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Doctor insights on: Major Risk Factors For Osteoporosis

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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What are major risk factors for postpartum depression?

What are major risk factors for postpartum depression?

Past History: Far and away, the largest risk factor for post-partum depression is a prior personal history of a major depressive episode, major mood episode such as mania or bipolar disorder, or a prior psychotic episode. To a lesser extent, a family history of any of the above increases the risk. ...Read more

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Is diabetes a risk factor for alzheimers?

Is diabetes a risk factor for alzheimers?

Yes: Yes it is. Both diabetes and alzheimer's involve excessive inflammation, although the precise link is not clear. Diabetes accelerates vascular disease and there could be elements of brain ischemia that promote alzheimers. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

Threats to baby, mom: Risk factors include conditions that might affect the health of the fetus and/or pregnant woman. Those include higher chance for birth defects, >1 baby, prior preterm birth, diabetes, history of eclampsia. Many women at high risk for pregnancy complications have healthy babies, but they probably saw perinatologists, had extra testing or imaging, or underwent treatments or delivery with nicu aware. ...Read more

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The major risk factors for cardiovascular disease that can be changed are?

The major risk factors for cardiovascular disease that can be changed are?

Smoking: Smoking confers an approximately 16x higher risk of cardiovascular disease than in non-smokers. This is worse than high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). A combination of smoking cessation therapies works best, and this includes support groups, medications (e.g., chantix), and nicotine delivery alternatives (e.g., patches, gums, etc.). ...Read more

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What are cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with obesity?

Obesity: Read this: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/weightmanagement/obesity/obesity-information_ucm_307908_article.Jsp.

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What are the major risk factors for heart attack?

What are the major risk factors for heart attack?

Many: 1.Family history of heart attacks or strokes or atherosclerosis 2..Hyperlipidemia ( and or diet with animal fat or saturated fat) 3. Smoking 4.Obesity 5sedentarism or hypo activity 6.Alcoholism 7. Diabetes mellitus 8. Peripheral vascular disease 9. Gout or hyperuricemia 10. Stress 11. Hypertension 12. Renal disease 13. Age above 40 ( higher at 55) 14. Male sex ( high testosterone) 15. Estrogens. ...Read more

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What are the major risk factors for falls among old adults?

What are the major risk factors for falls among old adults?

Many: Any time of fall has the risk of injury or fracture. Head injury is a consideration as well as a broken hip. ...Read more

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Is diabetes a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Is diabetes a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Yes, poor control..: Of diabetes prior to op can increase complications of surgery so get control of sugars prior to operation to then get benefit of operation in decreasing medication need in treating diabetes. ...Read more

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What's the biggest risk factor for reynauds?

What's the biggest risk factor for reynauds?

Secondary reynauds: In cases of secondary reynauds where an underlying cause or pathology there comes the risks. So if the phenomenon is secondary to scleroderma or rheumatoid arthritis the effect of this different than if the cause is smoking, hepatitis, lupus...Etc .For primary reynauds in extreme cases ulcers or gangrene of the finger tips or finger can develop but it is unusual. ...Read more

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How can diabetes mellitus be a risk factor for developing atheroma?

How can diabetes mellitus be a risk factor for developing atheroma?

Definitely: Particularly if your sugar is not well controlled, diabetes can increase cv risk by a factor of 4-7x normal. Another reason to keep your glucose (and BP and lipids) normal. ...Read more

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What are risk factors for heart disease in women?

What are  risk factors for heart disease in women?

Mars/Venus: High blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity (bmi 30+), family history of heart disease. Some things increase risk more for gals than guys: smoking, mental stress/depression, lower estrogen after menopause; metabolic syndrome (belly fat+high blood pressure+high triglycerides+high blood sugar). We can: get moving, don't smoke, eat right, watch our weight, balance work/play. ...Read more

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What risk factors are there for developing dvt?

What risk factors are there for developing dvt?

DVT: read this for lots of information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis/basics/definition/con-20031922 ...Read more

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What risk factors are there for diabetes?

What risk factors are there for diabetes?

Most important: Family history and in those- weight gain, obesity, inactivity, eating sweets. ...Read more

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Are there any risk factors for colitis?

Are there any risk factors for colitis?

Causes of colitis: Inflammation (infection, ischemic, ibd) of large intestine = colitis. For ibd: ulcerative colitis primarily involves the lining of the large intestine whereas crohn's is transmural (full thickness involvement by) inflammation of any part of the GI tract (from mouth to anus). Both involve similar pathways of inflammation, are similarly treated, increase risk of colon cancer, & may require surgery. ...Read more

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What are risk factors for degenerative arthritis?

What are risk factors for degenerative arthritis?

A few: All people will develop degenerative arthritis but not all will suffer. Obesity, smoking, age, alcohol use, prior joint trauma, and intensity of work (labor intensive jobs) just to name a few can accelerate the natural degenerative process. ...Read more