I am in the process of applying for health insurance and I found a lump in my breast will this be considered ?
a preexisting condition?
It’s as simple as this: just don’t tell them!
According to the statistic data of the 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey or the NHANES, nearly two- thirds of the total adult population in the United States are overweight, and an astonishing figure of about 30.5% of Americans are obese. This over weight and obesity prevalence fact sheet provided by the study as well presents the accompanying obesity related health problems in the population, apart from the disease’s mortality and economic costs. And a significantly stunning 61+ million people are at risk of the deadly disorders associated with obesity.
Only some of the known and proven obesity related health problems are the following:
* type 2 diabetes
* insulin resistance, glucose intolerance
* heart disease and congestive heart failure
* stroke, respiratory breathing problems and sleep apnea
* high blood pressure (hypertension)
* high blood cholesterol (dyslipidemia)
* cholescystitis and cholelithiasis
* gallbladder disease and urine leakage (stress incontinence)
* presence of excess body and facial hair (hirsutism)
* poor female reproductive health (menstrual irregularities, infertility, irregular ovulation)
* pregnancy complications
* degeneration of cartilage and bone of joints (osteoarthritis)
* psychological disorders (depression, low self- esteem, distorted body image and eating disorders)
* some forms of cancer (breast, uterine, endometrial, prostate, colorectal, kidney, and gallbladder), and
* increased surgical risk
To note, there are also gender- specific obesity related health problems among obese women and men. Obese women who have a waist circumference of more than 35 inches is considered to have a high amount of visceral fats or accumulated fats surrounding the internal organs which are associated with higher risks of liver disease and chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease. On the other hand, among obese males, are more likely deaths caused by colon, rectum, or prostate cancer as well as acquiring a suffering disorder of sleep apnea which is seriously associated with stroke and heart attack.
Being obese causes an increased risk for developing these numbers of serious and potentially lethal health problems. What makes these obesity related health problems even more noteworthy is the fact that it causes some 300,000 premature deaths in the United States every single year. Causing government spending of billions of dollars in health care costs, and the culprit is preventable. And with these risky obesity related health problems always in mind, no one would rather eat what he wants rather than wanting to live a long healthy life with his loved ones.
http://www.neomatrix.com – 8 out of 9 women with breast cancer have no direct family history of the disease. Now there is a new and better way of determining breast cancer risk. The HALO Pap Test for the Breast is an early screening process for younger women. When younger women get breast cancer, it is usually more aggressive.
The HALO Test collects fluid from the breast ducts, which is then sent to a lab where it is analyzed for abnormal cells.
The results can help to determine a womans risk before cancer develops and well before a lump surfaces, since women with abnormal cells are 4-5 times more likely to develop breast cancer.
The HALO Test allows doctors to customize a care plan for optimal management of breast health. HALO is recommended as a part of an annual Well Women Visit for women 25 and older. Read more at http://www.neomatrix.com
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I had a mammogram in April of this year, a follow up from one done a year ago for a painful mass on the bottom of one breast. Both mammograms came back normal.
Recently, I noticed that the breast I was having trouble with seems to indent or go concave (for lack of a better description) when I raise my arms above my head. I don't feel anything different when I do my BSE, but I'm just paranoid that they missed something. What could this be? I have a 9 month old baby, but I only breastfed for a couple weeks because my milk wasn't sufficient for him. Could that have something to do with it?
I know I should go back to the doctor, but I hate going back for another mammogram when I just had one (my insurance is already prickish about a lot of things like physicals, etc.).
This is not to be fooled with or ignored. You have to see a doctor. mammos do miss things. If necessary see another doctor – but do see someone ASAP.
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