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Dr. Brett Heilbron

Dr. Brett Heilbron

MD, FRCPC
Cardiologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the risk factors for heart disease?

A:

There are 2 groups of risk factors - those that you cannot change (non-modifiable) and those that you can change (modifiable). Non-modifiable risk factors include gender, family history and age. Modifiable risk factors pertain to lifestyle and include diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol intake. You can get more information on your specific risk factors by speaking with your physician.

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Heart Disease Risk Factors

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

Can birth control help my acne?

A:

Birth control pills are sometimes recommended for women who are having trouble with their acne treatment. The hormones in the birth control pills may be helpful in treating acne if other creams and medications are not being effective. You can speak with your doctor if you have questions about using oral contraceptives for your acne.

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Types of Acne Medications

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

How can phototherapy treat psoriasis?

A:

Phototherapy may be useful in treatment some cases of psoriasis. UVA lights that contain a medication called sorion can help with psoriasis treatment, and the inflammation of psoriasis can be reduced with ultraviolet B rays. This type of treatment would involve several visits to a phototherapy centre, and your doctor or dermatologist can help you understand if this type of treatment is appropriate for your psoriasis.

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What are Your Treatment Options for Psoriasis