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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Heart Contusion (Definition)

Heart contusion = bruised heart ...Read more


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I know some people are more likely to get esophageal rupture than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get esophageal rupture than others. Which ones?

Forceful vomiting: Esophageal rupture is not very common, but can be a very big deal; can cause life threatening complications, ifection, etc. More common in forced vomiting, retching. Bulimics can be at increased risk; uncommonly can be a post procedure complication after medical/gi procedures such as passage of an ng tube, endoscopic manipulations. ...Read more

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I know some people are more likely to get angiitis than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get angiitis than others. Which ones?

Can't predict: Can not tell you how to predict this. There are a variety of types of angiitis from inflammatory - polyangiitis with granulomatosis, allergic granulomatosis, CNS vasculitis, it is an inflammation of blood vessels and is called also vasculitis and can be seen wiht infections like hepatitis, medications, cancers, and even rheumatic diseases. Uncertain i can predict an answer. ...Read more

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I know some people are more likely to get berylliosis than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get berylliosis than others. Which ones?

Occupational: This is an occupational disorder. Older (decades ago) flourescent light bulbs were made with berylium (be). Nowdays it is used mostly in aerospace manufacturing. People in jet engine plants for high-speed aircraft, missiles, space vehicles and satellites. Its lightweight, and strong. People working in these industries are more likely to come into contact with be dust. ...Read more

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I know some people are more likely to get GI cancer than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get GI cancer than others. Which ones?

Many: Smokering, heavy alcohol intake, low fiber, high red meat intake and processed food, excessive caffeine intake, patients with family history of GI cancers, personal historey of inflammatory bowel disease, women with a history of breast cancer, are a few of the risk factors as well as age over 50. ...Read more

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I know some people are more likely to get common cold than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get common cold than others. Which ones?

Your Force Field: Your well-being is like a super power force field that keeps you from getting sick. Some factors: eating right, exercising, getting good rest, balance work/play. Wash your hands. Certain chronic diseases like diabetes can challenge your immunity and make it easier for you to get sick. ...Read more

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I know some people are more likely to get mycoplasma genitalium than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get mycoplasma genitalium than others. Which ones?

Unprotected sex: Since mycoplasma genitalium lives on the lining of the uretra in men and the cervix in women, if one has unprotected sex with an infected partner they are more likely to become infected. ...Read more

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Are some people more likely to get the flu than others?

Are some people more likely to get the flu than others?

Yes: As with all infectious diseases, some people are more likely to catch the disease, while others are less likely to. A person who has close contact with many other people will be exposed to more sick people, and will be more likely to catch the flu. Someone who has no protection from past flu vaccines or flu illnesses, will more easily get the disease after exposure to the virus. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to get cancer than others?

Why are some people more likely to get cancer than others?

Genes vs environment: Some of us have better genetic protection than others. A few cancers are purely bad luck because you inherit specific genes. The majority are related to your environment and lifestyle/diet choices and a balance of "good" cancer suppressor genes and "bad" promoter genes. Some folks make better lifestyle/diet choices than others and some have more suppressor genes. Read more about "epigenetics". ...Read more

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I know some people are more likely to get cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea than others. Which ones?

Trauma or other: CSF rhinorrhea can occur spontaneously or from trauma or tumor or other cause. There is thinning of the bones in the anterior inferior region of the skull causing spinal fluid to leak into the sinus cavity. You can't prevent it and you can't predict it. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop bruises than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop bruises than others?

Many reasons: Bruising may be normal, and the predisposition to bruising can be inherited genetically. It may also be an indication of a vitamin deficiency, or a deficiency in the compounds and cells needed for blood clotting. Your doctor can run simple blood tests to determine the causes of bruising. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop polychondritis than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop polychondritis than others?

Not known: It is a chronic inflammatory condition involving the cartialge. Its cause is unknown. It is felt to be autoimmune and people can have antibodies to cartilage and collagen. There is an assocaition of other autoimmune disorders - systemic vasculitis, inflammatory eye disease, thyroid disease, sjogren's, systemic lupus and inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop coronary spasms than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop coronary spasms than others?

Several reasons: Endothelial dysfunction (improper function of the cells covering the inner surface of blood vessels) from smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and lack of exercise are some of the causes. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop arachnoiditis than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop arachnoiditis than others?

Not Sure: Arachnoiditis is a chronic inflammatory condition. I would suspect that if you have a diet or lifestyle that is high in inflammatory chemicals that one would be more susceptible than another. I find that so many chronic inflammatory conditions are helped by diet and lifestyle changes. If this is something you have, also consult with a chinese medicine practitioner. It can help a lot! ...Read more

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Why do some people get nodular melanoma and others superficial. What are the traits that make one more susceptible to either one?

Why do some people get nodular melanoma and others superficial.  What are the traits that make one more susceptible to either one?

Dumb luck: The mutations that drive cancers are largely random. It's being worked out, but even the genetic syndromes that put people at risk for superficial spreaders such as CDKN2A also produce nodulars. Basically they're the same illness except that the nodulars got good at breaking through the basement membrane earlier than the superficial spreaders. Hoping you have an early lesion and surgical cure. ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop chilblains than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop chilblains than others?

Circulation: Certain circulatory and neurological conditions make some people more prone to cold injury. ...Read more

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Some people get vertigo more than others. Why is that?

Some people get vertigo more than others. Why is that?

Many factors: May have inner ear condition , or side effect from a drug being taken. Best to see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Are some people more likely to get addicted to smoking than others?

Are some people more likely to get addicted to smoking than others?

Yes: There is not really much of a rhyme or reason to who gets addicted to what, and why this is. The most responsible answer I can give you is, it depends on the person and the substance (not just nicotine from smoking, but other substances as well). ...Read more

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Why are some people more likely to develop blighted ovum than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop blighted ovum than others?

Age and egg supply: Most blighted ovum pregnancies are genetically abnormal. Miscarriages increase as women get older, but low egg supply (diminished ovarian reserve) at any age increases the odds of miscarriage or genetically abnormal pregnancy. Rarely a woman or man has a genetic rearrangement (translocation) causing abnormal eggs or sperm. See a fertility md after 2 miscarriages if conceiving easily, sooner if not. ...Read more

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