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What are risk factors for esophageal cancer?

What are risk factors for esophageal cancer?

Two types: For adenocarcinoma, the main risk factor is acid reflux or gerd. For squamous cell carcinoma, the main risk factors are smoking and alcoholol. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Is diabetes a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Is diabetes a risk factor for complications in gastric bypass?

Yes, poor control..: Of diabetes prior to op can increase complications of surgery so get control of sugars prior to operation to then get benefit of operation in decreasing medication need in treating diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Acid reflux?

What are the risk factors for Acid reflux?

Acid reflux : Risk factors for acid reflux include obesity, smoking, alcohol ingestion, pregnancy, a hiatal hernia, diabetes, delayed gastric emptying, scleroderma, and eating certain foods, such as acid foods, spicy foods, chocolate, and caffeine ingestion. ...Read more

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What are risk factors for coronary heart disease?

What are risk factors for coronary heart disease?

See below: The most common riak factors are : family history . Hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking ., age>45 in men, >55 in women. ...Read more

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What risk factors are there for heart disease chd?

What risk factors are there for heart disease chd?

Multiple: High blood pressure, high lipids (cholesterol/triglycerides), genetics, sedentary lifestyle ...Read more

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Is smoking a risk factor for colon cancer?

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Is smoking a risk factor for colon cancer?

Yes: Smoking is one of the risk factors for colon cancer. Others will include- genetics, processed red meat, obesity, alcohol, inflammatory bowel disease etc. ...Read more

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What are cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with obesity?

Obesity: Read this: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/weightmanagement/obesity/obesity-information_ucm_307908_article.Jsp.

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What are risk factors for Stomach ulcers ?

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What are risk factors for Stomach ulcers ?

Many: There are many risk factors for stomach ulcers. Of these, probably the most important are use of aspirin or NSAIDS (ibuprofen, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc...), alcohol use, prescribed steroids (such as prednisone) and prior history of ulcers. Blood thinners don't cause ulcers, but can lead to life threatening bleeding. If you suspect you have an ulcer, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...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 risk factors for developing athsma?

What are the risk factors for developing athsma?

Family, allergies: A history of asthma in a parent or sibling, and allergies to inhaled allergens, smoking or exposure to environmental tobacco smoke are the main risk factors for the development of asthma. In an adult, a history of asthma in childhood would be a significant risk factor. ...Read more

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What are risk factors for heart disease in women?

What are  risk factors for heart disease in women?

Mars/Venus: High blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity (bmi 30+), family history of heart disease. Some things increase risk more for gals than guys: smoking, mental stress/depression, lower estrogen after menopause; metabolic syndrome (belly fat+high blood pressure+high triglycerides+high blood sugar). We can: get moving, don't smoke, eat right, watch our weight, balance work/play. ...Read more

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Are there any risk factors for colitis?

Are there any risk factors for colitis?

Causes of colitis: Inflammation (infection, ischemic, ibd) of large intestine = colitis. For ibd: ulcerative colitis primarily involves the lining of the large intestine whereas crohn's is transmural (full thickness involvement by) inflammation of any part of the GI tract (from mouth to anus). Both involve similar pathways of inflammation, are similarly treated, increase risk of colon cancer, & may require surgery. ...Read more

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What risk factors are there for diabetes?

What risk factors are there for diabetes?

Most important: Family history and in those- weight gain, obesity, inactivity, eating sweets. ...Read more

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I have risk factors for coronary artery disease, is there effective preventative treatment?

Certainly: Primary and secondary prevention is available. One would want to do everything possible to prevent an issue from occuring. Once the disease is present, then secondary prevention is necessary. A healthy lifestyle is the beginning. See you pcp and get a good physical exam and risk factor assessment and counselling. Lab testing and other procedures may be necessary. Step out, step up and do it! ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more