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Primary Secondary Tertiary Prevention Of Obesity
Healthy lifestyle: It isn't easy because of all the junk food and minimization of physical activity relative to screen time. However, keeping kids active and instilling in them healthy eating by example is the best way to go. Emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle by example and your kids will do better. ...Read more
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
See below: Obese child is very likely to become an obese adult. Morbidities associated with obesity in children include: metabolic syndrome (hyperglycemic, hyperlipidemic, higher blood pressure); fatty liver; hip joint problem (slipped femoral capital epiphysis); bowing of lower legs; and more. ...Read more
Male 55 been on 325 aspirin daily for years for primary prevention. Want to reduce to 81 as I understand that is optimal dose. Is it safe to do so?
Discuss with MD?: I think the key question is -have you had a coronary event? If so I would NOT decrease aspirin. data for PRIMARY prevention is a little less compelling. 81mg would be sufficient to achieve your goals with less risk of ulcer if you are dedicated to doing this without any personal history of event. Note that aspirin may have more compelling preventive effectiveness for colon cancer. Be well ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a gyno-oncologist in my area that will work with an obese female? My primary dr diagnosed me with ovarian cancer. He is a medical oncologist and cannot do surgery. He sent me to gyno-oncologist in hawthorne and he said he could not do anything w
How to treat if cirrhosis have spontaneous bacterial peritonitis ?how many days for secondary prevention?
See doctor: Cirrhosis is not a do it yourself issue. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is a serious complication. ...Read more
Lifestyle: There are risk factors you can't control, like family history and diseases you've had that put you at risk. Most of the risk factors are within your control, such as diet and exercise to keep you LDL low and your HDL high. Discuss preventive measures with your doctor as everyone can benefit from this, get regular checkups and blood tests to help plan prevention. Do not smoke or take drugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the primary mechanism associated with the role of fluoride in prevention of dental caries?
Flouride: Flouride by itself is toxic to the bacteria. The other way it works is on the molecular level. The flourine atom inserts itself into the matrix of the tooth, it either replaces an oh group or goes into void. This action pulls all the molecules closer together to make them more resistant to acid attack. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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