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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Compression Neuropathies (Definition)

The term compression neuropathy refers to the development of signs or symptoms related to mechanical compression of a peripheral nerve. A common example is carpal tunnel syndrome, in which the median nerve can become compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel potentially causing pain, numbness and atrophy in the hand and fingers. There are many more ...Read more


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How will nerve problems from diabetes affect other parts of my health?

How will nerve problems from diabetes affect other parts of my health?

Varies: If the problem is isolated to numbness in the legs, you need to check feet daily for small injuries do they don't get infected. If the nerves to the stomach are affected, it can cause nausea and bloating. Sometimes nerves that regulate the heart and blood vessels and can make blood pressure erratic. ...Read more

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How will parasomnia affect other parts of my health?

How will parasomnia affect other parts of my health?

Sleep disruption: The biggest issue is safety and disruption of sleep. Parasomnia can lead to serious injury. Precautions should be adviced. Also frequent sleep disturbance can lead to relative sleep deprivation and fragmention which begins to impair daytime function. ...Read more

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How will inherited emphysema affect other parts of my health?

How will inherited emphysema affect other parts of my health?

"Inherited": Usually means susceptibility to emphysema due to lack of functional in the protein "alpha-1 trypsin inhibitor" (a1at). This is due to one of several possible mutations in the gene, and only some of those mutations are associated with liver disease. There are no other known genes for "inherited emphysema" that I am aware of, so i can't give you other questions to speak to your doctor about. ...Read more

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How will bleeding disorders affect other parts of my body?

How will bleeding disorders affect other parts of my body?

Can bleed anywhere: Bleeding can occur in any part of your body, depending on how severe the bleeding is and whether or not there was an injury. For example, if you fall and break a leg, you can bleed a lot from the broken leg. If you fall and bang your head, you may bleed into your head. If you take Aspirin you may bleed into your bowels. If your bleeding disorder is mild, you may not bleed at all. ...Read more

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How will restless legs syndrome affect other parts of my body?

How will restless legs syndrome affect other parts of my body?

RLS plus: Restless leg syndrome usually affects only the lower extremities but often, when treated with medication, the same symptoms can migrate to the upper extremities and rarely the trunk muscles. Treatment becomes more difficult when this occurs, often requiring higher doses of suppressive medication. There is no cure. But if a sleep disorder is detected, correcting that disorder may help. ...Read more

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How will aortic stenosis affect other parts of my body?

How will aortic stenosis affect other parts of my body?

It will vary: Aortic stenosis means that the valve that allows blood to go from your heart to the rest of your body is narrowed. How this affects the rest of your body will depend on how narrow it is; if it's severely narrowed it affect blood supply to the rest of the body and coronaries but more importantly it will make your heart work very hard to pump blood out and this may produce long term damage. ...Read more

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How will endometriosis affect other parts of my body?

How will endometriosis affect other parts of my body?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis usually causes chronic pelvic pain. It is due to an increase in production of inflammatory substances which may lead to scarring of the pelvic organs, thereby increasing your chances of infertility or an ectopic pregnancy. These inflamatory substances are also known to cause irregular menstruation and may occasionally prevent ovulation. ...Read more

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How will conception affect other parts of my body?

How will conception affect other parts of my body?

Everything: Almost every part of your body and organ system is affected by pregnancy, having said that, most women tolerate it very well and it all returns back to normal post partum. ...Read more

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How will inherited metabolic disorders affect other parts of my body?

How will inherited metabolic disorders affect other parts of my body?

Unclear question,: But the general idea is that the body is interconnected by chemical messengers (factors) that travel in the blood between body parts and different organs e.g. Hormones, enzymes, interleukins, antibodies etc. Each of these has numerous subtypes. A whole heck of wrong could take place in these factos that travel among organs producing derangement. Note organs depend on each other in a way or another. ...Read more

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How will low platelets affect other parts of my body?

How will low platelets affect other parts of my body?

Bleeding: Low platelet counts, especially if below 10 k may be associated with bleeding in the skin, mucus membrane as well as internal organs. The cause of low platelet count also determines the pathology associated with low counts. ...Read more

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How will procrastination addiction affect other parts of my body?

How will procrastination addiction affect other parts of my body?

That is not: A recognized illness. Certainly procrastination can be part of a number of other problems, but by itself, procrastination is not an illness. ...Read more

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How will herpes simplex affect other parts of my health?

How will herpes simplex affect other parts of my health?

Herpes where?: Herpes simplex virus is like a squatter. Once it moves in it does not go away. Recurrent cold sores, genital lesions may occur. Rarely this virus invades the nervous system and can produce meningitis, encephalitis or meningo-encephalitis. ...Read more

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How can lung cancer affect other parts of your body?

How can  lung cancer affect other parts of your body?

Varies: Metastatic spread can cause all kinds of pain, lumps, fractures etc. There are some signs of bone pain without spread called pulmonary osteoarthropathy and clubbing may be a sign. There are some tumors with endocrine effects. ...Read more

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How will type 1 diabetes affect the health of my child?

How will type 1 diabetes affect the health of my child?

Significant effect: A child with type 1 diabetes lacks the ability to make Insulin on their own. Presenting symptoms include poor weight gain, constant hunger, frequent urination and potential dehydration among others. Untreated type 1 diabetes can result in death - fortunately early diagnosis and the institution of Insulin replacement can control the disease and children can have a full and productive life. ...Read more

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Can any types of myopathies affect the liver? If so, which types and how is the liver affected?

Can any types of myopathies affect the liver? If so, which types and how is the liver affected?

Not that I am aware: Myopathies are disorders of muscle tissues or muscles. I am not aware of a myopathy that will affect the liver specifically. Myopathy may mean that the patient is taking drugs for pain relief that will affect the liver and one must not forget alcohol that if taken at the same time in excess for pain relief will affect the liver. ...Read more

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Can bell's palsy affect other parts of the body?

Can bell's palsy affect other parts of the body?

No: The name bell palsy is specific to its location on the face. A person can have a neuritis with similar changes in nerve function at different body locations but would be called something different. Medical conditions are often named for the person who first published a description in a medical journal so others could be aware of it. ...Read more

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How can poor diet affect the function of the circulatory system?

How can  poor diet affect the function of the circulatory system?

Atherosclerosis: This condition is caused by poor diet which is typically a diet with too much animal fat in it. It also occurs in obese people and in those who have diabetes once again due to over eating. Excessive fat(cholesterol) is deposited inside the arteries which leads to damaged vasculature , a set up for heart attack and or stroke due to blood clots forming inside the diseased arteries. ...Read more