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Is hearing loss genetic?

Is hearing loss genetic?

Sometimes: Some types of hearing loss are inherited but others are caused by infection, trauma or exposure to loud noises. An ear specialist or otolaryngologist can help sort out the cause of hearing difficulty. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more


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Can Lyme disease cause hair loss?

Can Lyme disease cause hair loss?

Yes: Lyme disease is known to cause every possible symptom including hair loss. However, this could also be related to hypothyroidism (which Lyme can cause) and nutrient deficiencies (esp. zinc, very common in Lyme patients) may play a role too. You might also have heavy metal toxicity. Work with a good holistic doc. See http://betterhealthguy.com/kpu ...Read more

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Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Is sensorineural hearing loss progressive?

Depends...: on underlying cause, of which there are a plethora. Don't sit on this. Get a definitive diagnosis and find out why you have it. If it is unilateral, ie one-sided, you need inner ear & brain imaging to look for asymmetric findings & evidence of possible demyelination. If it's symmetric, you may have just listened to too much loud music. Follow advice of audiologist, otolaryngologist & neurologist. ...Read more

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Could meniere's disease just cause temporary hearing loss?

Could meniere's disease just cause temporary hearing loss?

Yes: In the early stages of Meniere's disease, if you truly have that problem, the hearing loss is fluctuating. As times goes on, the hearing loss may become progressively worse. The other 2 symptoms of Meniere's disease are episodic vertigo that usually lasts for hours and roaring tinnitus. The disease is usually unilateral. ...Read more

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What auto immune diseases cause hair loss?

What auto immune diseases cause hair loss?

Autoimmune Disease: A lupus diagnosis often brings many physical changes-from skin rashes to weight gain. And often, the most upsetting of these changes can be losing your hair. Other diseases include alopecia areata and hashimoto's disease. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's disease cause brain demyelinations ?

Can hashimoto's disease cause brain demyelinations ?

No: No, Hashimoto's does not cause brain demyelinations. Hashimoto's is an autoimmune thyroid dysfunction which will eventually cause hypothyroidism. During initial stage of Hashimoto's, thyroid function may remain normal or transiently elevated with self resolution. But in long term, most patient with Hashimoto's will develop hypothyroidism requiring thyroid hormone replacement ...Read more

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Is hearing loss preventable?

Is hearing loss preventable?

Absolutley!: Some hearing loss is genetic and is not preventable. However hearing loss can and does occur with repeated and prolonged noise trauma. When in doubt... Wear hearing protection: mowing, firing weapons, avoiding loud music (headphones or not)... ...Read more

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Does undiagnosed celiacs disease cause a loss of appetite?

Does undiagnosed celiacs disease cause a loss of appetite?

Maybe: If you have celiac disease, you might be low in vitamin D3 as the gut absorption might be decreased Low vitamin D3 has been associated with depression. Depression can cause low appetite, like a lot of other conditions If you have gastro symptoms due to your celiac (pain, diarrhea) that might affect your appetite as well ...Read more

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Is rheumatic heart disease an autoimmune disorder?

Is rheumatic heart disease an autoimmune disorder?

Rheumatic disease: In a sense, yes. You get a strep pharyngitis infection that creates millions of antibodies to fight the infection. Some of those antibodies can turn rogue and recognize a component of the heart valves as foreign, leading to an immunologic attack on the heart valves. ...Read more

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What causes the hearing loss presbycusis?

What causes the hearing loss presbycusis?

Presbyacusis: Presbyacusis (like presbyopia) is a form of sensorineural deafness where it becomes increasingly difficult to understand speech. In other words speech discrimination is lost/diminished. ...Read more

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Is aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss permanent?

Is aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss permanent?

Yes: This is a neuro-toxic drug. The inner ear cells are neural cells that are highly sensitive to this drug... Once damaged they are like any other nerves and can't be repaired. ...Read more

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Does meniere's disease cause depression?

Does meniere's disease cause depression?

Not directly : Depression is not caused by menieres disease but it may cause you to become depressed. There is a difference. Most patients with menieres disease don't suffer from depression. Some patients, however, are so bothered by their menieres symptoms that it makes them sad and ultimately depressed. Any chronic illness can lead to depression even though it may not directly cause it. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?

Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?

Probably not: Glaucoma is readily treated with anti-pressure medication which should prevent any further damage in almost all cases. This is handled by ophthalmologists (you are not seeing an optometrist i hope?) who deal with this daily. There is a step ladder of treatments -- medication, laser, surgery to prevent further damage which can be quite effective. ...Read more

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Is there an autoimmune disease that mimic's meniere's disease?

Is there an autoimmune disease that mimic's meniere's disease?

Yes.: It's possible for autoimmune disease of the inner ear to mimic the symptoms of meniere's. There are various other diseases that can mimic meniere's symptoms too. ...Read more

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Common Disease, Loss Of Plasma, Amnesia?

Common Disease, Loss Of Plasma, Amnesia?

Unclear question: Your question, if any, is not intelligible. Would you please restate your question. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Hearing Loss (Definition)

A partial or total loss of the ability to hear and can affect one or both ears. Causes of hearing loss include noise, genetics, ...Read more