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How Can You See Having Arthritis As A Blessing
I see having any: Chronic disease is another problem or illness we as humans need to get used to and deal with. One could say there are worse diseases then arthritis biu to say arthritis is a blessing is hard for me to strongly support. I wish i could be a better confidence booster. We just have to remember there are more treatments for arthritis now then in the past. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
How can you get a diagnosis for mental health issues such as depression when a doctor has told you that you have it?
See a therapist: Depression may be treated by cognitive-behavioral therapy or with meds. See a therapist ASAP to determine the best course of treatment. Symptoms of depression include sleep and/or appetite disturbance, irritability, negativity, hopelessness, fatigue, lack of motivation, social isolation sadness, tears, low self-esteem, suicidal ideation (If this occurs, get help immediately). ...Read more
Hordeolum-Chalazion: A hordeolum is an acute infection of the lid glands, The application of warm compresses, should bring it to a white point of pus, either inside or outside the lid, with a few days of 4 x 15 minute applications of heat (like a cotton ball in warm water). The chalazion is a chronic inflammation of the glands that feels like a movable nodule. See an ophthalmologist if no improvement with the above. ...Read more
Unrelated: The two are completely unrelated, you should consider them separately, and not worry about how one condition will affect the other. ...Read more
Can pregnant women get brain cancer? If so, can they get the same treatment as a regular patient? If not, what treatment do they please i need this info as soon as possible please thank you
Pretty common: It is unfortunately pretty common for cancers to present during pregnancy. I think that the extra growth hormones during pregnancy make the cancers show up earlier than they otherwise would have. The most common brain tumor to show up during pregnancy, though, is a meningioma - often curable with surgery alone. Often treatment can be deferred. It depends on the exact diagnosis, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have an 8 week male great dane, what can I do telp him grow as much as possible and be as healthy as possble?
Great Dane. : Speak to a Veterinarian. Unfortunately, HealthTap is only for humans. ...Read more
HI i WOUL;D LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ivf TREATMENT IF POSSIBLE i CAN GET A CONSULTATION i WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH , IF YOU CAN HELP ME WITH AT THIS TIME IN SEEKING MORE HELP WITH CONCEIVING IN SOME WAY IF POSSIBLE WITH MEDICAL TREATMENTS..
IVF consult: IVF is a big step for most people and you are correct wanting to inform yourself as best you can. There's a lot to learn and go over, so seeing a specialist in the office is always the best way to go. An online consult can't replace an office consult, but you could get a good introduction and some questions answered. I'd be glad to do an online consult for you; I'm certain others would too. ...Read more
Brain diseases: There are a variety of brain disease. There are infections acquired during pregnancy that can produce congenital brain damage; there are genetic disease and disorders of development that keep the brain from forming normally (like hydrocephalus, encephalocele, etc.), which are obvious at birth, there are genetic diseases present at birth that do not manifest till later in the 1st or 2nd year. ...Read more
What to do:: Please let your parents know how you are feeling. They can have a doctor evaluate you, to see if you are experiencing the ups and downs of adolescence or if this is more serious. Most schools have counselors - that is another possible option. If you have thoughts of killing yourself, you need to let your parents know right away and then you will need to get emergency help. ...Read more
Can you tell me if i could walk into a hospital and ask to see a doctor for depression or any other mental problem?
You could, but: Barring emergencies, the best setting for treatment of depression is actually an outpatient clinic. This setting allows you to develop a relationship with your psychiatrist and/or psychotherapist over time. With this, effective treatment can be provided and allow gradual improvement. However if suicidal, you may well need a hospital. ...Read more
Best advise would be: To get yourself treated by a rheumatologist (dr who treats ra), so your particular treatment could be tailored to your needs and the severity of the disease. He or she would be able to refer you to surgeons as indicated, as your condition most likely be entirely different than another person with ra. Good luck. ...Read more
I would like to ask if their is any best way or technique for swimming you can advice specially as having scoliosis. Thank you?
How can you tell if a doctor you are seeing is a good one and when should you consider changing to someone else?
See below: If your questions are being answered and you get the information/treatment/resources you are seeking. ...Read more
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