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What Can I Do To Reduce My Risk For Gastroparesis Complications
Several things: If you are a diabetic, you should attempt very tight control of blood sugars. You should consume a low fat diet. Avoid the use of narcotic pain pills or other medications which slow gastric motility. There are medications which can help; you should consult with a gastroenterologist who treats gastroparesis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure is a broad: Question. At 23, you are leaving the pediatric cancer age, and few of these are environmentally or habit related, but the simple answers of avoiding tobacco, eating right and exercise work ubiquitously. Many are focusing on issues of "survivorship." going through cancer causes "ptsd"-like trauma and groups grouped by disease help provide common experience support. ...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
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
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
Dr I am 21 and I have diabetes... Will i suffer from impotence or any other type of disease? ? What should I do to prevent it please help me
You ar in charge: You are young and have a long time to deal with this disease. I assume you are juvenile diabetic, but it does not matter. If you exercise, maintain a normal body weight, eat like a diabetic should eat, and keep your blood sugar as normal as you can, you will be able to avoid many of the problems related to diabetes. Most problems occur in folks who do not help themselves but depend on meds only. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Control risk factors: Pay attention to primary heart disease, and control abnormal heartbeats, and prevent heart attacks. Treat high blood pressure, high triglycerides, high homocysteine, and diabetes. Exercise and consume a healthy diet. Do not smoke or use recreational drugs, especially amphetamines or cocaine. ...Read more
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
Take care of it: First and foremost take good care of your colon. This usually entails a high fiber diet with a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid dehydration. Drink a lot of water. Keep your stools bulky and on the soft side. Your colon will be happy. Fiber supplements like metamucil might be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cardiac risk factors: Lower the amount of saturated fats, simple sugars, and red meats in your diet. Reducing carbohydrates and replacing with lean protein choices (example fish), and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Overall, simulating the meditteranean diet may be quite heart-healthy and prove to aid in risk reduction. ...Read more
Change of lifestyle : A change of lifestyle which include a healthy diet ( high protein, low saturated fats, complex carbs, low sodium, high calcium and potassium ), exercise 4 to 5 times a week ( aerobic and anaerobic combination), physical exam by a physician for risk assessment before exercise, keep bmi below 30, a lot of water, stay positive and happy in life, control stress, enjoy work, and trust god in your life. ...Read more
Bowel antispasmodics: The treatment of intestinal spasm depends upon the cause of the spasm. If there is no significant underlying organic disease then bowel spasm may be treated with dietary manipulation, probiotics, fiber, or medications including bowel antispasmodics such as dicyclomine. ...Read more
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How much vitamin d help reduce my children's risk of multiple sclerosis? With a long family history I want to do all I can for them to not have this.
Unclear at this time: We do have a study of military personnel stating that those soldiers with lower vit d levels had a higher risk of ms, and another study of ms pts, who seemed to do better with higher blood levels. However, causes of ms are far more complicated and involved. See no problem with supplementation, but talk to your pediatrician, as not clear re ideal vit level in kids (adults, aim for 50-60 ng/ml). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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