Pancreatitis causes risk factors

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Avatar n tn My eye doctor found a cotton-wool spot in one of my eyes, and has sent me to get an HIV test. I am not in a high-risk catagory, but I am given to understand that there are 3 diseases that can cause cotton-wool, and it is clear that I do not have the first two. My question is two-fold: first, are there other factors that can cause c.w., or is it typically symptomatic of one of the above diseases, and 2) what are the chances that an eye infection I had as a teenager could have caused the spot?
Avatar n tn More than 260 drugs have been implicated so far as possible causes or co-factors in pancreatitis (Battillocchi et al, 2002). The mechanisms suggested for drug-induced pancreatitis include pancreatic duct constriction; immunosuppression; cytotoxic, osmotic, pressure, or metabolic effects; arteriolar thrombosis; direct cellular toxicity; and hepatic involvement.
Avatar n tn Patients with acute pancreatitis and concomitant hypertriglyceridemia most commonly report a history of poorly controlled diabetes, alcoholism, predisposing pharmacologic agents (such as estrogens, diuretics, or glucocorticoids), or dietary risk factors. The incidence of hyperlipidemia in patients with acute pancreatitis has been reported in the range of 12 to 38 percent, which encompasses patients with transient, mild lipid abnormalities that would not precipitate acute pancreatitis.
Avatar m tn There are no identifiable cause in most people who develop pancreatic cancer. Risk factors include increasing age; genetic syndromes that run in families; tobacco use; obesity; a sedentary lifestyle, a history of diabetes, chronic pancreatic inflammation (pancreatitis), and a fatty diet. Complimentary or alternative medicine is of unclear benefit in pancreatic cancer treatment.
Avatar f tn However, it is most often immediate family members with a rate of 5 to 10 percent of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer having an immediate family member who has had the disease. There are other risk factors as well. If you are a smoker, have diabetes, are obese, have chronic pancreatitis. Symptoms of pancreatic cancer are found at this link. https://www.webmd.
Avatar n tn Dear timok, Total cholesterol is broken down into different categories. High density cholesterol (HDL) is the "good cholesterol" that acts as a cleaning cholesterol. Low density cholesterol (LDL) is the "bad cholesterol" that clogs up arteries throughout the body. LDL is not usually measure directly but is calculated from the following equation: LDL=Total-HDL-triglycerides/5. If the triglycerides are too high the LDL calculation is not valid.
Avatar f tn The cause of B12 deficiency is usually due to malabsorption which may also explain other deficiency states. Excerpt from B12 awareness...
931217 tn?1283484935 [117,118] While some studies have found no association between FLUTD conditions and neutering [70,119], and it does not appear that neutering affects the size of the urethra in male cats (a possible risk factor for obstruction)[120], several epidemiologic studies have found that neutering status does raise the risk of some causes of FLUTD.[121,122]. Castrated males were at an increased risk compared to intact males for all causes of FLUTD except infection and urinary incontinence.
Avatar n tn Apparently, I do have a minor ST-wave irregularity, but after a good treadmill stress test (and basically no cardiac risk factors, including low cholesterol) and multiple tests for enzyme irregularities, everything came back as OK for my heart. I've had pericarditis and pleurisy years ago, but they say that it's not that now. The cardiologist at the hospital and ER docs say that it is either GI-related or costochondritis or some other rheumatalogical disorder.
Avatar n tn I've had your symptoms from hypothyroidism (in my case cellular hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's thyroiditis), magnesium deficiency, iron deficiency, cryofibrinogenemia. My facial flushing (looks like a malar rash across the cheeks) is due to hyperthyroid flare ups but I didn't figure that out for 4 years. Your B12 was very deficient. My reason for vitamin B12 deficiency was autoimmune pernicious anaemia. Why is your vitamin B12 so low? That is the question.
Avatar n tn The wide range of diseases and conditions linked to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is so diverse that it's difficult to pinpoint any one cause.
889293 tn?1241088724 Numerous studies in the medical literature have indicated that elevations in homocysteine have a direct correlation with the risk of developing a heart attack, stroke and increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Data reveal that homocysteine levels above 6.3umol/L cause a steep, progressive risk of heart attack.
Avatar n tn Viral hepatitis -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Causes, incidence, and risk factors The disease is transmitted by contaminated food or water, or contact with a person ill with Hepatitis A. The Hepatitis A virus is shed in the stools of an infected person during the incubation period of 15 to 45 days before symptoms occur and during the first week of illness. Blood and secretions may also be infectious.
Avatar m tn 0 - 65 U/L Elevated GGT level can occur due to obesity. Causes GGT levels can be increased by alcohol phenytoin (Dilantin), an anti-seizure medication, and phenobarbitol, an antiseizure medication and sedative, and decreased by clofibrate, an anticholesterol drug, and birth control pills.
Avatar n tn Thank you for visiting the Family Practice Forum. You describe a "strange sensation in your throat". This may be caused by several conditions. On is allergies or allergic rhinitis. People who have allergies tend to have alot of nasal secretions which drain down the throat and may cause throat inflammation or irritation and may give the sensation that something is "stuck" in the throat. If you have no allergy symptoms (i.e. Runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, etc.
Avatar n tn There are many causes of colitis and ulcerative colitis is one form of colitis. The severity of ulcerative colitis is divided in to mild , moderate and severe based on many criteria. This helps to plan the treatment. ================================================================ The information provided is for patients’ education only and is not a medical advice. Always consult your personal physician for complete evaluation of your health problem. - Ratnakar Kini M.D.
Avatar n tn As percentage of fat decreased below 30%, lipid profile risk factors worsened - in relation to the degree of lowering of dietary fat. How about glycemic load? Do you discount that there are numerous studies citing the glycemic load's association with CRP elevation and other diabetes and CHD risk factors? And the jury ain't out on fiber, either (that would be your oh-so-healthy fruits, veggies, and grains). If fiber indeed has any usefulness, it is in relation to carb absorption.
Avatar n tn Isially, however, there is a history of pancreatitis and obvious risk factors e.g. family history of pancreatitis, alcohol use, passage of gall stones. This information is povided for educational purposes only. Always consult your personal physician for specific medical questions. HFHSM.D.-rf *keywords: portal hypertension 0.
Avatar n tn The specialist I've been seeing doesn't want to do the testing for SOD yet because of the risk involved with pancreatitis (I had pancreatitis at the same time I had gallbladder problems). He has run some blood work and found that I have pancreatic insufficiency and also did a repeat gastric emptying study which showed I have delayed emptying.
Avatar f tn Vitamin B12 deficiency is almost always due to malabsorption issues. A common problem is not enough stomach acid (many conditions lower stomach acid from aging to hypothyroidism to taking acid blockers like nexium). Excerpt from B12 awareness: "What are the Causes of B12 Deficiency?
1469903 tn?1286650297 While there is a strong genetic component to developing this form of diabetes, there are other risk factors - the most significant of which is obesity. There is a direct relationship between the degree of obesity and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and this holds true in children as well as adults. It is estimated that the chance to develop diabetes doubles for every 20% increase over desirable body weight.
Avatar n tn Isially, however, there is a history of pancreatitis and obvious risk factors e.g. family history of pancreatitis, alcohol use, passage of gall stones. This information is povided for educational purposes only. Always consult your personal physician for specific medical questions. HFHSM.D.-rf *keywords: portal hypertension 0.3 I seem to have forgotten that the noncirrhotic portal hypertension that my friend has is not a result of anythig specific.
Avatar f tn A number of diseases and conditions can increase your risk of gastritis, including Crohn's disease and sarcoidosis, a condition in which collections of inflammatory cells grow in the body. Risk factors Factors that increase your risk of gastritis include: Bacterial infection. Although infection with Helicobacter pylori is among the most common worldwide human infections, only some people with the infection develop gastritis or other upper gastrointestinal disorders.
Avatar n tn A serious, abnormal condition that occurs when blood flow through the body is insufficient, resulting in low blood pressure and decreased urine output. It is caused by an overwhelming infection. CAUSES, incidence, and risk factors: Septic shock occurs more often in the very old and the very young, and in people with other underlying illnesses. Many bacterial organisms can cause septic shock. Toxins released by bacteria can cause tissue damage and interfere with normal blood circulation.
1653969 tn?1390335261 Susceptibility to addiction is the result of many interacting genes. 

Social and environmental factors contribute to this risk of addiction. It is becoming increasingly clear that genetic factors also weigh in. 

Like other behavioral diseases, addiction vulnerability is a very complex trait. Many factors determine the likelihood that someone will become an addict.
Avatar f tn I questioned the diagnosis/treatment because I didn't fit ANY of the risk factors for SVID - I was only 43, I don't have high blood pressure (mine runs 110's/70's), I'm not diabetic, I've never smoked & I don't drink alcohol. He became defensive that I was questioning him and stated "sometimes things just are the way they are" and breezed angrily from the room. My PCP suggested a second opinion at a teaching facility nearly 2 hours from here.
Avatar f tn Overweight is another strong trigger of fatty liver. Pancreatitis causes pain in the middle or on the left side of upper abdomen and pancreatic enzymes in the blood would be obviously increased. Duodenal ulcer pain is worse on empty stomach, after skipping a meal, at night. Stool test for blood would probably be positive. Horizontal vertigo is caused by alcohol, anxiety, depression and some drugs. This should be diagnosed by a neurologist or ENT. http://www.medifocushealth.
Avatar n tn Emory University admitted me thinking I was having a heart attack though, they admitted, I had NO risk factors or family history for it. They did xrays, blood work, tests for enzymes, urine work, EKG's, ultrasound, nuclear scans (?), and a stress test. Everything proved that I had a very healthy heart. They also checked to see if I'd possibly developed blood clots in my legs while traveling there (though it was only a 2-hour trip) and that was negative, also.
Avatar n tn Ok, not friends. Let's say aquaintances. People that you know (of). Can you really say that the ones with heart problems are the ones with all the "risk factors"? I can't. I'd have to go with about 50/50, amongst the people I know. All the risk factors just don't seem to hold water............
Avatar f tn Alcoholic hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by drinking alcohol) Autoimmune hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by an autoimmune disorder) Celiac disease (small intestine damage caused by gluten) Cirrhosis (liver scarring) Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection Dermatomyositis (inflammatory disease that causes muscle weakness and skin rash) Epstein-Barr virus Gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis) Heart attack Hemochromatosis (too much iron stored in your body) Hypothyroidism (underactive thyro