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Loss of function: This is a very rare disease, inherited when both parents are usually carriers. Because of the deficient enzyme, arylsulfatase a, patients suffer from a gradual destruction of myelin sheath, the protective covering of nerves. At the end, loss of muscle function, seizures, possibly coma, and mental illness (in older people) prevail. Unfortunately, no cure, though therapies may improve life quality. ...Read more
Wellness screen: A mental health check is brief screening of emotional, social and occupational functioning that is often done as a part of a annual medical check-up. Mental health checks are a good way of identifying people who have undiagnosed but very treatable mental health concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a possibility that a few vitamin e 268mg capsules can cause a priapism if one is taking it for peyronies treatment?
Unlikely: Sometimes it is difficult to know what causes priapism or for that matter peyronie's disease. My hunch is that something other than Vit E, even at high doses, is the cause. Sometimes when we can't figure out a cause it's because there are multiple causes..Priapism warrants as you probably already know immediate medical attention. Fortunately most ER professionals know what to do. ...Read more
Asthma: The most prevalent chronic childhood disease is asthma. Prevalence is the total number of children with the disease at the current time. For asthma, the prevalence is about 10% of children. For childhood acute illnesses that go away after a short while, colds are the most common (usually caused by rhinoviruses). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A synthetic hormone: I am not sure exactly which product you are questioning but will answer about the product testaedge cream for men. It contains herbal supplements that naturally increase testosterone levels plus prasterone. Prasterone is a synthetically made dhea (dehydroepiandrosterone), which is a hormone. Dhea is also a precursor or is further metabolized to the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen. ...Read more
Leukodystrophy: Metachromatic leukodystrophy (mld) is a genetic disorder that affects nerves, muscles, other organs, and behavior. It slowly gets worse over time. Mld is usually caused by the lack of an important enzyme called arylsulfatase a. Because this enzyme is missing, chemicals called sulfatides build up in and damage the nervous system, kidneys, gallbladder, and other organs. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a nutritional supplement that has trypsin and chemotrypsin if you have an alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency?
Yes but not helpful: Trypsin ; chemotrypsin being proteins get digested and broken down in to individual Amino Acids before being absorbed from the gut. So in terms of safety, there are no concerns. However, i don't think they have any value of health benefit as nutritional supplements. ...Read more
MMPI: The benefits of the mmpi compared to other personality inventories is that it has lie and fake scale. This can help to determine if the patient is faking or manipulating in their stance towards the testing. In addition the mmpi is validated with 100's of thousands of patients worldwide. Certain profile scores can help detect challenging personality types like borderline, i.e., "gull wing" scatter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anger management: It is important to first have a medical evaluation to rule out a medical cause for your anger (e.g. Temporal lobe dysfunction). If there isn't a medical reason, then the following psychological techniques may be helpful: reframing, relaxation techniques including deep breathing, progressive muscle relatxation, and assertiveness training. These are a few things that can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agree with others: I agree with my colleagues. I want to add that if you choose a lumpectomy, you must get radiation in order for the lumpectomy option to (almost) equal a mastectomy alone. Be sure you discuss your options with your oncology team (surgeon, medical & radiation). If you have addition concerns, a 2nd opinion may give another perspective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers