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Can You Reverse Kernicterus
Term definitions: Kernicterus is a term uses to describe the effect that occurs when bilirubin rises to toxic levels in a baby and injures brain cells.It goes through several phases leading to a variety of permanent defects. These can include a movement disorder,deafness,visual problems and others. Recognition and treatment of high bilirubin levels can prevent this if done quickly. ...Read more
Kernicterus tests: Kernicterus is a devastating chronic disabling condition characterized by the clinical tetrad of choreoathetoid cerebral palsy, central neural hearing loss, palsy of the vertical gaze, and tooth enamel hypoplasia as the result of bilirubin-induced cell toxicity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: Kernicterus occurs as a result of newborn jaundice of a severely high level that is untreated. I have not seen nor heard of a case in my entire career. Newborn jaundice is common and is easily treated with sun, phototherapy, or in severe cases exchange transfusion. (have not seen that in 20+ years). The best treatment is prevention. ...Read more
NOT ABSOLUTELY: Necessary , but to monitor severity and response to treatment it is. ...Read more
Mostly not: Most of chidren who survived kernicterus-severe bilirubin toxicity-develop sensorineural hearing loss and athetoid type cerebral palsy which adversely affects coordination of fine movements. Neuronal damage in cerebral cortex often associated in kernicterus results in hampering of higher cognitive function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kernicterus causes spasticity? Why is it sis basal ganglia considered in pyramidal tract? Why not causing rigidity instead like parkinsons?
Spasticity: Basal ganglia and substantia nigra are different structures. Injuring the basal ganglia, such as by stroke, may cause spasticity. Injuring the substantia nigra may cause parkinsons symptoms, such as tremor and rigidity. Rigidity and spasticity are not the same, as you recognize. These two different structures of the brain modulate movement differently, that is why the symptoms are different. ...Read more
Group A strep: It's not quite clear what you mean without the context behind the testing. But it very well could represent group A streptococcal testing. This is common test done when someone has a sore throat to make sure he/she doesn't need antibiotics. Really on group A strep pharyngitis(sore throats) need antibiotic therapy most others resolve on their own without issue. Best of luck ...Read more
No: Sjogren's does give you a somewhat increased risk of malignant lymphoma, and it may run with a disease like lupus or scleroderma which you'd know by now whether or not you have. By itself, sjogren's is a nuisance disease. The most dangerous feature is that maybe 1% of patients get a vasculitis that can cause brain dysfunction that mimics multiple sclerosis. Be alert as it's manageable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RSD...: Rsd = reflex sympathetic dystophy. Other names for the same condition include sudeck's atrophy or complex regional pain syndrome (crps). The condition often occurs after an injury. Three phase bone scan is used to aid in diagnosis. Classic finding on three phase bone scan is increased peri-articular uptake. Children may show atypical presentation on three phase bone scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: ... Unless most other species of mammals are doing something profoundly wrong. Do remember the risk of some sexually transmitted diseases (famously syphilis and gonorrhea) is very high with oral sex. And you are crazy to have any kind of sex leading to ejaculation with a woman you do not know very well -- nowadays you may be tricked into becoming a father. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A pedometer: This is a small clip like device that measures the number of steps you take. It also measures the flights of stairs that you climb and estimates calories burned. It is synced with your computer and keeps track of calories eaten if you fill that in by computer or smart phone. You can look at how you do compared to others your age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs an evaluation: Shortness of breath is not normal, unless it is the mild, temporary shortness of breath with sports activities (but even then, one must be sure he is not having more shortness of breath than his sports peers have). Possible reasons for shortness of breath include heart attack, heart arrhythmia, heart failure, fluid around the heart, fluid around or in the lungs, asthma, chestwall tightness, etc... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Headache diary: The best all-around tip for headaches is a headache diary. This includes the timing and severity of your headaches, what you were doing prior to, etc. Also important is what you do for them and whether it works. Here's a helpful link to get you started. http://www.headaches.org/for_professionals/headache_diary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear question: Would you please clarify your question. Unless you are obsessed with porn to the extent that it is interfering with your daily functions, it will not do harm, though you would be better to limit your exposure to porn. Some porn, like child porn is illegal. 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. ...Read more
Cause trouble: Hemoglobin s is the substitute inherited hemoglobin in those with sickle cell anemia. This is protective against malaria but is not helpful away from malaria areas. It causes the blood to clot inappropriately, leads to susceptibility to infections, causes clotting and of course low blood count. ...Read more
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