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How To Prevent Excretory System Diseases
Not straightforwards: Since we neurologists do not clearly know the cause of most of our major illnesses, such as MS, Parkinson's, or Alzheimer's, we need to correlate data, and postulate. As a general rule, do aerobic exercise, avoid constant sitting, take vitamin D supplements, eat a healthy diet, avoid smoking and recreational drugs, and see a doctor regularly to prevent or treat ongoing medical issues. ...Read more
Absolutely, but: Dental disease is a mostly behavioral issue: a result of abuse and neglect. The abuse is high carb/sugar food and drink, dietary and gastric (stomach) acid and toxins from tobacco. The neglect stems from inadequate, inefficient and/or absent excellent oral hygiene. Top it off with the fact that 50% of the population does not see a dentist for preventive care. The immune system can't do it all! ...Read more
Clamydia has the ability to lie dormant hiding in the digestive system despite its eradication elsewhere-Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). True?
Controversial: Research has demonstrated that this is most likely possible in mice, and there are some researchers who suspect that it is also possible in humans. There has not been documented auto reinfection in humans. The most common cause of reinfection after a successful treatment is a second new infection. Good luck. ...Read more
Heinrich Rimius - 1754: NIce allusion! Seriously, a sense of constipation or of incomplete evacuation, if new or progressive, deserves evaluation. Please refer to my other HealthTap answers on the subject, but bear in mind that evaluation is key to your reassurance or treatment. And don't hurt yourself in the meantime--avoid cleansers, enemas, purgatives outside of a doctor's advice. ...Read more
Does taking antacids before or after medication prevent the meds from being absorbed into your system?
Our body has strong immune system to fight with a number of foreign pathogen to prevent illness or desease. So why is it that we still become ill?
Type 1 diabetes...: First, not all Insulin dependent diabetics are type 1, typically considered juvenile onset. Type 1 is characterized by the beta cells of the pancreas being destroyed by an autoimmune disease, probably set in motion by a viral infection. No intervention has yet been defined, although studies have shown that the use of certain drugs can delay the onset time! ...Read more
Blood clotting: Your blood has several substances (factors) which cause clotting and several factors which inhibit clotting. Normally these are in a sort of balance and your blood does not clot unless it remains stagnant somewhere like people with certain arrhythmias, or you have an injury, or you are immobilized in bed or sometimes during a long period of sitting. ...Read more
Help with the flu.: Once you have the flu, medication aside, your best bet would be rest, adequate hydration (water until your urine is almost clear), wholesome nutrition including complex carbohydrates and lean proteins. Consider Tamiflu if you can start it within 48 hours of symptom onset. If you’re worsening, get to emergency room. This flu season is particularly bad. ...Read more
What special features or mechanisms exist in the respiratory system to prevent a virus from being inhaled?
I have a compromised immune system due to meds I'm on and quite often get infects such as sinus, yeast and MRSA what can I do to help prevent these?
Preventive measures: People w meds or health problems affecting immunity can take measures to reduce infections (CHECK W DOC 1st!)MRSA can be carried in the nose;if testing +, can be treated. Avoiding contact w infected fluids + washing/disinfecting surfaces can help. Folds of skin should be kept dry to prevent skin yeast infections. For vaginal, eating yogurt may help. Sinuses:Controlling allergies&using Neti Pot can help. ...Read more
Vaccination: By getting vaccinated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Recodmended viamins to keep ur immune system up I want to have my immune system up to prevent getting stds?
Ah, Peru the: Home of cole porter! . Vitamins and immune enhancement are lovely, but do virtually nothing to prevent std. Safe sex, means male or female 'condom' work best, bare-backing +/- vitamin and even robust immunity risks gonorrhea, hpv, hiv, and syphillis. Begin your beguine to a healthy safe sex life, it's delightful, it's delovely, but do it wisely and safely. ...Read more