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How Can I Prevent Lumbago
Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more
Not always possible: Hi. Assuming no diseases that cause bone loss, you can help prevent osteoporosis with adequate calcium and vitamin D intake, healthy diet, weight-bearing exercise, and no smoking. There are drugs that can be used to help prevent osteoporosis in the setting of osteopenia, including bisphosphonates, the SERM raloxifene (in women), and estrogen use (in women). As a 25 yo man, your risk is very low. ...Read more
Move and Stay thin: Maintaining a healthy weight and moving your joints everyday is a good way to prevent arthritis. Exercises that allow your joints to maintain their full range of motion are the best. Don't forget your small joints such as your fingers and toes too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One theory...: There is a theory that near-sightedness is made worse by repeated accommodation, the process of bringing an image up close to see. The more one reads up close, the faster the near-sightedness develops. With this theory, one should hold all reading material at arms-length to minimize accommodation, and thereby, decrease the progression of near-sightedness. ...Read more
Fiber: There are many dietary recommendations that have been widely disseminated (things to avoid, etc), but recent studies have found no basis for those recommendations. The one thing that has been shown to prevent a second episode of diverticulitis (once someone has has a first episode) is to take a tablespoon of fiber supplementation (phyllium) daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more
In many cases: 85 percent have triggers which vary from person to person. Some may be avoided such as lack of sleep, alcohol, certain foods, stress, bright lights. There are medications which may be effective to prevent frequent migraines such as beta blockers, antidepressants, topiramate, and divalproex sodium. ...Read more
Hyperglycemia: The biggest reason for hyperglycemia in this day is obesity. I am an orthopedic surgeon, yet there is not a day that goes by that I do not see several morbidly obese patients. The majority of them are hyperglycemic and type ii diabetes. Some patients may be hyperglycemic and normal weight. For those patients they should be seeing their endocrinologist or primary care doctor. ...Read more
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