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Doctor insights on: Chronic Inflamation After Radiotherapy

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I've had a chronic dry cough since having radiotherapy. All tests clear. Might this be due low levels of surfactant?

I've had a chronic dry cough since having radiotherapy. All tests clear. Might this be due low levels of surfactant?

Radiation: Pneumonitis is one of the side effects of radiation to the chest. The inflammation may be controlled with steroids. Please consult this site for information and discuss the matter with your doctor.

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Radiation Oncology (Definition)

Radiation oncology is a field of study in which a person specializes in radiation therapy, a treatment in which the patient is exposed to high energy waves or particles such as gamma rays, proton rays, or neutron rays that penetrate his body to destroy cancer cells, or prevent cancer cells from reproducing. A doctor of this specialty ...Read more


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What does mild periadnexal chronic inflammation means?

What does mild periadnexal chronic inflammation means?

Periadnexal inflamma: It means some signs of inflammation may be swelling or increased blood flow in the area of ovary and adjacent area. ...Read more

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What does chronic inflammation mean with Crohn's colit8s?

What does chronic inflammation mean with Crohn's colit8s?

Crohn's Disease: If you have crohn's disease, it is a chronic illness. It means that you will likely have this disease throughout your life. Needs to see a physician to help you treating it. ...Read more

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Can wearing high heels actually cause chronic inflammation?

Can wearing high heels actually cause chronic inflammation?

It is possible: High heeled shoes put the foot in awkward functioning position. This can put abnormal stress on the foot that can lead to a variety of foot problems. High heels can certainly aggravate foot problems such as: bunions, hammertoes, neuromas and tailor's bunions. Good shoes with good support are best for high stress activities. Dr l. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of chronic inflammation in my ankles?

What are some symptoms of chronic inflammation in my ankles?

5 symptoms: There are five classic symptoms of inflammation: pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and loss of function. There are many causes of joint pain and inflammation. If you are experiencing these symptoms of inflammation around your ankle, you might consider bringing it up with your primary provider to determine the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Whay is the best way to treat chronic inflammation?

Whay is the best way to treat chronic inflammation?

Depends: To answer accurately, it will depend on what is chronically inflamed. In general, however, ice and rest are ways to reduce inflammation. Anti-inflammatory medications can also be helpful. See your doctor for more specific recommendations. ...Read more

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What's the differences between acute inflammation and chronic inflammation?

What's the differences between acute inflammation and chronic inflammation?

Inflammation: An acute inflammation can last days whereas a chronic inflammation can last weeks, months or even years. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of chronic inflammation from the body?

What is the best way to get rid of chronic inflammation from the body?

Not easy: Unfortunately, our body is constantly interacting with toxic agents we ingest, inhale or in contact with each day. And these complex interactions may cause chronic inflammation. Antioxidants from multivitamins, fruits & veggies may fight off the adverse effects of these inflammation. Likewise, aspirin, nsaids-ibuprofen, aleve (naproxen) may help as well.
Staying active & drinking lots of water may help. ...Read more

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What causes chronic inflammation in feet? Is there anything in the home environment that can trigger it or cause it to flare?

What causes chronic inflammation in feet? Is there anything in the home environment that can trigger it or cause it to flare?

Walking bare foot: Do you mean in the bottom of the feet? I am not sure in what part of the feet it is hurting, but plantar fasciitis comes to my mind. If you use flip flops or walk bare footed for a long time, the bottom of the feet can get painful. I would be happy to give you more insight though a consult. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How does chronic inflammation affect the brain?

How does chronic inflammation affect the brain?

It usually has: No imaging effect but sometimes you might get brain atrophy. You might see some brain lesions depending on the cause of the inflammation. Ask your doctor who treats you fro chronic inflammatino what they would expect. ...Read more

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What are the best natural remedies for chronic inflammation?

What are the best natural remedies for chronic inflammation?

No such thing: Treating the inflammation, whether by 'natural' or pharmacological means, is not the right approach. You need to work with your doctor to identify and address the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Could a 40-minute brisk walk every day cause stress and chronic inflammation in the body?

Could a 40-minute brisk walk every day cause stress and chronic inflammation in the body?

Walking and stress: Brisk walking is generally good for mind and body. Please see your doc to rule out or identify physical conditions that may contraindicate walking in your case. If all clear, then reflect on what you are thinking about when walking. Self-talk can change the quality of the walk in a positive or negative direction. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Pls help? Biopsies from the terminal ileum show chronic inflammation with prominent lymphoid follicles to be reactive in nature.

Pls help? Biopsies from the terminal ileum show chronic inflammation with prominent lymphoid follicles to be reactive in nature.

Terminal ileum biops: Your pathology of the terminal ileum is benign. This does not mean that you are having crohn's disease. However, discuss this with your GI physician for other questions and possible treatment for your symptoms. You must have a colonoscopy for a reason. ...Read more

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I read if you have inflammation to long from interstitial cycitus it can irritate nerves and lead to chronic pain. How long does that take to happen?

I read if you have inflammation to long from interstitial cycitus it can irritate nerves and lead to chronic pain. How long does that take to happen?

Varies: I hope you're not asking to see if it's okay to ignore this for awhile. It's not. Be careful about selecting a treatment program since some are risky and not legitimate - but an experienced physician will be able to treat this with your cooperation. A Health Psychologist can assist your efforts and minimize the behavioral and emotional problems from and leading to your physical issues. Best! ...Read more

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My leep results came back as Lsil, negative margin, chronic inflammation. What does that mean?

My leep results came back as Lsil, negative margin, chronic inflammation. What does that mean?

No cancer: The report states that the tissue did not have any serious issues.
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.
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Is cough variant asthma driven by inflammation? My child's is chronic but is worse in fall/winter?

Is cough variant asthma driven by inflammation? My child's is chronic but is worse in fall/winter?

Yes: As stated above, asthma involves inflammation of the airways and subsequent spasm and narrowing causing cough and/or wheezing. Allergies can definitely trigger asthma symptoms in some children, so an antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec is worth a try. Asthma can also be triggered by cold weather and viral illnesses such as colds. Talk to your pediatrician about what options are best. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, , why hasimoto' s thyroiditis is painless, even there's a chronic inflammation, ? Thanks

Inflammation: Inflammation does not always cause pain, particularly when you're referring to the thyroid and hashimoto's. Some thyroiditis can be painful, but most is not or the symptoms are very minor and thought to be a cold, flu or sore throat. ...Read more

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The inside of my shoulder blade is giving off weird pain, chronic inflammation. The cartilage feels like its burning and rotting. Felt thru back. Why?

Nerve pain: Chronic or recurrent pain in or near the shoulder blade may come from a nerve entrapment or irritation from spurs or bulging disk in the upper spine. If symptoms persist or worsen, see an orthopedic specialist for evaluation and imaging studies.. Lung causes and scapular problems are possible also. ...Read more

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I've read about numerous cases of polypropylene mesh reactions resulting in cancer. Can years of chronic inflammation and foreign body reaction to polypropylene mesh in the body lead to cancer?

I've read about numerous cases of polypropylene mesh reactions resulting in cancer. Can years of chronic inflammation and foreign body reaction to polypropylene mesh in the body lead to cancer?

I don't believe it: Go to the refereed medical literature and you'll find a single article from 2000 in an obscure german-language journal about the foreign-body reaction and idly conjecturing cancer promotion; I just ran a search of the nih data-base and there are no actual cases. This sort of thing in connective tissue is well-known to us pathologists and doesn't turn malignant. Stop reading internet junk. ...Read more

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What causes chronic inflammation of the esophagus and stomach?

What causes chronic inflammation of the esophagus and stomach?

Esophagitis: Inflammation of the esophagus can be due to acid reflux from the stomach, fungal infection from candida, meds like antiinflammatories (motrin, advil), and precancerous conditions like barrett's esophagus. Inflammation of the stomach is usually due to a bacteria called h.Pylori, and also antiinflammatory meds. ...Read more

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What would you prescribe for chronic tendon inflammation in backs of both hands?

What would you prescribe for chronic tendon inflammation in backs of both hands?

See a rheumatologist: I would prescribe a consultation with a rheumatologist. Tendon inflammation in that area can be the result of an inflammatory arthritis. Do not self treat. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more