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Doctor insights on: Initial Scleroderma Signs

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases affect ...Read more


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What are the initial symptoms of scleroderma/systemic sclerosis?

What are the initial symptoms of scleroderma/systemic sclerosis?

Raynaud's: Tight skin is characteristic but there can be a variety of other symptoms such as raynaud's whihc is usually the first symptom, shortness of breath, chest pain, trouble swallowing, other GI symptoms, etc. Each person with scleroderma has a different set of symptoms and different type of scleroderma involvement. ...Read more

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What can be initial signs of Alzheimer's disease?

What can be initial signs of Alzheimer's disease?

10 signs: You can get this information at http://www.Alz.Org/national/documents/checklist_10signs.Pdf. ...Read more

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Whats standard infectious workup post POTS diagnosis? Does typical workup include Lyme disease testing? ,

Whats standard infectious workup post POTS diagnosis? Does typical workup include Lyme disease testing?
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Yes: Lyme can cause autonomic dysfunction including POTS- good idea to get tested for lyme and its coinfections such as bartonella, mycoplasma, erhlichia, anaplasma, babesia and rocky mountain spotted fever which are all tick borne infections ...Read more

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What are the early signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis? Definite signs.

What are the early signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis? Definite signs.

See webpage: Not enough space to answer here. Check this out: http://www.Healthline.Com/health-slideshow/multiple-sclerosis#1 also check wikipedia. ...Read more

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What were your initial symptoms of systemic sclerosis?

What were your initial symptoms of systemic sclerosis?

Raynaud's : Raynaud's 1st but other systems can be involved - skin tightening, each person is different and on occasion the skin can be normal. ...Read more

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What are early signs & symptoms of primary biliary cirrhosis?

What are early signs & symptoms of primary biliary cirrhosis?

None: Early on primary biliary cirrhosis can be associated with little or no symptoms at all, just like many chronic liver diseases. As the disease progresses, however, many people start experiencing chronic fatigue & weakness, jaundice and itching (from bilirubin build up in skin), followed by complications of cirrhosis such as ascites & malnutrition. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of lupus?

Signs and symptoms of lupus?

Variety of Symptoms: Lupus (sle) is an autoimmune disease that can effect essentially any organ in the body. Autoimmune means "friendly fire." the body's army is called the immune system. When it gets confused and attacks the body it leads to autoimmune diseases. Common symptoms of sle include: fatigue, joint pain, rashes, mouth sores, dry eyes and mouth, and depression. Every sle patient has unique symptoms. ...Read more

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Is ANA pattern nucleolar with a negative ENA always diffuse scleroderma no symptoms

No: The nucleolar ANA pattern may pop up in a variety of situations, or even fairly low titers in healthy people. And the test is easy to do wrong. This isn't even much of a prediction that you'll develop signs of scleroderma in the future. ...Read more

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What can be initial signs of alzheimers?

What can be initial signs of alzheimers?

Forgetfulness: Memory loss for new, not old, information is the first sign of alzheimer disease (ad). Before ad, people begin with amnestic mild cognitive impairment, which is diagnosed after neuropsychological testing indicates that there is a notable deficit in memory in the presence of otherwise intact cognitive and daily functioning. Ad usually develops in the 70s, but other dementias can develop earlier. ...Read more

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Classic signs and symptoms of emphysema?

Classic signs and symptoms of emphysema?

Classic signs...: Classic signs and symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, cough (often with sputum production), decreased or increased sleep, decreased appetite, weight loss or weight gain (especially with fluid retention), decreased oxygen level in blood, decreased activity level, etc. The diagnosis is made by seeing chronic obstruction on pulmonary function testing, which can occur without any symptoms. ...Read more

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What can be initial signs of arthritis?

What can be initial signs of arthritis?

Joint pain, swelling: Joint pain, swelling, redness, warmth, loss of movement. ...Read more

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Symptoms signs and treatment of pneumonitist?

Symptoms signs and treatment of pneumonitist?

Pnuemonitis: Pneumonitis is a general term that refers to inflammation of lung tissue. Difficulty breathing, often accompanied by a cough, is the most common symptom along with cough, fatigue, loss of appetite, unintentional weight loss. Specialized tests are necessary to make a diagnosis. Treatment focuses on avoiding irritants and reducing inflammation. ...Read more

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Symptoms of gum disease that indicate early stages of periodontal disease?

Symptoms of gum disease that indicate early stages of periodontal disease?

Dental exam: Bleeding when you floss, swelling or redness. You may notice a fetid odor or loosening teeth; but the only sure diagnosis is from a periodontal exam and x-rays with your dentist. ...Read more

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Is oral thrush in hiv an early symptom stage or later symptom stage?

Is oral thrush in hiv an early symptom stage or later symptom stage?

Late, usually: Usually a sign of late infection, i.e. overt AIDS, usually several years after catching HIV. It can occur in early HIV, but usually does not. In either recent or longstanding HPV, thrush is never the only symptom. Also, most coated tongue and other white patches in the mouth are not thrush. See a doctor if you have symptoms you are concerned about. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more