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Congenital Insensitivity To Pain With Anhidrosis
Very rare: A genetic mutation that leads to increase risk of both heat injury due to inability to sweat and cool oneself and the lack of protective reflexes due to pain. I reviewed these article that may help you with more of your questions http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3371914/ http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/congenital-insensitivity-to-pain. ...Read more
Pain: Is a rare condition in which the person does not feel physical pain and has a genetic predisposition . Patients can still feel if somebody is touching them and they have no physical abnormalities . Consult with a neurologist for more information ...Read more
2 types:: There are generally 2 types of non-response exhibited in cip: 1. Insensitivity to pain: painful stimulus is not even perceived: a patient cannot describe the intensity or type of pain. 2. Indifference to pain: a patient can perceive the stimulus, but lacks an appropriate response: they will not flinch or withdraw when exposed to pain. Cognition and sensation are normal! ...Read more
Gene mutation: It is a mutation of a gene which is part of a chromosome. ...Read more
What is the difference between congenital insensitivity to pain & congenital indifference to pain?
Difference: An insensitivity would mean that the person does not actually feel the pain. An indifference would mean that the person can feel pain, but doesn't seem to care. They could be due to several factors but can be dangerous if the person doesn't respond appropriately to pain. Pain is a warning that something is wrong! ...Read more
My daughter has conginatal insensitivity to pain..Cipa .. What is the possibility of recovering from cipa. She is 2yr old now.
CIPA: Since the condition is due to a genetic mutation the chance of her recovering are practically nil. ...Read more
I have anhidrosis. It has come and gone after 7 mo and 2 years later 12 months. I am an athelete and it is debilitating.?
Treat the root cause: Anhidrosis is a challenge for an athlete because of the risk of overheating while participating in your sport. Chose how and when you compete carefully. Wear appropriate clothing. If possible, workout in climate controlled areas. To treat it, one must define why it is happening. Possible causes include malfunctioning nerves, medications, diabetes, etc. It is best to be seen by your doctor. ...Read more
No: If you were born without sweat glands, we aren't going to make your grow them. We cure infectious and surgical diseases; most other disease we manage. If this is a newborn, a check for fabry's might be in order. New anhidrosis over an area may be acquired, famously in nerve injury or compromise by tumor. Athletes with anhidrosis may have friends throw cold water on them. Thanks for asking. ...Read more
Avoidance strategy: FODMAPs stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These short chain carbohydrates are incompletely absorbed in the GI tract and can be easily fermented by gut bacteria. These sugars exert an osmotic effect increased fluid in the large bowel. In turn cause IBS sx like gas pain and diarrhea. Address intestinal bacterial overgrowth with probiotics .Avoid ...Read more
Intolerance or more?: Gluten intolerance (about 10% of people) may cause bloating, diarrhea, nonspecific complaints. Celiac disease, among its many manifestations may result in diarrhea. In the latter, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food--best & most enduring fix being to avoid eating gluten. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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