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What are some interesting facts about coronary artery disease?

What are some interesting facts about coronary artery disease?

Time of onset: Researchers have shown the earliest manifestations of coronary disease in teenagers that have died from car accidents and soldiers that died on the battlefield. In both types of research, the patients included were either teenagers for in their early 20s. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

A disease caused by an immune system reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more


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Dose anyone know about celiac sprue?

Dose anyone know about celiac sprue?

Sure...: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant--an inflammatory condition of small bowel. ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about a vegetarian diet.

Please share an interesting fact about a vegetarian diet.

When: When everyone else in your party wants a burger, get the veggie equivalent and join in... ...Read more

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Does anyone here know something about leaky gut syndrome or understand the disease?

Does anyone here know something about leaky gut syndrome or understand the disease?

See below: Leaky gut syndrome is not an established medical diagnosis. If your have gastrointestinal issues i recommend being evaluated by your primary md or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Hate having celiac sprue, any other teens with this disease?

Hate having celiac sprue, any other teens with this disease?

Many: There are many teens with celiac. I would recommend searching online for a support group. Celiac.Org is a goo resource. ...Read more

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Please share a myth about coping with disease outbreaks.

Please share a myth about coping with disease outbreaks.

We know enough: It may be a common belief that doctors and scientists already know all of the infectious diseases. But the stories of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Ebola tell a different story. We need to guard against underfunding disease surveillance systems and disease research that can give us every advantage in detecting and treating newly evolving diseases. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are interesting facts about cardiomyopathy?

Need expert help here. What are interesting facts about cardiomyopathy?

Too many facts.: If one is interested in facts concerning a specific type of cardiomyopathy, it's helpful to specify the underlying cause. There are many. Perhaps the most common is uncontrolled hypertension. Others include valvular heart disease, coronary heart disease, viral diseases, autoimmune diseases and genetic abnormalities which manifest as muscle abnormalities or infiltrative diseases such as amyloid. ...Read more

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What are some interesting info about homocystinuria?

What are some interesting info about homocystinuria?

Inherited disorder: An abnormality of an enzyme that converts methionine (an amino acid) results in elevated levels of this compound. May be associated with connective tissue disease, heart and brain abnormalities, as well as eye problems and early blood vessel blockage or clotting. There is no known cure, but life expectancy is reduced only if untreated, usually with modified diet, vitamin b6, or frolic acid. ...Read more

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What is some information about apert syndrome disease?

What is  some information about apert syndrome disease?

Genetic disease: Apert's syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by a gene mutation. Skull & facial bones r effected & often require extensive cranial facial surgery. Hearing loss, odd fingers/toes, skin problems occur often. Apnea & sinus/ear infections r chronic problems. See nih site for more information. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/apert-syndrome. ...Read more

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What are two important or interesting facts about mrsa?

Common: 1- its very common, lots of people carry it in their nostrils and they are not aware of it 2 - its resistant to many antibiotics that we use daily, and its only getting worst. ...Read more

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What are some statistics for tay-sachs disease risk?

What are some statistics for tay-sachs disease risk?

See below: This is an autosomal recessive disease, meaning that both parents need to be carriers, and their children will have a 25% chance of the disease. The mutation is more prominent in certain populations, specifically the ashkenazi jewish population. ...Read more

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Multiple sclerosis TMJ. Any relationship? I read some article about similar symptomps

Multiple sclerosis TMJ. Any relationship? I read some article about similar symptomps

No: Multiple sclerosis is strictly a disease of the brain and spinal chord and doesn't affect the joints. If you have one autoimmune disorder like MS, you can however be prone to another like rheumatoid that can cause arthritis, including arthritis of the TM joint. ...Read more

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Help please! is celiac disease autosomal or sex-linked?

Help please! is celiac disease autosomal or sex-linked?

Celiac Disease: Celiac disease (cd) may have a higher prevalence in females but sex-linked genetic transmission has not been determined. The immune response genes are autosomal and there has been some linkage with certain genetic alleles hla-dq2 & dq8. If you do not have these alleles you will probably not get cd, but not everyone with these immune responce genes has cd. 30% of caucasions have dq2. ...Read more

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Digestive diseases: celiac disease, so many say relief without wheat. Whats going on?

Digestive diseases: celiac disease, so many say relief without wheat. Whats going on?

Easy to get confused: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant--an inflammatory condition of small bowel. ...Read more

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What is a good book that lists autoimmune diseases/disorders and their associated autoantibodies?

What is a good book that lists autoimmune diseases/disorders and their associated autoantibodies?

Wikipedia.: Probably best to look this up on line. Wikipedia has a pretty good article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/autoantibody. ...Read more

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Is raynaud's disease correlated/associated with gluten intolerance/celiac disease? If so why/in what way?

Is raynaud's disease correlated/associated with gluten intolerance/celiac disease? If so why/in what way?

No: Raynaud's does not usually involve the intestinal tract. Its symptoms are sensitivity to cold causing pain, coldness, and color changes in the hands and feet. ...Read more

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Checking for info on celiac disease, food allergy profile?

Checking for info on celiac disease, food allergy profile?

Not food allergy: Celiac is not an ige mediated disease, so food allergy screening is not appropriate for celiac disease. Celiac is an immune reaction to grains. ...Read more

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Which website gives information about fibromyalgia syndrome?

Which website gives information about fibromyalgia syndrome?

Www.arthritis.org: The arthritis foundation is one of my favorite resources for fibromyalgia. http://www.arthritis.org/disease-center.php?disease_id=10. ...Read more

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What to do about hypophosphatasia disease question?

What to do about hypophosphatasia disease question?

Ask it.: Please submit a clear & specific question about hypophosphatasia disease. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more