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Is arthritis most likely caused by over use of bones or not enough?

Is arthritis most likely caused by over use of bones or not enough?

Yes no maybe: Who you are and what you do or dont do, genetics, family history , occupation, health, activity when young, activity when old, endocrine, inflammatory exposure, bone density, metabolism, everything except cracking your knuckles. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Can COMBINATION of foods cause allergy even if either one of them did not by itself?

Can COMBINATION of foods cause allergy even if either one of them did not by itself?

Possible: It is possible for a food combination to cause problems. I would address you to www.immunolabs.com. A very informative site which discusses all about food allergies. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure chronic pain around the ilium. It may be occupational caused by sitting. I have an MRI with no indication of the cause.

Is there a way to cure chronic pain around the ilium.  It may be occupational caused by sitting.  I have an MRI with no indication of the cause.

Get GI opinion: Get a GI referral and have an exam and make plans for other methods of imaging. Sometimes a direct look with a camera scope may give you more information. Thanks and all the best sorting this out. ...Read more

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What is the cause of knuckles bruising and not being caused by injury?

What is the cause of knuckles bruising and not being caused by injury?

Explanation : May be you taking any vascular medications, or may be just cold weather causes this. Temperatures changes more often reason of this rffect ...Read more

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As a doctor do you feel that tobacco is the main cause of lung cancer, or is it the chemicals big companies pt, or is there not enough research?

As a doctor do you feel that tobacco is the main cause of lung cancer, or is it the chemicals big companies pt, or is there not enough research?

YES,: But not because of the nicotine that gets you hooked, but from all the other components such as the tar and the heat of the smoke is also a factor. Do non- smokers get lung cancer, yes they do but not in the high numbers we see from first hand and second hand smoke from tobacco. The only chemical that has been a cause for concern is the addition of extra nitcotine in the tobacco, but can't prove ...Read more

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Which form of macular degeneration is more serious? L was recently diagnosed with the dry form of macular degeneration. Is this form more or less likely to cause vision loss or other problems than the wet form? .

Which form of macular degeneration is more serious? L was recently diagnosed with the dry form of macular degeneration. Is this form more or less likely to cause vision loss or other problems than the wet form?

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This : This is actually an interesting question. The answer is that both forms cause vision loss. Dry mac degen causes a slow progression, so this is better in some ways. On the other hand, there is no treatment for the dry form, so the end result may be very severe loss of vision. Wet md causes a more sudden loss of vision due to bleeding or swelling. There is treatment, in the form of injected medications, that can halt the progression, and in 50% of patients may actually cause some improvement! ...Read more

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Is myelitis caused by viruses, bacteria, or other problems? Is the end result always some paralysis?

Is myelitis caused by viruses, bacteria, or other problems? Is the end result always some paralysis?

Cord inflammation: Myelitis, usually called transverse myelitis, is an inflammation of the spinal cord. The cause is not known but may be the body's response, called an autoimmune response, to a viral infection, or other conditions such as mycoplasma pneumonia. Some people have multiple sclerosis. Many people have some leftovers from the myelitis such as pain, spasms, or possibly a degree of weakness or paralysis. ...Read more

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What is the most uncommon type of disease that can be caused by smoking?

What is the most uncommon type of disease that can be caused by smoking?

Not sure of exact: numbers, but a rare (and probably inherited) condition is thromboangiitis obliterans, or Buergher's Disease, which is a rare condition found only in smokers that results in severe and accelerated vascular disease when people with the predisposition smoke. It can result in gangrene of fingers, toes and extremities, and often in amputations of digits or limbs. ...Read more

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I've read gerd/heartburn is often caused by low stomach acid and not too much. Is this true or more of a holistic/natural type point of view?

I've read gerd/heartburn is often caused by low stomach acid and not too much. Is this true or more of a holistic/natural type point of view?

Not true: GERD is caused by contents in the stomach coming up through the esophagus, which in turn has a poorly understood cause. We think it is probably due to too many random openings of the valve. Certain medications can also cause the valve to open, as can stress, obesity, & problems with the stomach emptying to name a few. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What bone diseases can be caused by over using of vinegar?

What bone diseases can be caused by over using of vinegar?

What have you heard?: Use of vinegar has been reported to assist with calcium absorption and thus help with osteoporosis... It can affect the kidneys if too much is taken.. Any to excess if foolish. ...Read more

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What is bicep tendonitis and can it be caused by impact ? Also would that explain instability of the tendon at certain angles?

What is bicep tendonitis and can it be caused by impact ? Also would that explain instability of the tendon at certain angles?

Unhappy Tendon: The long head of the biceps passes through a tunnel into the shoulder. Anything that make the tunnel smaller or tendon bigger, ie swelling from an impact, can make the tendon rub. It stays swollen, it frays, it hurts. Probably not a cause for instability. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more