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Doctor insights on: People At Risk For Scleroderma

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Are people with diabetes at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with diabetes at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Yes: Anyone with diabetes is at an increased risk from any infection including parasite infection. Diabetics have a weaker immune system, poor wound healing, poorer nutrition absorption, greater risk of liver, kidney, heart and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases affect ...Read more


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Who is at risk for these conditions?

What conditions: Please list the coniditions that you are concerned about. ...Read more

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Are people of every age at risk for dissociative disorder?

No: Dissociation is a defense that generally starts due to trauma before age 5. It is impossible to create a person with a dissociative disorder after the age of 16, and likely 13. ...Read more

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Are people with HIV at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with HIV at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Yes: People with lowered immunity for any reason, including hiv, are at increased risk for parasitic infestations and complications. ...Read more

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Who are the people at risk for breast cancer?

Who are the people at risk for breast cancer?

Every woman.: Considering the fact that 1 in 8 us women will get breast ca in their lifetime, no woman should think they are immune. Certainly, women with first-degree relatives with breast ca may be at increased risk. Breast ca is also associated with women who have had elevated unopposed estrogen levels, ie, early menarche, late menopause, no prior children, long history of birth control pills/hormone rep. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for diabetes?

Who is at risk for diabetes?

Overweight people: Being overweight, but especially obesity increases your risk of developing diabetes. To decrease your risk, shed the extra weight and then maintain a normal weight. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and minimal wheat and other starches. Exercise daily and keep yourself in shape. Diabetes can still happen, but you've lessened the chances tremendously. ...Read more

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Are people who are born with brca gene at a higher risk for recurrence of cancer too?

Are people who are born with brca gene  at a higher risk for recurrence of  cancer too?

Yes!: If you have a mutation in the brca gene, you are at higher risk of getting a first cancer, and of having recurrence of a prior treated cancer. The brca gene helps cells repair themselves when they get damanged. Cells in people with a mutated brca gene can't repair themselves, so they are more likely to become cancerous. I keep a very close eye on my cancer patients with brca mutations! ...Read more

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Who is at risk for paget's disease?

Who is at risk for paget's disease?

Anyone: There are some genetic associations, but the disease can affect anyone. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for endocarditis?

Who is at risk for endocarditis?

Endocarditis: Biggrst at risk individuals are those with congenitally abnormal or prosthetic valves. Also individuals with recurrent bacterial blood infections (e.g. Iv drug users). Confirmed by echocardiography. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for paraneoplastic syndromes?

Who is at risk for paraneoplastic syndromes?

Cancer patients: Paraneoplastic syndromes are a heterogeneous group of disorders caused by mechanisms other than metastases, metabolic and nutritional deficits, infections, coagulopathy or side effects of cancer treatment. They may occur before the obvious signs of a malignancy become apparent. ...Read more

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Are people with chemotherapy at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Are people with chemotherapy at more risk for complications with tapeworms?

Shouldn't be: This was a hard one! people with suppressed immune systems from chemotherapy are at a slightly higher risk of getting tapeworm infections, which are uncommon in the U.S. Tapeworms come from eating undercooked beef or pork. If you already have tapeworms, you need medicine to get rid of them, and that will work just the same whether you are on chemotherapy or not. ...Read more

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Why are some people with pneumonia at risk for cachexia?

Why are some people with pneumonia at risk for cachexia?

Its the reverse: Cachexia is a sign of either nutritional deficiency or severe chronic underlying disease which releases inflammatory compounds that cause loss of muscle tissue and body mass. A large number of diseases do this, like cancer and advanced heart disease. This condition will lower the ability to fight infection and increase the risk of all infections including pneumonia. ...Read more

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Why are patients with chronic kidney disease at higher risk for drug related complications?

Why are patients with chronic kidney disease at higher risk for drug related complications?

Kidneys filter drugs: When Chronic kidney disease is diagnosed kidney function have already dwindled. One of the many functions of kidneys is to filters drugs and their metabolic products into urine and excrete them. When that function is compromised, complications arise frequently. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for hypertension?

Who is at risk for hypertension?

Sadly: Almost everyone who is overweight or inactive or who has a family history. ...Read more

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What people are at risk for gastroenteritis?

What people are at risk for gastroenteritis?

Gastro: Gastroenteritis is usually caused by a virus and just like the flu is transmitted from person to person. Unlike the flu, it is usually transmitted by poor hand hygeine. It can come in waves on certain communities and during certain tomes of year (spring/summer). Anyone can get gastroenteritis - prevention with good hand washing and food storage is key. ...Read more

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Are people with autism at more risk of health problems?

Are people with autism at more risk of health problems?

Yes: People with autism have a higher risk of several types of health problems such as seizures, gastrointestinal problems and adhd. The communication difficulties in autism can also make it difficult for medical professionals to detect other problems such as heart burn or constipation. Many healthcare professionals receive limited training in autism. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for arteriosclerosis?

Who is at risk for arteriosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis: Those with family history, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, overweight, men and post-menopausal women. There is a web site for framingham risk profile to check your individual risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more