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How Will Myelopathy Affect My Health Going Forward
Avoid further trauma: Once myelopathy is diagnosed, your spinal cord needs to be treated gently. Avoid contact sports, impacts to your head, falls, bouncing or jarring. If surgery is required to relieve pressure on your spinal cord, then pursue it. Your spinal cord function can improve after surgery but will not return to normal tolerance to extreme activities. Walking, riding a bike, and swimming are good exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Anemia is low blood count and may be mild or serious. Either you body does not produce enough red cells (blood cell cancer, uremia, chemotherapy, low iron, malnutrition) or you are actively bleeding (ulcers, trauma, GI malignancy, gu malignancy) or you are destroying your cells (inherited, splenic overactivity). Your hematologist needs to sort this out. If the cause is gone, you can do well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hives: Usually just uncomfortable and sometimes unsightly. Most times hives will burn out, never to return. Sometimes they fester or will come & go intermittently. Antihistamines are best for suppression. Long term side effects from hives are not something to worry about. If you are worried, definitely see an allergist to test for what might be the causative factor to get it treated. ...Read more
More information: Arterio-venous malformations at the basic level is an abnormal connection to an artery and vein. They can occur anywhere in the body and can be something you are born with (congenital) or acquired, usually through penetrating trauma. They can cause problems with bleeding or shunting of blood or allowing bacteria or clots to pass through them. The symptoms relate to where they are located. ...Read more
May get worse: Barrett's esophagus results from damage to the lining of the esophagus due to gastric acid and enzymes backing up into the esophagus. It may cause bleeding, ulceration, scarring and over a longer time may result in cancer. Initial treatment is with antacids, but depending on the defect and extent of damage, it may be treated with surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimally: If the area where you were bitten has healed without complication, there should be no further problems from appropriately treated rattlesnake bite. ...Read more
Respiratory issues: Primary ciliary dyskinesia (pcd), also known as immotile ciliary syndrome or kartagener syndrome (ks), is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder that causes a defect in the action of the cilia lining the respiratory tract ) and fallopian tube, and also of the flagella of sperm in males. It can cause respiratory problems due to the inability to move mucus, as well as infertility i. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should be fine: Most people with a single compression fracture wil be able to function without much difficulty. Some patients a mild back ache but nothing that prevents them from doing most everything. If older people have multiple compression fractures from osteoporosis sometimes that can be debilitating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Hip fracture can cause major hip problems later in life, or very few. Factors such as your age, the specific location and severity of the fracture, other health issues, and the treatment of the fracture all have a major impact on prognosis. Going through each of these with your treating doctor should give you a pretty good idea what to expect in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the case: Assuming it is cured, recurrence is always possible. Need to be attached to your nephrologist for long years for follow up. However, if not cured you expect dialysis if kidneys fail. Either case you need to keep an eye on lungs, cough and shortness of breath, since disease may affect them too. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on location and cause. Aneurysms are at risk for two major complications- rupture and dissection (which can lead to rupture or other problems such has blockage of other arteries or stroke). How quickly an aneurysm grows and the risk of rupture is related to underlying cause and annual or biannual imaging will be indicated to track the size. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does GERD and lard affect breathing. How do I reverse any damage to my esophagus from them? Forward head posture is also restricting my breathing.
Maybe: Gastroesophageal reflux becomes a disease when it damages your esophagus, vocal cords and/or lungs ;/or when it significantly alters your lifestyle. When it is a disease, treatment options include lifestyle changes, medication, endoscopic or surgical procedures. See your primary care provider or gastroenterologist to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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