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Have The Experts Figured Out What Causes Alzhiemers In Younger People
Often genetic: Familial ad(fad) is often a result of presenilin genes that are passed on via our genetics. It is uncommon, but you will see large amount of family members affected by ad often before age 50. A times, there maybe a mutation responsible for the ad, that will not be passed on in the genes to other family members. T. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have suffered from RLS (restless legs) since childhood (runs in the family - many generations). What's the best way to get in touch with experts?
Accessing Healthcare: It is always best to start with your family physician. This is how medical care is set up. Your family doctor will most likely have some experience with this common problem. If they feel uncomfortable managing a problem then they will most likely have an idea who in your community would be best to see. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Shocked to find on facebook so many classmates died in their 50s. What are major causes of death at that age?
I know several people who have benefited from the injectable form of the hCG for weight loss - what is the consensus out there on this?
HCGdiet looks unsafe: The HCG diet has a person eating 500 calories a day for more than a month. That's just one big slice of pizza a day. A 4-month old baby eats 500 calories a day. Anybody on 500 calories a day is on a starvation diet and will lose weight. It doesn't sound safe. Extremely low calorie diets don't work because the weight comes back when one starts eating again. Long-term lifestyle changes are needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Some adults talked about their own microcephaly in the news. Do you think new Zika microcephaly causes different brain damage compared to past causes?
Definitions matter: Microcephaly just means a relatively small head, and you can mild forms as normal variants or have it secondary to poor brain growth.If the brain is not healthy enough to enlarge normally, the cranium does not enlarge at a normal rate. There are other viral illnesses that cause brain damage when they occur during pregnancy, but Zika seems to be more dramatic in its effect. ...Read more
I know several people in one family that developed Schoenfeld's Syndrome from vaccines. What is the genetic abnormality that causes this rare event?
No real disorder yet: "Autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants" is a hypothesis proposed by Dr. Schoenfeld, for a group of symptoms that may be related to exposure to adjuvants. A syndrome is just a group of symptoms that seem to be related or proven to be related. As more research is done in the future, we will be able to tell if this is a real disorder or not (time will tell). ...Read more
No: This information is always confidential and that is the best policy. ...Read more
Noticed how many ran to the toilette at recent conference. In an audience of 1000 people, generally speaking, how many of those people are incontinent?
If u r talking about: Overactive bladder (oab), the female/male ratio is about 17%/16%, respectively, in over 18 years old and 12.2 million adults have urge incontinence (ui). One in five adults over age 40 are affected by oab or recurrent symptoms of urgency and frequency. An estimated 17 million community-dwelling adults in the United States have daily ui and 33 million suffer from the overlapping condition of oab. ...Read more
How many pyelonephritis cases develop into urosepsis per year and where can I find this sort of information?
CDC.GOV: Will have that info statistics for you. ...Read more
What is the genetic component to autoimmune disease? I know someone with 6 people in their family with them...& all are neurological..Ms..Cidp...Etc.
Multiple sclerosis : Good question. Many autoimmune disorders have a prominent genetic predisposition with variable degree of inheritance. We believe most of those conditions require a dual trigger: one being the genetic predisposition and the other some type of environmental trigger (viral infection) that starts the immunological reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are symptoms of colon cancer in a male.What one symptom should one look out for among other symptoms & in how many years does it progress.
Male or female: Occult bleeding found on testing would be an early sign Obvious bleeding Stool changes, obstipation,, constipation, obstruction, weight loss, palpable abdominal mass, and signs of metastatic disease. The large bowel may have a large lesion before any signs, and that is why colonoscopy is considered as we age. ...Read more
How much truth is there in the existence of myofascial syndrome? In what populations/situations does it tend to be most prevalent? Causes? Symptoms?
VERY TRUE!!!!!: I've been in medicine for 30 years and that syndrome is the scourge of humanity. 15 years ago i stumbled on it after taking an acupuncture course and it opened my eyes to a new view of the human body and pain. See my files, see my wellness suggestions, find a chiropractor, massage person and an acupuncturist. They all have to be used in combo. Self-care is mandatory, lo-carb, epsom salts soaking! ...Read more
Chonic pancreatitis: how many ppl die in a year due to this? How many are diagnosed in a year. Can this shut down other organs?
Varies on the cause: "Chronic" pancreatitis is a misnomer. The disease is actually recurrent attacks of (acute) pancreatitis. Every attack is different & has a different severity. Acute pancreatitis can affect other organs: when inflamed, pancreas releases digestive enzymes inside the body (instead of the intestines, 4 food). The organs get digested instead. 9 of 200,000 ppl have it, only 20-30% survive 10 yrs from Dx ...Read more
What are the chances of someone in their mid/late 20s to get Colon Cancer. Seems like I hear more people in their 20s than any other age range online?
Pretty unlikely: According to American Cancer Society: "Overall, 90% of new cases and 94% of deaths occur in individuals 50 and older." http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-028312.pdf An Australian group puts the risk at age 30 at 1/7000. https://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/risk-factors/age ...Read more
How common is HIV in teens in the state of PA? Do all people who have unprotected sex get HIV? Who's it more common in?
High carb diet: The main reason for fatty liver is the reason for fat in other parts of the body as well- a diet high in sugars and starches (esp. high fructose corn syrup). The good news is a low-starch diet can help reverse it. See http://www.naturalnews.com/036466_NAFLD_natural_treatment.html for details. Weight loss, exercise & herbs can help as well. ...Read more
Why hasn't there been a set cure for acne when we know the causes of it and have been able to discover so many brilliant things in medicine?
Are there common cases where people wouldn't have symptoms of pinworms, and how would they ever find out?
PINWORM: Gravid female worms come down at nite, lays eggs around anal skin, eggs hatch with help of oxygen, cause auto infection; also, sheded eggs from cloths contaminate others. If you think, you have been exposed and you got the worm, one test is placing tape on skin around anus so that egg (if any) get attached, then it is tested for ova. If you are scared, just take the treatment, it won't hurt. ...Read more
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