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Dr. Beth Donaldson

Dr. Beth Donaldson

MD, Family Practice
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How Can I Prevent Heart Disease?

A:

In women, an important practice in preventing heart disease is to visit your doctor regularly to ensure blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels are monitored. Your doctor may wish to have you take daily aspirin as a preventative measure. Lifestyle habits are significantly impactful in preventing heart disease, and you should work on maintaining a healthy weight and a regular exercise program. You should also avoid smoking and limit your alcohol and salt intake.

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Heart Disease Symptoms In Women

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Victoria, BC
Q:

What health risks are associated with obesity?

A:

Obesity has many health risks. Heart conditions such as heart attack and stroke are included in these risks, along with certain cancers and a higher risk of death. Obesity can cause other issues including reproductive problems, joint pain and damage. If you have questions about the impact of your weight on your health, please speak with your family doctor.

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What are the Risks of Obesity

Gordon Bohlmann

Gordon Bohlmann

Physiotherapist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is a Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury of the Wrist?

A:

An injury to the TFCC or triangular fibrocartilage disc is an injury to this part of your wrist at the end of the ulna, which is this bone running up from your elbow to your wrist. The disc is a very strong ligament and cartilage type structure that sits between your ulna and your wrist bones. The function of this disc is to stabilize this joint and allow it to rotate and move freely.

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What is a Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury of the Wrist

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