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What causes gallstones? What chemicals?

What causes gallstones? What chemicals?

Gallsones: Obesity, high fat diet, female sex and age increase risk for gallstones. No chemicals specifically. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of ...Read more


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What causes pancreatitis?

What causes pancreatitis?

Many causes: Alcohol, gallstones, elevated lipids in the blood, some drugs, trauma, and congenital conditions account for most cases of pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What causes kidneystone?

What causes kidneystone?

Variety of causes: Most patients with kidney stones have a metabolic abnormality which makes it more likely that their urine will form stones. The most common of these is excessive amounts of calcium in the urine which is frequently an inherited disorder. Since there are many additional possibilities, it is useful for folks with recurring stones to collect urine for one or even two days to uncover their abnormality. ...Read more

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What are boils? What causes them?

What are boils? What causes them?

Skin infections: Usually caused by bacteria that gets up underneath the skin and causes an abscess (localized infection). These generally resolve on their own or require antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes pancreatitis? Does food cause pancreatitis?

What causes pancreatitis? Does food cause pancreatitis?

Acute pancreatitis.: Although there are many potential causes of acute pancreatitis. the most common are alcohol and gallstones. Pancreatitis is not usually caused by eating particular foods, although food may make it worse if it is already present. If you feel you may be having pancreatitis, see your doctor immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are common physical diseases that alcoholism causes?

Please tell me what are common physical diseases that alcoholism causes?

Alcoholism: Alcohol is excess can effect just about any part of the body but the two most common organs injured are the liver and the brain. Alcoholism can lead to liver failure and severe loss and injury to the brain leading to encephalopathy, dementia and even death. ...Read more

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What is vaginal lesions and what causes them ? What are symptoms?

Too broad: There are probably a thousand different ways to answer this question. That would require a textbook to do it justice. On this simple app it is best to be specific about what you have and what it looks and feels like. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sthat gallstones is the number 1 cause of pancreatitis?

Can you please tell me why it'sthat gallstones is the number 1 cause of pancreatitis?

Blocked pancreas: Gallstones can get into the plumbing around the liver, specifically into the common bile duct. The gallstone passes the plumbing for the pancreas on its way out to the body (pancreatic duct), and in some cases blocks the pancreatic duct. The pancreas produces fluid that collects in the blocked duct and causes increased pressure in the duct. This causes the pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What causes gastritis?

What causes gastritis?

Sirestomach: Gastritis can be caused by multgiple mechanisms .The most common cause os onjestion of irritanta such as achohol or Aspirin which inflame the stomach lining. But be care full gastritis can be mistaken for srious problems as well.If symptoms persist see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes gastritis?

What causes gastritis?

List: Acid, infections (h pylori), chemicals (alcohol), autoimmune (your own immune system attacking the stomach lining), drugs are some of the most common causes. ...Read more

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What chemical causes hangovers?

What chemical causes hangovers?

Not one chemical: There is tremendous debate on the causative agent of alcohol. Most people think that it is a combination of factors, including the production of acetaldehyde (a metabolite of alcohol), congeners in different drinks (more hangovers with red than white wine, more with whiskey than with vodka/gin, and probably hereditary or acquired personal differences - severe in some, mild or absent in others. ...Read more

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What is cytokine release syndrome? What are the symptoms? And what causes it?

What is cytokine release syndrome? What are the symptoms? And what causes it?

AntiTcell antibodies: Cytokine release syndrome feels like you have a infection causing chills, shakes and fever but the term is reserved for infusion treatments with antibodies that cause the release biochemicals (cytokines) from T-cells. ...Read more

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What exactly causes ulcers and what conditions will irritate them?

What exactly causes ulcers and what conditions will irritate them?

Skin ulcers: These are mostly due to excess friction that wears thru the skin. Tight shoes will add to the problem as well as walking barefoot. ...Read more

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What causes gallstones? How to eliminate gallstones?

What causes gallstones?  How to eliminate gallstones?

Gallbladder(removal): The gallbladder is a gallstone factory for those at-risk (diet+heredity). The presence of stones does not warrant treatment unless they are causing symptoms. Once symptoms develop, getting rid of the stones will only temporize matters--you need to remove the gallbladder. Thankfully, this can almost-always be done laparoscopically (out-pt surgery) & people do very well without the gallbladder. ...Read more

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What is gastritis and what causes it in vegan?

What is gastritis and what causes it in vegan?

Many causes: That you are a vegan is of little consequence. The most common cause of gastritis is helicobacter; alcohol and medications are also important, and worry / physical stress can produce a gastritis as well. If you are a vegan because of revulsion to factory farming, then i admire you greatly. ...Read more

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What causes pubic lice and what causes rid of them?

What causes pubic lice and what causes rid of them?

By contact: Contact with somebody else with lice. There are many creams or oral treatment for it. I think the most effective medication is ivermectin. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is adrenal disease and what causes these?

Please tell me what is adrenal disease and what causes these?

BIG question!: Too much cortisol or too much aldosterone, too little aldosterone and/or cortisol, too much catecholamine, androgens, and/or cancers. Holy cow! Big question! Cushing's, primary hyperaldosteronism, secondary hyperaldosteronism, Addison's, secondary adrenal insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia (classical & non-classical), pheochromocytoma, various malignancies, hemorrhage/infarct. Big topic ...Read more

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What causes overactive bladder and what are treaments?

What causes overactive bladder  and what are treaments?

Many causes: Oab can be due to bladder irritants like caffeine, tomatoes, or alcohol, but it can also be due to infections, stones, cancer, or neurologic diseases. Be sure to see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. Oab can be significantly improved by using a bladder diary, avoiding irritants, not over-drinking, and using "bladder retraining" with timed voiding. Medicines are available if needed. ...Read more

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Found out I have ascus cells in ovaries. What is this? What causes it? What are treatments? What are risks?

Found out I have ascus cells in ovaries. What is this? What causes it? What are treatments? What are risks?

Ovaries?: Are you sure the doctor said ovaries? ASCUS cells of the cervix are a very common finding on a pap smear. These are cervical cells not ovarian cells. I would contact your doctor and ask for clarification on the body part. ...Read more