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Doctor insights on: Outdoor Plaques

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Dusty condtions at work; will I develop dust allergies?

Dusty condtions at work; will I develop dust allergies?

Maybe: If you are genetically predisposaed to allergies, you could develop more allergies. Dust allergies are typically to dust miites, but dusty conditions at work are of dust from different sources, so it depends on what the dust is made of. ...Read more

Plaque (Definition)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their ...Read more


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Are saturated fats always found in plaque build up on arterial walls?

Are saturated fats always found in plaque build up on arterial walls?

It contributes to pl: Plaque consists of calcium, fat, cholesterol and cellular waste, so there is some saturated fat along with calcium and cholesterol in the arterial plaque which causes atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?

1yr+ shadows on wall behind dryer are actually black mold; intake ambient air = sporesin clothes. Allergy. symptoms 3+mo. Cleaned safely. What are my risks?

Low risk: Black mold is problematic for people with definitive allergies to the mold but, if you're not allergic to the mold just being in the same room with the mold without disturbing the mold should not pose a health risk. There's a lot of hysteria about "black mold" perpetuated by companies that charge exorbitant prices to eradicate it...it's not a big health risk. ...Read more

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Are spray tans healthier than tanning beds?

Are spray tans healthier than tanning beds?

Yes: Tanning is not safe and is not recommended for anyone. It increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates facial and body aging. Sunscreen with titanium and zinc can help protect you from uva and uvb rays, but avoiding sun exposure is best. Spray tanning and tanning lotions are a reasonable alternative to achieve a bronzed look, but they may not be safe for pregnant/ lactating women. ...Read more

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Indoor air quality? Which indoor plants are helpful in cleaning air of co2 and other toxins?

Indoor air quality? Which indoor plants are helpful in cleaning air of co2 and other toxins?

All : All plants participate in photosynthesis, a chemical reaction that converts carbon dioxide into organic compounds such as sugars, using the energy from sunlight. In general the more chlorophyll present (the substance that provides the green color to leaves), the more photosynthesis that will be taking place. Therefore as a general rule, the larger and leafier the plant, the more photosynthesis that will be occurring in the presence of sunlight. However, having more indoor plants will not result in a significantly lower carbon dioxide concentration than the rest of the atmosphere, as indoor air is always in communication with the rest of the environment. Also, carbon dioxide at these concentrations is not harmful to humans, and having indoor plants does not result in significant air detoxification that can be attributed to any meaningful health benefits. ...Read more

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How do ateromatous plaques clog vessels?

How do ateromatous plaques clog vessels?

Fat in artery walls: Atheromatous plaques form when soluble fat and cholesterols cool and collect on vessel walls where pre- existing damage has occurred. Diet restriction, oral omega 3 fish oil helps keep in soluble form to transport to muscle to burn thus not coat vessel walls. ...Read more

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Skin susceptible to bites from small insects and dust mites?

Skin susceptible to bites from small insects and dust mites?

Interesting: Never heard that the skin would be susceptible to insect bites more than someone else's unless the smell of the skin- soaps, colognes, perfumes, etc. maybe attracts the bugs more. You might try not wearing anything that has a fragrance to it- even washing clothes in fragrance free detergent and dryer sheets. ...Read more

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Does indoor tanning cause cataracts?

Does indoor tanning cause cataracts?

Any U-V light can: Tanning involves exposure to u-v (ultraviolet) light. This wavelength of light has been connected with increased growth of cataracts, and with progression of macular degeneration. If you are tanning, you should always wear the protective eyewear that they provide, and when you are out in the sun, you should wear hats and/or sunglasses to shield your eyes. ...Read more

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How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher. ...Read more

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How dangerous are indoor paint smells ?

How dangerous are indoor paint smells ?

Better to be: safe and don't inhale paint fumes, which can be very dangerous. Open windows to ventilate the area. Check with your doctor if you think you have symptoms from paint inhalation. ...Read more

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Idiopathic carotid dissection...No plaque, no disease, horner's. Coumadin/plavix. Fit/very lean 52 y.O. Man-what exercise is okay 2 years out?

Idiopathic carotid dissection...No plaque, no disease, horner's. Coumadin/plavix.  Fit/very lean 52 y.O. Man-what exercise is okay 2 years out?

Arteriopathy?: Coumadin (warfarin) is indicated for 6 mos. Plavix is not indicated. You should be screened for marfan's, ehlers-danlos type iv, bicuspid aortic valve. The incidence of recurrence is 1%/year for 10 years. If you send me a private request with your email address, i'll email you a review from the new england journal of medicine. Exercises that extend your neck should be avoided. O/w no specific prohibition. ...Read more

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Do lungs heal from dust exposure ?

Do lungs heal from dust exposure ?

Yes: It will depend on content, amount ,etc But the most imp is to avoid it or all ...Read more

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Recently moved & skin getting worse, which place conditions are best for atopic dermatitis? (for example: downstairs, upstairs, humidity, allergies)

Recently moved & skin getting worse, which place conditions are best for atopic dermatitis? (for example: downstairs, upstairs, humidity, allergies)

Atopic dermatitis: It appears you may have made the wrong move. You will have to determine which room you are more comfortable in by trial and error or have your house analyzed for mold and other allergens ...Read more

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Does spending more time outdoors in bright sunlight (without doing exercise) improve the immune system?

Does spending more time outdoors in bright sunlight (without doing exercise) improve the immune system?

Doubtful: Spending time in sunlight mostly will (1) increase your vitamin d, (2) tan your skin and (3) increase your risk of skin cancer. You may feel a little better as humans seem to flock to the sun. There is no known connection to immune system activity. ...Read more

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Is pet dander worse than smoking in the home?

Is pet dander worse than smoking in the home?

No: While it's hard to directly compare these two, and for someone with a cat allergy in particular cat allergen in the home will be miserable for them, smoking is much harder on your health overall and over time. If you can only choose one, stop smoking. ...Read more

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How come asbestos workers get lung diseases? Didnt they wear protective equipment? Similar to how the asbestos removers wear protective equipment

How come asbestos workers get lung diseases? Didnt they wear protective equipment? Similar to how the asbestos removers wear protective equipment

Asbestos: asbestos fibers are small and many workers are not that careful about wearing the protective equipment properly and 100% of the time while they are exposed to the dust in the air. ...Read more

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How are vulnerable plaques tested for?

How are vulnerable plaques tested for?

Vascular studies: Try this link: http://www.texasheart.org/HIC/Topics/Cond/vulplaq.cfm

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Are there tests for plaque size?

Are there tests for plaque size?

Coronary Calcium....: The best non-invasive test for measuring the amount of heart disease and consequently estimating an individual's risk is a coronary calcium score performed on a ct scanner. This test should be used in women over 50 and men over 40 with at least 1 CAD risk factor. Talk to your doctor. It is inexpensive, non-invasive and painless. ...Read more

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How are vulnerable plaques tested for?

Vascular studies: Try this link: http://www.texasheart.org/HIC/Topics/Cond/vulplaq.cfm

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What is done for plaque psoriasiswhats?

What is done for plaque psoriasiswhats?

Topical therapy: Treatment depends on the size and number of the placques. One or a few can be treated with topical agents to decrease the thickness of the placque and treat the inflammation. Topical steroids and vitamin d is a current successful combination. Intralesional steroids or topical steroids under occlusion may also be used. ...Read more

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What is plaque and why is it so harmful?

What is plaque and why is it so harmful?

Dental plaque: Treatment for dental plaque will reduce the risk for dental caries (cavities) and gingivitis. Regular brushing and flossing reduces that chance that plaque will damage the tooth enamel. Professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Professional cleaning, performed once or twice a year, lso can prevent the build-up of plaque. ...Read more

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Could you define plaque arterioscleosis?

Could you define plaque arterioscleosis?

Check out this link.: Best wishes! http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/cholesterol/whycholesterolmatters/atherosclerosis_ucm_305564_article.Jsp#maincontent.

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What is plaque and what causes it to form?

What is plaque and what causes it to form?

Saliva deposits: Dental tooth plaque is formed from deposits from your saliva. Some people have more such deposits than other people. It is a factor of your saliva. You can do proper toothbrushing to prevent a build-up of plaque deposits on your teeth. You can also use listerine plaque preventive mouthwash, which helps reduce the build-up with proper toothbrushing. If you get a lot of plaque go to the dentist. ...Read more

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How can I control very bad plaque build up?

?teeth-See dentist: As described, "very bad plaque build up" may first need to be treated by a dentist, and then you can start to perform the necessary treatments and protocols to keep the plaque from getting that bad again (with basic good oral hygiene habits the dentist can instruct you on).If talking about arteries, eat healthy with decreased fats and cholesterol and assure your bpis controlled-see dr 4 reg visits. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: plaque?

What is the definition or description of: plaque?

Skin lesions: A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their body, knees and elbows. ...Read more

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What is the compositon of plaque? What causes it?

Plaque: Is composed of several things but principally is made of a sticky substance called Mucopolysacceride. It also contains bacteria and other stuff that should not be left on your teeth. Plaque is the result of bacterial action on your food and components of your saliva. Here is an article with more details: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_plaque ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why is good plaque control important?

I'm curious as to why is good plaque control important?

Plaque : Is a biofilm that forms on teeth that aren't being properly brushed. Bacteria in the plaque can cause cavities and or help the build up of tartar which will cause gum disease. ...Read more

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What causes blood plaques?

What causes blood plaques?

Can't answer: Not sure what is meant by blood plaques. Do you mean blood clots or cholesterol (atherosclerotic) plaques? The general process is damage - either acute or chronic - to the lining of the blood vessel with adherence of platelets, inflammation and subsequent plaque. ...Read more

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What are calcified plaques?

What are calcified  plaques?

See details: They are atherosclerotic deposits in artery walls that contain calcium. This suggest long standing significant arteriosclerosis. ...Read more

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How can I remove plaque or tartar?

How can I remove plaque or tartar?

Cleaning : At home by brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist for your regular cleaning. ...Read more

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How to remove plaque from teeths in home?

How to remove plaque from teeths in home?

Brush and floss: Proper tooth brushing and the use of dental floss will remove plaque if used both properly and for a sufficient length of time. This should take the average person about 2 minutes which seems short unless you start timing it. Check to see how long it takes you. After about 24 hours, the plaque builds up mineral deposits called calculus and only a dentist or dental hygienist can remove it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between plaque and tartar?

What is the difference between plaque and tartar?

Soft versus hard: Dental plaque is a soft material composed of a large variety of bacteria and other microorganisms that form a biofilm covering the outer surfaces of a tooth. This plaque can harden and become tarter (or dental calculus) which is often tightly adhered to tooth structure. ...Read more

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How do you tell what plaque type you have without an angiogram?

How do you tell what plaque type you have without an angiogram?

Need more info: I am not sure about your question. Plaques are usually formed by abnormal accumulation of different versions of cholesterol that are affected by many factors like diabetes, hypertension, smoking, genetics, meds, etc. They cause trouble more based on location and age of the plaque (older can be more stable), as well as these other factors, than by a certain type. ...Read more

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Hi drs. Will cholesterol meds. Take away plaque thats built up? Thanks to all

Hi drs. Will cholesterol meds. Take away plaque thats built up? Thanks to all

Plaque: Some studies demonstrate plaque regression with statin cholesterol lowering drugs. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to reverse plaque build-up in the small arterioles through diet/exercise?

Are there any ways to reverse plaque build-up in the small arterioles through diet/exercise?

Depends: If it is early disease, maybe but will need extensive nutritional supplementation & dietary changes. For advanced disease will need chelation, oxidative therapies which are quite effective. ...Read more