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How Can Pneumonia Be Prevented
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
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
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
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
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
Staph: Staph is frequently found as part of the normal skin flora on the skin and nasal passages. It can cause minor skin infections, such as pimples, impetigo, boils, cellulitis to life threatening diseases such as endocarditis, toxic shock syndrome and sepsis. Methicillin- resistant s. Auras, abbreviated MRSA is a strain of staph that has become resistant to a number of antibiotics. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: Impetigo is usually caused by staph bacteria. Frequent hand washing can decrease the amount of potentially dangerous staph bacteria on the skin surface and reduce the rate of developing impetigo. Completely avoiding exposure to staph bacteria is almost impossible. However, basic sanitation has been shown to reduce the risk. ...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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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