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What Can I Do To Decrease The Odds Of Developing Giardia Infections
Risk of Giardia: Giardia is prevalent worldwide, & drinking infected water is the most frequent mode of transmission (e.g. Streams, wells). Person-to-person is 2nd mode in groups with poor fecal-oral hygiene (daycare centers, custodial institutions, sexually active male homosexuals). Food transmission has been documented in commercial settings. Sheep, beavers, cattle, dogs, cats can get it & may pass it to people. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Limit Cancer Risks: Best 2 educate ourselves & make choices to limit cancer risk. Please see 10 good recs for ca prevention from the american institute for cancer research. I try & follow these & recommend to my patients. Making conscious positive choices help reduce fear & reminds us we control our lives & health 1 choice at a time. Check it out! www.Dietandcancerreport.Org/expert_report/recommendations/index.Php. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moderation: It sounds cliche but exposures to things which cause cancer are usually a lifetime exposure issue as compared to a one time occurrence. This is why occupational (longterm) exposure to certain carcinogens or environmental agents (smoking) can increase the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wash your hands: Many viral illnesses are transmitted by direct contact with an infected person or else by touching a contaminated object (also known as a fomite), then touching our mucous membranes. ...Read more
Stop smoking: There is no way to decrease your chance of getting kidney cancer. It may familial or sporadic and just occur due to a mutation or some other reason that we are not aware of. There is another type of kidney cancer called transisitonal cell carcinoma wher the cancer forms in the lining where urine flows and this has been linked to smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't scratch!: It itches like crazy and can drive you mad but if you scratch, each little spot can leave a scar. See your doctor to be sure it is chicken pox and you can also request anti-itch medications to help you. Be careful because you are contageous until all the sores are crusted over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncommon: These are uncommon cancers. They might be related to smoke or other exposures, but are not typical sites of cancer. There are about 2000 cases yearly in the us. I think that no smoking is the best advice. If you have some symptoms that worry you see your doctor. Is is likely to be something else. ...Read more
Options limited: Depends on the location and manner of fracture. Shoulder & hips at highest risk for avascular bone necrosis, so only real prevention is not getting injured to begin with. In some special cases you can take steps to reduce risk. Deep sea divers (due to the bends) and patients on high dose long term corticosteroids are more at risk. Talk to your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have high risk HPV how do I avoid spreading it to those in my household? What are even the chances of that happening? Please help
Vulvar Cancer: Vulvar cancer is often associated with the human papilloma virus (hpv) and so limiting the number of partners, and having protected sex is always prudent. The development of a white vulvar "patch" that doesn't scrape off and heal, may be an early sign, so a heightened state of vigilance is important, too. When in doubt, always consult your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat Right!: Some of it's genetic, but a lot of it you can control by eating in a healthy way. Limit sugar intake drastically, including fructose and other forms of it - it's everywhere, but you can definitely enjoy eating without it! stay away from white processed carbs as much as possible, including rice and pasta - these things release sugar into the bloodstream quickly and have little nutritional value. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i'm afraid of losing my natural flora and also of bowel perforation. How likely are these risks?
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