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Can very early age of smoking cause endstage emphysema or can it be reversed?

Can very early age of smoking cause endstage emphysema or can it be reversed?

Yes: The more you smoke, the more damage to the lungs. Smoking early and often gets you to end stage lung disease faster. Quit smoking as soon as possible. Emphysema is not reversible and does not have effective treatment. In some cases lung transplant is an option. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Can end stage renal disease be reversed, or is it too late?

Can end stage renal disease be reversed, or is it too late?

No: When end stage renal disease (esrd) is diagnosed that means the patient no longer has kidneys that are effectively filtering toxins from the blood. The use of dialysis or kidney transplant is necessary to maintain life. So esrd means it is to late to reverse and save any kidney function. ...Read more

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Can vape cause lung cancer in teens? Can it cause any other disease at such a young age?

Can vape cause lung cancer in teens? Can it cause any other disease at such a young age?

Addiction: Use of tobacco in any form can start the process for many diseases, including cancer, heart and lung disorders, though it may occur years later. You may get addicted to tobacco and may not be able to quit it when you realize that it is bad for your health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What are the signs of premature ovarian failure in teens and young adults? How common is this problem and can it be reversed?

What are the signs of premature ovarian failure in teens and young adults? How common is this problem and can it be reversed?

Very rare: Premature ovarian failure is possible but not a common diagnosis in a teenager. Polycystic ovarian syndrome and other hormonal problems are much more common causes of primary or secondary amenorrhea. A pediatric endocrinologist can clarify this issue for you. ...Read more

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Can menkes disease or syndrome show later in life? Can It unnoticed until adulthood? Is this possible? Are you always born with it?

Can menkes disease or syndrome show later in life? Can It unnoticed until adulthood? Is this possible? Are you always born with it?

Yes, Yes and Yes: Depending on the nature and degree of aberrant functioning of the gene ATP7A, responsible for copper transport and absorption, one can have classic Menkes disease in childhood, a variant now called Occipital Horn Disease in young adulthood or distal motor neuropathy in mid life. Most of the time the clinical picture does not vary within a family but sometimes it can. For a more detailed discussion of this very compl;ex matter, please schedule a virtual consult. Do consider chromosomal microarray testing and genetic counseling. This gene is X linked so the disease cannot be passed from the father but the gene can be passed to a daughter who will then pass it to her child 50% of the time.. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with having "desquamative interstitial pneumonia" or dip which is a lung disease. Can this disease be reversed? Can it be fatal?

I have been diagnosed with having "desquamative interstitial pneumonia" or dip which is a lung disease. Can this disease be reversed? Can it be fatal?

Check with your doc: Dip is relatively benign . However, there may be another diagnosis such as nsip, ipf, rbild, cop, aip, cep, uip or lip the prognosis of dip is generally good. Most patients improve with smoking cessation and corticosteroids. The overall survival is about 70% after 10 years. Your doctor may start you on Prednisone 1 mg/kg/day and you will hopefully respond. Dip is certainly better than ipf. ...Read more

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Age related macula degeneration, can it be cured? Will it lead to blindness?

Age related macula degeneration, can it be cured? Will it lead to blindness?

See below: Age-related macular degeneration (amd) is a retinal condition which affects older adults and results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula). There are “dry” and “wet” forms. It is a top cause of blindness and visual impairment in older adults (>50 years) in industrialized countries. It is not curable, but can be treated by a retina specialist. ...Read more

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Can you please explain can common cold lead to severe heart complications. Is this sth that happens in stages or as a result of prior heart illness?

Can you please explain  can common cold lead to severe heart complications.  Is this sth that happens in stages or as a result of prior heart illness?

See answer: The common cold is defined as an upper respiratory viral infection that is self limited. Causes include RhinoViruses, Influenza virus, Adenovirus and Enteroviruses. The common cold does NOT lead to severe heart disease BUT some of the viruses that cause the common cold can also cause myocarditis, which is a separate illness. PATIENTS WITH MYOCARDITIS USUALLY DON'T HAVE A PRECEDING COMMON COLD. ...Read more

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Can stoping alcohol all of sudden is dangerous?And also liver fat can be get cured..?

Can stoping alcohol all of sudden is dangerous?And also liver fat can be get cured..?

Depends on amount: Delirium tremens (dt) is an acute episode of delirium that is usually caused by withdrawal from alcohol and it occurs only in patients with a history of alcoholism. But with fatty liver, either as a complication of excessive alcohol use, or in combination with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (nafld), the build up of extra fat in liver cells can cause liver damage. See a liver doctor for help. ...Read more

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Can the symptoms of progeria be treated or reversed?

Can the symptoms of progeria be treated or reversed?

No: This rare pattern of premature aging is seldom seen by primary care providers. Assessment and confirmantion of any such DX by a geneticist is imperitive. Most work with a team of specialists who can monitor the DX specific healthrisks & provide guidence for your local source of care.They seldom live past their teens & often die of advanced heart disease. ...Read more

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If the amniocentesis shows lung problems. Can this be reversed?

If the amniocentesis shows lung problems. Can this be reversed?

Yes: The amniocentesis will generally show if the baby's lungs are mature yet or not. Given enough time all baby's will have mature lungs. ...Read more

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Can osterpherous be reversed. This can be cured and never appear again?

Can osterpherous be reversed.  This can be cured and never appear again?

??: Hi, do you mean osteoporosis? If yes then treatment with Bisphosphonate can make the bone density better and prevent the fracture in vertebrae and hips, it is usually recommended for 3-5 years of use. ...Read more

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Can scarring of terminal illeum causing stricture due too ibd ever be reversed through medication or is surgery inevitble?

Can scarring of terminal illeum causing stricture due too ibd ever be reversed through medication or is surgery inevitble?

Early or late?: Early structures may resolve as the scar matures whereas mature scar structures in this location are typically treated with surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible for congenital heart defects (one or more) to be diagnosed later on in life?

Is it possible for congenital heart defects (one or more) to be diagnosed later on in life?

Depends: This depends on the defect. Some can hide and some do not.It is common for someone to go a whole lifetime with a minor issue like a patent foramen ovale (some don't consider it a defect).Some issues like a trivial leaking mitral valve are only evident because of advanced technology (echocardiogram).Other issues like a misdirected plumbing or holes between chambers are found in childhood. ...Read more

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How fast does cachexia in someone with non small cell lung cancer advance to refractory stage and can it be reversed ?

How fast does cachexia in someone with non small cell lung cancer advance to refractory stage and can it be reversed ?

Treatment of cancer: Reversal of cachexia depends on successful treatment of the cancer. The rate of progression, if the cancer is not curable, is not predictable. If the cancer is not curable you may wish to seek palliative and/or hospice care for the patient. ...Read more

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How can the pulmonary HTN be treatable if there is 3 mild leaking valves?what is the rate of progression?&aftr3months of last test what can be shown?

How can the pulmonary HTN be treatable if there is 3 mild leaking valves?what is the rate of progression?&aftr3months of last test what can be shown?

It is unlikely that: mild regurgitant valves will contribute significantly to the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension. Marked or severe regurgitation could. There may be a primary pulmonary hypertension issue that needs evaluated especially at such very young age. I think you should get a second opinion from a pulmonary specialist before assuming you have this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Very early stages of macular degeneration. How can it be detected?

Very early stages of macular degeneration. How can it be detected?

Examination: Macular degeneration is mostly an age related deficiency in the circulation to the center of the back of the eye where the sharpest vision is detected. Early stages will cause some central blur uncorrectable with eyeglasses. Your ophthalmologist can notice changes on retinal examination. If you are having problems get an ophthalmologic examination. ...Read more

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How can prostate conditions be prevented in men?

How can prostate conditions be prevented in men?

Peter Pan: Aging is the prostate's greatest enemy. About half of men by age 50 will start experiencing some prostate-related symptoms. By age 90 more than 90 % will have prostate problems of some kind. However, high fiber, low red meat, low fat diet and moderate regular exercise may help with prostate health overall if we can't live in neverland. ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Emphysema (Definition)

A group of lung diseases that block airflow and make ...Read more