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How to prevent infectious and no-infectious diseases?

How to prevent infectious and no-infectious diseases?

Live well: The best thing to do to avoid disease is to live sensibly -- that means 'no bad habits' - like smoking, alcohol etc. Exercising at least 5x week. Eating well - avoiding all the fast-foods, 'junk' out there. Sleeping 8 hrs a night. Keeping stress levels to the minimum. AND checking in with your doc periodically for routine health care incl. vaccinations etc. Give your primary doc a call & take care ...Read more

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How can you prevent Lyme disease?

How can you prevent Lyme disease?

Lyme disease: Steps to prevent lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, applying pesticides, and reducing tick habitat. http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/prev/on_people.html. ...Read more

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How to prevent addison disease?

How to prevent addison disease?

You can't: It's a destructive disease of the adrenal cortex, which in the us, is usually autoimmune in nature. Other causes exist as well. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a viral hepatitis infection?

How can I prevent a viral hepatitis infection?

Vaccine, wash, clean: Hep a: fecal-oral transmission: bad food, drink, sanitation. Can get vaccinated. Wash, cook. Hep b: shared blood products, less often sex. Can get vaccinated. Avoid IV drug use, nasal drug use, high risk sex. If from endemic region (far east, middle east, africa) or parents from endemic region-get tested. Hep c: no vaccine. Most from IV drug use, transfusion before 1993, less from sex exposure. ...Read more

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How to eliminate malaria or chagas' disease?

How to eliminate malaria or chagas' disease?

Huh?: They're different diseases, caused by different microorganisms, causing different symptoms and require different treatments. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how have humans evolved to develop strategies (systems,etc.) that protect against infectious disease?

Can you tell me how have humans evolved to develop strategies (systems,etc.) that protect against infectious disease?

Highly sophisticated: Thankfully the way God made us -we have immune systems that operate on multiple levels. We can trace back these systems to the earliest life forms -fever, in itself, is one of the most primitive defenses. Just by 'turning up the heat' it makes it harder for germs to survive within us. Then there are systems in the blood (complement), specialized cells - B cells/T cells, specialized organs. Amazing ...Read more

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How can you detect, treat and control infectious disease?

See below: We take a history and do a physical exam. We order blood antibody and antigen and pcr molecular tests. We order x-rays, ct scans and nuclear medicine scans. We do bacterial, fungal, viral, o&p and AFB stains and/or cultures of blood, urine, other normally sterile body fluids and stool. Then we use our knowledge and experience to determine what is significant and what is not and make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How does skin infection and tonsilitis/pharyngitis lead to post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis?

How does skin infection and tonsilitis/pharyngitis lead to post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis?

The Immune system: Fights the initial infection (skin or throat) by making antibodies to parts of the bacteria. After the infection is fought off, a combination of the antibodies and the bacterial components left over form a new complex that is toxic to the part of the kidney that filters them. Only certain strains of streptococcus will cause psgn. ...Read more

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What leads to pneumocystis infections?

What leads to pneumocystis infections?

Opportunistic: Any condition that compromises the immune system can allow pneumocystis to manifest: cancers, HIV disease, immunosupressant drugs for organ transplants or for autoimmune diseases (ra, psoriasis, etc); chemotherapy. ...Read more

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How to help someone with immune deficiency to prevent infection?

How to help someone with immune deficiency to prevent infection?

Education: Different measures are indicated according to the type and degree of immunodeficiency. All immunodeficient patients should avoid contact with obviously sick individuals. Washing hands and avoiding crowded environments. Antibiotic in prophylaxis doses are a common indication for some conditions. Antibody replacemtns is indicated for those with proven antibody deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes a kidney infection from strep bacteria? How can I prevent another?

What causes a kidney infection from strep bacteria? How can I prevent another?

Pyelonephritis: This can occur by extension of infection from another site through the bloodstream, from an adjacent area of infection, or by ascending infection from lower urinary tract infection. Strep is an unusual cause of pyelonephritis, and as mentioned previously it would help to know which species of strep you have. Prevention may depend upon this knowledge. ...Read more

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How does skin infectios and tonsilitis/pharyngitis lead to glomerulonephritis?

How does skin infectios and tonsilitis/pharyngitis lead to glomerulonephritis?

Streptococcus: Some people mount a curious immunologic response to streptococcus bacteria that ends up leaving immune complexes in the kidney. In children this most often self-cures; in adults it can be very serious. ...Read more

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How can salmonella infection be prevented?

How can salmonella infection be prevented?

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 more

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What cause linitis plastica? How to prevent?

What cause linitis plastica? How to prevent?

Stomach cancer: The one thing you can do is discover whether you have helicobacter on board and if so, eradicate it. I cannot promise this will work. If someone you love has this, you have my sympathy. ...Read more

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How can I prevent viral hepatitis C infection?

How can I prevent viral hepatitis C infection?

Avoid blood: Hepatitis c is only passed by blood exposure. This includes tattoos with dirty needles, snorting cocaine, sharing razors and tooth brushes with patients with hepatitis c. There is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Can you explain how an epidemic disease spreads?

That depends on the: actual disease. It is not the same for all. ...Read more

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What leads to shigella infection?

What leads to shigella infection?

Shigellosis: Shigellosis is caused by a bacteria called shigella. It can be transmitted by eating contaminated food, person to person, or when infected stool enters another's mouth (ie. Poor hand washing). ...Read more

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How to get hodgkin's disease?

How to get hodgkin's disease?

Dumb luck: To date, nobody has identified any risk factor from lifestyle. HIV patients are at somewhat greater risk if they're uncontrolled. Some say having recent infectious mono increases risk. I don't believe the claims about Agent Orange; it's possible that acromegalics and growth hormone abusers may have increased risk. ...Read more

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How can kawasaki's disease lead to autism symptoms?

How can  kawasaki's disease lead to autism symptoms?

No known connection: I know of no evidence that kawasaki's can lead to autism. I have treated hundreds of patients with kawasaki, and none have developed autism. ...Read more

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