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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Amyloidosis (Definition)

An abnormal protein made by the body. Symptoms vary depending on the part ...Read more


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Are there different types of addison's disease?

Are there different types of addison's disease?

Different mechanisms: Refers to dysfunction or destruction of he adrenal cortex, leading to inadequate cortisol production. This can occur from various mechanism, including autoimmune processes, acute adrenal hemorrhage, congenital adrenal hyperplasia or problems with long-chain fatty acid metabolism. The different causes can be important, with a gradual & insidious presentation versus an acute deterioration. ...Read more

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Are there other forms of arteriosclerosis?

Are there other forms of arteriosclerosis?

Arteriosclerosis : Arteriosclerosis aka atherosclerosis is a systemic process and may occur in any and all arterial beds including the arteries that supply blood to the heart, brain, kidneys, extremities and the intestines. Prevention is of paramount importance and risk factor modification remains the best form of prevention. ...Read more

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Are there different "types" of ms?

Are there different "types" of ms?

Multiple Sclerosis: The different types of multiple sclerosis follow different patterns of progression. There are four main types of multiple sclerosis, as well as benign and malignant forms of the disease. The main types of multiple sclerosis include relapsing-remitting, primary-progressive, secondary-progressive, and progressive-relapsing. ...Read more

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Are there different types of arthritis?

Are there different types of arthritis?

Over 100: Over 120 different musculoskeletal and joint conditions exist. Some are very rare. Others such as infectious arthritis types are quite treatable. In this 120, non-arthritic conditions such as fibromyalgia, polymyositis, etc. Are listed. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of leukemia?

Are there different kinds of leukemia?

There are many types: The principal forms are called "chronic" if they show increased numbers of mature blood cells, and "acute" if the number of immature "blast" cells are increased. The cell type is also important, with the major categories being myeloid or lymphoid. Thus the basic classes include CML (I.e. chronic myeloid leukemia), CLL, AML, and ALL. Molecular classification of gene mutations are also important. ...Read more

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Are there different types of cpr?

Are there different types of cpr?

Basic summery answer: There are 2 main types of CPR and each type has some differences for infants and small children vrs. Adults. There is basic CPR that does not require any medical related training. Any person can and should get certified in this potentially life saving activity. The 2nd type of CPR involves some medical training involving the use of drugs, tubes into the lungs, and electric shocking of the heart. ...Read more

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Is there many different types of dysautonomia?

Is there many different types of dysautonomia?

Yes: There are many forms. The name is just descriptive and does not describe the various causes or outcomes. Here is some advanced information: http://1.Usa.Gov/mdroel and http://bit.Ly/mnybwz. ...Read more

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 are there different types of albinism?

 are there different types of albinism?

Yes: There are two principle types, the first which affects only the eyes, and the other which affects the eyes, hair and skin. ...Read more

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Are there different types of jaundice?

Are there different types of jaundice?

Jaundice: Pre-hepatic, hepatic & post-hepatic (cholestatic).

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Are there different types of colorblindness?

Are there different types of colorblindness?

Yes: The most common is a deficiency in recognition of colors in the red-green spectrum. And these occur in moderate loss to severe loss. Others find difficulty recognizing the blue-yellow spectrum- much less common. A few cannot see colors at all but these usually have lowered acuity. And some acquire it from advanced retinal disease or rare strokes. ...Read more

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Are there hereditary forms of meningitis?

Are there hereditary forms of meningitis?

Not specificly: Heredity dose play a role in some forms of immune deficiency. Children with an inherited immune defects are more at risk for meningitis & other severe infections. Some may be more prone to specific germs than others. Some are less successful at fighting an infection if they occur. That said, meningitis is not passed like eye color or sickle cell. ...Read more

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Are there different types of pvcs/pacs?

Are there different types of pvcs/pacs?

Yes: In the sense that they can come from different parts of the heart & will look different. ...Read more

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Are there different types of narcolepsy?

Are there different types of narcolepsy?

Yes, but see below: There are genetic forms, and also reported, are post-traumatic forms. Some pts just possess the sleep attacks, others have additional cataplexy, and may or may not have sleep paralysis, and vivid dreams. Sleep disorders are, however, complex, and often a sleep study reveals the full answers. ...Read more

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Are there different types of ibs?

Are there different types of ibs?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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What are the different forms of dementia?

What are the different forms of dementia?

Forms of dementia: Some forms of dementia are Alzheimers, Fronto-Temporal dementia, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, cortico basal ganglia degeneration, and dementia due to an illness like MS. ...Read more

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Are there different types of dcis?

Are there different types of dcis?

Yes: Dcis may be classified into different types based upon the pattern of growth when viewed under a microscope. These include comedo, papillary, cribiform, and solid. The comedo form tends to have the highest potential for becoming invasive if left untreated. Dcis may also be classified by how rapidly the cancer cells are dividing; this is referred to as the grade of the cancer. ...Read more

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How does someone get amyloidosis?

Multiple ways: People with chronic inflammatory conditions, e.g., chronic osteomyelitis, crohn's disease; patients with multiple myeloma; some with hereditary disorders can develop amyloidosis. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/amyloidosis/basics/definition/CON-20024354 ...Read more

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What are the signs of amyloidosis?

What are the signs of amyloidosis?

Variable: Black eyes, vascular fraility, kidney damage, breathing difficulty, neurologic damage, airway damage. There are a variety of patterns. ...Read more

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What are the tests for amyloidosis?

Biopsy: Clinical suspicion and biopsy of the suspected organs, followed by examination of the tissue by a pathologist is usually needed to establish a diagnosis of amyloidosis. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is amyloidosis?

Protein deposition: Amyloidosis refers to the deposition of a type of protein into certain organs. There are different subtypes of amyloid proteins depending on the cause. Amyloidosis can be of hereditary, infectious, inflammatory and neoplastic types. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat amyloidosis?

Primary amyloidosis: It depends on the type of amyloidosis. Primary systemic amyloidosis can be treated with chemotherapy. Secondary amyloidosis requires treating the inciting cause. Genetic variations may have some therapies such as transplant. Please ask your question with more details. ...Read more

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Does amyloidosis have a particular cause?

Yes and no: Amyloidosis is the deposition of fibrils of proteins that have been produced by a variety of causes. The causes can be infectious inflammatory or neoplastic. So each case of amyloidosis has its underlying cause, but different cases of amyloidosis can be caused by different underlying processes that produce these circulating proteins. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a man has amyloidosis?

What does it mean when a man has amyloidosis?

Deposit of amyloid: Amyloid are types of protein that can be deposited in your body. These can occur secondary to a variety of illness and why this happened is still not completely understood. It depends what the locations of the amyloid are as to how the amyloid effects a person. What ever else teh man has may be related tothis diagnosis. ...Read more

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Cen anyone tell me anything about amyloidosis ?

See below: Amyloidosis is a disease that occurs when substances called amyloid proteins build up in your organs. Amyloid is an abnormal protein usually produced by cells in your bone marrow that can be deposited in any tissue or organ. Check out the site below: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/amyloidosis/ds00431. ...Read more

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Is there a special diet that helps amyloidosis?

Is there a special diet that helps amyloidosis?

NO: There is no particular diet that helps amyloidosis. However, those with renal/kidney involvement may have to follow a diet that limits protein, sodium, potassium, phosphorus and fluids. When a patient has cardiac involvement, the situation is different and exercise may be more important. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: amyloidosis?

What is the definition or description of: amyloidosis?

Funky protein: There are several types of amyloid which is an abnormal protein made by the body. When amyloid deposits into normal tissue such as skin, joints, liver, heart, etc, the condition is known as amyloidosis. Symptoms vary depending on what part of the body is effected. Consider going to an academic center to have it diagnosed and treated, because of its complexity and rarity. ...Read more

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I am busy with my work and family and don't have time for amyloidosis. How can I treat it fast?

No fast Rx: Amyloidosis is a serious illness that is not to be taken lightly. It is not something a person can treat oneself for. First the cause of the disease needs to be established the treatment tailored to the underlying cause. Delaying treatment may shorten the amount of time you have for work and family. Consult your doctor immediately! ...Read more

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My grandmother has been diagnosed with amyloidosis, what does can be expected for her and my family?

Depends: Some forms can hereditary but a good number can occur secondary to several different diseases. Have her to ask her hematologist/oncologist on whether her family needs to screened. ...Read more

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My grandmother has been diagnosed with amyloidosis, What does this mean? How will this affect her and our family?

Need more informatio: It depends on the type of Amyloidosis she has . There are certain types that can run in families and other types that can be related to certain medical conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis. She needs to discuss these questions with her physicians so that you can know. Even better go with her to the next physician's visit. ...Read more