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Why is lifting heavy things a risk factor for getting varicocele?

Why is lifting heavy things a risk factor for getting varicocele?

Here are some. ..: Varicoecle is an inborn venous valve defects of spermatic veins & happens to some 15% of men with >90% of cases on left side and some 10% involving both right & left sides. Its real significance has been debated & still incompletely understood. Most cases need no surgery, but 3 conditions including its possibly related infertility, symptoms like leg varicose veins, & testis atrophy in adolescence. ...Read more

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Is getting a lot of x-rays a risk factor for getting cancer?

Is getting a lot of x-rays a risk factor for getting cancer?

YES: There is certainly a risk of getting cancer from low-dose x-rays, and it increases with more x-rays you receive. The risk of radiation therapy is slightly higher, as the dosage can be multiple folds higher than the low dose x-rays. However, the risk of cancer is extremely small. Overall, the benefits almost always outweigh the small risks of both low-dose x-rays and ionizing radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Help please! Is being post-menopausal a risk factor for getting breast cancer?

Help please! Is being post-menopausal a risk factor for getting breast cancer?

Not exactly: The incidence of breast cancer increases with age, so more people do get breast cancer after menopause. However, women who undergo menopause at an early age may actually have a slightly lower risk of breast cancer due to the decreased estrogen exposure. ...Read more

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Is irritable bowel syndrome a risk factor for getting colorectal cancer?

Is irritable bowel syndrome a risk factor for getting colorectal cancer?

Not in of itself: However poor diet low in fiber and poor fluids worsen ibs and are also contributing factors to the development of colon cancer. ...Read more

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Can one get svt, with severe anxiety being only risk factor, I've never had it but my pulse does go to 170 at times during attacks, I've had holters and cardio test all came back good, Is svt bad?

Can one get svt, with severe anxiety being only risk factor, I've never had it but my pulse does go to 170 at times during attacks, I've had holters and cardio test all came back good, Is svt bad?

Medication: Time to get medicated for SVT. Consult your physician and ask about prophylactic beta blockade suppression or use of other medication to suppress SVT ...Read more

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Is “pre-diabetes” a risk factor for diabetic retinopathy? My doctor said I have “pre-diabetes, ” that is my blood sugar is high but not high enough to be called diabetes. I'm working to lower it, but I'm worried if I can't I might also get diabetic retino

Is “pre-diabetes” a risk factor for diabetic retinopathy? My doctor said I have “pre-diabetes, ” that is my blood sugar is high but not high enough to be called diabetes. I'm working to lower it, but I'm worried if I can't I might also get diabetic retino

Yes: The diabetes prevention program (dpp- please look at their website for information) has shown that proper diet and exercise (5-7% weight loss, 30 min of moderate activity 5 days per week) can prevent progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes. This is the best stage to get motivated and start working on your diet and exercise regimen. ...Read more

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What is Diabetes a risk factor for?

What is Diabetes a risk factor for?

Diabetes increases the chance of :: Abdominal abscess, Actinomycosis, Acute tubular necrosis, Frozen shoulder, Alzheimer's disease, Animal bite, Aspergillosis, Bed sore, Bell's palsy, Brain abscess, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Cataract, Cellulitis, Cholangiocarcinoma, Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Chronic pyelonephritis, Congestive heart failure, Diastolic heart failure, Dry eyes, Dupuytren's contracture, Epidural abscess, Erectile dysfunction, ESRD, Essential hypertension, Extrapulmonary tuberculosis, Fecal incontinence in adults, Folliculitis, Gallstones, Gangrene, Gastroparesis, Gout, Granuloma annulare, Group B streptococcal infection, Hellp syndrome, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hepatoma, Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Influenza, Kidney infection, Large bowel obstruction, Liver abscess, Neural tube defect, Newborn jaundice, Normal pressure hydrocephalus, Pancreatic cancer, Paraphimosis, Peripheral vascular disease, Porphyria cutanea tarda, Renal artery stenosis, Renal tubular acidosis, Restless leg syndrome, Retinal vein occlusion. ...Read more

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What is Menopause a risk factor for?

What is Menopause a risk factor for?

Menopause is a risk factor for:: Gout, Vaginitis, Yeast infection, Bacterial infection of the vagina, False pregnancy, Vaginal prolapse, Excessive sweating. ...Read more

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What is Sinusitis a risk factor for?

What is Sinusitis a risk factor for?

Sinusitis is a risk factor for:: Brain abscess, Churg Strauss syndrome, Orbital cellulitis, Stress headache, Bad breath, Post nasal drip. ...Read more

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What is Dehydration a risk factor for?

What is Dehydration a risk factor for?

Dehydration is a risk factor for:: Amphetamine overdose, Cavernous sinus thrombosis, Familial Mediterranean fever, Frostbite, Hepatic encephalopathy, Low blood pressure on standing, Migraine in children, Tumor lysis syndrome, Hypernatremia, Migraine, Electrolyte disorders, Kidney failure, Acute kidney failure, Prostatitis, Kidney Stones, Headaches & Migraine, Chapped lips, Metabolic acidosis. ...Read more

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