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Type of heel pain: Known also as calcaneal apophysitis, it is an irritation of the growth center at the back of children, particularly pre-teens. It is a condition that most children outgrow, but while it is active can be quite painful. Typical treatment includes anti-inflammatory medication, stretching exercises and shoe modifications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you haven't been evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon - recommend that. ...Read more
Complex illness: This is an x-linked recessive disease mostly in young males, but can be seen later in life, due to accumulation of long-chain fatty acids. Causes loss of behavioural control, even hyperactivity, but can lose ability to walk, have adrenal and sexual failure. Predominant damage to central nervous myelin (nerve insulation). Hard to diagnose due to varied presentation. No cure. Lorenzo's oil? ...Read more
See below: Aside from possible parasites that are difficult to kill in uncooked rice (even with generous washing), it may cause stomach discomfort because it may expand in volume in your stomach (like when you cook it). Also, probably not absorbing as much nutrients and carbohydrates due to prolonged time needed for digestion. But no, unlikely to cause a specific disease. ...Read more
Unpredictable chance: There are a number of addictions that have tendencies to be inherited in varying degrees. There is no evidence that sexual addiction is one of them. That said, the presence of addicted individuals in a family does suggest others there are at risk of becoming addicted. Reasons for that are multiple including genetics as noted, broken families, severe financial stress and trauma of all types. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had degenerative disc diease for over 10yrs. I'm now 37. Is it common for a woman my age to have such problems with my back?
It is not rare: Disk degeneration is common. It has a large genetic component: it runs in families. It can show up early, even in adolescents. All degeneration is not painful. In some folks, it is part of the aging process and should not be called a disease. In others, there are symptoms, and it is called a disease.Things like smoking, excess weight, physical inactivity, heavy physical labor, depression worsen it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between Stephen Johnson diease and and the syndrome I can't find anything about the diease which I was diagnosed with?
Erythema Multiforme: Erythema Multiforme (EM minor) is a type of allergic reaction that occurs via a distinct and separate mechanism from immediate hypersensitivity reactions (hives). The rash is longer lasting, and generally does not respond to antihistamines. A more severe version called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (aka EM major) also affects mucous membranes (eyes, mouth, genitals) and requires immediate assessment. ...Read more
Many and varied: Lyme disease can cause virtually any symptom in the world. Early lyme tends to cause non-specific flu-like symptoms & a rash. Then it tends to cause joint pains (esp. Knee pain) & fatigue. It often causes problems with memory & concentration & a variety of neurological symptoms. As it progresses it may be misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, multiple sclerosis etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer