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How Does Psoriasis Develop
Don't know: The cause of psoriasis is still unknown. Many theories, no final answer. Genetics have been suspected, but twins’ studies showed no clear conclusion. Alternation of immune system or autoimmune disorder has been favored. Recent popular regimens like biologics are based on such understanding and actually presenting very promising results. Infection has been a known cause of certain type of psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
Seemingly overnight: Skin breakdown from auto immune problems like vasculitis can appear very rapidly. It starts with congestion in the capillaries that nourish the skin and then not enough blood supply is available to keep the skin together and an ulcer occurs. The treatment of the ulcer is most effective when there is effective treatment of the vasculitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A variety of conside: There are a variety of consideration: reason include: 1. Environemental 2. Hormonal 3. Genetic 4. Immune dysregulation Therapy is decided on the type of lupus invovlement and can include corticosteroids, plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) cytotoxic drugs and immunosuppressive and immunomodularity therapy. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more
Wow, too much. : I need a book to answer your question. Cancer is a disease where for whichever reason, the instructions that control cell growth become messed up (or maybe came that way from the parents) so the cells lack the normal regulatory systems that keep them in check. Look for details in reputable sites like the nci or the acs. ...Read more
Chronic Inflammation: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Seems to due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. You likely have a family history of this condition as it tends to be passed on genetically. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe. See an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
It depends...: Different type of cancers develops differently. For example, it takes approximately 10 years for colon cancer to do so, hence the recommendation to have colon checked every 10 years. Breast cancer is generally more rapid. Pacreatic cancer is yet even faster... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Levamisole: Most of the time the cause of the purple discoloration of skin due to bleeding under the skin (called purpura) after Cocaine use is because of a chemotherapy and antiparasite drug called levamisole that is intentionally added by importers of Cocaine as a cutting agent to reduce expense & increase bulk of their product. It is often described as 'sudden onset' retiform purpura so shortly after use. ...Read more
Sensitization: You have to see the substance at least once (maybe many more times) to prime your immune system into recognizing it. The next time you are exposed after that, your immune system will see the substance and start an allergic reaction. The likelihood of this happening depends on one's inherent predisposition to develop allergies, as well as the route, amount, and duration of exposure to the substance. ...Read more
May not if removed w: depends on your genetic background and how well taken off [deeper tissue freeze or cutting off , if comes back usually at least 2-3 months but varies. ...Read more
Hard to know: Most ovarian cancers are already stage 3 or 4 when they are diagnosed so we really don't know how long it took them to get there. In retrospect, many women have had symptoms for many months before their diagnosis. There may also be an asymptomatic stage that could last for months or even years before the symptoms begin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: In the early stages, there might not be any symptoms. Symptoms in late stage of the disease include: bone pain, loss of height, stooped posture or pain from fractures that occur because of the osteoporosis (hip, wrist, vertebra-lower back, neck pain..) you need to be treated if you were diagnosed with osteoporosis. The condition will not get better on its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Months to years: There are 2 types of gallstones: 'cholesterol stones' (caused by excess cholesterol in bile from high fat diet, etc..) and 'pigment stones' (caused by excess bilirubin in bile due to liver disease). A patient who has gallbladder 'dysfunction' (doesn't empty) will concentrate bile causing stones. Pregnancy , rapid weight loss diabetes or liver disease may accelerate the process. ...Read more
It does not spread: Eczema is genetic and highly variable. It is not an infection, it is not contagious. It is not an allergy. We know a great deal about how to control it. Vigorous, prolonged scratching may result in wider involvement (koebner phenomenon). Usually it is itchy and dry. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
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