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What readily contributes to the development of ischemic colitis?

What readily contributes to the development of ischemic colitis?

Low blood flow: Ischemia is due in general to inadequate circulation colitis relates to the colon large bowel large or small blood vessel obstruction, thrombosis, embolism and some spastic vascular situations may cause ischemic bowel. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Does lack of exercise contribute to the progression of Crohn's disease?

Does lack of exercise contribute to the progression of Crohn's disease?

Not really: Being a couch potato isn't known to worsen crohn disease. Being active and eating healthy -- and having a positive attitude can help. ...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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Any way to cure the intrinsic factor in the digestion system for the absorption of vitamin B12 complex?

Any way to cure the intrinsic factor in the digestion system for the absorption of vitamin B12 complex?

Yes and No: Most intrinsic factor deficiencies are due to either partial gastrectomy or auto-antibodies that attacked the parietal cells of the stomach. In both, the damage may already be done. However, you can get B12 in the body in a few ways. 1) take a higher dose of B12 starting at 2mg (literature supported), 2) take sublingual drops (salivary gland absorption), 3) get im injections of methyl b12. ...Read more

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What causes the loss of dopamine in your brain that eventually leads to Parkinson's disease?

What causes the loss of dopamine in your brain that eventually leads to Parkinson's disease?

Don't really know: The cause of Parkinson's disease is not fully clear, but we do see cases after repetitive head trauma, secondary to multiple strokes, after exposure to carbon monoxide and manganese, and rarely carbon disulfide. ...Read more

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What factors contribute to the onset of ibs?

What factors contribute to the onset of ibs?

Idiopathic: The causes and contributing factors for developing irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) are not well known. People with ibs sometimes find that they react more strongly to fatty foods, artificial sweeteners, and other foods that cause gas. ...Read more

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How high is the percentage of illnesses and death is linked to our dietary habits?

How high is the percentage of illnesses and death is linked to our dietary habits?

Unknown: What I do know is that the people of today's developed world are the healthiest that have ever lived -- thanks to technology, science, sanitation, medical treatments, immunization, and having enough food. As other causes of death have diminished, lifestyle-related (especially obesity) diseases flourish with some impact on vascular health; relating diet to cancer etc. Remains soft. ...Read more

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Why does our medical system focus on treating the symptoms of cardiovascular disease instead of addressing the cause which appears to be our diet?

Why does our medical system focus on treating the symptoms of cardiovascular disease instead of addressing the cause which appears to be our diet?

Human nature: People tend to believe they will not suffer the consequences of their behavior. Food is such a ingrained part of what we treasure that there are multiple shows and networks dedicated to food with millions of viewers. What do you imagine the viewer rating is for "low calorie foods you need but taste like bird food? People listen when they experience the consequences of their eating habits. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the aspects of bile's role in the liver?

Can you please describe the aspects of bile's role in the liver?

Bile synthesis: Bile is made by the liver and stored in the galllbladder for later release during digestion. Any obstruction to bile outflow can cause bile to accumulate in the liver where it can be toxic, and then it will also build up in the blood and cause jaundice and other problems. Your question is a bit vague, i hope this helps. ...Read more

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To what extent is the role of irv in ards?

To what extent is the role of irv in ards?

Inverse ratio: This mode of ventilation is not used in all ards. It's efficacy is used with hopes to improve oxygenation , allowing the presence of oxygen longer for the flowing blood to pick up, mimics the new rapid collapse of the lung (expiratory phase) due to stiffness. Remember there are risks involved, and these are all temporizing measures waiting for all treatments esp antibiotics to take effect well. ...Read more

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Can an anatomical abnormality in the large intestine cause a delay in transit of food , and can this delay over time cause kidney disease?

Can an anatomical abnormality in the large intestine cause a delay in transit of food , and can this delay over time cause kidney disease?

Yes, no: It is possible to have an anatomic variant or a tumor in the large intestine which could slow transit or cause constipation. It is important to have a colonoscopy at age 50 to assess for possible polyps or tumors. However, a partial blockage of the large intestine does not cause kidney disease. If you have not yet had your colonoscopy, get it right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do doctors think of the recent discovery of the glymphatic system? What are known ways to improve the performance of that organ system?

What do doctors think of the recent discovery of the glymphatic system? What are known ways to improve the performance of that organ system?

Interesting: That's why I like medicine, there are always new things to discover or re-evaluation of things we thought we knew. Glymphatics have to do with the nervous system. Nervous system health advice includes the things that are good for general health (eat right, exercise, sleep, minimize stress) and USE of the brain. ...Read more

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How to treat the degradation of neural processes due to encephalitis?

How to treat the degradation of neural processes due to encephalitis?

Treat encephalitis: There are some cases where anti viral agents can treat disorders such as herpes encephalitis. For most viral infections, treatment is symptomatic, keeping the intracranial pressure in an appropriate range, use of medications to treat brain swelling and if necessary the use of lowering body temperature to reduce brain activity. ...Read more

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What would be the most common illness or disease relating to lack of nutrients?

What would be the most common illness or disease relating to lack of nutrients?

Many: Weakness, anemia, angular stomatitis, asthenia, delayed healing and recovery, low immune status, skin hair, mucosa, nail problem.............Can affect memory and pshychy in association with etoh. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the disease resulting from the unability to produce the enzume g6pd?

Please help! what is the disease resulting from the unability to produce the enzume g6pd?

G6PD deficiency: Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (g6pd) deficiency is a hereditary condition in which red blood cells break down when the body is exposed to certain drugs or the stress of infection. For more info: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000528.Htm. ...Read more

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What is the sequence of stages leading up to advanced liver disease caused by alcohol?

What is the sequence of stages leading up to advanced liver disease caused by alcohol?

Progressive fibrosis: The liver becomes progressively more fibrotic and functions imperfectly. Fluid accumulates in the abdomen and other organs become affected in late stages, such as the lungs and kidneys. Early changes may be reversible with alcohol abstinence but once into late stages the changes are not reversible. ...Read more