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Osteoporosis Risk Factors 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
Probably estrogen: The girls have some protection even with other risks being identical. ...Read more
Statistically, are the odds of DVT low in mid 20s healthy males with no risk factors and no family history?
Yes: Women are affected 3x more than men. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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