Wai L. Lee, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursProvidence Arthritis Center Of Portland
5050 NE Hoyt
Portland, OR 97213
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- Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital
- Providence Newberg Hospital
- Providence Portland Medical Center
- Providence Seaside Hospital
- Providence St Vincent Medical Center
What is diabetic kidney disease?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answeredMany people who have diabetes develop kidney disease, in which the kidneys no longer rid the body of wastes. This can result in damage to the kidneys and kidney failure. Diabetic kidney disease does not usually develop until you have had diabetes for 15 to 25 years.
Is fructose malabsorption the same as fructose intolerance?
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answered
Although both conditions are treated with a fructose-free diet, fructose malabsorption and fructose intolerance are two different diseases. Fructose intolerance is an inherited condition in which the body lacks the enzyme to process fructose. Fructose malabsorption is when the body does not process fructose efficiently; fructose malabsorption symptoms are similar to those of irritable bowel syndrome. People with fructose malabsorption can eat or drink small amounts of fructose without severe symptoms; people with fructose intolerance, on the other hand, should avoid all fructose.
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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