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How long to people diagnosed with benson's disorder generally live and in what condition? About how many people are believed to have been diagnosed?
Few yrs, rare: Benson's syndrome (also posterior-back brain-cortical atrophy) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder start in vision cnter with inability to recognize familiar objects or people. It is a syndrome, because it can be part of another disease, such as alzheimers or jacob-creutzfeld). Mild to severe, 1 to >10 yrs, stable for yrs or progressive disability. First 2 yrs at specialized center is crucial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any physical disorders or diseases where it's highly recommended to get a massage everyday?
Daily, No: Some rehab programs may utilize massage in their injury treatment program 2-3 times a week. Sometimes in late pregnancy, a weekly massage. Pro/highly competitive athletes may have weekly massages during their "season" or ramping up to their main event and then one after their competition. However, for most of us, once a month is usually sufficient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: High cholesterol can be genetic, secondary to thyroid disease or other illnesses, and can be aggravated by certain medications. Equally important is diet. Regardless of the cause, it can cause premature heart disease. You should exercise, eat a heart healthy diet, and stop smoking. It could save your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Technically, no.: It's most likely what people call night terrors, or it's flash backs to traumas that appear in ptsd poeple's dreams as if occuring again. There is no official diagnosis of chronic nightmare disorder just night terror disorder - chronic nightmares causing awakening in the middle of the night with no memory of doing so. Commonly "flash backs" are understood as ptsd memories come back to life again. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Social Anxiety D/O?: Symptoms of a social anxiety disorder can including being worried about being judged by others or doing something to embarrass yourself around others. You could turn pink, sweat, tremble, suddenly find it hard to talk or make eye contact or have a shaky voice. You might avoid doing things w people so that you don't do something embarrassing ; you likely make an effort to never be the center of >. ...Read more
Possible association: Nightmares occur in rem sleep, while night terrors occur in deep sleep. Nightmares can be a symptom of post traumatic stress disorder or be related to worry/ anxiety, but they can also be a normal phenomenon. If frequent, an overnight sleep study may reveal medical conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very similar terms: and often used interchangeably, however more often disease involves a pathogen, like bacterial or viral infection, or structural abnormality or dysfunction such as in heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney disease, etc A disorder more often connotes disruption/disturbance of normal physiologic, physical or mental function which may be acquired or present from birth(mood or genetic d/o) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer