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what are the long term effects of multiple sclerosis

A 72-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Interferon: The real question you should be asking is "what are the detrimental effects of not taking interferon for treatment of ms". Ms can be a deadly disease ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
14 years experience Neurology
See answer below: A muscle spasm, as seen in association with ms, is an involuntary muscle contraction. It can happen as a single brief contraction or in a longer lasti ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Varies.: If you received steroids, it takes about 48 hrs for the anti-inflammatory effect to start, and if the myelin nerve coverings are only afflicted, looki ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Depends on cause: If optic neuritis, unilaterally, once steroids are finished, should resolve about 4 weeks in many cases. But, the blurring could be due to uveitis, o ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Fibromyalgia: Chronic pains and discomfort affecting quality of life.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Many problems: Untreated or uncontrolled diabetes can lead to kidney disease/failure, retinopathy and possible blindness, impotence (erectile dysfunction), gastropar ... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Colitis: Judging by your medication, I presume you mean ulcerative colitis. The long-term effects of UC are varied. Some have very little disease long term, an ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depression: If you belief in yourself then the outcomes in your life are better. Get counseling, get treatment, allow time. Time us the most important aspect.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hearing loss: Recurrent meniere's episodes can lead to permanent hearing loss and permanent damage to the balance system. It's important to find an ENT doctor who i ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Brain deterioration: Depression, senility , other neurological issues.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Anemia over time: Does not produce major other issues, but fatigue and shortness of breath are at least lifestyle if not quality of life limiting.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on variables: Hypoxia at birth is relative, as all babies have lower oxygen content in the womb before delivery & the slower metabolism of the unborn is able to tol ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan williams
22 years experience Endocrinology
Several: the main problems relate to uterine lining shedding and risk of endometrial cancer, low estrogen state and risk of osteoporosis, and of course infer ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Most people with spondylolisthesis lead normal lives. A minority may consider surgery.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Many health effects: Bulimia impacts health in many ways, including electrolyte imbalance which can lead to cardiac arrhythmias and death, esophageal inflammation ; tears, ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Littlejohn
25 years experience Urology
OAB medications: The most common side-effects which are often around long term, but go away once the medication is discontinued, are dry mouth and constipation.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
15 years experience Psychiatry
Antidepressants: Although many antidepressants have been around for decades - not all are old. So long-term effects cannot be generalized across the many antidepressan ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Lyme diasease: Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease caused by the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi, carried primarily by deer tick. If untreated, the infection can ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Infrequent, but: Injection site reactions can be seen, usually just reddening, but may see more intense local reaction. A less frequent injection reaction involves th ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Herniation of what?: Side effects of long term herniation of what?
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Roccia
16 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tmj/teeth issues: Bruxism or teeth grinding can cause multiple complications including but not limited to TMJ issues, excesssive wear of teeth and facial pain. Often t ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Dose dependent: Excedrin is a combination of Acetaminophen (tylenol) Aspirin and caffeine. Acetaminophen is recommended to mot exceed 300mg/day. Aspirin can cause ulc ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
45 years experience Pediatrics
Little lung damage: Pectus looks like it should cause a lot of problems for the lungs, but there is a much greater cosmetic problem than lung problem. Lung function tests ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: All newborns will pass meconium.It is the accumulated fecal debris of pregnancy consisting of bile, digested hair, shed cells and protein debris in a ... Read More

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