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Are neurological disorders commonly associated with celiac?

Are neurological disorders commonly associated with celiac?

Possibly: Celiac disease can be associates with peripheral neuropathy or ataxia. In some cases these syptoms become apparent before celiac disease is diagnosed. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Is tay-sach's disease associated with developing other genetic conditions?

Is tay-sach's disease associated with developing other genetic conditions?

Possibly: Because tay-sach's disease is one of several genetic diseases that can occur in people of ashkenazi jewish background, when screening is done for this disorder, usually several other disease states are screened for as well. This is a very complicated area to discuss and genetic counselling is best left to experts in this area. ...Read more

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What diseases are associated with raynaud's syndrome?

What diseases are associated with raynaud's syndrome?

Several: Raynaud's disease can be a primary vasospastic process whereas raynaud's phenomena is usually associated with collagen vascular diseases such as lupus, ra, scleroderma, etc. ...Read more

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What autoimmune diseases are associated with iritis?

What autoimmune diseases are associated with iritis?

Iritis: Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, lyme disease, syphilis, hla-b27 disease, trauma, herpes, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, toxoplasmosis, and many other issues may cause iritis. In many cases, no cause is found. You should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What are cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with obesity?

Obesity: Read this: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/weightmanagement/obesity/obesity-information_ucm_307908_article.Jsp.

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Which other diseases is associated with demyelinating disease besides ms?

Which other diseases is associated with demyelinating disease besides ms?

See below: Some hereditary problems called leukodystrophies, association with toxins, like glue sniffing, medication reactions, such as anti-cancer drugs. And, of course, many peripheral nerve problems which can demyelination of distal nerves, such as chronic inflammatory demyelinating radiculoneuropathy. ...Read more

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What other diseases are associated with celiac disease?

What other diseases are associated with celiac disease?

Celiac Disease: Uncommon but possible: autoimmune disorders, bone disease (osteoporosis, kyphoscoliosis, fractures), certain types of intestinal cancer, low blood count (anemia), low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), infertility or repeated miscarriage, liver disease http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001280/. ...Read more

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Which types of kidney diseases are associated with family history?

Which types of kidney diseases are associated with family history?

Examples include: Poly cystic kidney disease and fabry's disease. Also, many heritable illnesses like diabetes and hypertension and high cholesterol could precipitate kidney disease. Also, bad habits running in families e.g. Unhealthy eating habits will cause obesity and increase the risk of kidney disease. ...Read more

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What are health problems associated with chronic malnutrition?

What are health problems associated with chronic malnutrition?

Too many to list: Undernutrition - weakness, anemia, bone loss, infections, skin rashes, diarrhea, bleeding, tooth loss, infertitlity, etc. Overnutrition: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease etc. ...Read more

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What common conditions are associated with rheumatic arthritis?

What common conditions are associated with rheumatic arthritis?

RA: Common findings are joint pain, swelling, and deformity. Also fatigue, possible pulmonary, kidney, skin findings are common. ...Read more

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Disease processes associated with a high positive ANA other than autoimmune disorders?

Disease processes associated with a high positive ANA other than autoimmune disorders?

Positive ANA: Conditions that can result in an elevated ANA include autoimmune disorders, certain drugs, uncommon infections, chronic lung or liver disease, kidney failure, ultraviolet light therapy, malignancy, pregnancy, and false positive/lab error. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can stress coupled with anxiety trigger systemic lupus?

Can stress coupled with anxiety trigger systemic lupus?

Anxiety and Lupus: Stress and anxiety can clearly exacerbate the symptoms of any medical condition. The muscles in the body are tightening up, corticosteroids are being distributed, and there is a whole host of other body changes. Find ways to reduce stressors in your life, and try to teach yourself to focus on positives. Counseling could also help you develop tools to reduce stress and anxiety. ...Read more

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Is fatigue a symptom of or commonly associated with hypermobility syndrome?

Is fatigue a symptom of or commonly associated with hypermobility syndrome?

Yes: Fatigue is not a specific diagnostic criteria of JHS but many patients complain of this. I believe that much of this is a result of deconditioning due to inactivity, since hypermobility in and of itself should have no effect on fatigue. Unfortunately many patients avoid certain physical activity when in most cases they should be engaged in an appropriate physical therapy and home program. ...Read more

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Is there psychological disorders associated with crohns?

Is there psychological disorders associated with crohns?

Coping: Specific research on psychological disorders with crohns is slim, but one series of 110 patients showed a high incidence of depressed mood along with anxiety, especially when the disease is active [ http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19644430 ] not only are the gut and brain richly interconnected, but coping with any life-altering chronic disease is challenging. It takes both courage & support. ...Read more

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Do the adrenal glands of people with anorexia nervosa or other stress related disorders hypertrophy?

Do the adrenal glands of people with anorexia nervosa or other stress related disorders hypertrophy?

No: There is a lot of interesting research on release of stress hormones like cortisol in various psychiatric illnesses (e.g. Ptsd, anxiety, depression), but no evidence for hypoertrophy of glands due to increased stress. ...Read more