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what could be causing my 6 year old's pupils to stay dilated? he has extreme light sensitivity. pupils eventually dilate, but very slowly.

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Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Pupils dilated: Consider a toxic ingestion of a medication or poison. If he is acting otherwise normal then perhaps not likely, but if he had any other symptoms, such as altered mental status, vomiting, fever, etc then urgent medical attention may be warranted. A urine sample possibly could be used for testing for toxin exposure.

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Is calcium a 'cure' for dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Is there any correlation between dilated cardiomyopathy and fibromyalgia?

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Not really: Not in the true sense of the word, not that we know of anyway. However, sometimes fibromyalgia is a misdiagnosis (like in the case of lyme disease as one example), in those cases, the muscle pains and aches and the cardiomyopathy maybe part of one and the same malady.
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What parts of the body does dilated cardiomyopathy affect?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart: Dilated means enlarged or stretched out. Cardio= relating to heart myo= muscle pathy= disease or weakening. So dilated cardiomyopathy is an enlarged heart with weak muscle. Although only the heart muscle is weak, it can affect every part of the body if the delivery of blood is diminished as in congestive heart failure.

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