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Doctor insights on: Familial Osteochondromatosis

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Is frey's syndrome familial?

Is frey's syndrome familial?

No: Frey's syndrome is also called auriculotemporal nerve syndrome. This occurs after damage to this nerve in the face from trauma (birth trauma, gun shot, surgery, etc) and as the nerve "regrows" it goes to the surface rather than to the salivary gland. When a person eats something and salivates, the develop a red, non-itchy rash along the face where the nerve is. It's not familial. ...Read more

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What are familial polyps?

What are familial polyps?

Genetic: A hereditary inherited polyposis syndrome. The polyps can become cancerous. Familial adenomatous polyposis requires surgery. ...Read more

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How can I cure familial dysbetalipo proteinemia?

How can I cure familial dysbetalipo proteinemia?

Niacin: Niacin (nicotinic acid, Vitamin B3) is the safest, cheapest, most effective lipid lowering substance there is. Niacin lowers total cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides, and raises HDL. Adjust the dose as required--1,000-2,000 mg/day should be enough. Niacin will cause "hot flashes" for 20-30 minutes, due to vasodilation. Just think of it as "burning up the cholesterol"--should go away. ...Read more

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My cholesteral level is 310 does that mean I am more likely to have familial cholesteolimia being as it's so high. Thanks?

My cholesteral level is 310 does that mean I am more likely to have familial cholesteolimia being as it's so high.   Thanks?

Unlikely: Your high cholesterol may have a hereditary component, but it does the fit usual pattern of familial hypercholesterolemina. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Who can get familial cjd?

Who can get familial cjd?

Parent to child: Creutzfeldt-jakob disease, or cjd, is a disease similar to mad cow disease and is caused by a miss-folded protein in your brain. Unlike other forms of the disease, cjd is thought to be familial, being passed from parent to child, in about 10% of cases. ...Read more

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What is familial paroxysmal polyserositis?

What is familial paroxysmal polyserositis?

Familial Mediterrane: This is more commonly known as Familial Mediterranean Fever. This is a genetic illness, commonly found in people who lived around the Mediterranean that is inflammatory and causes a variety of symptoms with a fever and attacks of abdomenal pain, joint attacks, chest pain, muscle aches, skin rashes. Your physicians can help clarify how it affects you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of familial hypertension?

What are the symptoms of familial  hypertension?

None: Hypertension is so dangerous because it causes few if any symptoms. People can have heart and brain damage from many years of high blood pressure and not know it. BP should be routinely checked once a year. ...Read more