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Family medicine what causes cysts in the liver and in the thyroid?

Family medicine what causes cysts in the liver and in the thyroid?

Cysts: Cysts in the liver and in the thyroid are not related. Both are usually benign conditions. Most liver cysts are due to hemangioma blood collection and are usually benign. Some complex cysts need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Do family physicians have a duty to check the functionality of the vital organs of patients?

Do family physicians have a duty to check the functionality of the vital organs of patients?

Yes: If there's a strong family history of any serious medical condition e.G heart attack, diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, it's worth mentioning to your primary doctor and be pro-active about this so he/she can order regular blood testing or diagnostic work-up specific for a particular body system. Be frank and mention to your doctor of any lingering symptoms so appropriate work-up can be done. ...Read more

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Do family physicians have the responsibility to check functionality of vital organs of patients?

Do family physicians have the responsibility to check functionality of vital organs of patients?

Yes they do: Family physicians are trained to check, diagnose and treat functions of all vital organs.If there are any complicated cases they will refer the patient to appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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What is the medical name for the types of malignancy in your ovaries?

What is the medical name for the types of malignancy in your ovaries?

Various ___nomas: Carcinomas, germinomas, and sarcomas are some of the primary cancer types of the ovaries. A review of the epithelial cell , germ sell, and stromal cell types that can be the source of primary ovarian cancers can be found here : http://tinyurl.Com/7dk9qul there are many secondary (metastatic) types of malignancies that can move into the ovaries. ...Read more

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Who treats diseases of the thyroid?

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Who treats diseases of the thyroid?

Depends: Most cases of hypothyroidism are managed by family doctors. Hyperthyroidism can be treated by a combined team of family doctor, endocrinologist . Sometimes radiation oncologist and general surgeon are also involved in caring for patient with thyroid problems . ...Read more

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Which type of doctor specializes in the lymphatic system?

Which type of doctor specializes in the lymphatic system?

Depends: Depends on underlying condition. If a lymphoma, would consider a hematologist/oncologist. If due to an infection, would use an infectious diseases specialist. ...Read more

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Treatment for inflammation of the thyroid?

Treatment for inflammation of the thyroid?

Maybe nothing : Autoimmune thyroiditis doesn't require treatment unless the thyroid is either over or under active. Acute thyroiditis which can cause fever and be painful because of bacterial infection is treated. It is uncommon, however. Patients with autoimmune thyroiditis are routinely monitored to follow thyroid function. ...Read more

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Which is the impact of hemochromatosis on the individual, family and society?

Which is the impact of hemochromatosis on the individual, family and society?

Homework question: An individual with hemochromatosis dies in middle age unless diagnosed and treated. Treatment is extremely easy compared with the other common killers and leads to a healthy life. Sufferers are often accused of being alcoholics in denial if their physicians are unaware of hemochromatosis. I hope you can flesh this out for class. Noncompliance and ignorance kill. ...Read more

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Pancreatitis will show an increased level of amylase in the blood. What is the name of this test when I inquire of the medical oncologist?

Pancreatitis will show an increased level of amylase in the blood. What is the name of this test when I inquire of the medical oncologist?

Serum amylase: Presence of amylase in serum for short period of time after pancreatitis. This process managed by gastroenterologist and not medical oncologist who manages pancreatic cancer.Le of head and body rarely associated with amylase elevations but rather CEA or Ca19.9. When pancreatitis present there is usually marked abdominal pain due to necrosis of gland whereas body tumors give back pain. ...Read more

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What do doctors think of the recent discovery of the glymphatic system? What are known ways to improve the performance of that organ system?

What do doctors think of the recent discovery of the glymphatic system? What are known ways to improve the performance of that organ system?

Interesting: That's why I like medicine, there are always new things to discover or re-evaluation of things we thought we knew. Glymphatics have to do with the nervous system. Nervous system health advice includes the things that are good for general health (eat right, exercise, sleep, minimize stress) and USE of the brain. ...Read more

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What is the primary function of the endocrine system?

What is the primary function of the endocrine system?

Controls everything: The endocrine system is composed of "ductless" glands that produce various hormones. Thyroid hormone controls the bodies metabolism, adrenal hormone is involved with stress hormones, pituitary hormones control other hormones of the body including reproductive hormones. Insulin is a hormone that controls blood sugar. There are thousands of hormones in the body that control various systems. ...Read more

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Can you explain to me the primary and secondary immune response in terms of speed and number of antibodies produced?

Can you explain to me the primary and secondary immune response in terms of speed and number of antibodies produced?

Immunity: Very broad subject but the primary response is slower and takes time to make antibody to foreign particles. Secondary response is a memory response that occurs much swifter due to the primary response. The quantity of antibody is dependent on the infection and how long it lasts. There is no benefit to measure quantity. ...Read more

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Can you explain to me the primary and secondary immune response in terms of speed and number of antibodies produced?

Can you explain to me the primary and secondary immune response in terms of speed and number of antibodies produced?

Not in 400characters: Here's a good start in researching your homework assignment: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immune_system ...Read more

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Are the small vessels of the pituitary as susceptible to thrombosis as the vessels of the adrenal glands, or is adrenal insufficiency caused by thrombosis limited to adrenal glands only?

Are the small vessels of the pituitary as susceptible to thrombosis as the vessels of the adrenal glands, or is adrenal insufficiency caused by thrombosis limited to adrenal glands only?

Adrenal hemmorrhage: Adrenal hemorrhage can occur for a variety of reasons, one of which is adrenal vein thrombosis. This usually occurs in complicated settings (cancer, hypercoag states). Hemorrhage can destroy the glands. This does not usually occur in the pituitary. Except for sheehan's syndrome: postpartum pituitary hemorrhage due to shock/bleeding in a susceptible pituitary (enlarged and ready for lactation). ...Read more

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What are the risks/ benefits of thyroid removal for a patient who has hashimoto's with 3 benign nodules and indicators of hashimoto's encephalopathy?

What are the risks/ benefits of thyroid removal for a patient who has hashimoto's with 3 benign nodules and indicators of hashimoto's encephalopathy?

A brief answer: You should see your endocrinologist for both conditions. Steroid is usually the first line treatment for this type of encephalopathy. Thyroidectomy eliminates risk of thyroid cancer that can arise from hashimoto thyroiditis. Risks of thyroid surgery are hoarseness, hypoparathyroidism, anesthetic risk and a scar on lower neck. ...Read more

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Does family culture affect the rate of substance abuse among the members?

Does family culture affect the rate of substance abuse among the members?

Yes: It depends on accessibility and acceptance of abusive substance. In some cultures alcohol is part of tradition so it is easy to have access to the same. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more