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I Heard That Rain Can Increase Your Chances Of Developing Pneumonia Is This True
I have hashimotos. I heard that once you develop one autoimmune, your chances greatly increase to develop more. Is this true and what is the chance?
True: Autoimmune diseases tend to run in packs, so where patients or family members have conditions such as hashimoto's, vitiligo, type 1 diabetes, arthritis, or lupus, other autoimmune conditions are more likely to occur. The risk is not extremely high, but there is an association with other autoimmune diseases. ...Read more
What to do if I have often heard people say that dying your hair can increase your risk of cancer. is it true ?
No: dying of hair is a very frequent process performed on thousands of women daily. There is no evidence that one sees any evidence of malignancy in the scalp region where the dye comes in contact with or in the incidence of systemic malignancies ...Read more
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how can i decrease the risk of cancer with considering the fact that i live in a polluted air? thank you so much
Healthy Life styles: Adopt Healthy life style...this will reduce your risk of developing cancer even though we all live with varying degrees of air pollution.Here are things your should do for healthy lifestyle: No tobacco use/smoking, Minimal or no alcohol use, Exercise daily, Keep your Weight at healthy level(eat less, exercise more), Eat healthy plant-based foods, no processed meats, adopt regular Cancer screening ...Read more
Has anyone ever heard of a connection between having certain viral infections while pregnant, and so causing autism in the baby?
Yes.: Exposure to the rubella virus during pregnancy definitely increases risk of autism (along with mamy other problems), and cytomegalovirus also may increase risk. This is quite different from the controversies about vaccines for viruses causing autism, which has repeatedly disproven. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I ask why bronchiectasis increases risk of lung cancer?I heard that there is a link and increased risk but don't understand how n why this happens
Could be: Suggest pulmonologist to answer. Since both conditions are associated with smoking, I would not be surprised, but how this applies to you is another matter. I'd actually see a pulmonologist locally to review your lung CT or MRI in detail. Make noise. I encourage asking questions. ...Read more
I have type 1 nf, I am not affected by it in anyway. Apparently I have an increased risk of getting cancer. How much higher is the risk?.
I've heard that there's a high chance of you bleeding to death from female circumcision. Is this true?
Potentially: Since there is no medical indication for female circumcision, it is often done quickly and inappropriately by people with no training or experience -- using crude and unsanitary instruments. It is a sad, backward, uneducated and unfortunate world-wide occurrence that education and common sense have not been able to eliminate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have heard of people who have died because of food in the air pipe. Is this true? Is it even possible? If so, why?
Im scared it will happen to me
Talk man to man: I'm a pathologist and i've autopsied four people that this has happened to. All four were either very drunk or so old and (forgive me) decrepit that they couldn't manage their swallowing any more. I focus on these things and I have never even heard of a physically-fit non-intoxicated person having this happen to them. Recognize the fear as unrealistic & choose your next step accordingly. ...Read more
I've recently heard on the news that The College of Pediatrics says abortions increase risk of breast cancer. Is this to be true or a myth?
Living in the south, i hear all of the time that drinking a lot of sweet tea increases your chance of developing kidney stones. Is this true?
True: Iced tea contains high concentrations of oxalate, one of the key chemicals that lead to the formation of kidney stones. ...Read more
I have heard that the use of creatine can be directly lined to a onset of hairloss, is this true?
Is it true that Clomid (clomiphene) decreases chance of conception at age 40? Also, I have a severe prolapsed uterus is, can that decrease chance of conception?
Clomid (clomiphene) and others: Clomid (clomiphene) does not decrease chance of conception at any age: it is an ovulation induction drug, so improves - somewhat - chance of conceiving at any age. Prolapse is not strictly a fertility factor, tho with severe prolapse, intercourse can be difficult or painful. At age 40 roughly 50% of women cans till conceive, hope this helps. ...Read more
I heard that the chance of getting pregnant with a condom that is used properly is 1%. How does this happen?
Obvious: 1. Defective condom 2. Leak made during use. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a father has cancer in the brain what r the chances of any of his kids having it when there older?
Can someone get cancer of the heart? I know its strange question but I've never heard of such a thing
Rarely: Tumors of the heart are exceptionally rare. Centers like the mayo clinic report about 1 case/yr; most doctors have never seen one. Only about 10% of heart tumors are cancerous; the others are benign. The most common benign tumor of the heart is an atrial myxoma which can grow large and obstruct blood flow through the heart. Even these are still really rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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