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Are Pulmonary Fibrosis And Fibromyalgia At All Related
Walking works: Any exercise is good. Do something you enjoy and you'll be more likely to do it! Walking is perfectly good exercise. Take earphones and your MP3 player or bring your best friend with you. Bicycling and swimming are excellent too. Yoga's good. Golf, tennis, basketball. Go for it! ...Read more
Different: Emphysema is the loss of alveolar tissue or air sacs. COPD is disease of the airways often associated with infections. Smokers generally have a mixture of both disorders. Because they often occur in the same person there is confusion about the exact meaning of these terms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really aren't: Pulmonary embolism represents a loose blood clot from an area of pre-existing thrombosis, such as leg, heart, or pelvic areas. Chronic disease can lead to debility, and prolonged immobility, which can promote blood stasis and local clotting, but if the ms patient is treated with potent medication, exercises, and stays active, the risk of embolism is very low. ...Read more
High risk: You probably referring to pft test for fvc, fev1 - which correspond to severe disease. You have increased risk of progressive worsening of lung function, pulmonary hypertension, low oxygen level with need for supplemental one, right sided heart failure, episodic exacerbation, increased risk of pulmonary infections, worsening nutritional status - cachexia, cardiac arrhythmia ( atrial fibrillation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which of these are restrictive: obstructive pulmonary diseases are asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema?
Restriction: Airway "obstruction" refers to limitation of air flow through the airways. "restriction" refers to processes that keep the lungs from opening fully when you inhale. Restriction can result from fibrosis, or thickening, of the lung as with diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It can even be from something as simple as obesity or muscle weakness that keeps you from breathing deeply. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Comorbid: There is a high level of comorbidity between depression and sarcoidosis. This means the two conditions frequently co-occur. It does not necessarily mean that one causes the other, and indeed the relationship between the two is not fully understood. Some believe that depression is an inflammatory condition itself, and possibly common factors lead to the development of both conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Were all babies from 1997-present screened for Cystic fibrosis in the state of Texas? Also, at what age do the symptoms for cystic fibrosis set in?
No: If memory serves me well. CF was not added to the newborn screening program until later.About 10 years back, the state expanded its screening program from 5 to more than 25 conditions, including CF. The symptoms might present with bowel blockage at birth, obnoxious smelly stools in infancy or may not have obvious symptoms for years. There is some individual variation from case to case. ...Read more
Joint pain, on and off inflamation of hands and feet. Distended stomach. Had numerous test and bloodwork so far tests are all negative except facet arthritis. Are these symptoms of cancer?
Did you consider...: Did your doctor test you for gluten sensitivity or food allergies? You could try a gluten-free diet for a month and see if everything goes away. Another possibly fruitful path may be to see a rheumatologist... These symptoms are often more associated with food allergies or an autoimmune process gone haywire rather than "cancer" per se... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When babies are born, are they screened for cystic fibrosis? Also, can a chest xray indicate cystic fibrosis in the lungs?
Depends: The specifics of newborn screening are defined on a state to state basis. Many states screen for CF, but this was not added to the screening in my state until about 10 years ago. The x-ray changes that may be seen in some older CF patients are not present in early childhood and not specific to the disease when they are seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aortography and coronary angiography.Differences?Could be both made at the same time?Risks? Syntomps:chest pain, low diuresis. All other exams ok
Differences: This is putting a dye to image the specific vessels. Aortography or course is the aorta and coronary are the blood vessels that go to the walls of the heart and yes they can be done a the same time, as long as the amount of dye used can be ok for the kidneys so a good kidney function necessary or else renal failure can ensue. That's one risk and the other is perforation of vessel, rare. ...Read more
What are potential causes for abnormal circulation/pressure in liver identified in a ct? The liver itself is healthy according to labs/ct/ultrasound. At times I do feel increased pressure in liver. Echo of heart came back good other than mild dilation
Conflicting: Your ct report is conflicting. Portal hypertension, or increased pressure in the liver has multiple causes. Usually however, there are abnormalities of the liver identified such as cirrhosis, occluded hepatic veins, or portal vein occlusion. You may need to have additional studies or get clarification of the results from your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the causes of breathing insufficiency? Patient age 44. No bp, no diabetic and asthma problems....
Needs evaluation.: Your doctor can perform the initial evaluation to determine your problem. If the answer is not clear, a pulmonary (lung) specialist might ultimately provide the answer. ...Read more
I have fibromyalgia and several concurrent conditions (all of which get classified as a symptom of fibro). Should the other conditions be monitored?
Are smokers with non allergic rhintis at higher risk of developing lungcancer? sinuses and lungs involve breathing.Or are these completely unrelated?
No evidence that I: have found indicates that there is any greater risk of lung cancer in people with rhinitis. It is pretty much a dose response curve with the more cigarettes you smoke, the greater the chance of lung cancer. There are also resistance factors which are probably hereditary, but some may be acquired as well (such as exercise, exposure to other air pollution, second hand smoke, other toxins). ...Read more
Have symptoms of lung cancer, heart issues , PE and after xray, blood work and echcogradiogram, Drs say anxiety. Can anxiety cause all of these?
Can chronic GERD like symptoms be a sensory result of MS when all gastro tests are negative for gerd?
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