Ryan Laponis, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursUCSF Internal Medicine
San Francisco, CA 94143
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What is Spinal Cord Injury - Neurogenic Bladder?
Spinal Cord Injury - Neurogenic Bladder is a condition where, due to an interruption of the nerve messages between the brain and the bladder, the bladder fails to store or release urine properly.
Why should I worry about heart disease in my children?
The risk for heart disease can begin in childhood. An unhealthy diet and sedentary behaviors early in life can lead to heart disease in adulthood, even in children with no family history of heart disease.
CDC estimates that more than one-third of U.S. children and adolescents are overweight or obese. Children and adolescents who are obese are more likely to be obese as adults. This means they are at higher risk for adult health problems, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.
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Does coronary heart disease affect children?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Coronary heart disease develops slowly over decades as plaque builds up and hardens your arteries. Childhood cardiac disorders are not caused by coronary heart disease. Lifestyle factors play a major role in coronary heart disease, however, and dangerous plaque deposits can begin to build up starting in childhood. Help your child get a healthy head-start by teaching them good nutrition habits and encouraging exercise. Elevated cholesterol early in life can lead to long-term damage. Monitor your child's cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Explain the dangers of smoking, and set a good example by not smoking yourself.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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