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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Still's Disease (Definition)

Still's disease = inflammatory arthritis with fevers rash & ...Read more


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I've b=n diagnosed with Adult onset Stills disease. Voice is hoarse and shoulders hurt, can barely lift arms. What can be done to help with pain?

I've b=n diagnosed with Adult onset Stills disease. Voice is hoarse and shoulders hurt, can barely lift arms. What can be done to help with pain?

Adult onset still: Disease can be tricky and complicated. It hard to tell you what to take without knowing what you taking now. But best way to alleviate acute pain is steroids and other DMARDs or biology for long term pain relief. ...Read more

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My pediatrician says I don't need to worry about my children between the ages of 2 years and 18 years old having iron overload. He says it's an "adult onset" disease; is this true?

My pediatrician says I don't need to worry about my children between the ages of 2 years and 18 years old having iron overload. He says it's an "adult onset" disease; is this true?

Worry about iron: You must realize that your doctor is talking about safe nutritional doses of iron for the kids. One of the common poisoning that occurs in children is iron, usually in the form of candy like multivitamins which are now phased out. Growing children and menstruating women need adequate iron on a daily basis. Other adults do not usually need much iron unless they are anemic due to iron deficieny. ...Read more

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Research on adult onset attention deficit disorder ?

Research on adult onset attention deficit disorder ?

Yes!: Provided that you mean adhd first diagnosed in adulthood. The diagnosis depends in part on evidence of adhd by age 7. Problem is, it is (or at least 20 years ago was) mainly picked up in childhood if it was the hyperactive type. The large number of inattentive type kids were not picked up, so we have to ask about symptoms in childhood specifically. Much researck in adhd first diagnosed in adults. ...Read more

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I have adult onset stills, my ESR is now normal, but I still have chronic muscle and joint pain, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, ankles. Why?

I have adult onset stills, my ESR is now normal, but I still have chronic muscle and joint pain, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, ankles.  Why?

R.A is not localized: Your question is about rheumatoid arthritis. Still's disease is juvenile R.A. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. It is not limited to one are of of the body. It will affect multiple joints of the body causing inflammation to the knees, shoulders, hips, feet and hands. R.A. May be diagnosed initially in the feet with x-rays. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have adult onset lactose intolerence?

How do I know if I have adult onset lactose intolerence?

Correlate symptoms: Lactose intolerance typically causes abdominal bloating, cramps, and diarrhea. Strict avoidance of lactose products (milk, cheese, ice cream) with resolution of symptoms is diagnostic. There are also lactose breath tests available if you are still unsure after dietary restriction. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have adult onset add?

How can I tell if I have adult onset add?

Adult ADHD: Symptoms similar to youngsters with adhd (inattention, impulsivity, overactivity) except that effects are on work & social situations, instead of school & family. ...Read more

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Do people get adult onset asthma?

Do people get adult onset asthma?

Yes: Yes they can but sometimes it's just a condition that's been there awhile and only recently diagnosed. In other cases the asthma results from a toxic exposure or infection or is a result of gastroesophageal reflux (gerd). ...Read more

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How common is adult onset asthma? nonsmoker

How common is adult onset asthma? nonsmoker

Not uncommon: Although it was believed that asthma could only start in childhood and in the 60's no one could have allergic asthma developing after age 40, it is clear now that asthma can indeed occur in adulthood. Based on my experience, I estimate that about 25% of the asthma cases develop during adulthood. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any literature on navigating adult onset lactose intolerence?

Mayo Clinic website: Here's a good place to start: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/lactose-intolerance/ds00530 or the webmd site: http://www.Webmd.Com/digestive-disorders/tc/lactose-intolerance-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Adult onset diabetic with gastrparesis I've woke with fbs of over 400 for 5 days now. What to do? I also have many other dx's

Look for reason: Assuming the 400 fbs is unusual for you, you need to look for reasons for it being elevated. Very common are bladder infections, due to often having sugar in the urine of diabetics. Not all bladder infections have typical symptoms, so I'd start there. Other medical illnesses (even a cold), physical or mental stress, and of course diet can all increase sugars. Best to get evaluated. ...Read more

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How can I know if I am having adult onset epilepsy?

How can I know if I am having adult onset epilepsy?

Good evaluation: A careful description of events, a thorough examination, and an eeg will be necessary. Many patients experience episodic events that are not epilepsy. Even is those patients who have a defined seizure, good health management may avoid the need for chronic medications. ...Read more

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Is adult onset bed wetting a diagnosis of its own? Or is it usually a symptom of something else?

Is adult onset bed wetting a diagnosis of its own? Or is it usually a symptom of something else?

Something else: Adult onset bed wetting is not a diagnosis- it is urinary incontinence and totally different from chiildhood "bed wetting." the perons doing this should see a urologist to discover the cause (there are several possible causes). ...Read more

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What is adult-onset diabetes? Is it diabetes type 2?

What is adult-onset diabetes? Is it diabetes type 2?

Yes: Usually, adult onset diabetes is type II diabetes mellitus. This is caused by an overproduction of Insulin from the pancrease (pancrelipase) as a result of Insulin resistance in most cases. ...Read more

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Can adult onset cystic fibrosis occur to male 44 old please?

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Can adult onset cystic fibrosis occur to male 44 old please?

Yes: I would use a term "mild" or "atypical" form of cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is caused by mutation involving cftr gene, and there are a few hundred different mutations. Atypical or mild form of CF manifest at a later age than in infancy as often seen in classic form, and mild in symptoms. ...Read more

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Reasons for adult-onset facial tics? No history of medication, no history of tics nor tourette's. Started at age 22

Reasons for adult-onset facial tics? No history of medication, no history of tics nor tourette's.  Started at age 22

Maybe not tics: Would consider possibility of facial myokymia, and even the entity of "hemifacial spasm". Focal motor seizures might be cause. If just localized "tics" over one side of face, unlikely to be tourette's. Advise visit to neurologist, get examined and pursue etiology. ...Read more

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I have repeated low (always 0) abs eos & abs baso on my cbc's. I have developed 50+ adult onset food/enviro allergies. Should the abs eos&baso be hi?

I have repeated low (always 0) abs eos & abs baso on my cbc's.  I have developed 50+ adult onset food/enviro allergies. Should the abs eos&baso be hi?

No: The vast majority of people with common allergies (food, pollen, animals, others) actually don't have increased eosinophils. This is a "pop" notion. And don't fret about not having them counted on the machines -- many people have zero counts and it depends on the lab. ...Read more

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