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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 causes of diabetics?

What are the causes of diabetics?

Let me explain: Type 1 diabetes is partly inherited, and then triggered by certain infections, with some evidence pointing at coxsackie b4 virus. Type 2 diabetes is due primarily to lifestyle factors and genetics and other many factors. ...Read more

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What are the major causes of heart problems?

What are the major causes of heart problems?

Major causes heart: Major causes of heart problems in the U.S. are smoking, increasing age, male gender, hypertension, diet (e.g. cholesterol), obesity, and diabetes. ...Read more

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What are some of the major causes of stroke?

What are some of the major causes of stroke?

Major causes: Hypertension for many years, atrial fibrillation, and arteriosclerotic blockage in the carotid (neck) arteries are the 3 commonest causes. Rarer causes are: ruptured berry aneurysms, CNS infections, vasculitis, endocarditis, hypercoagulable states and strokes of unknown cause (cryptogenic). ...Read more

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What are the different causes of diabetes?

What are the different causes of diabetes?

Type 1 and 2: Type 1 diabetes is usually caused by decreased production of Insulin from the pancreas. Lack of Insulin does not allow you to use the available sugar. Type 2 diabetes is usually cause by Insulin resistance that builds in our cells. This usually happens due to obesity. The Insulin resistance does not allow us to use the available Insulin and sugar. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of pancreaitis?

What are the main causes of pancreaitis?

Several causes: Acute ancreatitis is caused by gallstones( block the flow of pancreatic enzymes) or by excessive amounts of alcohol. Sudden (acute) pancreatitis may happen after a drinking binge or after many episodes of heavy drinking. Other causes are infections, like mumps, medicines, antibiotics, steroids, and blood pressures pills, and high triglycerides level. Chronic pan, is caused by alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of alzheimer's?

What are the main causes of alzheimer's?

See below: The true cause of alzheimer's is unknown, but the disease correlates with aging, prior head trauma, certain genetics on occasion, cardiovascular risk factors, educational level, level of exercise habits, level of socialization, and perhaps an association with homocysteine elevation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of uncontrolled hypertension?

What are the causes of uncontrolled hypertension?

Lack of treatment: Following are the causesf uncontrolled hypertension 1not able to afford the medicine and healthcare not available, lack of insurance 2 non compliant with treatment and meds 3renal artery stenosis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of glycosuria?

What are the causes of glycosuria?

Diabetes: Gycosuria implies excess glucose (sugar) in the urine and is related to an elevated blood sugar most commonly associated with diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the secondary conditions of diabetes?

What are the secondary conditions of diabetes?

Diabetes: If not properly treated there are many complications from diabetes. I would recommend that you see a diabetes educator who, over time, will guide you through the problems you are having with diabetes. If you don't do that you increase your risk of side effects - heart disease, nerve damage, eye damage, to name just a few. Good work on your part can lessen the likelihood of complications. ...Read more

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What are the causes of obesity?

What are the causes of obesity?

Many: Simple answer, too many calories. Long answer, complex disease process, with many alterations in hormones and neurotrasmitters, genetic component, behavioral component, vicious cycle with other comorbid conditions, ex, it can make sleep apnea worse, having sleep apnea often causes weight gain. Usual answer from health professionals, eat right and exercise is often not satisfying with good reason. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of gout?

What are the main causes of gout?

HIGH URIC ACID: High uric acid causes gout that can happen due to number of reasons, like diet high in purines, genetic predisposition or kidneys not able to excrete uric acid as a result there is high uric acid level in blood. ...Read more

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What are the common types of diabetes?

What are the common types of diabetes?

Type 1 or 2: Type 1 aka juvenile diabetes aka insulin-dependent diabetes in which the pancreas does not make adequate Insulin so you need to take insulin. And: type 2 aka adult-onset diabetes aka non-insulin-dependent diabetes in which the body is resistant to the Insulin produced so medication is needed to sequester the sugar, carbs, and fats and Insulin may be used as well to help the pancreas. ...Read more

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What are the major factors that causes hypertension.

What are the major factors that causes hypertension.

Obesity: Smoking, high salt diet, kidney disease etc. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight to minimize risk of hypertension. ...Read more

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What are the causes of alcoholism?

What are the causes of alcoholism?

Alcoholism: It's an incredibly complex combination of genetic and environmental factors that are poorly understood. Alcoholism can run quite strongly, suggesting a genetic component, but also, the environment plays heavily into the clinical picture, i.e., how much one is around alcohol. Proponents of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that alcoholism is a spiritual problem, or one of characterological defect. ...Read more

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What are the main indicators of diabetes?

What are the main indicators of diabetes?

Get tested: There are two types of diabetes type 1 and type 2; type 1 diabetics usually have one or more of the following symptoms frequent urination, unusual thirst, extreme hunger, unusual weight loss extreme fatigue and irritability type 2 diabetics can have similar symptoms plus frequent infections blurred vision cuts/bruises that are slow to heal tingling/numbness in the hands/feet. ...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 main causes of childhood obesity?

What are the main causes of childhood obesity?

Intake > output: The recent increase in childhood obesity is highly correlated with the increase in sugary beverages, high fat foods, decreased physical activity, and poor overall food choices (few fruits and veg). Genes play a small role with family and society playing the largest roles. Families model eating habits and are responsible for the food their kids eat. Food industry coercive in marketing to kids. ...Read more

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