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Still's Disease (Definition)

Still's disease, also called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, is a condition of arthritis, swelling, and joint stiffness. It starts in childhood and is caused by the immune ...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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