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Odds Of Getting Batten Disease
I had a bleeding papercut and I'm wondering if I could have become ill. Diseases like HIV which are hard to get. What are the odds of catching something?
Toothloss chew/dip: It is not uncommon to have tooth loss from dip or chewing tobbacco. The dip is very destructive to the soft tissue (gums) of the mouth. You should be more worried about getting oral cancer. Toothloss will be the least of your problems if you get oral cancer. The rate of oral cancer skyrockets with the use of any tobacco products, dip/ chewing tobacco appears to be the worst. ...Read more
Low Risk: Maintain a healthy lifestyle and you should remain at low risk. Periodic evaluations by your doctor are also helpful. ...Read more
Low: Your dad can not have both, they are mutually exclusive illnesses; sometimes people get told different diagnoses over time. A child with a parent with schizophrenia has about a 13% chance of developing the illness in his or her lifetime. The risk of bipolar in a child with a parent with bipolar illness is about the same. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid cancer survivor. Family history of gallbladder disease, are the odds are that i'm more likely to get mine removed also? They had symptoms in late 30's
Maybe: There is definitely a genetic component to gallbladder disease, but it is still not possible to know who will actually need their gallbladder removed or not. In general, even those with gallstones only have removal of the gallbladder if they have symptoms that are likely caused from the gallbladder. Typically right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back, worse 30-60' after a fatty meal. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im.Worried about heart disease im 22 and.Need to improve diet but how often do people in my age group get heart disease? I have no swelling or anything im 22 and not obese what are real odds of heart disease at 22
Does taking birth control pills increase the odds i'll get heart disease? I am 38 years old and have taken birth control pills regularly for the past six years. Is it true that taking the pill means I have a greater chance of getting heart disease?
The : The research suggests that women with risk factors for heart disease are at a higher risk of developing it when on the pill. These risk factors include smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, family history of blood clots, stroke, and heart disease. The research also indicates that birth control pills with a lower dose of estrogen poses a smaller risk. If you are healthy with none of the above risk factors, you should feel confident in regards to your risk of heart disease. If you are concerned or have further questions please consult your doctor. ...Read more
Low but not zero: compared to active smoking, the risks of second hand smoke are lower, but that depends on what quantity of smoke you are being exposed to. People in apt buildings can get very low levels of smoke through their vents and even through the walls, while waitresses and bartenders in places where smoking is prevalent may get very high doses. Reduce your exposure as much as possible. ...Read more
Husband on lexapro, and is mom is paranoid schizophrenia. Four of her six siblings had this disease. What are the odds of my kids getting it?
Consider this-: Look at it like this. The likelihood of your kids developing schizophrenia are far less then them getting it. And, at the present time, there is nothing we really know which can either cause or prevent it's occurrence. I don't mean to sound at all insensitive and i understand the worry, but it's kind of like the serenity prayer regarding accepting stuff we can't control. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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