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What are the risk factors that lead to muscle damage?

What are the risk factors that lead to muscle damage?

Use or non-use: Over use and non-use cause muscle damage. Diabetes, alcohol, nutritional deficiencies, and some inflammatory disorders cause muscle damage. Statin drugs are lately a common cause of muscle damage. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What are two factors that lead to development of atherosclerosis?

What are two factors that lead to development of atherosclerosis?

Smoking HTN: Smoking and hypertension are 2 big ones, but let's not forget high cholesterol, diabetes, age, and family history (you can't do anything about the last 3). ...Read more

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What are the ways that cancer causing agents usually lead to cancer?

What are the ways that cancer causing agents usually lead to cancer?

Dna damage: That is either not repaired, or repaired incorrectly. Cell division replicates the mistake, and leads to more errors. ...Read more

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What are the other factors that can lead to baldness other than genetics?

What are the other factors that can lead to baldness other than genetics?

Several.: Stress (acute or chronic), trichotillomania (hair-pulling compulsion), heavy metal poisoning, thyroid/endocrine disorders. Seek expert help from your internist/pcp with liberal consultation with dermatologist to ascertain the cause in your case and possible treatment. ...Read more

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What are factors that cause the ventilation rate to increase and how this controlled by the brain.?

What are factors that cause the ventilation rate to increase and how this controlled by the brain.?

Brain stem mechanism: In the brainstem, 4th ventricular receptors sense levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide and via auto regulation, blood flow and respiratory rate are adjusted proportionately. ...Read more

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What are things you can do to prevent the risk of cardiovascular disease?

What are things you can do to prevent the risk of cardiovascular disease?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risk and modifying them. Smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Heart attack: simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to reduce the risk of heart disease?

Can there be any way to reduce the risk of heart disease?

Heart : Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. ...Read more

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What are some of the factors that may cause heart & brain diseases?

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What are some of the factors that may cause heart & brain diseases?

Heart/Brain diseases: Several, from neurological illnesses, to metabolic to ndocrine, to substances such as tobacco & alcohol. ...Read more

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What are factors that contribute to heart failure?

What are factors that contribute to heart failure?

Heart failure: Probably the 2 major conditions that contribute to the development of heart failure are high blood pressure and diabetes. Both of these conditions can have a direct, detrimental effect on the heart or cause heart failure through the development of coronary artery disease. At least 75% of people with heart failure in United States have a history of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What to do if heart disease is the leading cause of death where?

What to do if heart disease is the leading cause of death where?

Lifestyle changes: Don't smoke; exercise goal 4-5 days/week 30-45 min/day; limit alcohol; eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other high-fiber foods.and choose foods that are low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol; limit your stress. See your primary provider regularly. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of premature prolonged membranes rupture and is there any way to prevent them?

What are the symptoms of premature prolonged membranes rupture and is there any way to prevent them?

Waters break: Kind of hard to miss when the waters break; if it's before 36 weeks it's premature, and if it's longer than 24 hours from rupture to delivery it's prolonged. Appropriate prenatal care and prevention of infections is how one prevents that from happening. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having one kidney shrinkage and this condition makes someone prone to unavoidable diseases in the future?

What are the consequences of having one kidney shrinkage and this condition makes someone prone to unavoidable diseases in the future?

Check out this link.: Follow up regularly with ur pcp or nephrologist. Take care! https://www.Kidney.Org/atoz/content/onekidney.Cfm. ...Read more

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What types of neurological tests are done after brain injury, such as near drowning, to determine level of damage and whether or not it can recover?

What types of neurological tests are done after brain injury, such as near drowning, to determine level of damage and whether or not it can recover?

When the patient's : condition is stable, if the level of cognitive & motor functions allow, a neuropsychological evaluation can pinpoint areas of deficits. Before discharge home or to a rehab facility, serial neurological evaluations & neuroimaging, e.g., MRI's, are done to assess functional levels & any anatomical changes in the brain from hypoxemia, low oxygen. History of prior functioning is important. ...Read more