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Mongolians: I was unable to identify any specific diseases that affect people of Mongolian decent. It should be noted that Mongolism (Down's Syndrome) is not so named because of any genetics in people of Mongolian descent. There is fascinating information about the "super Y"chromosomes passed on through Genghis Kahn for many generations. For a great read see: ...Read more
Yes: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is one.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you please specifically list all conditions or diseases that can result or bring on added inches of growth in height in adults years past puberty?
Growth: I am not aware of any. Once the growth plates in the bones have fused, you're done. Keep in mind that there are variations between AM and PM based on separation of your vertebrae, and of course there can be errors in measurement. ...Read more
Hello sir. I am suffering from eczema now a days, this is my second time when i fall in this disease, and it specifically attacks in summer.
Congenital heart : Wpw is a congenital heart condition -- hence it is also associated with many other congenital heart condition --. ...Read more
Can pelvic surgeries cause a flare up in crohns disease symptoms. More specifically a robotic cystecomy??
I would like some information on raynaud's disease please? Specifically, what are the best available treatments both in the country and outside of it?
See details: Treatment starts with minimizing exposure of the skin to cold. Calcium channel blockers such as Nifedipine are the next step. Other treatments include sidenafil and there are also agents available for severe disease in all else fails. See a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. ...Read more
Why would I have been told specifically that I had epstein - barre virus and not mono.? Is that the yuppy disease of the 80s& is it now cfs
"mono" is vague: Many different infections cause the "mononucleosis-like syndrome" (including, unfortunately, primary HIV infection). By doing specific testing, it sounds like your doc has ruled out (usually by doing a "torch panel" blood test, and hopefully HIV screening and PCR testing for hiv) the really other causes, and reached a specific conclusion about the cause and prognosis. And mono isn't same as cfs. ...Read more
A possible trigger: The cause of minimal change disease is not fully known but it is believed to be an immune disorder in which t cells release a cytokine that damages the epithelial foot processes of the glomeruli. This leads to a leakage of Albumin by the kidney. Certain events such as a viral infection, an allergic reaction, a bee sting, or an immunization may trigger an attack of mcd. ...Read more
What effect does fasting have on blood pressure specifically (age 15-20)? And does heart disease affect blood pressure?
Fasting makes your body go into a stress response mode. Blood pressure might go up slightly.
Remember that BP=SVxTPR
Blood Pressure=Stroke Volume x Total Peripheral Resistance
Total Peripheral Resistance=Stroke volume x Heart Rate
The physiology behind Blood Pressure tries to maintain harmony even while fasting at all ages. Heart disease is a general term-it does effect the equation. ...Read more
Are there such thing as lipid lowering drug? Can it be used to lose weight or is it specifically to treat heart diseases?
Maybe: Depends on the lung disease, but usually not. ...Read more
According to a recent genetic test, I have a 65% chance of developing heart disease before 55. What specifically should I do to mitigate the risk?
What could cause colon diseases (specifically colitis and ulcerative colitis) and abdominal bloating problems?
SIJ Subluxation: ? About intestinal spasm causing inflammation, bleeding, & bloating. These are symptoms along a spectrum from mild (IBS) to severe diarrhea (Crohn's) to bleeding (Ulcerative Colitis). The likely etiology of these disorders are varying degrees of autonomic dysfunctions. IBS-D reflects parasympathetic overdrive & IBS-C reflects sympathetic overdrive. ...Read more
Whats more accurate a cardiac MRI or an mdct ....Specifically for adult congenital heart disease? Whats the prefrence between the 2?
Can low dose of amitriptyline take away symptoms of celiac disease? Specifically, chronic diarrhea and lack of appetite?
Combating symptoms: Amitriptylene has anticholinergic and antihistaminic side effects that can slow the bowel and increase appetite. In this way it can counteract some of the symptoms you're having (the chronic diarrhea and poor appetite). You'll need to work with your doctor to arrive at a dose that works well for you, balancing out these processes in a positive way. You'll still need to avoid gluten. ...Read more
Is coronary artery disease the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction? More specifically how are they related?
HEART ATTACK: Coronary artery disease is disease of the arteries to your heart. Atherosclerosis is hardening of those arteries. Myocardial infarction is injury to your heart muscle because oxygen carrying blood could not get thru your diseased , hardened coronary arteries. = heart attack. ...Read more
On memory tests I score well above average. I have difficulty learning new words though. Is there any disorder which specifically affects vocab memory?
Learning semantics, : the meaning of words, is a complex task of higher order cognition, as described on http://www.indiana.edu/~hlw/Meaning/learning.html. It may, therefore, be difficult for a person whose neuropsychological function in short-term, active-working & long-term memory is intact. A neuropsychological exam can define the area of impairment. ...Read more
What are signs that you may be developing an eating disorder?Specifically anorexia and possibly bulimia?
Eating disorders: Anorexia nervosa, bulemia, & other eating disorders are potentially life-threatening diseases best treated by providers who have substantial clinical experience in dealing, on both an outpatient & inpatient basis, with the conditions. There are centers of excellence at many tertiary institutions that combine the expertise of many specialists--find one near you please if you think you are at risk. ...Read more
This may help: http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/beta-microglob/tab/test/.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are anxiety disorders specifically ocd in my case a result of the secretion of too much cortisol?
What are the most common causes in disorders of the TMJ specifically when a patient has pain when trying to open widely the lower jaw?
Causes: Included, but not limited to traumatic joint damage, stretched ligaments, bruxism/clenching, malocclusion, lack of anterior guidance, para functional habits, occlusal interferences, anatomy of the joint itself, and many other causes. If you have a problem, seek treatment before chronic dysfunction becomes acute. Start with your Dentist. ...Read more
How long should I expect to take an ssri (specifically, lexapro) for generalized anxiety disorder? I am engaged in counseling and other strategies.
Variable: Some people with generalized anxiety d/o continue supportive medications like Lexapro (escitalopram) indefinitely; others for more limited time depending on their work in psychotherapy and life practices. Lexapro (escitalopram) has good anti-anxiety effects, and is relatively safe in that it does not build tolerance like benzodiazepines & specific sleep medications do. Please discuss your personal situation w/your own doctor. ...Read more
Neurologists diagnose and treat nervous system/brain disorders, but what do they specifically do for treatment?
Various: I prescribe medications for seizures, ms, parkinson dz, headache, stroke...And many other conditions which don't need surgery. I inject Botox for dystonia, spasticity, and headache. I do nerve blocks for headache and some limb nerve pain problems. I do soft tissue injections for bursitis and inflamed si joints. But most importantly, i try to find out what's wrong. It all starts there. ...Read more
Several disorders: Epilepsy (recurring seizures) can occur in several different types of inherited biochemical diseases, including organic acidemias, urea cycle disorders, fatty acid oxidation defects, and biotinidase deficiency. Temporal lobe seizures, often with sensory or auditory hallucinations, are usually not metabolic but may run in a family which is passing a genetic mutation from one generation to the next. ...Read more
How can I find a doctor in my city that deals specifically with bipolar disorder? My gp has been handling my medications for the past few years.
Ask around: People you could ask include your gp, or people at your local chapter of organizations of patients suffering from mental illness and their families - examples of which in the us would be nami.Org, nmha.Org and dbsalliance.Org. ...Read more