmitted to offspring? If so, how can it be prevented?

Complex issue: There are genetic factors in asthma, but it is not passed down like eye color.Each new kid is a combination of genes from either parent,so it is hard to say if it will show up at all or to what severity.If both parents have asthma, there is a greater chance a kid would. Even in the same family one kid may have symptoms and the other not.You can't change your genes. but early recognition & rx helps ...Read more

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Can hepatitis a be prevented?

Can hepatitis a be prevented?

HAV vaccine: Yes, hepatitis a can be prevented by a vaccine and there are immunoglobulins available to prevent disease after exposure. ...Read more

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What causes a stroke & how can they be prevented?

What causes a stroke & how can they be prevented?

Aspirin and diet: Stroke is usually caused by a blood clot that develops in the vessels of the brain. Some come from the heart or from plaques in the neck vessels. Aspirin helps to keep clots from forming. Losing weight and reducing cholesterol may help as well as controlling blood pressure carefully. Diabetes carries a high risk for causing blood vessel disease in heart, kidneys and brain. ...Read more

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How can dupuytren's disease be prevented, and if not prevented, how is it treated?

How can dupuytren's disease be prevented, and if not prevented, how is it treated?

Dupuytrens is a : Progressive disorder that at this point does not have a cure but has treatments. The disease begins with thickening and nodules the palm that can eventually from cords. These cords are above the tendons in the fascia and the fingers can curl and lose flexibility or form contractures. http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html treatment includes surgery, aponeurotomy and collagenase. ...Read more

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How can rubella be controlled?

How can rubella be controlled?

Immunize: The rubella vaccine is safe and very effective. This measure alone has grossly reduced rubella cases in the US, encourage everyone to immunize. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney stone to devlop, and how can it be prevented?

What causes a kidney stone to devlop, and how can it be prevented?

Dehydration number 1: The biggest risk for most people is dehydration. You should consume enough liquids to produce about 2.5 liters each 24 hours. This decreases the risk of future stones about 90%. There can be other metabolic factors though that can increase your risk of future stones. Typically, a 24 hour urine collection can be very helpful in identifying risk factors. ...Read more

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How can cardiomyopathy be prevented?

How can cardiomyopathy be prevented?

Difficult to prevent: Damage to heart muscle resulting in injury signficantly compromising function can be due to many causes, most commonly due to coronary artery disease. High blood pressure, heritable, infiltrative or infectious causes can also cause cardiomyopathy. Treating risk factors can reduce the risk of preventable disease, but the infectious (especially viral) causes are bad luck & genetic susceptibility. ...Read more

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How could a car accident cause blindness and how can it be cured?

How could a car accident cause blindness and how can it be cured?

Yes: Car accidents can cause may types of injuries, including to the eyes or brain. Injuries to eyes and/or brain can cause blindness. If in a car accident, go the nearest er. ...Read more

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How can hemolytic disease be prevented in a newborn?

How can hemolytic disease be prevented in a newborn?

ABO hemolysis: Hemolysis in newborns due to ABO incompatibility is not preventable, but is manageable under the care of an experienced pediatrician or neonatologist. For this reason, newborns from mothers with type O blood type or who are Rh- will be screened closely for this condition, as early recognition and intervention is key to successful recovery. ...Read more

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How can candidiasis be prevented and controlled?

How can candidiasis be prevented and controlled?

Meds and life style: Hi, first you need to irradicate fungus from your system, which could be not as easy as taking meds for it. Second, you need to be on sugar/simple carbs free diet for at least 6-12 months. Thrid, you need to restore healthy gastro-intestinal flora. ...Read more

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How can a sprain be cured?

How can a sprain be cured?

R.I.C.E. and time: A sprain will heal given time. To alleviate symptoms in the acute period, r.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Oral anti-inflammatories may help with swelling/pain. Once the swelling has decreased, begin working on range of motion. Gently progress to strengthening and gradually return to activities as tolerated. ...Read more

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Is recurring dandruff also due to hypothyroid, how can it be treated?

Is recurring dandruff also due to hypothyroid, how can it be treated?

Occasionally: 1. Check blood tests- if underactive by lab tests, need thyroid hormone therapy 2. But if on therapy for hypothyroidism and lab normal, or on thyroid medicine and lab normal, must look for other causes see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can a person be misdiagnosed as having hpv? And can it be cured?

Can a person be misdiagnosed as having hpv? And can it be cured?

Here are some ...: Usually, an accurate Dx of HPV can usually be made easily with a detailed Hx and a direct look with / without magnification. But occasionally, its ultimate Dx is made until excisional biopsy because its flat form may look like a mole (nevus). As to its cure, it's hard. Clinical experience told us its recurrence has been as high as 50% regardless of the method of Rx ... A close F/U with PAP smear. ...Read more

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How can alcoholism be a disease?

How can alcoholism be a disease?

Many reasons: Like heart disease ; diabetes, alcoholism is due to genes ; poor life style choices- diet, no exercise, smoking. Genetics are 50% responsible. Children of alcoholics are 8 x more likely to become alcoholics. Alcoholism is a brain disease. Evidence shows altered neurotransmitter response to alcohol. If one of your family members is alcoholic, you risk surprise addiction to a prescribed pain pill. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a disease that can be caused by a vitamin deficiency?

Docs can you explain what is a disease that can be caused by a vitamin deficiency?

Many: Night blindness is one of the first signs of vitamin a deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause permanent damage to nervous tissue if left untreated longer than 6 months.[scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin c. Vitamin d deficiency has been associated with rickets, a disease in which the bone tissue doesn't properly mineralize. Sorry , there is not room for more. ...Read more

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Can a stoke be prevented?

Can a stoke be prevented?

Yes could be prevent: Stroke.A stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or reduced. This deprives your brain of oxygen and nutrients, which can cause your brain cells to die. A stroke may be caused by a blocked artery or a leaking or burst blood .Some people may experience a temporary disruption of blood flow through their brain, if you treat those most likely you could prevent it. ...Read more