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Are There Dental Problems That Go Along With This Connective Tissue Disorder
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with pots and a connective tissue disorder. The cardiologist said this could explain years of problems and pain. A geneticist is next.This has been so difficult. What does it mean?
Need to seek causes: Pots & connective tissue disorder are syndromes that may partly explain your problems but the deeper question is what is the underlying cause of these. Western medicine doesn't know, but a holistic doctor can explore issues like adrenal fatigue, heavy metal toxicity, food allergies, nutrient deficiencies & chronic infections that may lead to your problems being cured rather than treating symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CT Symptoms: Common symptom of a connective tissue disease is nonspecific fatigue. Depending on which connective tissue disease is present, and how active it is, a wide variety of symptoms may occur. These include fevers, muscle and joint pain and stiffness, weakness, and many other symptoms. ...Read more
Tests for CT Disease: Your doctor may suspect mixed connective tissue disease based on your signs and symptoms. A physical exam may reveal signs such as swollen hands and painful, swollen joints. A blood test can determine whether you have a certain antibody in your blood that indicates mixed connective tissue disease. ...Read more
LESS FUNCTION: I'll divide disabilites into 2 categories: joint related and unrelated. Related: less function: depends on hte joints involved. If hands and wrists are arthritic, difficulty with gripping, holding a pen, opening jars. If the knees are involved you may have difficulty getting outa chair and climbing stairs. Joint unrelated: fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances. ...Read more
Genetic problem: A connecive tissue disorder can be genetic problem in how connective tissues like ligaments and tendons are made. A building block of these tissues called collagen is often not normal. The result can be overly stretchy ligaments. Too much flexibility can lead to other problems like dislocations and joint instability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mixed Connective : Lung problems. High blood pressure affecting the arteries in your lungs (pulmonary hypertension) is the most common cause of death in people with mixed connective tissue disease. Heart disease. Mixed connective tissue disease sometimes results in the enlargement of parts of the heart and inflammation around the heart. Kidney failure. The kidney damage caused by mixed connective tissue disease. ...Read more
What ist the current view of visceroptosis in school medicine? Could you get it without having any connective tissue disorders?
Not a CT disorder: Per Wikipedia, visceroptosis is a prolapse or sinking of the abdominal viscera (internal organs) below their natural position from loss of muscular tone, relaxation of the intestinal ligaments which hold viscera in place, and, tightlacing in women. I am unfamiliar with this as a condition and was never trained to include it in my list of diagnoses. Please discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Connective tissue disorders are a form of autoimmune disease - a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. An autoimmune disorder may affect one or more organ or tissue types. Organs and tissues commonly affected by autoimmune ...Read more
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