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What's the leading cause of death in young women?

What's the leading cause of death in young women?

Accidental injuries: For women less than 35 the leading cause of death was unintentional injuries. Visit the cdc website at http://www.Cdc.Gov/women/ for complete data. ...Read more

Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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Leading cause of death of children from trauma?

Leading cause of death of children from trauma?

Car crash: From 1-10, the leading cause of preventable death in the us in automobile crashes. Lack of, or inappropriate use of passenger safety seats is a contributing factor. While most understand infants need a protective seat, even that group has ~90% errors in proper use when evaluated at car seat checks.Morbidity is highest when parents are those that choose not to use a seat belt ...Read more

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What are leading causes of death in childbirth?

What are leading causes of death in childbirth?

Bleeding, high BP: Sadly, women are still dying around the world during childbirth. Some conditions could be prevented by better care and closer hospitals. Others cannot. Over the ages, leading causes of death eg infection have been better controlled in developed nations. However, it is still difficult to prevent progression of rising blood pressure as in preeclampsia and bleeding from placental or uterine problems. ...Read more

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What is the leading cause of death in america for women?

What is the leading cause of death in america for women?

Heart Disease: The #1 cause of death in women is heart disease. It is a universally under-appreciated problem, but specifically in the United States. Diet, excercise, "baby aspirin", and regular checkups with your doctor are good preventive measures, particularly if you have a family history of high cholesterol or heart disease. ...Read more

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What are the leading causes of death for women in their forties?

What are the leading causes of death for women in their forties?

Cancer and heart dis: For women 40-44, the leading causes of death are cancer, unintentional injuries, heart disease, suicide, and stroke. For women 45-49, they are: cancer, heart disease, unintentional injuries, and stroke. It's interesting to think of how many of these premature deaths could be prevented - about half. A good resource on how to prevent disease by age is an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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What's the leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the united states?

What's the leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the united states?

Motor vehicle crash: Construction and transportation workers are the ones most often killed on the job. Highway crashes are the most common method of death. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe appetite loss in elderly people?

What are the causes of severe appetite loss in elderly people?

Elderly loss of appe: Lack of interest in food due to change in taste buds, depression, lack of energy to cook, deteriorating health, medication side-effects, to name a few. ...Read more

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What's the leading cause of vision loss in people over 60? Glaucoma?

What's the leading cause of vision loss in people over 60? Glaucoma?

Short or long term?: The leading cause of correctable vision loss is cataract. Glaucoma causes a slowly evolving loss if unresponsive to treatment and causes much vision loss especially in the third world. The two major causes of uncorrectable loss are diabetes and macular degenration. Diabetes loss is prevalent in the 60's (and younger) while mac degen affects a more elderly age group. ...Read more

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What causes impaired circulation which in turn cause thinning of the retina(lattice degeneration) ?

What causes impaired circulation which in turn cause thinning of the retina(lattice degeneration) ?

Lattice Degeneration: Is not likely caused by impaired circulation. The cause is not known. It occurs frequently in very near-sighted people and may be a risk factor for retinal detachment. ...Read more

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What is the leading cause of blindness in all the world?

What is the leading cause of blindness in all the world?

Cataract: The most common cause of visual deterioration is cataract., nearly 50% of all causes. Treatable with surgery. Second is glaucoma (about 12%), preventable with early detection. Detection and treatment are more prevalent in developed countries. Third is probably macular degeneration, often not treatable. ...Read more

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What's the leading cause of death in the us?

What's the leading cause of death in the us?

Heart disease: Number of deaths for leading causes of death •heart disease: 599, 413 •cancer: 567, 628 •chronic lower respiratory diseases: 137, 353 •stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128, 842 •accidents (unintentional injuries): 118, 021 •alzheimer's disease: 79, 003 •diabetes: 68, 705 •influenza and pneumonia: 53, 692 •nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48, 935 •intentional self-harm (suicide): 36, 90. ...Read more

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Falls are a leading cause of death among the elderly. Do they remove part of the skull in them?

Falls are a leading cause of death among the elderly.  Do they remove part of the skull in them?

Yes.: Sometimes with a head injury the brain will bleed and a large clot is formed (hematoma). This can cause neurological symptoms that may necessitate removing part of the skull to remove the clot and relieve the pressure. Sometimes the bone can be replaced and some people have plates put over the area. ...Read more

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Is the main cause of vision loss in older people glaucoma, diabetes, or macular degeneration?

Is the main cause of vision loss in older people glaucoma, diabetes, or macular degeneration?

Depends on age: There is a different spectrum of vision loss in these conditions depending upon age. Diabetes can alter the vision and will affect younger patients but diabetics tend to die from their disease and fail to reach old age. Glaucoma is common throughout older age but mostly is treatable. Macular degeneration is more common in the very elderly who are healthy enough to reach older ages. ...Read more

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What is the cause of blindness in preemies?

What is the cause of blindness in preemies?

Too much oxygen: In the old days high doses of pure oxygen were given to prematures to keep them pink. Many ended up blind. Over time it became apparent that it was the fault of the oxygen. The retina is full of tiny blood vessels that go into spasm and may leak blood. Careful monitoring of the retina and treatment has improved outcome. Also, the bright light used for bilirubin can be harmful. ...Read more

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Is fluoride linked to the leading cause of death?

Is fluoride linked to the leading cause of death?

No: Fluoridation of municipal water has been instrumental in preventing dental caries, but there is no evidence that it is linked to any causes of death. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of dementia in the elderly?

Alzheimers: 70% of people who have dementia have alzheimers disease. But strokes can cause vascular dementia. Lewy body dementia and frontal temporal lobe dementia are also fairly common. Less common types include alcohol, head injuries, and excessiive spinal fluid. There are many other neurological illnesses that can lead to dementia too. ...Read more

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Whats the current leading cause of death in the country?

Whats the current leading cause of death in the country?

Atherosclerosis: This disease features accumulations of cholesterol and other substances on the inner surfaces of arteries. It still probably kills more people through heart damage and stroke than all cancers combined. A public health expert might cite "lifestyle" instead -- or even "getting older" -- as deaths from malnutrition, violence, childbirth and infection are less common than in the old days. ...Read more

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Is breast cancer the leading cause of death among women?

Is breast cancer the leading cause of death among women?

Not even close: Far more women die of cardiovascular disease then breast cancer. In the us, lung cancer is starting to kill more women than breast cancer - even though breast cancer is far more common. Fortunately, the majority of women can be cured of breast cancer - not the case for lung cancer. So if you smoke.... Remember the effects on your cardiovascular system and lungs. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss = ...Read more