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Why Are Some People More Likely To Develop Arachnoiditis Than Others
Not Sure: Arachnoiditis is a chronic inflammatory condition. I would suspect that if you have a diet or lifestyle that is high in inflammatory chemicals that one would be more susceptible than another. I find that so many chronic inflammatory conditions are helped by diet and lifestyle changes. If this is something you have, also consult with a chinese medicine practitioner. It can help a lot! ...Read more
Arachnoiditis is inflammation of the middle layer of the three layers of membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord called the arachnoid mater. The outermost is the dura mater and the innermost is the pia mater. It can be infectious (eg. bacterial or viral or fungal), non-infectious inflammatory (eg. caused by a subarachnoid hemorrhage), or due to metastatic ...Read more
Not known: It is a chronic inflammatory condition involving the cartialge. Its cause is unknown. It is felt to be autoimmune and people can have antibodies to cartilage and collagen. There is an assocaition of other autoimmune disorders - systemic vasculitis, inflammatory eye disease, thyroid disease, sjogren's, systemic lupus and inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more
Many reasons: Bruising may be normal, and the predisposition to bruising can be inherited genetically. It may also be an indication of a vitamin deficiency, or a deficiency in the compounds and cells needed for blood clotting. Your doctor can run simple blood tests to determine the causes of bruising. ...Read more
Multifactorial: The cause of a hernia may be different among patients, and even on the same patient over time. One herniaaybne caused by an operation in the setting of obesity and complicated by an infection. Another may be caused by a car accident. What is also important, but unknown is the fact that many with hernias have abnormal connective tissue or collagen. Why and who are still mysteries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genes vs environment: Some of us have better genetic protection than others. A few cancers are purely bad luck because you inherit specific genes. The majority are related to your environment and lifestyle/diet choices and a balance of "good" cancer suppressor genes and "bad" promoter genes. Some folks make better lifestyle/diet choices than others and some have more suppressor genes. Read more about "epigenetics". ...Read more
Occupational: This is an occupational disorder. Older (decades ago) flourescent light bulbs were made with berylium (be). Nowdays it is used mostly in aerospace manufacturing. People in jet engine plants for high-speed aircraft, missiles, space vehicles and satellites. Its lightweight, and strong. People working in these industries are more likely to come into contact with be dust. ...Read more
Good Question: However there is probably no good answer. Genetics probably helps a lot. Some people are good athletes and other are not. Also, think like professional athletes to get the extra medical/chiropractic/massage therapies/athletic training etc. You should consider having this a part of your life as well. Exercising can tax your body and you need to have way to relieve pressure of prevent injuries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age and egg supply: Most blighted ovum pregnancies are genetically abnormal. Miscarriages increase as women get older, but low egg supply (diminished ovarian reserve) at any age increases the odds of miscarriage or genetically abnormal pregnancy. Rarely a woman or man has a genetic rearrangement (translocation) causing abnormal eggs or sperm. See a fertility md after 2 miscarriages if conceiving easily, sooner if not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't predict: Can not tell you how to predict this. There are a variety of types of angiitis from inflammatory - polyangiitis with granulomatosis, allergic granulomatosis, CNS vasculitis, it is an inflammation of blood vessels and is called also vasculitis and can be seen wiht infections like hepatitis, medications, cancers, and even rheumatic diseases. Uncertain i can predict an answer. ...Read more
Definitely...: There are many genetic conditions that predispose affected individuals to developing cancers. (angelina jolie for example). ...Read more
Yes: As with all infectious diseases, some people are more likely to catch the disease, while others are less likely to. A person who has close contact with many other people will be exposed to more sick people, and will be more likely to catch the flu. Someone who has no protection from past flu vaccines or flu illnesses, will more easily get the disease after exposure to the virus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Calluses and corns are thickened dead skin material, and form naturally to protect areas of skin where there is repeated pressure or frequent friction. People whose feet bones are formed a way that causes more pressure or friction spots during walking will tend to get corns more easily. Poorly fitting shoes and excessive walking, running, or climbing may increase calluses and corns, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forceful vomiting: Esophageal rupture is not very common, but can be a very big deal; can cause life threatening complications, ifection, etc. More common in forced vomiting, retching. Bulimics can be at increased risk; uncommonly can be a post procedure complication after medical/gi procedures such as passage of an ng tube, endoscopic manipulations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your Force Field: Your well-being is like a super power force field that keeps you from getting sick. Some factors: eating right, exercising, getting good rest, balance work/play. Wash your hands. Certain chronic diseases like diabetes can challenge your immunity and make it easier for you to get sick. ...Read more
Many: Smokering, heavy alcohol intake, low fiber, high red meat intake and processed food, excessive caffeine intake, patients with family history of GI cancers, personal historey of inflammatory bowel disease, women with a history of breast cancer, are a few of the risk factors as well as age over 50. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Certain patients are more likely to get cancers than others. It is well known that there are certain genetic symdromes such as neurofibromatosis or li-fraumeni that lead to an increased incidence of brain tumors. Women who have a blood relative with breast cancer are at increased risk. Furthermore, a strong history of polyposis of the colon leads to an increased risk and thus more screenings. ...Read more
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