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Should I get tested for multiple sclerosis if aunt had it?

Should I get tested for multiple sclerosis if aunt had it?

No- not needed: MS has some family inheritance, but it is a weak inheritance. Usually children, sibling and even twins do not share it. You should not expect to have any additional risk if your aunt had this. This is not a reason for you to be tested for MS. ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Lu
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Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (Definition)

Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes are rare, inherited disorders in which several endocrine glands develop noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant) tumors or grow excessively without forming tumors. The major forms are MEN type 1 or type 2 (2A and 2B). These types are distinguished by the genes involved, the types of hormones made, and the ...Read more


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Is there a definite test for multiple sclerosis?

Is there a definite test for multiple sclerosis?

No definite test: There is no definite test for MS. MS is not the same for every one, and the tests and tools we use to make the diagnosis can also find other illnesses which cause similar findings. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera a treatment of multiple sclerosis (ms)?

Is aloe vera a treatment of multiple sclerosis (ms)?

No.: It is not. I could not in my wildest dreams think of how a benefit could be obtained. However my medline search revealed no studies. ...Read more

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Is brain MRI best test for multiple sclerosis?

Is brain MRI  best test for multiple sclerosis?

Not alone.: The test is one of many used to diagnose ms. Even mris of the brain are not specific enough. The diagnosis is a compellation of tests including the lp, x-rays, and clinical presentation with a thorough exam. Electrodiagnostic tests are also used. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about systemic sclerosis?

Does anyone know about systemic sclerosis?

Much research,but: D-penicillamine might work, and there a number of studies suggesting this, but no long term double blind studies exist. A recent report suugest that a drug CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) might be of value, and there are those that use mtx or tetracyclines.The major advances are ability to control BP and treat pulmonary hypertension. We can deal with esophgeal spasm and reflux. Nothing great at present for underlying dx. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for systemic sclerosis?

Is there treatment for systemic sclerosis?

Not really: D-penicillamine might work, and there a number of studies suggesting this, but no long term double blind studies exist. A recent report suugest that a drug CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) might be of value, and there are those that use mtx or tetracyclines.The major advances are ability to control BP and treat pulmonary hypertension. We can deal with esophgeal spasm and reflux. Nothing great at present for underlying dx. ...Read more

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Is it common to bleed after sex but i'm on the shot ?

Is it common to bleed after sex but i'm on the shot ?

No!: But what shot, and why are you taking it? Depo-provera? Too little information about location, when, how soon after, versus immediately or during. When did this start in your life. And an exam would be needed. See your gyn doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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I think i'm havening a hemorrhage! could it be from sex?

I think i'm havening a hemorrhage! could it be from sex?

NOT ENOUGH INFO!: We need more information. Many causes for bleeding vaginally, including sex. You need to discuss with your doctor, or supply more info! ...Read more

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Should i take whey protien i'm 16 and vegetarian and joined gym?

Should i take whey protien i'm 16 and vegetarian and joined gym?

You should!: /it will make it easier to be a vegetarian and muscle up with whey protein-a perfect protein! ...Read more

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I'm scared to have sex with my girlfriend. Is this normal? What should I do?

I'm scared to have sex with my girlfriend. Is this normal? What should I do?

Get to know her...: Obviously you may not be ready. Get to know her better. Remember, you are not obligated to have sex, even with your girlfriend. If she expects to have sex, perhaps she is not right for you. Some people think love is a requisite before having sex. Perhaps you think think that way! casual sex is something to be avoided! ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my hair from falling out because I’m losing a lot of it ?

What can I do to stop my hair from falling out because I’m losing a lot of it ?

Many causes: This could be from so many different causes- hormone imbalances, pulling the hair too tightly, immune disorders and nutrition problems all are in the mix. Are you hormonally make or female? Is the hair loss mostly at the front vs at the top of your head? Have you also had skin changes? Is your energy level different? All of these will help guide your primary care doctor figure it out with you. ...Read more

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Will exercising make any difference to my mental health when i'm on anti psychotics?

Will exercising make any difference to my mental health when i'm on anti psychotics?

Yes!: You will feel better. Make sure, though, that the medications you take do not inhibit perspiration! talk to whomever has placed you on medication about this side-effect! ...Read more

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M not on any atibiotic so can i still just drink a probiotic to keep my intestins healthy?

M not on any atibiotic so can i still just drink a probiotic to keep my intestins healthy?

Probiotics are: good not only for digestion but also boost immunity. Thus, they can be taken even when we do not have digestive issues or are not on an antibiotic. Peace and good health.; ...Read more

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What is the difference between coq10 and ubiquinol reduced coq10 and why i need ubiquinol when i m over 30?

What is the difference between coq10 and ubiquinol reduced coq10 and why i need ubiquinol when i m over 30?

Prevents ?aging?: Co-q10 experimentally prevents mitochondrial aging, a major component of the aging process! ubiquinol is also a better absorbed form of co-q10, over ubiquinone, more present in generic co-q10! ...Read more

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Can IBS change to something else? Years ago had the classic symptoms but they changed as i got older. From my 30`s to 40`s.

Can IBS change to something else?  Years ago had the classic symptoms but they changed as i got older.  From my 30`s to 40`s.

Maybe: I have many patients with ibs. They try to manage it with how and what they eat and medication. It is nerve wracking to have cramps and always need to know where the nearest restroom is. I have sent some patients to a psychologist to help them deal with this problem. Anxiety aggravates ibs. As we age many problems seem to multiple adding fuel to the fire. Get a colonoscopy now to ease your mind. ...Read more

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I'm 20 yrs old, 55kg.I've just started bodybuilding, so i want to gain some weight(mass).Please give me a programme(diet) to follow daily.

I'm 20 yrs old, 55kg.I've just started bodybuilding, so i want to gain some weight(mass).Please give me a programme(diet) to follow daily.

You weight & muscle:: Don't go hypocaloric. You need weight. But increase your intake of meat, eggs, nuts. Add supplemental whey protein, or shakes to get your protein 0.9 grams/ lb on a daily basis- counting all protein sources. Get your percent body fat calculated before you start. Keep at that level or below while traing. Your goal: add more weight as muscle! to do so requires both more protein and calories! ...Read more

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Am i going to bleed the first time having sex if i'm a guy?

Am i going to bleed the first time having sex if i'm a guy?

You will not bleed!: At 45? Men do not bleed the first time they have sex, unless they are "bit.". ...Read more

Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


Dr. Randy Baker
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Multiple Injuries (Definition)

Multiple injuries means more than two injuries, which are conditions in which a person has damage to any parts of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more