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Yes, that is: Possible. When a person is obsessed with particular thoughts - they aren't attending well to other things that are happening. With obsessive compulsive personality traits - people can lose the bigger picture when focused on small details. Therapy can help with both obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive compulsive personality disordE.R. ...Read more
What type of PT would you recommend for someone with both Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (1a) and Ehlers Danlos type 3? diagnosis of both well established.
You need to be. : More specific but if you are looking for general pt I would recommend general conditioning and strengthening exercises nothing too strenuous. ...Read more
What is the significance of mma lab with diagnosis of Parkinson's diagnosis of late onset (age 72) Parkinson's for about 4 yrs but has not progressed as it might-
The : The mma test is done to look for B12 deficiency. It may be that your doctor suspects B12 deficiency which is not uncommon in older people. B12 deficiency can produce neurological symptoms like balance problems and neuropathy. The progression of parkinsonism is variable but i suspect that your doctor is checking you out for correctable causes of your symptoms. ...Read more
Behavoir problems: An experienced pediatrician can begin a work-up of a child with behavior problems. Depending on the severity of the issues with the child, a psychiatrist or psychologist may also need to be involved. If autism is suspected, then a developmental expert at a pediatric hospital can provide helpful information to discover why a child and family are struggling with certain behaviors. ...Read more
Would a diagnosis of the VASCULAR subtype of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome likely happen before age 35? Hypermobile family with no sudden deaths.
It can: I have seen it but it sounds unlikely in you. ...Read more
Test exam: A full exam by a qualified expert in the field; MRI or ct of the brain often done; lab work to r/o reversible causes; consideration of depression as a cause or contributing; a full review of medications; avoidance of alcohol; consider full neuropsychol testing as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ms symptoms compare along with other diagnosis. what is 3 key signs that help get better diagnostic direction to decision and Dr!
MS WORK UP: In the MS work up, of a younger female patient presenting with vertigo /gait instability/numbness. And on exam ther is hyperrefleia. You would want to do a full blood work up evaluate for Lyme disease/CNS SARCOIDOSIS /SJOGRENS SYNDROME. MRI of brain and cervical spine to look for plaques. If necessary a lumbar puncture to check MBP and oligoclonal bands ...Read more
What percentage of seropositive RA patients with anti-cpp of >250 accompanied by pain/swelling in hands, wrists, tmj, elbows, achilles' tendon with ESR and CRP wnl? Do you alter the treatment ?
TMJ: Your TMJ may be related, or unrelated to your RA. Make sure you have been evaluated by a TMJ expert to help manage your TMJ problem. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What progress is there in diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders like alzheimer's and parkinson's?
Symptoms of peripheral neropathy and joint pain with B6 level of 14 and b2 level of 5...Have doctors missed something to make diagnosis?
I'm having many neurological symptoms with a history of autoimmune disease, sarcoidosis and marrow reconversion in spine and base of skull. Thoughts?
Neurosarcoid: Your sarcoidosis is more advanced then average with lesions involving the nervous system and bone marrow. Involvement of red blood cell-producing areas in your bones is resulting in reactivation of dormant bone marrow regions to maintain an adequate supply of blood elements. You need a sarcoid specialist experienced with the use of immunosuppressive drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With an ef rate of 55% and a global strain analysis of 19% what are the chances of reoccurrence of broken heart syndrome?
Please provide guidance on evaluation of bilateral patellar-femoral joint pain improved with nsaids?
Regards my inquiry about Parkinson's symptoms: is losing muscle and strength characteristic with parkinson's?
Mild weakness: Recent research has shown that patients with parkinson disease can have mild weakness. However, it is common for patients to feel weaker than they are due to coordination and motor control problems. In addition to medications, physical therapy and exercise are crucial to the treatment of parkinson disease. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia? I suffer from chronic joint pain (over last 40+ years). Incorrect diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 20.
Various: There are many symptoms associated with this condition. The most common are pain, fatigue, and brain fog. Whether you have this disorder can be determined by a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Suspected with harayama on Left upper limb with muscle wasting and pain in wrist, not classical diagnoses. Suggest treatment / precautions.
What is harayama?: My apologies, but what is harayama? Pain and muscle wasting often correlates with nerve compression. Depending on what muscles are affected and where the pain is, you may have nerve compression. For an arm, nerve compression often occurs at the wrist (median nerve), elbow (ulnar nerve) or upper arm (radial nerve). ...Read more
What is the difference between benign hyper mobile joint syndrome (dx'd by rheumy)and ehlers danlos . Have chronic joint/ muscle pain and fatigue. ?
Opposite spectrum: A connective tissue disease or CTD is any disease that has the connective tissues of the body as a target of pathology. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a severe type that has an actual series of gene mutations associated. It can be fatal. Hypermobile joint, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, these are debilitating and chronic but not likely fatal or nearly as life concerning as EDS. ...Read more
Myasthenia gravis: Transient myasthenia of the newborn improves rapidly after birth .It is present in 10-15 percent of babies born with myasthenia and usually clears up. ...Read more
I fit all of the criteria for hypermobile EDS but to date only dx widespread OA and FMS. Would it be worthwhile trying to get an official dx of EDS?
Hard to know: Here's a good place to start: http://www.ehlersdanlosnetwork.org/index.html There may be advice about possible research trials or treatment possibilities - but it's a mystery in many ways. There's a video you can link to from the site. Best wishes! ...Read more