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Disease Describe Feature
Canavan Disease: Canavan disease is a cerebral degenerative disease of infancy in which the brain degenerates into spongy tissue riddled with microscopic fluid-filled spaces. Symptoms appear in the first 3 to 6 months of life and progress rapidly--including lack of motor development, feeding difficulties, abnormal large, poorly controlled head. More at: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/canavan/canavan. Htm. ...Read more
What kind?: I need more info to answer your question. How do you know it is a brain disease? In general, the brain is an organ just like your heart, lungs and liver. Things can go wrong in a number of ways: biochemically, electrically or structurally. ...Read more
Many: There are many diseases that affect the breast. They range from benign tumors (such as a fibroadenoma) to cancerous tumors (such as ductal carcinoma) to infection (like mastitis). If you are having any breast pain or nipple discharge, or find a lump in your breast, you might consider seeing a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: There are many types of biliary tract diseases. Some are from birth defects, some are from gallstones, some are from biliary blockage such as rarely cancers or cysts. Pain or bloating pressure in the upper abdomen, frequent nausea, and abnormal blood tests can be a symptom. Yellow jaundice can sometimes occur. ...Read more
Not necessarily: While Parkinson's disease does have a "classic" or "typical" set of symptoms, these symptoms can also be caused by drugs, toxins, trauma, etc. The only way to determine whether you truly have Parkinson's disease is to see a physician (e.g. Neurologist) who will ask you about your symptoms and perform a physical exam to see if your symptoms are consistent with Parkinson's disease. ...Read more
Ischemic stroke: Carotid artery disease usually occurs at the origin of the internal carotid artery at the neck and results from plaque build up. The main concern is that blood clots may for from turbulent blood flow this plaque causes, and the clot may travel upward and block an important brain artery, causing a stroke. It is a common found and commonly treated cause for stroke. Several options exist. ...Read more
What is dilated cardiomyopathy and what echocardiographic features may suggest this disease? Thanks
I'm not a cardiologist, but here is some info for you on the subject.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/dilated-cardiomyopathy/basics/definition/con-20032887 ...Read more
I had miscarriage 9months before but nw we are trying for have baby, but my pelvic report impression shows features s/o poly cystic ovarian disease.?
You can't judge that: From an ultrasound. If I you are having regular cycles, keep trying. ...Read more
In an article in the american heart and stroke association enlarged perivascular spaces on MRI are a feature of cerebral small vessel disease. True?
Not necessarily: Generally, when one speaks about enlarged perivascular spaces, that is just what it is. A larger space around the vessels as they travel in the arachnoid space in the brain. These are often called virchow robin spaces and are normal variant. Sometimes, small vessel disease can lead to microinfarcts that lead to atrophy. This loss of volume can lead to the appearance of larger perivascular spaces. ...Read more
A general question: Blood consists of cells and fluid (plasma). Cells are of 3 general types: white blood cells (which fight infection), red blood cells (which carry oxygen), and platelets (which initiate blood clots). Plasma carries proteins, such as antibodies, and nutrients. A disturbance of any component of the above constitutes a blood disorder. Anemia is the commonest disorder with many causes. ...Read more
Weight concern: "eating disorders" encompass a wide range of conditions and behaviors, but are almost always characterized by excessive weight concern and using unhealthy or maladaptive methods to control weight. Anorexia nervosa is charactized by low weight and restricting, whereas bulimia nervosa is characterized by binging then a behavior in response to the binge (ie vomiting). ...Read more
Bleeding disorder: There is abnormal bleeding such as in the bowel movements, in the urine, nose bleeds, under the skin, or in women: abnormally heavy or frequent menstrual periods. The most common result is anemia. The most severe result is intracranial bleeding (stroke due to bleeding). ...Read more
Depression & mania: Formerly "manic depression, " bipolar disorder includes periods of major depression, & other periods of mania or hypomania. Although there is a "mixed" type where these periods overlap, most bipolar disorder has long & separate times of either low or high mood, making it different than short-term "mood swings". Meds usually treat bipolar well. For lots of good info, see: http://tinyurl. Com/c2qry8. ...Read more
If we have one or two clinical features of personality disorder, does that mean we are having that personality disorder?
A general question: Blood consists of cells and fluid (plasma). Cells are of 3 general types: white blood cells (which fight infection), red blood cells (which carry oxygen), and platelets (which initiate blood clots). Plasma and lymph carry proteins, such as antibodies. Anemia is the commonest disorder with many causes. Leukemia is a cancer of the wbcs. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph glands (nodes). ...Read more
Hallmark: The hallmark of borderline is unstable relationships. ...Read more
A broad topic: The autonomic nervous system controlls body functions that occur automatically. This includes heart rate, breathing, blood pressure and sweating among others. Autonomic disorder can be many and varied. An example would be failure of the blood pressure to increase when stading from a lying position causing dizziness or fainting. Another may be a fast resting heart rate. Talk to your doctor for more. ...Read more
It is a broad topic. Difficult to cover here. Please refer to the site:
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/marfan_syndrome. ...Read more
See below: Dsm-iv, the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders-4th edition, defines the essential feature of odd as a recurrent pattern of behavior with negativity, defiance, disobedience, and hostility directed toward authority figures. ...Read more
Do you believe it's possible to control Bipolar Disorder (w/ minor psychotic features) by living a healthy lifestyle alone?
If your healthy: Lifestyle includes use of a good mood stabilizer ...Read more
I got a diagnoses of dsm axis 2 personality disorder with features of narcissistic, borderline, ocd, dependent and histrionic. Why such a loose defini?
"Features" only: Key word here is "features" of various personality types. The interviewer noted that you have a fixed pattern of relating to the world and others no matter what the situation (personality disorder). This apparently includes features found in several personality disorders but no definitive one stood out. Firmer delineation may come over time, but characteristics of these disorders may overlap. ...Read more
Is overlap myelodysplasticity myeloproliferative disorder a name for one disorder with common features of two disorders or the one blood disorder?
Spectrum of disease: Myelodyaplastic syndrome is a type of myeloproliferative disorder. So it's one disease but there is a spectrum. Myelodyaplasia means abnormal looking blood cells seen in your blood or in the bone marrow. This is usually due to an underlying bone marrow issue like infection or a possible bone marrow cancer and a bone marrow biopsy could be warranted at this point. Talk to your doctor. Take care. ...Read more