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Cortisol Free And Total Lc Ms Ms
Tg=(thyroglobulin) had tg panel 16.0 results, a tg antibody <0.9, a tg by lc-ms/ms, s/p (n/a) ! result not dispersed in flowsheet. What does this mean?
While the: Normal range varies from lab to lab, your results are all normal. Why were they drawn in the first place. There are not as important as more conventional thyroid lab such as free T4 and tsh. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
I have significant free fluid in POD and clear cyst Ms 29*27 mm on the left ovary. Do i need to worry?
Sonogram: Your doctor will need to explain the amount of free fluid. Each case needs to be evaluated individually. The cyst sounds very small. ...Read more
Can Celiac Disease mimic MS even after being treated with a strict gluten-free diet? Could my untreated Celiac have caused my brain lesions?
See below: An inflammatory attack on the coverings of nerves in the brain and spinal cord can cause loss of vision, weakness or paralysis, bowel or bladder dysfnctn, numbness or tingling, dizziness or imbalance, fatigue, cognitive and emotional problems, and eventual disability. However, in this day and age, we can treat and control this malady. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SEVERAL CHOICES: If you have relapsing-remitting form, many meds are available. Many ms specialists are now recommending using the most potent drugs available, especially in first few years. Tysabri, (natalizumab) followed by gilenya, and possibly bg-12 (not yet available) might be good items. Copaxone if a young women who wants kids, but not very potent. Vitamin d-3 supplements are crucial in some. See ms specialist. ...Read more
MS varies: MS is a variable illness. About 1/7 cases are very simple, with few attacks and symptoms. Many cases have multiple relapses, some cases result in progressive illness, and some rare cases are very aggressive or difficult to treat. MS has become a much more manageable illness with good outcomes over the past 20-30 years, although there are exceptions too. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Suggest you consider: Historically, the low fat swank diet seemed to improve the relapse rate, and two older nutritional studies confirmed a modest effect. A few doctors thought some foods to be harmful and looked at "pulse counting", but this has never been proven. Not a food, but vitamin d supplements seem quite important, as low levels result in worse outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: CP is not progressive, does not remit and is present from birth. If very mild, it may go unnoticed for awhile. Ms usually starts in mid-adulthood. Symptoms can come & go or move around to different places but eventually ms usually does progress. The one thing they do have in common is that they are neurological diseases and some treatment efforts can be similar. Perhaps a neurologist will say more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A phase: We conceive that ms starts with inflammatory attack on the central nervous system, followed by a less intensive but gradually deteriorating process which is termed degenerative. So, the original relapsing-remitting course transforms at some point to a secondary progressive process. Without treatment 90% proceed by 20 yrs. Yet, potent and early treatment is designed to prevent the disability. ...Read more
Some resources: This depends on what kind of questions. A neurologist, neurology medical provider, or an MS center could help. There are facebook pages where thousands of patients share information with each other. There are several helpful societies and websites, such as this one here: http://multiplesclerosis.com/us/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MS v ALS: One important difference- the brain or spinal cord MRI is often abnormal in MS, they are normal for ALS. The EMG is abnormal for ALS, it is normal for MS. MS often causes symptoms that affect touch sensation, ALS causes a painless weakness, no symptoms that affect sensation. MS often causes attacks, ALS is a progressive illness without attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer