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How do you differentiate bartter syndrome from gitelman syndrome?

How do you differentiate bartter syndrome from gitelman syndrome?

See below: Both Bartter and Gitelman syndrome has an impairment in one of the transporters involved in sodium chloride reabsorption in the loop of Henle and distal tubule, respectively. Therefore, low urine concentrating ability and normal or high urine calcium excretion is noted only in Bartter syndrome. ...Read more

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Can untreated gitelman syndrome (diagnosing now) cause a false positive on a VIP, 5hiaa & chromogranin test? 1 positive, 3 negatives for each.

Can untreated gitelman syndrome (diagnosing now) cause a false positive on a VIP, 5hiaa & chromogranin test? 1 positive, 3 negatives for each.

No: Hi. Gitelman's is a genetic disease of a salt transporter in the kidney tubule. VIP, 5-HIAA, and chromogranin A are all products of neuroendocrine cells. There is no relation between Gitelman's and neuroendocrine tissue. If one patient has all that going on, it's happenstance. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a patient diagnosed with Gitelman Syndrome to have high blood pressure?

Is it normal for a patient diagnosed with Gitelman Syndrome to have high blood pressure?

Not usually.: Gitelman's syndrome itself is not characterized by high blood pressure. Closely related syndromes may be associated but not this one. So people with Gitelman's syndrome may get hypertension, like any other person, but their chance of doing so is not increased because of having this genetic defect. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gitelman_syndrome ...Read more

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Could I have gitelman syndrome and not know? Fluctuating blood potassium levels, numbness, warm sensation, irreg. heartbeat, weakness, fatigue, dizzy

Could I have gitelman syndrome and not know? Fluctuating blood potassium levels, numbness, warm sensation, irreg. heartbeat, weakness, fatigue, dizzy

More workup needed : Gitelman is much more than just potassium levels, and they don't "fluctuate." You also don't really find any symptoms you can feel. It's quite rare, and the likelihood of you having it is extremely low. The presence of magnesium wasting is also part of the diagnosis. Your symptoms are likely something else like anxiety or a psychosomatic disorder and can be evaluated by a primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Treatments and management of exercise for a patient suffering from gitelmans syndrome?

Treatments and management of exercise for a patient suffering from gitelmans syndrome?

Exercise: Intense exercise that causes sweating can change electorlyes. You are safe doing low intensity exercise that does not lead to profuse sweating. Ie yoga, but any exercise at low intensity should be fine. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can anything else cause renal wasting of potassium and magnesium besides gitelman & bartters syndrome?

Can anything else cause renal wasting of potassium and magnesium besides gitelman & bartters syndrome?

Um...YES!!!: Hi. Silly question. OK, maybe you just don't know. Yes, there are MANY reasons for renal wasting of potassium besides Bartter's and the subset, Gitelman's syndromes. Do you have high blood pressure? No place to guess. See an endocrinologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Being diagnosed with Gitelman or Bartters syndrome? Should find out today. Already on Mag64 , K 20meq, would they add any other supplements??

Being diagnosed with Gitelman or Bartters syndrome? Should find out today. Already on Mag64 , K 20meq, would they add any other supplements??

Possibly: They may also add a potassium-sparing diuretic to your regime depending on how well your potassium is staying up with your current supplementation. ...Read more

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What's the Kundalini syndrome?

What's the Kundalini syndrome?

Kundalini: The kundalini syndrome has been reported in people with near-death experiences or with some types of yoga & meditation. The main sx is a feeling of energy or heat at the spine. It can also include severe headaches, sense of energy or heat in the hands, ecstasy, body tremor or vibration, sense of heat or cold moving through the body, sensing inner lights as well as other tactile experiences. ...Read more

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Can sjogen's syndrome be cured?

Can sjogen's syndrome be cured?

See below: There is no true cure for autoimmune diseases such as sjogren's---our goal is to put them into remission with medications so that you can feel better. ...Read more

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What is gillian barre syndrome?

What is gillian barre syndrome?

Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes. ...Read more

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What is XYY syndrome or disease?

What is XYY syndrome or disease?

Extra Y chromosome: About one man in 1000 has an extra Y chromosome and it's likely to be discovered only if there's some investigation because of some problem such as autism. This has given rise to the myth that autism, criminal behavior and so forth are more common in such men. They average taller and tend to get worse acne. The "criminal" claims haven't held up to real science. ...Read more

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How serious is Alstrom syndrome?

How serious is Alstrom syndrome?

Depends on Severity: In some cases there can be serious issues with liver, kidneys, bladder, & /or lungs. ...Read more

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What is dual retraction syndrome?

What is dual retraction syndrome?

Typo?: There is no such thing. Do you mean Duane's Retraction syndrome? If so, here you go: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duane_syndrome It's a rare congenital cause of strabismus (unable to move eye normally). If that is not what you meant, please ask your question again and clarify. ...Read more

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What is deletion syndrome 22q.11?

Highly variable: This is fairly common and quite variable clinically depending on the extent of the deletion. DiGeorge and velocardialfacial syndrome patients may have deletions here. There's a good review at http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/22q112-deletion-syndrome ...Read more

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What is stephen johnsons syndrome?

What is stephen johnsons syndrome?

SJS: A very serious skin reaction with very high morbidity and poor prognosis. Drugs are the most common cause, but viral infections (including hiv) have also been implicated. If there is even the slightest concern for sjs, you need to seek immediate dermatologic evaluation as this is a medical emergency. This is in the same family as erythema multiforme and toxic epidermal necrolysis. ...Read more

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How is Alstrom syndrome diagnosed?

How is Alstrom syndrome diagnosed?

Alstrom syndrome: Usually diagnosed clinically due to sparsity of labs that offer genetic testing for the condition. ...Read more