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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
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
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 3 more doctor answers
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
I : I agree with dr doherty's response and encourage you to seek another opinion. Many gynecologic oncologists are quite comfortable operating on obese women. That being said, it may be possible that Megace (megestrol) treatment is the best option for you at this point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can a person who was taking statins for secondary prevention have a stroke or heart attack 7 days after stopping the statins cold turkey?
Stroke after statins: Yes but need more details. Let's do 2nd opinion ...Read more