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How Can Diverticulitis Be Prevented
It can't : There are no proven strategies known to prevent diverticulitis. The cause (pathogenesis) of diverticulitis is an area of active research. Avoiding seeds, nuts, etc has been unfounded and no longer recommended. Fiber is recommended more for prevention of diverticulosis rather than diverticulitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vaccination, hygiene: Hand washing and getting the pneumonia vaccine (and getting your children vaccinated) reduce your chances of getting pneumonia. The pneumonia vaccine covers only some strains of one species of bacterium (streptococcus), but it covers the worst actors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Vaccination of feed animals. Limit use of antibiotics as growth promoters. Improve food safty practices. Do not eat raw or undercooked eggs or meats. Food handler hygene. Maintain time-temperature standards for food handling/preparation/storage. Ban unpasturized dairy products. There is a typhoid vaccine for travelers to typhoid endemic areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney infections: The best prevention for kidney infections is good hygiene. Most kidney infections start in the bladder and are from bacteria that live on the skin of the penis or in the vaginal vault. Women, after intercourse, should urinate within a few hours. Make sure you don't hold your bladder for an absurd about of time since the act of urination flushes these bacteria from the urethra. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Life stlye changes: Prevention of arteriosclerosis is possible but not gaurenteed. Some pts can follow a very healthy life style and still get arteriosclerosis. This so because genetics play a key role in developemennt . Also not all risk factors have been discovered yet. The following are the accepted risks.Age, gender, high cholesterol, high blood pressure , diabetes, family history, and tob. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heat pack: Heat pack, baby shampoo wash and omega 3 essential fatty acid by mouth may help. If does not go away after 1-2 weeks please see your ophthalmologist. You may need antibiotic combined with steroid treatment. If it does not help then you may need a surgical cleaning of the stye or steroid injection. If its happening at the same location then it may need to be checked out by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insulin if Diabetic: Glysosuria means glucose or sugar in the urine. Most common cause is diabetes. Primary diabetes can probably not be prevented and is due to insufficient or no Insulin production by the pancreas or production of Insulin antibodies. Secondary diabetes is most commonly caused by obesity, so avoid getting overweight. Glcosuria can occur normally in pregancy. Control hyerthyroidism and avoid xs alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Condoms/abstinence: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection passed by transmitting body fluids from one person to another. Avoiding intercourse is the only 100% way to protect yourself. Condoms are very effective in decreasing the risk. Chlamydia can be acquired through vaginal, anal and oral sex. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reduce your risk: There are certain factors which may lead to diabetes. If it runs in your family, you are obese, smoke cigarettes, had gestational diabetes or had a baby weighing 9 or more pounds, have impaired glucose tolerance, do not exercise regularly, low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides, high blood pressure you are at high risk to develop diabetes, so exercise & develop healthy habits to reduce ur risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several ways: Cardiac ischemia can be prevented either by improving the supply of blood to the heart, or reducing the demand for blood by the heart. The supply can be increased by bypass surgery, angioplasty, stents, and some medications. The demand can be reduced by restricting the activity of the patient, controlling arrhythmias, and medications such as beta blockers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take your medication: If you have diabetes the best way to maintain normal blood sugars is to take your medications as prescribed. Following a prescribed diet regimen and engaging in regular exercise are also helpful. If you do not have diabetes, then keeping your body weight normal for your age and maintaining an active lifestyle with a healthy diet can help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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