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How Do You Know Who Is Most Likely To Get Leaky Gut Syndrome
Leaky gut: This syndrome is not accepted as authenic by most physicians and has no official code (icd9). Increased permeability of the intestinal tract is seen with taking nsai agents, certain inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis, ra, regional enteritis etc. A flase blind loop syndrome, intestinal candidiasis and certain infections can resemble this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risks of getting PBC: 90% of pbc patients are female. Age ranges 20-80, but typically patients are 40-60. The disease is world-wide, & affects asians, caucasians, jews, african. Family clustering is common in sisters, twins, daughters, mothers. While environmental factors can't be ignored, a strong immunogenetic background for pbc that runs in families is suggested. Early sxs: fatigue, itching +/- jaundice, RUQ pain. ...Read more
Trauma, other: Prior to a tension pneumothorax there is a usually a traumatic event that leaves a hole in the lung and no mechanism for that air to leave. Other causes of tension pneumothorax (spontaneous, emphysema, endometriosis(in the chest), rare genetic causes) are not so predictable... And even most folks with chest trauma don't get one (stab wounds and bullets tend to leave a hole for the air to leave). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
History: The best predictor is previous episodes. If someone has never had it, in the appropriate situation, it is less likely in the future. ...Read more
What to do if I have read that in type 2 diabetes, the symptoms can be virtually non-existent, so how can you tell?
Hello i need to know how likely it is to have peyronies disease at 20. I know everyone can get it but i also know it happens more often to 40-60.rare?
Variable: I found this article very helpful when reviewing your question. After reviewing it - if you still have great concerns or feel you are having symptoms consistent with Peyronies I would make and appointment with a Urologist. Good luck! http://www.peyronies.org/ ...Read more
Supportive care: This rare pattern of premature aging is caused by a random new genetic mutation. Assessment and confirmantion of any such DX by a geneticist is imperitive. Most work with a team of specialists who can monitor the DX specific healthrisks ; provide guidence for your local source of care.They can also help you find support groups ; other parents in the same situation. ...Read more
Not common: Outside of trauma like bad car accidents, severe falls etc, cervical spine fractures are not common. I rarely see them and i take care of an older population. Spinal compression fractures from osteoporosis are more common and are seen mostly in the the thoracic and lumbar spine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: Celiac disease, while being diagnosed much more, is still a relatively uncommon disorder in kids and teens. That being said, there are more and more kids with chronic abdominal complaints being diagnosed as doctors become more aware of the condition. It tends to be more common in kids with other immune conditions such as type 1 diabetes, autoimmune thyroid problems, etc. Talk to peds GI for info! ...Read more
Too many ways: 15% of people with clinical depression commit suicide. Clinical depression also increases the risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke. A major depressive episode can be life threatening, plain and simple. If you suffer from clinical depression, get treated sooner rather than later by a medical doctor and a therapist, because the longer you suffer, the harder it is to treat, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rome 3 criteria: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress may be a factor. Rome 3 diagnostic criteria must 1st rule out inflammation, ischemia, & infection. See doc. ...Read more
Scleroderma of bowel: Scleroderma of the bowel can be recognized by an endoscopic examination done by a gastroenterologist. Because of the overgrowth of blood vessels in the intestines one can get the picture of a "watermelon"intestines. On xray the intestines loog k like a stack of coins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome without having to go to the doctor? Is there any way to know?
VIDEO carpal tunnel: Here is a video i made a few years back sorry for the bear but it is good information http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=lwghddhvm60&list=plcbd41f7a42e20469&index=4&feature=plpp_video. ...Read more
They think baby may have dwarfism. How likely is this true? Are the symptoms easy to spot and hard to misdiagnose. Please let me know, worried!
Dwarfism: Is easy to detect in the nursery. The arms and legs are proportionally shorter that the head and torso. If this is what you see in your child, consult your pediatrician. ...Read more
What is the best test to get to find out where you are at with chronic pancreatitist?Stage. As do I even want to fight it.
See a GI doctor: And a surgeon who deals with the pancreas. Chronic disease in this area is quite frustrating to try and manage effectively and usually requires a team approach. This can only be addressed by the physicians caring for you. Trust their opinions or request a second opinion from somebody else who can examine you and review your records and imaging studies. Good luck. ...Read more
Depression help: Depression can be more complicated to recognize than most think. Mood changes, low energy, worsening sleep etc may be some hallmarks; but depression is not always obvious even to family and friends. Depression can also co-exist with or be caused by medical problems. Best to see your pcp and ask for referral to a mental health professional. Depression is treatable! See: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-what-you-need-to-know-12-2015/index.shtml#pub4 I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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