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How Do Tell If The Problem Is Munchhausen Syndrome
Can be hard: Munchausen syndrome and its child variant, munhcausen's by proxy, are self-induced "disorders" that patients or parents of patients deliberately induce to gain medical attention. Depending on the sophistication of the individual, recognition can be challenging, because typically the individuals seem cooperative and grateful for the care--until caught! one looks for unusual presentations. ...Read more
Take breaks: Computer vision syndrome is a term to describe common eye complaints in some ppl who use the computer for excessive periods of time. Symptoms include eye stain, dryness, headache, tearing, blurry vision and neck pain. This will not cause permanent eye problems, however if you experience these symptoms you should take breaks, use artificial tear drops and check your glasses rx with your eye doctor. ...Read more
My lover has just been diagnosed with cushing’s syndrome. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?
Too much cortisol: Cushing's syndrome means the body has too much cortisol in it. This can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis. It can be caused by medications like Prednisone (most common cause - doesn't need treatment, but should try to minimize steroid dose), or by a cortisol producing tumor (needs surgery) or a certain type of pituitary tumor (called cushing's disease - also needs surgery). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an ultrasound tell me if baby will have problems such as Down syndrome etc? If so in which month of pregnancy?
OB's offer 3 screens: 1st trimester combined test or 1st & 2nd trimester integrated test measure fetal nuchal, or neck, fold on FUS + levels of specific proteins & hormones in your blood. If risk of DS calculated from screen + your age at delivery, 1:350 if 35, 1:270 if 36, is high, choose an FUS for anatomical markers of DS + a cell-free fetal DNA blood test at > 10 wks. gestation or a more invasive diagnostic test. ...Read more
My mother has two problems.1.Sjogrens syndrome.2. Hypokalemia she is on few medicines. Can you please tell me what fruits and food is most suitable.?
More Info Please: YES but that diagnosis while very COMMON is a "diagnosis of EXCLUSION" Your symptoms if long lasting need a complete GI evaluation. See your Primary Care Provider to start. Hope this Helps Dr Z ...Read more
Angelman syndrome: Angelman syndrome is a genetic cause of developmental delay and neurological problems. Affected kids have"flat heads, jerky movements, protruding tongues, and bouts of laughter." infants appear normal at birth, but often have feeding problems in the first months of life and exhibit noticeable developmental delays by 6 to 12 months. Info at: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/angelman/angelman.Htm. ...Read more
Related to autism: Asperger's disorder shares with autism a marked impairment in the ability of an individual to engage socially with others; it also typically is characterized by intense, sometimes quite odd, interests is specific topics or activities. It's major difference from autism is that language is relatively unaffected, which also means that most have normal or higher iq. It still can be quite impairing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Increased incidence of congenital heart disease, gastrointestinal problems such as atresia and hirschsprung's, nutrition with gasroesophageal reflux and aspiration, hypo or hyperthyroidism, and neurologic; mental retardation, joint laxity and hypotonia. Some down syndrome have few problems, and some many problems. ...Read more
Spinal cord injury: Central cord syndrome is characterized by weakness ue>le, with urinary retention and sensory loss below the level of the lesion. The arms and hands maybe paralyzed or moderately weak, the legs may be severely weak or minimally weak. The accuracy of the neurologic exam in the first week is more important in prognosis than imaging studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually some: By definition, kids with asperger's disorder have relatively intact language ability. A child with more severe language problems would be diagnosed with a more severe autistic spectrum disorder. That being said, kids with asperger's often have difficulty maintaining "normal" conversations, regulating tone of voice, catching other people's social cues and body language, and understanding humor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Inflammation bad!: Inflammation dose many things deleterious to the body including: releases inflammatory cytokines into the blood stream. This damages your blood vessels and accelerates atherosclerosis. Clotting factors rise, which are thrombotic themselves. The body enters a catabolic state (tiisue breakdown). People feel fatigued and bad. Inflammation from any cause need to treated. ...Read more
I say : I've looked over the claims and it seems to me that her work invited selection bias and anecdotal complaints from people who are somatizing. Science is the most cutthroat of all human activities, and if her claim was defensible, one of the nih research piranhas would have picked up on it and made a reputation by doing some real scientific work. Any effect if real is weak. J laryn march '13. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alagille syndrome: Alagille syndrome is a genetic disorder with abnormalities of the liver, heart, skeleton, eye, and kidneys and a characteristic facial appearance. In 1975, alagille et al described several patients with hypoplasia of the hepatic ducts. Typical facial features of alagille syndrome include broad forehead, deep-set eyes and pointed chin. More at: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/926678-overview. ...Read more
Autoimmune: Autoimmune means your body produces antibodies - cells that attack your own body. In antiphosopholipid syndrome the antibody which is made provokes blood clots (thrombosis) in both arteries and veins as well as pregnancy-related complications such as miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm delivery, or severe preeclampsia. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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