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Need info on tracheomalacia?

Need info on tracheomalacia?

Tracheal flattening: Usually do to weakness of the cartilage "rings" along front wall of trachea. Usually these cartilage rings are u-shaped and prop the trachea open. Some call invagination of the soft back wall of trachea as tracheomalacia. Not really, but has same effect of narrowing the tracheal opening. In latter case, can place flat prosthesis to keep soft posterior wall from invaginating in. Can also stent. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Information site on a flail chest?

Information site on a flail chest?

Check out trauma.org: http://www.trauma.org/archive/thoracic/chestflail.html.

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I can't find any information on the medication chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg on here, any information?

I can't find any information on the medication chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg on here, any information?

Antihistamine: Chlorpheniramine is a first generation antihistamine. It has been around for a long time and is available in a lot of over the counter medications. While effective for mild allergies it can cause drowsiness in many people. Second generation antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra (fexofenadine) are often a better choice as they are non-sedating. ...Read more

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I need info on causes of costochondritis?

I need info on causes of costochondritis?

Pain rib/cartilage: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone-sternum. Common causes are : injury & coughing and rare causes: rheumatoid arthritis, infection, & tumor. Costochondritis occurs most often in women and in people older than 40. See also http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/costochondritis/ds00626. ...Read more

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I would like more information on phentermine 37.5mg the pros and cons on it. ?

I would like more information on phentermine 37.5mg the pros and cons on it. ?

Phentermine: Phentermine is a stimulant appetite suppressant that has an increasing amount of data regarding its use and effectiveness. Initially approved decades ago, it has an indication for short term appetite suppression and weight loss. With a low calorie diet, it can be helpful but does not burn calories, it only suppresses appetite. Side effects are very similar to caffeine:+ heart rate, bp, insomnia. ...Read more

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Docs! Please give me more information on overactive thyroid symptoms?

Docs! Please give me more information on overactive thyroid symptoms?

Many possible: Weight loss (some people can gain weight), feeling hot, more frequent, looser bowel movements, heart pounding or racing, shakiness, jitters, poor sleep and concentration, irritability, hair loss, lighter or absent periods, double vision, eyes bulging, or eye irritation. See your doctor to get labs checked if you think you have this! ...Read more

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Where can I find more information on menieres disease?

Where can I find more information on menieres disease?

Certain websites: Good sources of medical information include: johns hopkins newsletters; mayo clinic; national insitute of medicine; 'google' it; an excellent book on neurology or otolaryngology; webmd, a neurologist or ENT physician, the meniere's association are some of the sources. ...Read more

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Could you provide some information on dealing with blebs on lungs and pneumothorax?

Could you provide some information on dealing with blebs on lungs and pneumothorax?

Depends on cause: Emphysema is a vacant hole in your lungs most commonly due to smoking. There are some genetic disorders such as alpha one anti trypsin that can cause it (more likely at your age) and when the burst your lungs collapse which is a pneumothorax (air outside your lungs but up in your chest cavity) can be life threatening and needs immediate treatment. ...Read more

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Please provide info on brachioplasty?

Please provide info on brachioplasty?

See the answer : Brachioplasty is a great procedure for patients whose upper arms are flapping as in someone who had bariatric surgery or just lost a lot of weight. In most cases the incision runs on the inner arm from the armpit to near the elbow. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Could you give me info on pulmonary hypertension?

Could you give me info on pulmonary hypertension?

Narrower question: Could you narrow this down a little - whole books are written on the topic. We'd be glad to try to address a specific concern. ...Read more

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The latest information on fibromyalgia?

The latest information on fibromyalgia?

Mostly new drugs: The newest fibromyalgia information mostly for treatment still remains exercise and a good sleep cycle. We continue to use antidepressants with Cymbalta being used commonly secondary to its pain relief effects. We also now have savella (milnacipran) and I have had mixed results with the drug. Lyrica and Neurontin are also still used for the treatment of the pain. Stay positive and exercise. ...Read more

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Can any doctor offer me information on sleeping sickness and chaga's disease?

Can any doctor offer me information on sleeping sickness and chaga's disease?

Chagas' Disease: Chagas Disease is due to a Protozoan (Trypanosoma Cruzi). Sxs can include fatigue, generalized body aches, loose bowel movements, vomiting, rash, poor appetite; enlarged liver & spleen & inflamed brain & heart. Antiparasitic medications used to treat it include nifurtimox & benznidazole. ...Read more

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I need info on hepatoblastoma disease please?

I need info on hepatoblastoma disease please?

See link: This may be a little bit too much information, but see the national cancer institute's page for patients on liver cancer in children (hepatoblastoma is one of those discussed) http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/childliver/patient/page1/allpages. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on ideas on urinary incontinence?

Can you give me more info on ideas on urinary incontinence?

Involuntary voiding: I.E. Can not be controlled from structural, physiological or neurologic causes. Can be continuous leak, total incontinence (i) or intermittent i.e. Only when bladder full, stress urinary i when coughing, sneezing or straining: overflow when full, giggle i when laughing, nocturnal i as in bedwetting.Cause must be identified before treatment: can be with medication, behavior modification or surgery. ...Read more

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Looking for info on pulmonary fibrosis?

Looking for info on pulmonary fibrosis?

Websites to start: Here are some links to useful places to start: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001134/ http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/pulmonary-fibrosis/ds00927/ http://www.Pulmonaryfibrosis.Org/about best of luck! ...Read more

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Esophageal adenocarcinoma info from any good website?

Esophageal adenocarcinoma info from any good website?

PDQ: Us government maintains some good health info at cancer.Gov. Here's the link to the pdq on esophageal cancer: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/esophageal/patient/page1 there are a lot of websites out there that have a lot of questionable information--sometimes it's hard to know where to go to get good information. Good luck, and be sure to return to health tap for any questions! ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more