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How are common does cysticercosis affect the muscle?

How are common does cysticercosis affect the muscle?

Not uncommon: The calcified cysts can be present in the muscles, and diagnosis can be often confirmed by merely imaging muscles in the thighs. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How are common does cysticercosis affect the nervous system?

How are common does cysticercosis affect the nervous system?

Common in latinos: This disease is seen in poor hygiene, lack of hand washing, developping countries, but it seen even in texas. ...Read more

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How are common does cysticercosis affect the blurred vision?

How are common does cysticercosis affect the blurred vision?

Not common: This parasitic infection can get into the brain (neurocysticercosis) . In many cases, people will be asymptomatic since the immune system will kill it. However, a few people will have seizures (from brain swelling), and blindness (inflammation from parasites in the eye), especially when treatment with an anti-parasitic is initiated. An evaluation by an ophthalmologist before tx is recommended. ...Read more

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How common is stomach cancer in the U.S., and does it mostly affect certain types of people, such as meat-eaters?

How common is stomach cancer in the U.S., and does it mostly affect certain types of people, such as meat-eaters?

Not very common: Stomach or gastric cancers have decreased in the US since the 1940's. There are some stomach cancers however associated with H. pylori stomach infections. Smoked foods, excess alcohol intake, and cigarette smoking may be associated with stomach cancer. It is more common in other countries than the US. ...Read more

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Can any types of myopathies affect the liver? If so, which types and how is the liver affected?

Can any types of myopathies affect the liver? If so, which types and how is the liver affected?

Not that I am aware: Myopathies are disorders of muscle tissues or muscles. I am not aware of a myopathy that will affect the liver specifically. Myopathy may mean that the patient is taking drugs for pain relief that will affect the liver and one must not forget alcohol that if taken at the same time in excess for pain relief will affect the liver. ...Read more

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What is hemophilia? What are the symptoms and how does it affect people's daily lives?

What is hemophilia? What are the symptoms and how does it affect people's daily lives?

Is : Is this someone writing a school paper on hemophilia? There are a series of bleeding disorders which fall under hemophilia. The blood fails to clot or takes a log time to clot which leads to bleeding. In some cases, patients with hemophilia can start bleeding/ hemorrhaging without an identified cause. There can be significant bleeding into joints or the abdominal cavity. When the problem is mild it might not be discovered until the person has problems with clotting after they under go surgery or sustan an injury. It impacts people's lives because they need to avoid injuries and may not be able to play some sports or do jobs which put them at risk for injury. ...Read more

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What is mild meningeal enhancement especially in the perisylvian regions? How serious and how long can it take to cure caused by japanese enceph.

What is mild meningeal enhancement especially in the perisylvian regions? How serious and how long can it take to cure caused by japanese enceph.

Brain imaging: Contrast material used on a ct or MRI of the brain may cause certain areas to look brighter, or enhanced, as compared to surrounding areas. Your findings may indicate inflammation of the lining of the brain near the sylvian fissure, which separates the frontal from temporal lobes of the brain. Japanese encephalitis can be deadly if not addressed quickly. Treatment is supportive, if you have je. ...Read more

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How does phentermine works in the body? What neurotransmitters are affected the most? Also what are the withdraw symptoms and how long they usual last

How does phentermine works in the body? What neurotransmitters are affected the most? Also what are the withdraw symptoms and how long they usual last

Phentermine : Phentermine mechanism of action is to release norepinephrine which works on the hypothalamus of the brain to reduce hunger. It also to a smaller extent releases Dopamine and serotonin. It is thought to also inhibit reuptake of Dopamine and seratonin. Most of any withdraw symptoms would be increased hunger and fatigue. These symptoms usually last for 2-3 days or up to a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What are the side effects if most of the colon is surgically removed (due to cancer)? How does it affect digestion/elimination?

What are the side effects if most of the colon is surgically removed (due to cancer)?  How does it affect digestion/elimination?

Depends how much: If all or most of the colon is missing, sometimes there will be issues reabsorbing water leading to looser stools and occasionally dehydration. Otherwise, if only a small portion of colon is removed, most of the time there is no major consequence. Surgery on the rectum can sometimes lead to incontinence or sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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How does chronic vasoconstriction in the brain affect it? What are the lasting detrimental affects? Please elaborate

How does chronic vasoconstriction in the brain affect it? What are the lasting detrimental affects? Please elaborate

Perhaps stroke: Vasoconstriction refers to narrowing or arteries. This reduces blood flow. The brain needs blood flow. When it is working, blood flow increases to areas to higher metabolism. It's not clear what condition causes chronic vasoconstriction. Atherosclerosis narrows some of the important arteries to the brain, and often this increases the risk of stroke. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of spinal meningitis, and how fast can it kill you?

What are common symptoms of spinal meningitis, and how fast can it kill you?

Meningitis: Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly localizing neurological abnormalities, and alterations in sensorium. Depending on the patient's age, underlying illness and the specific organism death can occur within hours of onset, and in the case of chronic disease may be weeks or longer. ...Read more

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What are common diseases that affect the liver?

What are common diseases that affect the liver?

Lots: Viral hepatitis, diabetes, autoimmune disease, heart disease, cancers, medications, and alcohol all can affect the liver. (to name a few). ...Read more

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What reactions can Overuse (very long duration) use of INH (isoniazid) cause in the body? Does it do the opposite like cause fungal overgrowth?

What reactions can Overuse (very long duration) use of INH (isoniazid) cause in the body? Does it do the opposite like cause fungal overgrowth?

INH is fairly safe d: It is a relatively safe drug. Its one toxicity of concern is a mild hepatitis which, fortunately is relatively uncommon. There is no risk of fungal infections. You should not take it for any more than one year maximum. If you have taken it for one year, you should be able to stop it after speaking with your treating physician. ...Read more

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What type of cancers are known to affect the heart?

What type of cancers are known to affect the heart?

Primary vs secondary: Cardiac tumors are rare to start Secondary tumors or metastases from a separate cancer are the most common cancer to go to heart (Lung cancer & lymphoma. most commonly) Primary tumors of the heart are even more rare. The most common of these are myxomas which are benign. Angiosarcoma is the most common aggressive primary tumor of the heart. Imaging with CT or MRI is the most helpful in assessment ...Read more

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What are the causes of parkinsonism and how does it differ from parkinsons?

What are the causes of parkinsonism and how does it differ from parkinsons?

Disease vs Syndrome: Parkinsonism refers to the constellation of symptoms that make up parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism may be due to parkinson's disease or other disorders that resemble parkinson's disease (e.g. Multiple system atrophy). Parkinson's disease is a disease that causes deterioration of particular areas of the brain resulting in a lack of Dopamine (a neurotransmitter). ...Read more

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What are some disorders that can affect the muscular system?

What are some disorders that can affect the muscular system?

Muscle disorder: Rhambdomyolysis from exercise injury, phosphate deficiency. Polimyositis (autoimmune disease), neurological disease involving motor neuron such as ALS, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory polyneuropathy. Endocrine disease such as severe hypothyroidism or adrenal insufficiency, and more. The differential is very wide. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can chicken pox develop in the body what are some long and short term affects ?

Can you tell me how can chicken pox develop in the body what are some long and short term affects ?

It is an infectious: Disease. Sxs of chicken pox include a rash that develops first into blisters and then into scabs, fever, feeling tired, decreased appetite and headache. Chickenpox complications can include: pneumonia, sepsis, infections of joints/ bones, brain inflammation ; bleeding difficulties. ...Read more

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Does neuritis cause muscle to atrophy? What are the treatments?

Does neuritis cause muscle to atrophy? What are the treatments?

Neuritis: Neuritis is an inflammation of the nerves. If the nerves are motor type that convey impulses to muscles then weakness and atrophy can occur if the neuritis is prolonged. There are a myriad of causes and a variety of nerve types that can become inflamed. See a neurologist to determine the cause of the neuritis and to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What are the common uses of lorazepam, and how often can it be used? Long term?

What are the common uses of lorazepam, and how often can it be used? Long term?

Try to avoid: Lorazepam is long acting antianxiety, but we have better drugs for that--it is used to stop seizures but used IV in the hospital---i am against long term oral intake of Lorazepam for any reason, other than a short course- Lorazepam should not be used for sleep. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Cysticercosis (Definition)

Cysticercosis = Taenia ...Read more