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What Are The Major 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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