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What are the causes and risk factors of glaucoma?

What are the causes and risk factors of glaucoma?

Risk Factors: The most common risk factor for glaucoma is elevated eye pressure (iop), the higher over 21 mmhg it is, the higher the risk. Other important risk factors are thin corneal thickness, positive family history of the disease, age over 60 if caucasian, over 40 if african american, higher risk if concurrently affected by diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, much corticosteroid use, ; certain ocular pr. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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What are the main causes and risk factors of cataract?

What are the main causes and risk factors of cataract?

Age: Age, as you get older cataracts develop. Other causes can be trauma, steroid usage, prior eye surgery, genetics. Risk factors are UV sun exposure, steroids, smoking. ...Read more

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What are the causes and risk factors of GI cancer?

What are the causes and risk factors of GI cancer?

Causes for GI cancer: There are some genetic predispositions to them. Small intestine tumors are rare and probably missed. Colon cancer is associated to a low fiber diet, associated to colon polyps and more common in the industrialized word. Gastric cancer is more common in volcanic regions :japan, iceland, chile, c.R., smoked food intake ( nitrites) and were refrigeration of food is not adequate, and h. Pylori present. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors of stroke and preventions?

What are the risk factors of stroke and preventions?

Many risk factors: Risk factors 1 family history 2 hypertenssion 3 hyperlipidemia 4smoking 5atrial fibrilation 6 diabetes mellitus 7obesity 8 lack of physical activities 8alcohol and drug abuse 9anticoagulant meds 10race &old age 11 previous stroke prevention 1stop smoking 2chech up and regular follow ups with the doctor 3 keep blood pressure&cholesterol control 4aspirin over age 50 5 exercise 6avoid obesity. ...Read more

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What are the causes of diabetes?

What are  the causes  of diabetes?

Varies: If you mean type 2 diabetes, it's increased by age, family history and (70-90%) obesity -- which causes Insulin resistance, necessitating higher Insulin product by your pancreas and eventually exhausts your pancreas' ability to make sufficient insulin. Symptoms are thirst, urination, weight loss, visual blurring, fatigue, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors of cardiovascular disease and what is the treatment like?

What are the risk factors of cardiovascular disease and what is the treatment like?

Genes and lifestyle: There are inherited and environmental risk factors. The most common modifiable risk factor is smoking. Other risk factors are age, diabetes, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, & family history. Treatment is aimed at controlling risk factors- medication to treat diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol; stopping smoking, and diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What are the main risk factors of diabetes type 1?

What are the main risk factors of diabetes type 1?

Largely unknown : Apart from a slight increased risk if parents are affected, no risk factors can be identified. ...Read more

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What are the causes and risk factors for liver cancer?

What are the causes and risk factors for liver cancer?

Several: There is a some genetic preponderance, but lifestyle really has much more to do with it. Diseases such as viral hepatitis can increase the risk dramatically. Chronic alcohol abuse and cirrhosis also increase the risk. There are certain genetic diseases which then lead to liver cancer. Smoking also increases the risk. ...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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