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Diseases Caused By Stachybotrys Chartarum
Im pretty sure the black mold growing in my room is Stachybotrys, ive been exposed to it for about a month now, what should I do?
Stop worrying: In my opinion, the black mold business is the invention of lawyers and scaremongers. I've reviewed the claims of "neurotoxins" a few months ago and was unimpressed. The vast majority of scientific opinion is with me on this. You're a grown man now and you can clean your own room -- and ignore internet stuff intended to terrify you. ...Read more
Can i assume a link between my severe reaction to an exposure to stachybotrys a few weeks ago to my emergency admittance for the flu two days ago?
Possible: In the world of medicine any thing is possible so get it worked. ...Read more
Genes: Wilson's disease is due to mutations in the wilson disease protein (atp7b) gene. Wilson's - konovalov's disease or hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues like the liver and cornea; this manifests as neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease. It is treated with medication and sometimes liver transplant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any single disease or condition that can cause very bad reactions to a lot of medications? These bad reactions were not present in the past but started over time. Bad reactions started even to the same medications used in the past, previously wel
Psychological issues: Psychological issues are commonly underneath it all but there is a condition of multiple drug sensitivities. If some of your reactions are to critical medications you could see an allergist to determine if some form of desensitization is worthwhile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really "disease": Some psychotropic medications -- especially antipsychotics -- can cause movement disorders such as tardive dyskinesia and parkinsonian-like syndromes. These may be permanent, even after stopping the medication. Some, like zyprexa and seroquel especially, can cause weight gain and metabolic syndrome. Mood stabilizers like Depakote may do this too. Lithium can cause hypothyroidism, etc. ...Read more
What causes the scheuermann's disease? My uncle, my grandfather has it and now I have it. Is it iherited ? Or how does it occur ?
Not known for sure: Scheuermann juvenile kyphosis or Scheuermann disease is most frequent cause of kyphosis in adolescence. However, natural history and genetic basis is still unknown. Reports of identical radiological changes in monozygotic twins, siblings, and transmission over three generations suggest underlying heritability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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