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Dr. Monib Zirvi
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Increased Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Increased skin pigmentation = more color due to having more pigment in the outermost layer of ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Can hashimoto's disease cause acne?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Can hashimoto's disease cause acne?

No: It is from your hormones other than thyroid. ...Read more

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Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease both lifelong diseases?

Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease both lifelong diseases?

Depends: Inflammatory bowel disease includes crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Crohn's has the potential of being a lifelong disease as it can involve any portion of the GI tract from mouth to anus. Ulcerative colitis only involves the colon; thus worse case scenario, removing the entire colon is a cure. See a GI doctor/colorectal surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chu Dr. Chu
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Is addison's disease genetic?

Dr. James Chu Dr. Chu
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Is addison's disease genetic?

Not usually: The leading causes of Addison' disease in the US are: autoimmune; metastatic cancer; bleeding into adrenal glands; infectious infiltration (such as tuberculosis). Only the autoimmune type may possibly run in families, whose members typically have other autoimmune disorders such as type 1 diabetes, hypothyroidism, vitiligo, pernicious anemia, or myasthenia gravis, to name a few. ...Read more

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Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease lifelong?

Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease lifelong?

Generally yes: Inflammatory bowel disease (crohns and ulcerative colitis) are generally considered to be chronic diseases and generally require lifelong treatment. The disease can become less active over time and ultimately some patients may be able to stop therapy. Some crohn's disease is very mild and patients will go for years before seeking treatment. ...Read more

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Is addison's disease contagious?

Is addison's disease contagious?

No: It is not an infection caused by a bacteria, virus, fungus. It is a metabolic disease due to unique chemical and genetic issues in the individual person. Not transmissable or contagious. ...Read more

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Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease a lifelong disease? Please advise!

Unfortunately yes: but you can achieve control of disease with careful medical management is most cases. You need to under the care of a gastroenterologist who specializes in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Try National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis home page for referral to one in your local area. ...Read more

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Can graves disease be hereditary?

Can graves disease be hereditary?

Heredity and Graves: Graves' disease ruins in some families but can also present spontaneously. In the south, I have noticed is in many African American families. ...Read more

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How is inflammatory bowel disease cured?

How is inflammatory bowel disease cured?

Cure for IBD?: Ulcerative colitis involves inflammation of the colonic mucosal surface, so colectomy (removal of the colon) is curative for it. Crohn's disease however is a transmural (full-thickness) inflammation of any part of the GI tract (from mouth to anus). Crohn's is not curable, but it is controllable with medications (see my previous healthtap answer regarding "step up" versus "top down" treatments. ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Possibly: Thanks for an excellent question. I would reccomend you see a board certified dermatologist to exam your pigmentation and skin quality prior to adding any laser energy. ...Read more

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Is cushing's disease curable?

Is cushing's disease curable?

Sometimes: Cushing's disease can be cured by pituitary surgery: removing the small benign tumor causing the adrenal to overwork. However pituitary surgery is not 100% effective and some people may need to have the adrenal glands themselves removed. The options for curing cushing's syndrome depend on its cause, as there many potential causes, including cushing's disease. ...Read more

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Is peyronie's disease hereditary?

No, ....: No, thus far, no such a suspicion is confirmed. But considering life as a one-way street of accumulation, modification, ; continuation from inception to eternity. It's would be irrelevant, either hereditary or not. More real life? To http://formefirst.Com/ebloglist.Html. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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What sort of disease is chronic granulomatous disease (c.G.D.)?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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What sort of disease is chronic granulomatous disease (c.G.D.)?

Immunodeficiency: The body's immune system is made of 3 kinds of cells: t-cells, b-cells and WBC (white blood cell). Wbcs roam the various tissues and engulf bacteria and fungi they encounter and then digest them inside themselves. When a crucial molecule, the reactive oxygen species (ros) is not present to enable the killing, the infection is not stopped. So these patients get sick very often. ...Read more

Dr. John Fung Dr. Fung
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How noticeable are surgery scars from chron's disease or ulceractive colitis?

Dr. John Fung Dr. Fung
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How noticeable are surgery scars from chron's disease or ulceractive colitis?

Depends: There are 2 approaches to complications from uc or crohn's disease - either open or laparoscopic surgery. The approach depends on the urgency, nature of what is to be done and skill of the surgeon. Many elective surgeries can be done laparoscopically, such as partial or subtotal colectomy, segmental resection. If it is an emergency, i.e. Toxic megacolon, obstruction, then open may be required. ...Read more

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What distinguishes hyper pigmentation from morphea?

What distinguishes hyper pigmentation from morphea?

Morphea: Morphea is a condition of unknown etiology that results in scarring, atrophy, and pigmentation (lightening and/or darkening) of the skin. Hyperpigmentation alone does not have atrophy or scarring. ...Read more

Dr. KT Park Dr. Park
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Will celiac disease cause inflammation?

Dr. KT Park Dr. Park
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Celiac disease: Inflammation is a non-specific descriptive term. Celiac disease (if not controlled via strict gluten free diet) will increase inflammatory cells along the intestinal lining. If you have biopsy-confirmed celiac disease, stay gluten-free in your diet. Unless you have other chronic gi-related conditions, a strict gluten free diet will prevent gut inflammation in celiac disease. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

Hyperpigmentation means that there is increased color of ...Read more