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What are the causes of cts and who is more likely to develop it?

What are the causes of cts and who is more likely to develop it?

Many: Cts means that the median nerve in your wrist is compressed or irritated as it travels through the carpal tunnel. In addition to the median nerve, there are several tendons in the carpal tunnel. Inflammation of these tendons causes swelling which can compress the median nerve. Factors that increased likelyhood of cts are:pregnancy, excessive typing, and repetitive use of the hands. ...Read more

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What causes cts and who is likely to develop it?

What causes cts and who is likely to develop it?

A variety of things: We can see this during pregnancy, with repetitive trauma, thyroid disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, infiltratetive conditions. These conditions cause increasing tissue enlargement around the median nerve in the carpal tunnel of the wrist. This is caused by the carpal bones in the wrist, which form a tight curved tunnel through which the median nerve travels. Since it is bone is tight and swelling compresses. ...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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Almost died from mononucleosis very young. Could that have caused me to be more likely to develop Crohn's disease in my family?

Almost died from mononucleosis very young. Could that have caused me to be more likely to develop Crohn's disease in my family?

Mono & Crohn's: Although the two diseases share a simllar lymphoid hyperplasia, there is not much in the medical literature that links these together. Certainly there is no causative link that has been proven at this point. ...Read more

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What are the likely causes of a stroke?

What are the likely causes of a stroke?

Risk factors include: Hypertension, diabetes, high blood fats (especially triglycerides), high homocysteine, cigarette smoking, alcohol abuse, drug abuse (especially sympathomimetic amines, like cocaine, speed), trauma (arterial dissection), arteritis or vasculitis (lupus, etc), vascular malformations (aneurysm, avm), emboli(distant blood clots from heart, or paradoxical like pfo), and genetic such as mthfr mutations. ...Read more

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What are the likely causes of foots and legs peppering?

What are the likely causes of foots and legs peppering?

What is peppering?: Please be more descriptive. Are you describing burning skin? Is it constant? Is there any skin rash, warmth or fever? ...Read more

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What is the most likely cause?

What is the most likely cause?

The big bang.: But you were probably thinking of something more recent. The cause of what? ...Read more

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What's most likely causes of pain in upper back?

What's most likely causes of pain in upper back?

Eval: Some possible causes for your back pain include: bulging, herniated or extruded disks; arthritis, osteoporosis &, injury. This does not include upper back pain which is part of a constellation of other symptoms. The best way to determine the cause of your pain is evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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What would be the most likely cause for pancreatitis?

What would be the most likely cause for pancreatitis?

Gallstones, alcohol: In the U.S. The most common causes of acute pancreatitis are gallstones or alcohol. Other common causes are high blood lipids or certain medications. I always tell my patients that sometimes alcohol even in reasonable amounts can cause pancreatitis. It doesn't always have to occur in alcoholics. ...Read more

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What would be the most likely cause of my extreme thirst?

What would be the most likely cause of my extreme thirst?

Many possibilities: Depends on other symptoms, what medications you are on, etc. See your doctor for a complete physical and evaluation, . ...Read more