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How can I prevent lumbago?

How can I prevent lumbago?

Many Ways: There are many things you can try, but it depends on your underlying anatomy. Here are a few: good posture, core exercises, stretching, and proper body mechanics. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

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


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How can I prevent scoliosis?

How can I prevent scoliosis?

Varies: Most types of scoliosis can not really be prevented, either they occur or don't occur. One exception to this is the collapse of a vertebrae causing scoliosis secondary to osteoporosis. People in general should be appropriately screened for osteoporosis and treated if it exists. ...Read more

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How can I prevent osteoarthritis?

How can I prevent osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis: Proper exercise and good nutrition are keys to helping reduce your risk. Some things such as trauma and injury you cannot avoid. Maintaining strength and an active healthy lifestyle are your best bets. ...Read more

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How can I prevent osteoporosis?

How can I prevent osteoporosis?

See below: No smoking, no caffeine, regular weight bearing exercise, and a deit of foods rich in calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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How can I prevent osteoporosis?

How can I prevent osteoporosis?

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

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How can I prevent getting arthritis?

How can I prevent getting arthritis?

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 more

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How can I prevent near-sightedness?

How can I prevent near-sightedness?

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

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How can I prevent cankles?

How can I prevent cankles?

Maintain weight: The best way to prevent excess tissue in the ankle area is to maintain a healthy weight overall. This should be done through a healthy diet and physical activity. ...Read more

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How can I prevent lymphedema?

How can I  prevent lymphedema?

Most: Most lymphedem a is due to surgery that scars or eliminates lymphatic. Sometimes this is necessary as part of cancer surgery. Other lymphedem a can be from a parasite and it can be contracted by barefoot walking or insect bytes. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hypertropia/strabismus?

How can I prevent hypertropia/strabismus?

Routine exams: and early intervention by your ophthalmologist!

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How can I prevent diverticulitis?

How can I prevent diverticulitis?

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 more

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How can I prevent constipation?

How can I prevent constipation?

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

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How can I prevent migraines?

How can I prevent migraines?

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

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How can I prevent dehydration?

How can I prevent dehydration?

Dehydration: You can only prevent dehydration by drinking plenty of fluids, being in shape and avoiding extremely hot temperatures. If you feel light headed or that your body has become extremely hot, get inside, drink plenty of fluids and either get into a cold shower or bath. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hangovers?

How can I prevent hangovers?

Don't drink: No problem. Why are you drinking if it keeps leading to hang overs? ...Read more

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How can I prevent hyperglycemia?

How can I prevent hyperglycemia?

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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How can I prevent hypocalemia?

Understand why.: First step is to identify cause. Too difficult to figure over internet - see doc. ...Read more

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How can I prevent stuttering?

How can I prevent stuttering?

Speech therapy: Are you asking for yourself of a child? Speech therapy may help with stuttering in adult. Here is an article for children:https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/nl/432446/ba1c2b42-62e0-47c5-a021-4bf1f3b6bdcc/ I hope that helps! ...Read more

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How can I prevent neurosyphilis?

How can I prevent neurosyphilis?

Protect yourself: Always make certain condoms are used and you won't get syphilis. ...Read more

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