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Doctor insights on: Prevent Erosion Of Bones Inflammatory Diseases

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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What are the means by which antioxidants prevent of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?

What are the means by which antioxidants prevent of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?

They don't: There's a whole lot of conspiracy-mongering going around these days that somehow the pharmaceutical and health care industries are suppressing some "magic bullets" that can prevent all of these diseases. If this were true, i don't know a doctor who wouldn't immediately shout it from the roof-top and get all of their patients on the stuff. ...Read more

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Are some diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis characterized by inflammation of cartilage?

Are some diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis characterized by inflammation of cartilage?

No: The inflammatory process in RA is in the synovium (the tissue that lines the joint). Cartilage damage can occur secondary to this inflammatory process. ...Read more

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How are the spread of bacterial diseases prevented?

How are the spread of bacterial diseases prevented?

See below: Avoid contact with ill persons. Good hand hygene with hand sanitizer. Avoid touching nose and face. Covering cough and sneeze. Avoid unnecessary antibiotic treatment. Decrease antibiotic use in animal husbandry. Get all imunizations. Appropriate isolation of contageous persons. Spend more money on research. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors of inflammatory bowel disease?

What are the risk factors of inflammatory bowel disease?

IBS Risk : http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/inflammatory-bowel-disease/basics/risk-factors/con-20034908

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Preventing osteoporosis: does exercising more prevent the formation of osteoporosis?

Preventing osteoporosis: does exercising more prevent the formation of osteoporosis?

Yes: But only weight bearing exercises and things that stress the bone like jumping, lunges, walking with ankle weights or lifting weights etc will actually help to build bone. However, if you already are at risk for fractures you have to be careful doing some of these in order to avoid getting fracture. ...Read more

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Can inflammatory bowel disease cause health problems in other parts of the body?

Can inflammatory bowel disease cause health problems in other parts of the body?

Yes: Ibd is felt to be an autoimmune illness and as such has wide ranging effects on the body. Patients can develop biliary cirrhosis due to involvement of the bile ducts, uveitis, pyoderma gangrenosum as some of the possible effects of the disease in other parts of the body. ...Read more

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How do antioxidants prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?

How do antioxidants prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?

Maybe: For macular degeneration - free radicals appear to play a significant role. There is currently a prevention arm of the areds which is looking at supplements in preventing the progression of macular degeneration. It's often better to eat a good diet, exercise and reduce other risk factors than take supplements. Oh yes, please don't smoke! ...Read more

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Can natural anti-inflammatory compounds relieve joint inflammation caused by Lyme disease?

Can natural anti-inflammatory compounds relieve joint inflammation caused by Lyme disease?

Not really.: Lyme disease should be treated with Doxycycline as recommened by the cdc and national academy of medicine, (except in children-amoxicillin, and pregnant females-erythromycin.)you can take an otc NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) for your jont pain, or get an rx from your pcp. Arthritis is a main feature of lyme, and needs more than symptom control. 3-0mega fatty acids can reduce inflammation and improve lipids. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune disorders cause premature wrinkles / thinner skin? What kinds of auto immune diseases?

Can autoimmune disorders cause premature wrinkles / thinner skin? What kinds of auto immune diseases?

Topical steroids : Topical corticosteriods can thin skin if you are using these to treat rashes. Autoimmune diseases do not typically cause wrinkles. However; severe stress from any chronic severe disease can age a person. ...Read more

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Is gum swelling linked to other diseases of the body?

Is gum swelling linked to other diseases of the body?

Yes...can be: There are numerous diseases that can affect the gums. I would suggest a consultation with a periodontist and see if you have gum disease and whether a consult with your physician is indicated. ...Read more

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Are all forms of pelvic inflammatory disease caused by sexually transmitted diseases?

Are all forms of pelvic inflammatory disease caused by sexually transmitted diseases?

No: Most are, but one notorious cause which is probably a thing of the past (i hope) was the multi-string iud, which resulted in ordinary vaginal bacteria invading the pelvis and causing pid, sometimes very bad cases. ...Read more

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Can there be any cure for osteoporosis coupled with Paget's deasease of the bone?

Can there be any cure for osteoporosis coupled with Paget's deasease of the bone?

Yes: Paget's disease and osteoporosis are typically treated with the same type of meds called bisphosphonate. However, treatment for pagets requires a higher dosage and can send the disease into remission. ...Read more

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Can somebody list bone diseases caused by overusing of vinegar?

Can somebody list bone diseases caused by overusing of vinegar?

Vinegar: Vinegar can cause osteoporosis by inhibiting calcium synthesis in the bones. Drink milk! however, naturally fermented apple vinegar (cider) has healing properties associated with beta-carotene, pectins, potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, chlorine, sulphur, iron, and fluorine. ...Read more