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Is hereditary angioedema different from regular angioedema?

Is hereditary angioedema different from regular angioedema?

Allergy or not: Angioedema such as swelling of the tongue or lips can occur as the result of an allergy to food or medication. It is usually associated with hives (urticaria). The presence of hives essentially rules out the allergic cause making hereditary or acquired c-1 inhibitor deficiency likely. However, the lack of hives does not rule out allergy. See an allergist for further evaluation either way! ...Read more

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Angioedema (Definition)

A condition in which swelling occurs under the skin. Angioedema is due to fluid leaking from blood vessels usually due to an ...Read more


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Whats hereditary angioedema?

Whats hereditary angioedema?

Genetic disorder: HAE is genetic disorder resulting in unpredictable swelling of any part of the body. It is not caused by histamine, but a chemical caused bradykinin. When released in uncontrolled manner the part of the body where this occurs swells. Swelling occurs within 6-36 hours and if untreated resolves in 2-5 days. There is now a replacement enzyme for Type I and II. 4 on demand meds are FDA approved. ...Read more

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When does prophylaxis for hereditary angioedema become necessary?

It depends: Great question. It really depends on two factors: 1. The severity of the reactions, and 2. The frequency of the reactions. When the reactions become too severe and/or too frequent, prophylactic treatment is recommended. Now, what does too severe/frequent mean? It depends on the person. Ultimately, when the reactions impact a patient's daily life, it's time to consider prophylaxis. ...Read more

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Anyone here treat hereditary angioedema(hae)?

Anyone here treat hereditary angioedema(hae)?

allergists can help: There been exciting and new pharmaceutical options developed for the treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema. Typically board certified allergists are well-versed in the diagnosis and management of hereditary angioedema. ...Read more

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What cause hereditary angioedema?

HAE: Hereditary angioedema (hae) is caused by a an uncontrolled activation of a complex cascade of proteins called complement. Hae is a result of a deficiency or lack of functional c1 esterase inhibitor protein. Some patients are born with this problem while other may acquire a lack of c1 esterase inhibitor from an underlying disease such as cancer. There are new treatments available. ...Read more

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Is thre any treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura itp in pregnancy?

Is thre any treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura itp in pregnancy?

Yes.: Itp in pregnancy is treatable. It does depend on what medications have worked in the past. If the itp has never been treated, there are several options. Steroids are often used in pregnancy. The itp, even if treated in the mom, can cause low platelets in the newborn. This may be of more concern if mom has had her spleen removed or if othersib, inge have had trouble with low platelets at birth. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for familial adenomatous polyposis?

What is the treatment for familial adenomatous polyposis?

Colon resection: Confirming the diagnosis, usually total colectmy required, ( to rule out extra colonic tumors as in gardner syn. ). ...Read more

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How is chronic urticaria of children resolved? With allergy testing?

How is chronic urticaria of children resolved? With allergy testing?

See below: Allergy testing may hold an answer. However, with chronic urticaria, less than 5% of the time is a cause found. ...Read more

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How often should I be visiting my doctor for a rare disease known as: Homozygous FH Treatment: Taking multiple heart meds & PCSK9 inhibitor.

How often should I be visiting my doctor for a rare disease known as: Homozygous FH 
Treatment: Taking multiple heart meds & PCSK9 inhibitor.

Speak with your doc: Hi J.C. You should see your cardiologist and determine how frequently you should follow up with him or her. They will know you the best as well as how you are doing on your medicines. They can also help adjust your medicines or recommend more advanced treatment if needed. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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For what reason colon part is usually prone to cancer in hnpcc (hereditary hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer)?

For what reason colon part is usually prone to cancer in hnpcc (hereditary hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer)?

Genetic disorder: Hnpcc also called lynch syndrome results from at least four type of genetic defects involving genes needed for repair of damaged dna. See this site for more info. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/lynch-syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hereditary ovarian cancer?

What is the treatment for hereditary ovarian cancer?

Prevention.: Most hereditary ovarian cancer is caused by BRCA genes. The key is prevention. US, blood work and a physical exam every six moths. Oral contraceptives can decrease risk of ovarian cancer. If BRCA positive then removal of tubes and ovaries at about 35 or after childbearing. Need to make a cancer prevention plan with doctor. Also need close relatives to be aware of risk. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for familial polyposis?

Is there a treatment for familial polyposis?

FAP IS AN INHERITED: Condition in which numerous polyps form throughout the bowel. If you have a few, they can be endoscopically remomed. However, with time they become too numerous to treat this way individually. To prevent cancer, surgery is indicated, usually late teens to early 20's. But remember, these polyps can reccur throughout your stomach, snall and large bowels so close surveillance is definitely a must. ...Read more

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Please exlain alpha-fetoprotein testing for genetic disorders?

Please exlain alpha-fetoprotein testing for genetic disorders?

Alpha fetal protein: AFP is a fetal specific globulin, synthesized by the fetal yolk sac, gastrointestinal tract, and liver. The function of AFP is unknown. AFP blood levels can be measured during the second trimester to screen for open spina bifida and anencephaly, but can also uncover fetal abnormalities such as abdominal wall defects. AFP is also used in screening tests for downs syndrome and edwards syndrome. ...Read more

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Hi, dietary ideas for genetic heamocromtosis ... Male?

Hi, dietary ideas for genetic heamocromtosis ... Male?

It is iron overload: Hemochromatosis is a disease in which the body acculumates excessive iron and treatment of choice is to donate blood regularly until your iron level is down to normal/near normal range. Since it is a state of iron excess, you should minimize foods high in iron--spinache, redmeats, egg yokes, clams/oysters, beans, liver, artichokes etc...Check with doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any cure for angioeadema?

Any cure for angioeadema?

Depends: On the cause. Really there are few cures for anything in medicine, we just treat the symptoms. It might be something that one is exposed to that is causing the angioedema and by limiting that exposure it will stop the swelling. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for von hippel-lindau disease?

What is the treatment for von hippel-lindau disease?

Von Hippel-Lindau: Von hippel-lindau syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by the formation of tumors and fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in many different parts of the body. Tumors may be either noncancerous or cancerous and usually appear during young adulthood; however, the signs and symptoms of von hippel-lindau syndrome can occur throughout life. ...Read more

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