Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get arthritis?

Bad luck, bad genes. There is much in life that is out of our control. Genetics and luck do play some role. All we can do is to to improve our chances for achieving what we want out of life. A good diet and exercises still helps in a myriad of other things from mental health to other parts of physiologic health. Flexibility and low impact exercise is helpful with arthritis so keep it up!
Not your fault. Most types of arthritis are not directly related to diet, exercise or smoking. Sorry for your bad luck but your habits put you in a better place to deal with the disease.

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Not lifestyle issue. Primary cushing's syndrome is the result of an endocrine active mass of adrenal gland cells that become so not as a result of lifestyle habits (good or bad). It's not your fault, but fortunately often completely curable. There are secondary cushing's syndromes related to medications doctors give to treat certain conditions, and it becomes a balance of benefits vs. Risks. Read more...

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get christmas disease?

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get lactation problems?

Not sure. There are several causes of "lactation problems" from the lack of prolactin hormone stimulating the milk ducts to inadequate sucking by the child. High anxiety mother's are generally less successful at breast feeding than mother's who are less anxious. Read more...
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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get blood clots?

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get diabetic ulcers?

Family history? If you are not overweight you may have strong tendency to diabetes. Is daibetes under good control? Read more...
Nerve damage. Tight control of blood sugar is the single most important way to minimize the complications of diabetes. The other lifestyle issues, diet, exercise and avoiding tobacco are also excellent methods of assuring optimal health. However, diabetes is a complex disease that effects each individual differently and with varying severity. You most likely have a higher tendency for neuropathy & poor healing. Read more...
Bad disease. Control blood sugar with help of endocrinologist. No smoking. Podiatrist for foot care. Have pad treated with stents or surgery if needed. Read more...
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Diabetic ulcers. Despite doing the best you possibly can, you have developed diabetic ulcers. I'm sorry about that. Studies have shown that the symptoms of the underlying vascular and neurological pathologies quite often precede the onset of diabetes. This indicates that diabetes is a disease that progresses at a rate that is independent of our attempt to control diet, weight, and physical condition. Read more...
Multiple factors. The most common risk factors for ulcer formation include diabetic neuropathy, structural foot deformity, trauma and peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Any calluses are signs of increased pressure (usually associated with a deformity) so you have to check your feet regularly for any calluses especially given your history of exercising. Read more...

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get clostridium (c diff) infection?

Unrelated. Clostridium difficile is present in the normal colon. Disease often occurs when antibiotics wipe out other normally present bacteria and allow cl. Diff to multiply and produce toxins which damage the bowel wall. It has nothing to do with smoking or diet directly. Read more...
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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get maxillary sinus cancer?

Uncertain. Genetic susceptibility and environmental factor usually determine the occurrence of cancers. The extent of the role of one or the other factor are often unclear and intertwined. Exposure to some metals is associated with sinus cancer, however in most case the cause may remain undetermined. Read more...
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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get basilar artery migraine?

Genetics. Basilar migraine is a migraine variant that occurs mainly during adolescence, and is likely present in patients who have a genetic susceptibility in their families. Attacks may be triggered due to chemical additives in foods, such as msg, nitrites, aspartame. Migraine preventatives might work, so discuss with your doctor the possible use of petadolex, riboflavin, co-q-10. Read more...
Basilar migraine. What you did is good - but this is never preventative - they just merely reduce the likelihood of developing them. Also if you have them then doing what you did may help. Sometimes no matter how good you are - you still get the symptoms - the body is complicated. Read more...