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High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

Terminology of risk: We humans apply the high /low designations based on observed behavior. A rattlesnake bite is dangerous a garter snake bite is not, because of individual differences in the snakes. The same goes for HPV in this broad family of dozens of individual strains. Some strains are an inconvenience, triggering a wart in a cosmetically embarrassing site, others can give you cancer and kill you. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Raynaud's Disease (Definition)

It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more


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Do people in high risk jobs experience a higher level of stress than people in low risk or zero risk jobs?

Do people in high risk jobs experience a higher level of stress than people in low risk or zero risk jobs?

Depends on you...: Stress levels are dependent on an interaction between many factors, including level of job risk, level of perceived risk, stress tolerance, personal resilience, abilities, and coping abilities. Depending on these variables, and others, a person at a high risk job may actually experience less stress than someone in a lower risk job. ...Read more

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Why are african americans at higher risk of blood pressure?

Why are african americans at higher risk of blood pressure?

Genetic: It's genetically determined for them to be prone to hypertension than other races. Why? - no good answer to this question. Unfortunately, hypertension is not the only disease aa are more susceptible to than other races. ...Read more

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Does people with low C3 level in sjogren's syndrome are at increased risk of lymphoma?

Does people with low C3 level in sjogren's syndrome are at increased risk of lymphoma?

Yes: All sjogren's patients have a somewhat increased risk of malignant lymphoma. However, it's not nearly as dangerous as being a smoker. You're still a very young man and it's unlikely to catch up to you for at least a few decades, and probably never. Learn to live with this; your physician can help you with your thinking if you can't put the fear out of your mind. ...Read more

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Can high protein diet cause high risk of cancer?

Can high protein diet cause high risk of cancer?

Cancer: Not to my knowledge. What does your doctor say? Is there cancer in your family? If all is OK keep doing what you eat. If not please discuss with your doctor to confirm that your risk of cancer is low or otherwise. Don't fret something that is not there. ...Read more

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Does family history in first cousin (or other NON-first-degree relatives) increase risk for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, scleroderma, RA?

Does family history in first cousin (or other NON-first-degree relatives) increase risk for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, scleroderma, RA?

Yes: If you have autoimmune disease in your family - you are at increase risk to also develop Autoimmune diseases also seem to have a genetic component, but, mysteriously, they can cluster in families as different illnesses. For example, a mother may have lupus erythematosus; her daughter, diabetes; her grandmother, rheumatoid arthritis. Research is shedding light on genetic, as well as hormonal and environmental risk factors that contribute to the causes of these diseases. ...Read more

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Why are african americans more at risk for high blood pressure ?

Why are african americans more at risk for high blood pressure ?

Several reasons: Known and unknown , afro americans has higher incidence of hypertension , all the complications from it , due to environmental , intolerance to salt (na) , genetic abnormalities especially in myh 9 region in chromosome 22 , found to have higher levels of grow hormone tgf 81 (transforming growth factor ) many yet to be discovered factors , aggressive early treatment is very important to prevent co. ...Read more

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Is there more than just high cholesterol, genetics, and high blood pressure involved with heart disease?

Is there more than just high cholesterol, genetics, and high blood pressure involved with heart disease?

Yes: Diabetes mellitus, smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, stressful life, kidney disease and insufficiency. And the metabolic syndrome which is a cluster of condition that increase your risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Why women smokers are at higher risk of CHF and CVD than male smokers ??

Why women smokers are at higher risk of CHF and CVD than male smokers ??

Smoking: Women have smaller diameter blood vessels so the toxic effects of smoke are magnified. About 3000 toxins have been identified in tobacco smoke so it is best to stop tobacco use of any kind for both sexes. Fortunately, the politicians have begun to realize that the tax revenue gained from allowing tobacco to be sold, is more that negated by the decrease in health and productivity of smokers. ...Read more

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Do blacks have higher risk for strokes?

Do blacks have higher risk for strokes?

Generally yes: When looking at populations of african americans, they tend to have risk factors for stroke such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus that are less well controlled than a similar population of whites. Some of this is due to insurance or the lack of, and all other other ills of medicine. Equalize the risk factors between whites and blacks, the risk for stroke is likely very similar. ...Read more

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Do I have any risk factors of coronary artery disease? 59, female, BMI 28, sedentary?

Do I have any risk factors of coronary artery disease? 59, female, BMI 28, sedentary?

Low risk: Your sendintary lifestyle is a risk. However, the most common and serious risk factors are smoking, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, genetics, age, and obesity. ...Read more

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Are patients with neurofibromatosis considered to have high risk pregnancies?

Are patients with neurofibromatosis considered to have high risk pregnancies?

Not necessarily: In a study 105 women had a total of 247 pregnancies, resulting in 182 live births.Cesarean section rate(36%) was greater than the general population.Did not show previously reported increased preeclampsia, preterm delivery, intrauterine growth restriction, pregnancy-induced hypertension, stillbirth, spontaneous abortion/perinatal mortality.60% showed new neurofibromas and 52% enlargement of nfs. ...Read more

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Who is at high risk for contracting hepatitis a?

Who is at high risk for contracting hepatitis a?

Infected food: Hepatitis a is transmitted in via fecal-oral means. In other words, it's not something you get from dirty needles, sexual partners, blood transfusions, etc, but rather from infected food because the people who handled it didn't wash their hands adequately. You can also catch hepatitis a from close contacts which is why proper hygiene is so important. ...Read more

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Why do african americans at risk of higher blood pressure. ?

Genetic: They have hereditary genes basically, which put them at high risk not only for hypertension, but also diabetes and glaucoma. Like wise, other race person are at high risk for other diseases. Consult your doctor to see if you have any risk factors ? ...Read more

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Would someone with severe post-thrombotic syndrome be at higher risk of stroke and heart disease?

Would someone with severe post-thrombotic syndrome be at higher risk of stroke and heart disease?

Venous disorder: Post phlebitic (thrombotic) syndrome is a venous disorder and is a result of having had a clot in the deep veins leading to venous hypertension and venous insufficiency. It does not make one more prone to stroke or heart disease. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

Threats to baby, mom: Risk factors include conditions that might affect the health of the fetus and/or pregnant woman. Those include higher chance for birth defects, >1 baby, prior preterm birth, diabetes, history of eclampsia. Many women at high risk for pregnancy complications have healthy babies, but they probably saw perinatologists, had extra testing or imaging, or underwent treatments or delivery with nicu aware. ...Read more

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What are the high-risk groups for strokes?

What are the high-risk groups for strokes?

Stroke risk groups: Smokers, people with high blood pressure, and diabetes mellitus. These are the most common risk factors. Atrial fibrillation is also an important risk factor. There is a rare condition called Berger's disease that has a very high risk of stroke, in particular in Berger patients who smoke. ...Read more

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Are school-children a high-risk group for staphylococcus aureus infection or mrsa?

Are school-children a high-risk group for staphylococcus aureus infection or mrsa?

Yes: All staph infections, including mrsa, are spread through skin contact. Because of their close proximity to each other, kids in school are a high risk group over-all, and the younger ones are more at risk as they tend to touch each other more and wash their hands less. ...Read more

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Is 6.5 a high risk for cholesterol?

What do you mean?: I am not sure what you a referring to as 6.5? Please add some more information and i will see if i can assist you. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

Threats to baby, mom: Risk factors include conditions that might affect the health of the fetus and/or pregnant woman. Those include higher chance for birth defects, >1 baby, prior preterm birth, diabetes, history of eclampsia. Many women at high risk for pregnancy complications have healthy babies, but they probably saw perinatologists, had extra testing or imaging, or underwent treatments or delivery with nicu aware. ...Read more

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What to do about high risk hpv?

Follow MD advice: Even high risk HPV rarely progresses to actual cancer, especially with proper medical care. Follow your doctor's advice about treatment and follow-up and nothing serious will come of it. ...Read more

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In pregnancy what constitutes high risk?

In pregnancy what constitutes high risk?

It's Relative: The list for high risk pregnancy is long. They share in common diagnoses in which early delivery may be forced to save maternal health such as severe hypertension and renal disease. Others in which baby's health may in jeopardy such as cervical insufficiency and diabetes. Early consultation with the obstetrician is desirable ! ...Read more

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What not to do in pregnancy if high risk?

What not to do in pregnancy if high risk?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Does papillex helps attack high risk hpv?

Does papillex helps attack high risk hpv?

Unlikely: Papillex is essentially an vitamin/mineral/nutritional supplement designed and advertised to boost your immune system. Truth: a strong immune system is important in prevention and treatment of any type of infection. Are there any 'controlled, randomized, double-blind, valid' scientific studies showing that papillex or any otc supplement truly boosts your immune system to help cure hpv. Answer: no. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have the HPV high risk?

Get your Pap.: If you have a high risk hpv, like types 16 and 18, it would be wise to be diligent about getting your pap smear screen every year, since this detects and leads to removal of cervical cancer. This cancer is strongly correlated with exposure to hpv, and this test is relatively easy to do. ...Read more

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Hpv positive i'm 23. Do I have high risk hpv?

Hpv positive i'm 23. Do I have high risk hpv?

Need further testing: Hpv infection is very common, and consists of a large family of related viruses. Certain types are considered high-risk in that they are associated with higher rates of cancer. To type these viruses, further testing, called serotyping, must be performed for identification. See you gynecologist or primary care physician for details, and be sure to use condoms during sex. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am at high risk of cancer?

How do I know if I am at high risk of cancer?

Look around: If you smoke, drink alcohol in excess of 2 drinks daily, are overweight, have a history of hepatitis, or have multiple family members with similar types of cancer, you may be at higher risk. ...Read more

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Help, what to do if i might have high risk hpv?

Routine care: Strains of hpv were found in as many as 70% of women in there mid 20's prior the vaccines availability. Yearly pap smears to detect early signs of hpv related pre-cancer have been done for decades. Discuss with your pcp/obgyn. ...Read more

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Is fainting a high risk side effect of coversyl?

Is fainting a high risk side effect of coversyl?

It can be: Blood pressure medications can cause fainting due lowering your blood pressure too much. In addition, fainting or syncope may reflect several other potentially dangerous conditions such as cardiac arrythmias. I recommend you have this symptom evaluted by a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a high risk of cancer?

What should I do if I have a high risk of cancer?

What type of cancer: What makes you think you have high risk of cancer? People at high risk of cancer, due to family history, should get tested at an age when the person is 10 years younger than the youngest age of cancer detection in the family. Many cancers can be detected early, e, g. Colon cancer, breast cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer etc if there is reason to suspect high risk. ...Read more

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Is the epiretinam membrane surgery with high risk?

Is the epiretinam membrane surgery with high risk?

Well: Every surgery carries risk. Risks including bleeding and infection occur in 1 out of 1000 surgeries. Retinal detachment occurs in 2%. It takes less then an hour to perform and is usually not painful. ...Read more

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I have high risk hpv. Would this affect my partner?

I have high risk hpv. Would this affect my partner?

Yes: If your partner is virus naive, then your partner is at risk. Please us a condom. ...Read more

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If someone had a previous miscarriage are they considered high risk?

If someone had a previous miscarriage are they considered high risk?

No.: Even after 2-3 consecutive miscarriages, your chances of a successful term delivery is close to 70%. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Raynaud Phenomenon (Definition)

A condition in which some areas of the body feel numb and ...Read more