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How can you see having arthritis as a blessing?

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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How can you get a diagnosis for mental health issues such as depression when a doctor has told you that you have it?

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

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As a woman, what health conditions can I expect as I get older?

As a woman, what health conditions can I expect as I get older?

Hormonal imbalance: As we age, we go through hormonal changes but women goes through a lot. It would be nice to check all the hormone levels to live a healthy long life. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a syte in your eye? Or a more serious problem?

How can you tell if you have a syte in your eye? Or a more serious problem?

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

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What do you need to know if you had Marfan's syndome as well as hiv, how could this affect me!6?

What do you need to know if you had Marfan's syndome as well as hiv, how could this affect me!6?

Unrelated: The two are completely unrelated, you should consider them separately, and not worry about how one condition will affect the other. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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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..

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

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Can you get a brain disease as a child, or do you have to be born with it?

Can you get a brain disease as a child, or do you have to be born with it?

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

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What can you do when you are suffering with depression as a teenager?

What can you do when you are suffering with depression as a teenager?

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

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Can you tell me if i could walk into a hospital and ask to see a doctor for depression or any other mental problem?

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

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How can I best take care of a person having rheumotoid arthraitis?

How can I best take care of a person having rheumotoid arthraitis?

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

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How can you tell if you are having a heart attack or a panicattack?

How can you tell if you are having a heart attack or a panicattack?

Go to ER: About 90 percent of patient who go to the er for chest pain r having a panic attack. But it is very important to r/o cardiac causes first. ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have a baby if you have ankylosing spondylitis?

Help! Is it possible to have a baby if you have ankylosing spondylitis?

Yes: If your pelvic bones are fused you may require a c section for delivery. You may also have to stop your medications prior to becoming pregnant. This will depend on what medications you take ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a secondary infection with a cold?

How can you tell if you have a secondary infection with a cold?

Fever and other symp: You will start with cold and than you may run fever and depending where the secondary infection is you will get symtoms, like ear ache for otitis medi, headache and fever with sinusitis, fever, cough and expectoration with pneumonia etc. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a doctor you are seeing is a good one and when should you consider changing to someone else?

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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If you have lupus and sarcoidosis and you get treatment. How long could you live for?

If you have lupus and sarcoidosis and you get treatment. How long could you live for?

Can't tell: The longevity in these two diseases actually depends on how active they are. Lots of people do well for long since the disease underwent a spontaneous remission or a remission after therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more