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Idiopathic (Definition)

An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye ...Read more


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How can I get rid of hemosiderosis?

How can I get rid of hemosiderosis?

There are: Medications which chelate iron. Where or what is the concern? ...Read more

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What's the difference between hemosiderosis and hemochromotosis?

What's the difference between hemosiderosis and hemochromotosis?

They may or may not: Be the same thing. Hemochroamtosis is a disease associated with abnormal gut uptake of dietary iron. Over years this leads to total body iron overload. Iron overload from other causes is imprecisely called hemochromatosis, when actually hemosiderosis is the better term. For example, excess iron burden from multiple blood transfusions should be called transfusional hemosiserosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hemosiderosis and hemochromatosis?

What is the difference between hemosiderosis and hemochromatosis?

Hemochrom is Genetic: Primary hemochromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes too much iron in tissues. It can be treated by removing a little blood every week or so. Hemosiderosis is not genetic. Can be caused by alcoholism or having many blood transfusions leading to excess iron in your cells. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hemosiderosis and hemochromatosis?

Iron overload: Both are forms of iron overload disorders with different etiologies and pathophysiology. Hereditary hemochromatosis is caused by a gene mutation and involves deposition of hemosiderin (storage form of iron) in the organs of the body, such as the heart, liver, pancreas, and skin. The two types of hemosiderosis are idiopathic pulmonary and transfusion-related. ...Read more

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If a person eats meat every day, about 8-10 oz of steak, but takes no iron supplements, could he end up with hemosiderosis or hemochromatosis?

Too much meat : I would be more concerned about your cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well as your risk of gout and kidney damage. You should have lab tests to monitor your levels. ...Read more

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Idiopathic pulmonary hypertension looks to be a pretty rare disease? Is this true? I was looking up numbers online. How many people in us have it?

Idiopathic pulmonary hypertension looks to be a pretty rare disease? Is this true? I was looking up numbers online. How many people in us have it?

IPAH: The number of patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (ipah) is felt to be around 5, 000 in the United States based on a prevalence of 15 per million. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary hypertension?

What are the symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary  hypertension?

PH symptoms: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Idiopathic pah has no known cause. Symptoms are non-specific and often include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, light headedness, and even exertional fainting. ...Read more

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What is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

What is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

Lung condition: Ipf is a dangerous condition where scar tissue replaces normal lung tissue choking off normal air units and causing breathlessness. It is a progressive disease with no effective treatment at present. ...Read more

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Are any treatments helpful for idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension?

Are any treatments helpful for idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension?

PAH: Complicated question, there are lots of therapies some effective, but no cures, best treated by a specialist in pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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