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How will myelopathy affect my health going forward?

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 more

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Spinal Cord Disease (Definition)

Spinal cord disease is a condition where the nerves of the spinal cord are injured or infected. This affects their function and causes ...Read more


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How will anemia affect my health going forward?

How will anemia affect my health going forward?

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 more

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How will mesothelioma affect my health going forward?

How will mesothelioma affect my health going forward?

Not well: Only effective treatment is surgery. Chemo and radiation not effective. ...Read more

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How will hives affect my health going forward?

How will hives affect my health going forward?

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

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How will arteriovenous malformations affect my health going forward?

How will arteriovenous malformations affect my health going forward?

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

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How will barretts esophagus affect my health going forward?

How will barretts esophagus affect my health going forward?

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 more

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How will rattlesnake bite affect my health going forward?

How will rattlesnake bite affect my health going forward?

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

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How will cocaine abuse affect my health going forward?

How will cocaine abuse affect my health going forward?

Many ways: Cocaine is a type of drug that affects your blood vessels. It causes them to constrict, and change shape. This limits blood flow to your vital organs, like your heart and brain. Cocaine use and withdrawal is also associated with mania and depression, respectively. ...Read more

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How will placental abruption affect my health going forward?

How will placental abruption affect my health going forward?

Not much: As long as you are not a smoker, have a chronic respiratory illness such as asthma there usually is not an issue with subsequent pregnancies. In the non-pregnant state, no impact on your future health as long as the abruption was properly treated. ...Read more

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How will immotile cilia syndrome affect my health going forward?

How will immotile cilia syndrome affect my health going forward?

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 more

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How will hair loss in patches affect my health going forward?

How will hair loss in patches affect my health going forward?

Not at all: At least, not the hair loss per se. Hair loss, in and of itself, is not a health altering condition. The bigger question is, what is the cause, and how does the cause affect your health. ...Read more

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How will having compression fracture affect me down the road?

How will having compression fracture affect me down the road?

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 more

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How will having charcot-marie-tooth affect me down the road?

How will having charcot-marie-tooth affect me down the road?

Hereditary: Not all will be affected by this disorder. They are autosomal dominant ...Read more

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How will having broken hip affect me down the road?

How will having broken hip affect me down the road?

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 more

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How will having goodpasture syndrome affect me down the road?

How will having goodpasture syndrome affect me down the road?

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

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How will having bladder rupture affect me down the road?

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How will having bladder rupture affect me down the road?

Usually no problems: If diagnosed and treated properly, usually no long term problems. Rupture is usually associated with other problems, usually trauma, so any long term issues are usually secondary to lasting issues from the trauma. ...Read more

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How will having aortic aneurysm affect me down the road?

How will having aortic aneurysm affect me down the road?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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How will lumbar spinal stenosis affect my life?

How will lumbar spinal stenosis affect my life?

Potentially: Spinal stenosis can definitely affect someone's life by causing pain and limiting a persons ability to stand and walk. Consider being seen, there are many good treatment options available. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Myelopathy (Definition)

Describes any neurologic problem related ...Read more