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What are other common risk factors for developing tendonitis?

What are other common risk factors for developing tendonitis?

Tendonitis: Age as people get older, their tendons become less flexible — which makes them easier to injure. Occupations tendinitis is more common in people whose jobs involve: repetitive motions frequent overhead reaching forceful exertion sports you may be more likely to develop tendinitis if you participate in certain sports that involve repetitive motions. ...Read more

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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


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What are the predisposing factors to developing pressure sores?

What are the predisposing factors to developing pressure sores?

#1=immobility: But there are many other factors such as nutrition, contractures, fractures, spasm, paraplegia, sensory disturbances, obesity, incontinence, inability to care for oneself and many, many more. ...Read more

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Why is abdominal obesity higher risk for heart disease than other types of obesity?

Why is abdominal obesity higher risk for heart disease than other types of obesity?

Obesity: Statitical analysis links metabolic syndrome defined by waist greater than 36 inches in women and greater than 40 inches in men to greater risk of heart disease probably due to non-brown fat that is inactive to generating energy. ...Read more

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Possible pvd? Bp in legs was much higher than in my arms. Could pvd cause recurrent toe infections?

Possible pvd? Bp in legs was much higher than in my arms. Could pvd cause recurrent toe infections?

Unlikely: The measured BP in ankles is higher than arms. It is a measure of peak, systolic bp. The ankle /brachial!ratio -= index is normal at 1.1 or 1.2 toe nails are usually fungus toes infections may follow severe PVD and or diabetes. ...Read more

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What causes pressure filled and painful joints other than arthritis?

What causes pressure filled and painful joints other than arthritis?

When you say joints!: Pain and swelling of joints, is by definition, arthritis. Arthritis can be immune, metabolic, degenerative, metabolic, or infectious! so the answer: nothing else! ...Read more

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What causes colorectal cancer, and who is more likely at risk of developing it?

What causes colorectal cancer, and who is more likely at risk of developing it?

Can be genetiic: Can run in the family but there is an increased incidence with age. That is why a colonoscopy is advocated over the age of 50. ...Read more

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Common causes of swollen ankles?

Common causes of swollen ankles?

Many causes: The key point is whether the ankles are painful, red or tender. If they are think lofgren's syndrome (acute sarcoidosis). If they are not they are numerous causes both local and systemic. If pain is present see a rheumatologist n. ...Read more

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Can sitting for longer periods (especially: cross-legged or with one leg tucked under) lead to increased risk of formation of spider veins and varicose veins?

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Can sitting for longer periods (especially: cross-legged or with one leg tucked under) lead to increased risk of formation of spider veins and varicose veins?

Probably not: In all of the 13 major studies that have looked at factors associated with the development of varicose veins, none have shown that crossing your legs when sitting plays any role in the formation of varicose veins. As dr. Landi said, varicose veins are due to leaky valves not venous stasis. ...Read more

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What are the causes and risk factors for stomach cancer?

What are the causes and risk factors for stomach cancer?

Bacteria: Today a bacteria called h pylori is considered the most common cause. Others include smoking, smoked meats, and increasing risk factors include alcohol. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence and risk factors for diabetic foot ulceration?

What is the prevalence and risk factors for diabetic foot ulceration?

Multiple factors: Diabetics have a lifetime risk of 15-20% of developing a foot ulcer and of those 15-20% will go on to amputations. Those % are going to increase to 25% in the next few years. Multiple risk factors lead to ulcers and amputation, and high blood sugars is one of them. High blood sugars leads to neuropathy, poor circulation and foot deformities among other things. Trauma is another risk factor. ...Read more

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Why abdominal obesity more risk to heart disease?

Why abdominal obesity more risk to heart disease?

Simple, it's inside: Correlates more with fat on the inside (in the liver... associated with metabolism being messed up and increased risk of high cholesterol,triglycerides, and diabetes) and with the inside of the arteries. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet might be helpful, certainly is entertaining. ...Read more

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What are causes/risk factors of/for aneurysms and embolisms?

What are causes/risk factors of/for aneurysms and embolisms?

Abdominal (AAA)?: We are not quite sure what actually causes an AAA to form in some people. The leading thought is that the aneurysm may be caused by inflammation in the aorta, which may cause its wall to weaken or break down. Most believe that this inflammation can be associated with atherosclerosis (also called hardening of the arteries) or risk factors for atherosclerosis, such as high blood pressure and smoking. ...Read more

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Are prior stress fractures in your shins a risk factor for peripheral arterial disease?

Are prior stress fractures in your shins a risk factor for peripheral arterial disease?

No: I'm not aware of any association between the two. Generally speaking, tibia stress fractures are seen in endurance athletes, while peripheral vascular disease is often seen in older, less healthy individuals, particularly smokers. ...Read more

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Possible risk factor, and etiology of iugr?

Possible risk factor, and etiology of iugr?

Multifactorial: There are a number of medical conditions preexisting in the mother that can increase risk of iugr, including hypertension, lupus, kidney disease, and sickle cell; fetal conditions such as abnormal chromosomes; twins or more; infection, placental disorders, smoking, and poor diet, as well as history of iugr in a prior pregnancy. ...Read more

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What should I do to reduce risk of DVT or pe during very long flights? I have multiple risk factors including heart disease, diabetes, and venous insu

What should I do to reduce risk of DVT or pe during very long flights? I have multiple risk factors including heart disease, diabetes, and venous insu

Aspirin, movement: If you're able to take a baby aspirin, those are always great. Also, support/compression stockings might be helpful. Finally, and most important, move your legs! :) tap your toes, pump your legs, etc, at regular intervals. Movement is key. ...Read more

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Are there any complications related to sleep apnea that causes swollen feet?

Are there any complications related to sleep apnea that causes swollen feet?

Edema: Edema or swollen feet are a sign of severe sleep apnea. If it's worse, then perhaps your CPAP settings are insufficient. Or your oxygen levels may still be low, so added oxygen may be beneficial. Also, your thyroid hormone could be checked since a deficiency can causes edema. Please consult your sleep specialist. ...Read more

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What are some common risk factors for developing kidney cancer?

What are some common risk factors for developing kidney cancer?

Smoking, obesity: Others can include anatomic abnormalities such as horseshoe kidney, chronic renal failure, and genetic abnormalities. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more