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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yu Sun
Dr. Yu Sun answered
14 years experience in Cardiology
Autoimmune disorders: Collagen vascular disease occurs when problems with the immune system affect collagen.Collagen is a tough, fiber-like protein that makes up 30% of bod ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Collagen disease: Simple answer: yes. If there is significant vascular, cardiac, pulmonary, or renal involvement, yes.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hammes
27 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Sick Support: You can think of collagen as sort of the glue and supporting tissue that holds our bodies together. There is collagen holding our eye lens in place a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood Pressure issue: Collagen vascular disorders makes one susceptible to high blood pressure and its consequences such as intra-uterine growth restriction, kidney & liver ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
Misleading.: Collagen vascular disease was a term originally used to describe an abnormality of the collagen protein associated with blood vessels. It is now used ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Auto immune disease: Glads will be infiltrated with lymphocytes , not collagen
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Few do, but: Scleroderma (pss) can turn the autonomically controlled bladder muscle wall to contract from collagen based scarring with contracture, but few other w ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Lupus is a collagen vascular disease. Like a cold is an upper respiratory infection. Cvd is a general term that includes many diseases including lupu ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience in Rheumatology
Don't worry....: Lines that go from side to side (horizontal ) nail are Beau's lines (guess which doctor named them) and certainly can be a reflection of a variety of ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
20 years experience in General Surgery
Not sure: I cannot find this medicine in my references and not sure how to advise. Can you give more info?
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