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Doctor insights on: Osteoporosis Risk Factors In Women

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Which factors affect the risk of bone fracture in older women?

Which factors affect the risk of bone fracture in older women?

Many factors: The important factors are osteoporosis, lack of activity and other health problems she may have. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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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 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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What are the risk factors for heart disease in women?

What are the risk factors for heart disease in women?

Same for men: The risk factors for women are the same risk factors for men. The big 5 are hypertension, elevated cholesterol, cigarettes, diabetes, and family history of coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Why women smokers are at higher risk of CHF and CVD than male smokers ??

Why women smokers are at higher risk of CHF and CVD than male smokers ??

Smoking: Women have smaller diameter blood vessels so the toxic effects of smoke are magnified. About 3000 toxins have been identified in tobacco smoke so it is best to stop tobacco use of any kind for both sexes. Fortunately, the politicians have begun to realize that the tax revenue gained from allowing tobacco to be sold, is more that negated by the decrease in health and productivity of smokers. ...Read more

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How much does smoking increase the risk of cardiovascular incidents in women on contraceptives, as compared to non-smokers who are on contraceptives?

How much does smoking increase the risk of cardiovascular incidents in women on contraceptives, as compared to non-smokers who are on contraceptives?

It still does: Newer BC pills have improved for smokers risks, but it is still much higher than for non-smokers. The amounts are online but take mucho space. Here's a link w/ deeper links too. http://www.healthguideinfo.com/birth-control/p100649/ It's always good to reduce or quit smoking, so consider trying. There is lots of help out there. Best wishes ...Read more

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What factors increases the risk of diabetes 2 in people?

Multiple: Family history (if your parents, grandparents, kids, or siblings have it), if you ever had gestational diabetes, if you are overweight, if you are sedentary, if you have high cholesterol / blood pressure, and if you eat a high carbohydrate diet. Some things you can control, some things you cannot. Absolutely control the things that you can! ...Read more

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Can lifestyle affect genetic predisposition to get cancer? For example can healthy lifestyle decrease chance of cancer in jewish women

Can lifestyle affect genetic predisposition to get cancer? For example can healthy lifestyle decrease chance of cancer in jewish women

Yes: A healthy lifestyle (no tobacco, eating well, exercising) will reduce the risk of getting cancer in any person, jewish or not. Certain jewish and other ethnic groups have a higher risk than others (e.g. Ashkenazi jews and brca mutations) so gather as much family info as you can and discuss this with your doc. Live healthy please. Best regards. ...Read more

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Why women taking Tamoxifen suffer from the risk of developing other cancers of the reproductive tract in comparison to all other women ?

Why women taking Tamoxifen suffer from the risk of developing other cancers of the reproductive tract in comparison to all  other women ?

Hormone effect: In the breast tamoxifen blocks any estrogen activity but in the uterus it is just the opposite where tam stimulates the uterine lining just like estrogen. This can causes overgrowth of the lining (endometrial hyperplasia) which is a risk for cancer. The same risk is present with hormone replacement with estrogen only which is why progesterone needs to be given as well with HRT. ...Read more

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What do risk factors for breast cancer such as early menarche, late menopause, & nullipara have in common?

What do risk factors for breast cancer such as early menarche, late menopause, & nullipara have in common?

Hormone: Longer exposure to higher levels of estrogen hormones is suggested, but these statistical findings are a measurement of increased risks. The statistics are not meant to tell us why things happen, they only measure what is seen in the us population. See gail risk model measurements. ...Read more

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Should women on HRT with cardiac risk factors take calcium supplements?

Should women on HRT with cardiac risk factors take calcium supplements?

Controversial: Researchers in a large study found that "... Increasing calcium intake from diet might not confer significant cardiovascular benefits, while calcium supplements, which might raise [heart attack] risk, should be taken with caution." the increased risk may be due to high levels of calcium from 1-2 doses of supplement as opposed to the small amounts absorbed from diet. Ask your cardiologist on this. ...Read more

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Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen alone increases risk of uterine cancer. Adding progesterone increases risk of breast cancer, but reduces risk of uterine cancer. What's the right balance?

Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen alone increases risk of uterine cancer. Adding progesterone increases risk of breast cancer, but reduces risk of uterine cancer. What's the right balance?

Individual: Yes, estrogen alone does increase the risk of uterine cancer over time. And yes the whi showed that the combination of a certain synthetic estrogen and a certain synthetic progestin increased the risk of breast cancer. But most specialists do not use those older types of synthetic hormones and with newer medications the risks are lower and different. So a balance can be achieved. ...Read more

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How can one lower their "cardiac risk factor"?

How can  one lower their "cardiac risk factor"?

Easy: All risk factor could be lower except hereditary causes like family history of strong coronary artery disease. Change your lifestyle. Stop bad habits. Exercise but before check with your physician. If you think about almost all risk factors can be modified. ...Read more

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Are there any factors that lower women's risk for ovarian cancer?

Are there any factors that lower women's risk for ovarian cancer?

Multiple: Some things you can do something about are taking birth control pills for 5 years or more, maintain a normal weight, eat a diet with plenty of vegetables, bear children, breastfeed, tubal ligation, hysterectomy, avoid taking fertility drugs such as clomid, (clomiphene) not doing hormone replacement therapy (estrogen only) for menopause. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of breast cancer among women of child bearing age?

What is the incidence of breast cancer among women of child bearing age?

Rare: While the lifetime risk of breast cancer in the us is ~12%, the incidence in women of childbearing years is much lower: from age 20-29, the incidence is ~1 in 1400; from age 30-39, 1 in 233; from age 40-49, 1 in 69. ...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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