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What is the most common form of arteriosclerosis?

What is the most common form of arteriosclerosis?

"atherosclerosis": "arteriosclerosis" refers to hardening of the arteries, of any cause. Far and away the most common form is due to "atherosclerosis"--build-up of plaque comprised of cholesterol, fat-filled white blood cells, and smooth muscle cells in the artery walls. The most common sites are heart (coronary arteries), brain (carotid arteries), and the arteries of the legs ("peripheral arterial disease" or pad). ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Arteriosclerosis (Definition)

It is the hardening of the arteries commonly associated with natural aging ...Read more


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What is the most common form of childhood cancer?

What is the most common form of childhood cancer?

Leukemia: Leukemias, which are cancers of the bone marrow and blood, are the most common childhood cancers. ...Read more

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What is the most common form of childhood cancer?

What is the most common form of childhood cancer?

Leukemia: Leukemias, which are cancers of the bone marrow and blood, are the most common childhood cancers. ...Read more

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What is the most common form of benign tumors?

What is the most common form of benign tumors?

Mesodermal in origin: The most common tumor that is benign and virtually remains benign is the lipoma. These increase in number with age. Fibromas are similarly benign and remain as such though in going up the fibrous ladder, the fibromatosis are always benign such as plantar fibromatosis and dermatofibromas. Neuromas of peripheral nerves are also common and remain benign. ...Read more

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What is the most extreme form of nafld?

What is the most extreme form of nafld?

NASH: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (nash) is nafld with associated inflammation and is more likely to lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What is the most severe form of psoriasis?

What is the most severe form of psoriasis?

Guttate: This is a form of psoriasis with severe involvement of the skin often with ulceration and bleeding of lesions .it also depends on the extent of skin involvemtn ...Read more

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What is the most common kind of cancer?

What is the most common kind of cancer?

Skin cancer: Since more than 90% of malignancies are enviromental in origin being caused by a virus UV exposure or carcinogen, skin cancers such as basal cell cancer have the hightest rate of involvement among patients. Exposure to sun and possible skin viruses can induce basal cell lesions followed by squamous Ca of the skin. Visceral lesions follow ie. lung, colon,.breast ...Read more

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What is the least common form of cancer?

What is the least common form of cancer?

Nobody knows: There are many thousands of subtypes. We must suppose that the least common one remains undiscovered. If any physician presumes to answer this question, be aware that there is surely some type that's less common. ...Read more

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What is the most common type of std?

What is the most common type of std?

HPV: Hpv or human papilloma virus is the most common std. Likely second for women is chlamydia. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of ulcers?

What is the most common cause of ulcers?

H. pylori: One of the most common cause of ulcers is a bacteria called H. Pylori. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of bradycardia?

What is the most common cause of bradycardia?

Medication: A slow heart rate can be normal in fit individuals at rest. Many medications, notably beta blockers, slow the heart rate. A slow heart rate can also be due to disease of the av node, which conducts impulses from the atria to the ventricles. This can be due to scarring from heart attack or aging, and is seen in some infections such as lyme disease and chagas disease. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism?

What is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism?

Graves' disease: Hi. Graves' disease is the most common. This is followed by subacute thyroiditis, which is followed by "toxic" (misnomer...not poisonous) or "hot" (misnomer...they're body temp) nodule(s). In there, you have to factor iatrogenic...usually thyroid cancer patients we deliberately make biochemically hyperthyroid. But good ol' Graves' is definitely in 1st place! Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of brain aneurysms?

What is the most common cause of brain aneurysms?

Genetics: Defect in cerebral arterial walls which are often genetically determined, especially at branch points of the major brain arteries are the locations from which aneurysms arise. Hypertension and cigarette smoking are also big risk factors, especially hypertension. ...Read more

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What is the most common type of brain surgery?

What is the most common type of brain surgery?

Trauma vs tumor: The two most common reasons patients need brain surgery are because of trauma or tumors. ...Read more