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Dr. Michael Michaels
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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more


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Is it ok to have hematuria for over 7 months?

Is it ok to have hematuria for over 7 months?

Here are some. ..: For someone at 50, hematuria alone should incite personal concern and professional urge to initiate a comprehensive evaluation; don't wait but go to see urologist now. As to being okay or not for 7 months, that depends the degree and duration of bloody urine. For usual healthy persons, they can tolerate a blood loss of 45 cc daily without much negative impact to red blood cell counts. Go... ...Read more

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Is alcoholism all bad?

Is alcoholism all bad?

Nothing Good: Alcoholism damages the body, destroys the liver, weaknes the heart and cause dementia. These are the three major organs to sustain life. It also destroys relationships and work productivity. So I am sorry but I cannot find anything good in this. If you are using alcohol as a sedative or pain reliever there are better alternatives. ...Read more

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What is iga hematuria?

What is iga hematuria?

IgA Nephropathy: Jack: IgA nephropathy is inflammation of kidneys where immunoglobulin IgA deposits in the renal system - patients experience hematuria - blood in urine. The cause is unknown. The kidneys function well however, in some people there is progression to worsening disease. A kidney specialist must oversee care. Sometimes, IgA nephropathy can be is assoc. With rheumatic disease like Ank. Spondylitis. ...Read more

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Is alcoholism a disease?

Is alcoholism a disease?

Alcoholism a disease: Alcoholism a disease due to:
Short Term Health Risks
•Motor vehicle crashes, falls, drownings,
•Homicide, Suicide, Sexual assault
•Alcohol Poisoning
•Risky sexual behaviors leading to pregnancy or STD
Long Term Health Risks
•High blood pressure, Heart disease, Stroke, Liver disease
Cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, and colon
•Memory problems, Dementia
Depression, Anxiety ...Read more

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What is done for alcoholism?

What is done for alcoholism?

Treatment: Behavior methods have been successful in helping many become sober and reducing risk of relapse. First step is to approach your doctor and assess the impact on your brain and body. Then obtain treatment referrals. ...Read more

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Can alcoholism be inherited?

Can alcoholism be inherited?

Yes: Having one parent with alcoholism increases one's chances of having this problem. Your chances increase if both parents are alcoholic. Being aware of this and avoiding drinking too much will help. It may be best to figure out a way to have a happy life without having to drink at all. There are lots of very happy people who do not drink. (like me). Good luck to you. ...Read more

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How is alcoholism dangerous?

How is alcoholism dangerous?

Alcoholism Health Ri: Short Term Health Risks
•Motor vehicle crashes, falls, drownings,
•Homicide, Suicide, Sexual assault
•Alcohol Poisoning
•Risky sexual behaviors leading to pregnancy or STD
•Miscarriage and stillbirth
Long Term Health Risks
•High blood pressure, Heart disease, Stroke, Liver disease
Cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, and colon
•Memory problems, Dementia
Depression, Anxiety ...Read more

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What are symptoms of alcoholism?

What are symptoms of alcoholism?

Withdrawal and drinking despite negative consequences: When someone drinks depite negative consequences. If alchohol "calls " them and/or they have withdrawal when they stop. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is alcoholism?

What sort of problem is alcoholism?

A serious one.: Alcoholism is a disease that affects mind, body & spirit. One loses control of alcohol use, is preoccupied w alcohol & continues to drink alcohol in spite of problems related to it's use. One may drink more than intended & over time may need to drink larger amounts of alcohol to obtain the same effect. Attempts to cut down on use or to stop use may have been unsuccessful. Alcoholism creates > ...Read more

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What causes hematuria in the urine?

What causes hematuria in the urine?

See below: Hematuria is a term applied to blood in the urine, either frank blood or cola coloured urine or microscopic amounts. There are numerous causes, either from bladder or kidneys. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Alcoholism?

What are the symptoms of Alcoholism?

Alcoholism Symptoms: Alcoholism affects body and mind leading to symptoms, diseases and disorders.
Medical symptoms and conditions due to:
•GI Disorders
•High blood pressure, Heart disease, Stroke, Liver disease
Cancer of, mouth, throat, liver, and colon.
Delirium
•Memory problems, Dementia
Psychiatric Symptoms and conditions due to:
•Psychotic Disorder, Homicide
Depression, Suicide
Anxiety Disorder, Insomnia ...Read more

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Can I die from alcoholism if I ignore it?

Alcohol and death: Absolutely you can die. Alcoholism adversely affects every organ in the body except the kidneys. It also affects families, relationships and employment. If one can't control their drinking, there is help out there. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Have you tried medications for alcoholism?

Have you tried medications for alcoholism?

YES HAVE PRESCRIBED: There are two approaches ; 1. To reduce cravings using either Campral or naltrxone or 2. The deterrent Antabuse (disulfiram) that only reacts if you are exposed to alcohol. The deterrent works by blocking the breakdown of alcohol with a build up of one of the metabolites and this leads to nausea, vomiting, and elevated blood pressure. Varying response rates to these to be honest. Have to really want it! ...Read more

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Docs, could a uretocele cause terminal hematuria?

Usually not...: Ureterocele itself usually will not cause hematuria or terminla hematuria. If ureterocele with stone stuck inside, some heamturia may happen. Terminal hematuria suggests some bleeding from th urothelium in the prostate urethra. ...Read more

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Why are there racial disparities in regards to alcoholism?

Historically...: ... In populations that have had access to alcohol for thousands of years, persons with genetic tendency toward alcoholism were likely start drinking as children, and to die young, therefore unlikely to reproduce, breeding this sensitivity out of the population. Groups to whom alcohol was introduced only a few hundred years ago have not had time to do that. ...Read more

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How to treat alcoholism?

Alcoholism: If you haven't lost control over the use of alcohol, treatment may involve reducing your drinking. If you're dependent on alcohol, simply cutting back is ineffective. Giving up alcohol entirely must be part of your treatment goal. There are many ways to treat alcoholism, including aa, counseling, residential treatment programs, medications (antabuse, naltrexone, campral). ...Read more

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Is there a cure for alcoholism?

No: Alcohol can produce physical and psychological dependance. While there is no cure of alcoholism, treatments do exist. Psychological counselling and support (aa for example) along with medications can help. Acamprosate can decrease the relapse rate. Disulfiram produces severe nausea when alcohol is ingested and makes drinking unpleasant. Naltrexone can decrease the craving for alcohol. ...Read more

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Am I becoming an alcoholic? What are the signs of alcoholism?

Am I becoming an alcoholic? What are the signs of alcoholism?

Alcoholism: Hello utah. I think there are five good questions to answer. 1. Do you think you drink too much? 2. Do your friends or family think you drink too much? 3. Do you have any legal trouble from your drinking? 4. Is your job at risk? And 5. Is your health at risk from drinking alcohol?

A very good place to start this discussion is with your family physician. There is also good aa meetings in slc. ...Read more

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Is alcoholism a diease or addiction?

Alcoholism Disease: Alcoholism is both a Disease and Addiction.
Health Risks
• High blood pressure, Heart disease, Stroke, Liver disease
Cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, and colon
• Memory problems, Dementia
Depression, Anxiety.
It is Addiction due to:
• Craving
• Denial
• Giving excuses
• Tolerance
• Continued use even with severe impairment of functioning
Withdrawal symptoms ...Read more

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Are there medicinal treatment option for curing alcoholism?

Are there medicinal treatment option for curing alcoholism?

No: Most mental health professionals would agree that there is no cure for alcoholism. There are several medications on the market to assist with sobriety. Millions of individuals have overcome their illness by maintaining sobriety through twelve step programs like alcoholics anonymous. ...Read more

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What are the effects of alcoholism on the gut?

What are the effects of alcoholism on the gut?

See below: Inflamation of the lining causing bleeding, ulcers, occasional malabsortion. It there is liver disease, there may be swelling of certain blood vessels and bleedimg temdencies. ...Read more

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Cure for alcoholism naltrexone?

Cure for alcoholism naltrexone?

Not a cure: Naltrexone will help alcoholism by staving off the effect and making you sick if you drink. Alcoholism is not curable but treatable addiction disordet. ...Read more

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Is alcoholism a genetic disorder?

Is alcoholism a genetic disorder?

Very often yes: Alcoholism does have a very strong genetic component, there is much research to indicate that many alcoholics brains are different than non, even before their first drink, however the degree of genetic influence would very between persons. The environment or life circumstances however are also part of the disease's expression. It is usually a combo of nature and nurture. ...Read more

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Is hepatic steatosis caused by alcoholism?

Is hepatic steatosis caused by alcoholism?

It can be: Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) can be caused by both alcohol use and having an unhealthy diet & being obese. In fact, the most common cause of fatty liver disease in the US is poor diet & lifestyle. The disease that includes this cause is NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). ...Read more

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How rare is loin pain, hematuria syndrome?

How rare is loin pain, hematuria syndrome?

Very rare.: Loin pain-hematuria syndrome was first described in 1967, as severe unilateral or bilateral flank pain accompanied by hematuria. It is a very rare entity, with a prevalence ranging from 0.012% to 0.07% percent of the population. ...Read more

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Could anorexia + alcoholism cause amnesia?

Not sure about: Anorexia but alcohol use can cause serious memory issues, even without overt alcoholism. Anorexia can cause multiple vitamin deficiencies, including thiamine, which is important in memory and cognitive function, which is worsened by alcohol. Alcohol in high doses, like in young adult bingeing, causes blackouts-which is an amnestic episode. Chronic alcoholism can cause dementia-Korsakoff's disease. ...Read more

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Can hematuria cause trace protein in urine?

Can hematuria cause trace protein in urine?

Yes: In fact, trace proteinuria is always present when there are red cells in the urine. Trace protein isn't really worth worrying about by itself if you're otherwise healthy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Alcoholism (Definition)

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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

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