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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Kahler Disease (Definition)

I had not heard of "kahler's disease" until seeing multiple questions on healthtap. It is multiple myeloma (mm). "multiple" is from the often seen "multiple" bone lesions (especially in advanced disease). Mm is a cancer of plasma cells [highly specialized b white blood cells (lymphocytes)] that produce antibodies. Sx are crab: hypercalcemia, renal insufficency, anemia, ...Read more


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Can a person have two psychiatric disease together? Or there can be only one diagnosis?

Can a person have two psychiatric disease together? Or there can be only one diagnosis?

Can be more than 1: The official diagnostic system in psychiatry (called dsm-4) is set up to allow multiple diagnoses at the same time. For example, a person may have "major depression" and also "panic disorder". Nonetheless, it's often useful to see if everything can be explained by one problem. For example, depression can cause anxiety and insomnia — treat the depression and those other problems get better too. ...Read more

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How much time a person can live with plasmacytoma if there is no multiple myeloma?

How much time a person can live with plasmacytoma if there is no multiple myeloma?

Curable: More than half of those with plasmacyoma will progress to multiple myeloma. However, plasmacytoma can be cured with local treatment, and again not all plasmacytoma progresses to multiple myeloma. ...Read more

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How long can one be palliative for ? Mom has been for a week now to the day. Suffers from cancer (4), multiple strokes , &dangerously low platelets

How long can one be palliative for ?  
Mom has been for a week now to the day. Suffers from cancer (4), multiple strokes , &dangerously low platelets

Palliative care. : Palliative care places less emphasis on the aggressive treatment of medical issues and more emphasis on keeping the patient with those medical issues as comfortable as possible. Usually meant for patients with terminal,'incurable medical issues. There's no fixed timeline for its employment. ...Read more

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If a parent has been diagnosed with fronto-temporal dementia, is heritability a concern? If at risk, what preventive measures can the person take?

If a parent has been diagnosed with fronto-temporal dementia, is heritability a concern?  If at risk, what preventive measures can the person take?

Genetics: Although several presentations of front-temporal dementia can occur, perhaps the most frequent genetic correlation is at chromosome 17, and some data suggests a 20% incidence overall. Other than genetic counseling, not much can be done at this point, and even when clinically confirmed, the disorder has no real successful therapy. ...Read more

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Can a patient that has had a renal transplant take any workout supplement that contains creatine? Or is it unwise altogether?

Can a patient that has had a renal transplant take any workout supplement that contains creatine? Or is it unwise altogether?

I'd stay away: The supplement has not been shown to really help much with the muscle development so it is not worth the risk (or money). ...Read more

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Can a Type 1 Diabetic person survive only by taking Voglibose 0.3 MG Table? and what are the possible effects if it is taken notwithstanding anything?

Can a Type 1 Diabetic person survive only by taking Voglibose 0.3 MG Table? and what are the possible effects if it is taken notwithstanding anything?

Unknown?: IVogilbose has not been approved for Type 1 DM and used in type 2. For a type 1 diabetic patient, I believe other therapy is needed. Of course the disease course and life span of either a type 1 or type 2 diabetic is going to depend on glucose control particularly looking at Hemoglobin A1c levels. Survival will depend on the effect of DM to organs like the heart kidney, and nerves for example ...Read more

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What medications can help treat alcoholism? I worry about my father in law. I've read that there are several different pills that could help him fight the need for alcohol once he has completed a detox program. Is there one that stands out as having a hig

What medications can help treat alcoholism? I worry about my father in law. I've read that there are several different pills that could help him fight the need for alcohol once he has completed a detox program. Is there one that stands out as having a hig

Other medication too: Alcoholism is not a uniform disease & different medicines have different benefits. For many the support & spiritual tenets of aa are most successful. Other medicines, both standard- & under research- that block relapse, also include: anti seizure/antimigraine med topiramate anti nausea med ondansetron anti muscle spasm med baclofen these are 'off label' uses meaning not yet officially approved. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a person having hepatitis b take both allopathy and siddha medicines?

Might it be that a a person having hepatitis b take both allopathy and siddha medicines?

Not a good idea: It is not a good idea as there no studies done for grug interaction between allopathic meds and various siddha meds. ...Read more

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Would a small dose of estrace (estradiol) used internally two times a week be considered safe for someone who has had a full liver transplant?

Would a small dose of estrace (estradiol) used internally  two times a week be considered safe for someone who has
had a full liver transplant?

You need to ask your: Liver transpalnt doc or the doc who is taking care of u know that ?, you are right 90%+ would stay in the vagina, but they would have to decide if the 10% of the small dose is too much to go into your circulation. ...Read more

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If I have taken cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) for so many years can it effect my liver or is there a possiblity that it can ?

If I have taken cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) for so many years can it effect my liver or is there a possiblity that it can ?

Usually no: Liver toxicity could happen. But while you are taking CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) you doctor checks your tests including white cells and liver function. Many transplant patients take CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) for long years with no problems. Far more common side effect is diarrhea that may require dose reduction. Finally, there is a risk benefit ratio. The benefit of CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) in controlling autoimmune dz or transplant exceeds risks. ...Read more

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What specific tests can determine if one has fanconi syndrome? I took old doxycycline a few months ago which can damage the kidneys.

What specific tests can determine if one has fanconi syndrome? I took old doxycycline a few months ago which can damage the kidneys.

Complicated: This is too complex to be addressed in 400 letters. If you are concerned with the possible development of kidney damage from a toxic substance, suggest you see a doctor and have them examine you and run a series of tests which will first indicate whether or not there is evidence of this, and then work out the type of damage and the cause. ...Read more

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What happens if one has a pituitary dysfunction. is there any food, drink, or supplement one can take?

What happens if one has a pituitary dysfunction. is there any food, drink, or supplement one can take?

Pituitary dysfunctn: Your pituitary makes many different hormones. Which ones are "dysfuntional"? Who is telling you this? If there is something wrong with your pituitary, please see an Endocrinologist to get it worked up. This is not something amenable to a food or diet supplement. ...Read more

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Can a person overdose on meloxicam the person has taken 20 15mg or more?

Can a person overdose on meloxicam the person has taken 20 15mg or more?

Meloxicam overdose: Yes, you can develop overdose from taking too many Meloxicam pills. The overdose symptoms are blue lips, fingernails, or skin, seizures, ain in the chest, upper stomach, or throat, severe stomach pain, skin rash, swelling around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue, rapid weight gain ... Please see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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My wife recently donated a kidney. Are there guidelines on how much protein she should have per day? Or specific amino acids to avoid?

My wife recently donated a kidney. Are there guidelines on how much protein she should have per day? Or specific amino acids to avoid?

Not really: Her kidney function should return to 80cc/min or higher in the coming weeks to months. At that level of function a healthy diet is all that is needed. The key is to follow up on her function over lifetime at a frequency of 8-12 months or sooner if issues. Most donors do well and don't have issues. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Multiple Myeloma (Definition)

A cancer of the plasma cells, which are responsible for producing antibodies for your body. Symptoms include kidney insufficiency, anemia, bone ...Read more