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How likely is it that I have ms? What is the prevalence of MS in the u.S.?

How likely is it that I have ms?  What is the prevalence of MS in the u.S.?

MS in USA PREVALENCE: Estimates are 85 cases per 100000 people thats it so you can guess your odds. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

A progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more


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I think it is a big mistake to not screen for Ebola exposure of patients traveling in and out of Texas. Why is this not part of the screening protocol now that it's here in the US?

I think it is a big mistake to not screen for Ebola exposure of patients traveling in and out of Texas. Why is this not part of the screening protocol now that it's here in the US?

Others agree w you.: Senator Cornyn & U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul requested that DFW International & Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airports in Texas require heightened Ebola screenings for incoming international flights. (Similar to that at JFK ,Newark, Washington Dulles, Chicago & Atlanta). I read that new recommendations will be that individuals who are being monitored as Ebola contacts will be directed not > ...Read more

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I heard that ebola virus is the crazy or very strong virus , is it true ? And what is the classification and the symptoms of ebola

I heard that ebola virus is the crazy or very strong virus , is it true ? 
And what is the classification and the symptoms of ebola

Death Rate is high: from 3 strains: Zaire, Sudan & Bundibugyo.Ebola virus (EV) is in the Filoviridae family. The 2014 West African Ebola outbreak is the Zaire species. The most viruent of the five strains is Zaire. Zaire EV had 88% death rate when discovered in 1976. Early sx's: high fever, chills, sore throat, weakness, fatigue, malaise, headache, lack of appetite,low back pain & muscular /joint aching. Sx's may > ...Read more

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How much truth is there in the existence of myofascial syndrome? In what populations/situations does it tend to be most prevalent? Causes? Symptoms?

How much truth is there in the existence of myofascial syndrome? In what populations/situations does it tend to be most prevalent? Causes? Symptoms?

VERY TRUE!!!!!: I've been in medicine for 30 years and that syndrome is the scourge of humanity. 15 years ago i stumbled on it after taking an acupuncture course and it opened my eyes to a new view of the human body and pain. See my files, see my wellness suggestions, find a chiropractor, massage person and an acupuncturist. They all have to be used in combo. Self-care is mandatory, lo-carb, epsom salts soaking! ...Read more

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From what i've seen, i've come to believe that non-small is when the cancer is stil relatively localized, what to do?

Lung cancer?: If you are talking lung cancer, the term "non small" categorizes the cancer by the size of the cells, not the size of the tumor. You can have a very large "small" cell cancer and a very small "non small" cell cancer. Cell type and stage (how advanced) helps us choose the right treatment. If this is about you, let your oncologist go over your prognosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it true that up to 70% or 80% of the human population has some form of herpes? Should I be worried????

Is it true that up to 70% or 80% of the human population has some form of herpes?  Should I be worried????

No; Yes: Worry for the future of our country now that we have a charlatan and serial liar and egoist as the soon-to-be head of the government. That is something truly to be worried about!! ...Read more

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I have a disc bulge in l4/l5 which goes to the left but the majority of my symptoms are to the right. the dr says this is abnormal. is this right?

I have a disc bulge in l4/l5 which goes to the left but the majority of my symptoms are to the right. the dr says this is abnormal. is this right?

Disc bulge & symptom: Yes, this is unusual. If the bulge is on one side, most of the time, it would cause symptoms on that side, if it affects a nerve root. What are the symptoms? A disc bulge is not necessarily the cause of symptoms, unless it impinges on a nerve root. Sometimes it is not the disc but the nucleus pulposis or disc jelly material that causes the problem. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have MS lesions only in the spinal cord, but not in the brain?

Is it unusual to have MS lesions only in the spinal cord, but not in the brain?

Does happen: Far less common presentation, but several patients may have initial lesions in spinal cord. However, here's the main challenge: a condition called neuro-myelitis optica might present this way also, and the drugs for ms would make things worse, so get an aquaporin 4 study to make things more precise. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia , is it real and can you have it in certain parts of the body? What are the symptoms and is it just a diagnosis of unexplained pain ?☀️

Fibromyalgia , is it real and can you have it in certain parts of the body? What are the symptoms and is it just a diagnosis of unexplained pain ?☀️

Very real: Here's a legitimate respected site. More is recently being understood. It's very real and varies from person to person. Like many conditions, emotional issues can underlay or overlay it and complicate the picture. It takes a while for some Doctors to get up-to-date on research, so be careful. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of unilateral femoral head retroversion in the population? Why did it take so long to be diagnosed and only b/c of injury too?

What is the percentage of unilateral femoral head retroversion in the population? Why did it take so long to be diagnosed and only b/c of injury too?

Life isn't that way: Often, real life is not exact like numbers are. It might not be known how many people have femoral retroversion, especially in various groups of people (male, female, children, adults, narrow-pelvis, wide-pelvis, short/tall people, different racial groups, etc..). Each person has her own femur shape, so angle measurements go from the retroversion range to the normal range to the anteversion range. ...Read more

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Is there a type of arthritis that only effects the tendons? If so what's it called? How is it diagnosed and does it always shows up on mri?

Is there a type of arthritis that only effects the tendons? If so what's it called? How is it diagnosed and does it always shows up on mri?

No: Osteoathritis can irritate periarticular tendons, but osteoarthritis doesn't target tendons directly. Rheumatoid arthritis or other rheumatologic diseases can affect insertions sites of tendons, called enthesopathies. However, the primary target of rheumatoid arthritis is the synovium (lining of joints). Tendons also have a synovial lining and that's why they are affected. ...Read more

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There is a disease it is like a water bag in the middle of the brain that is caused by early born i want to know is it dangerous or deadly ? thank u

There is a disease it is like a water bag in the middle of the brain that is caused by early born 
i want to know is it dangerous or deadly ? thank u

Hydrocephalus: You may be describing hydrocephalus, a neurologic condition when the fluid of the brain and spinal canal (CSF) fills up abnormally large spaces in the brain (ventricles), creating pressure on the brain tissue. Some people are born with it (congenital) as a result of genetic or developmental defect. Others develop it later from injury or disease. The condition is often treated surgically. ...Read more

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Sir i want to know that if any tumer is present in the huma, s body than what kind of changes occures in blood report?

Sir i want to know that if any tumer is present in the huma, s body than what kind of changes occures in blood report?

Usually none.: Unless the tumor is a tumor of the blood forming organs there is usually no change in blood chemistry until the tumor is advanced. ...Read more

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Why is epilepsy more common in developing countries? How is there any correlation between neuron activity and the amount of money u have?I dont get it

Why is epilepsy more common in developing countries? How is there any correlation between neuron activity and the amount of money u have?I dont get it

Other factors.: True, there should be no direct impact of your annual income or financial assets on the functionality of the neurons in your brain. But, there are other factors in this context which can be at play - many other factors related to lifestyle, nutrition, and access to medications and medical care. ...Read more

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I been researching and it seems as though its not important to know which type of herpes is causing outbreaks, why is that ?

I been researching and it seems as though its not important to know which type of herpes is causing outbreaks, why is that ?

Type I or II?: Type i herpes can be in a type ii location and vice versa, due to 'dining out' sex practices.(oral sex). Therefore, it is no longer important which it is, we just treat it. ...Read more