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Is diabetes curable?

Is diabetes curable?

Possibly : Scientific community, while acknowledge the benefits of exercises and healthy lifestyle in treating diabetes, differ when it comes to the claims of permanently curing disease.Physicians and surgeons are studying pancreatic transplant in patients with uncontrolled type 1 diabetes, but with a functioning kidney. Islet cell transplant from pancreas of deceased to live patient another possibility. ...Read more

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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Is osteoarthritis a curable affliction?

Is osteoarthritis a curable affliction?

There is no cure...: "there are currently no known therapies that can prevent progression of oa. Treatment of oa typically focuses on minimizing pain & swelling, reducing disability & improving quality of life. Treatment typically starts w/ non-pharmacologic therapy approaches including exercise programs, weight loss, patient education & shoe insoles" - (drmarkgalland.Com; 12/29/12). ...Read more

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Is automatic neuropathy genetic?

Is automatic neuropathy genetic?

Riley-Day: You probably are asking about autonomic neuropathy. There are three types of peripheral nerves: motor, sensory, and autonomic. Any or all can be affected by genetic disorders. Any or all can be affected by toxic or metabolic disorders. Some genetic autonomic neuropathies are well known such as riley-day. Others are obscure. Few are treatable. ...Read more

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Is peripheral arterial disease life threatening? Is it curable?

Is peripheral arterial disease life threatening? Is it curable?

Possibly: Although disease of the arteries of the legs is seldom life threatening untonitself, it is often a marker of more diffuse atherosclerotic disease including carotid disease and coronary heart disease. Therefore, strokes and heart attacks can manifest in many patients with pad. ...Read more

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Is retnopathy curable?

Is retnopathy curable?

Call it "stoppable": Retinopathy is damage to the retina, which is the lining at the back of the eyeball that receives light that passes through the lens. Common causes of retinopathy include diabetes and high blood pressure, both of which damage the small blood vessels that nourish the retina. Stopping the diseases will prevent or stop retinopathy, but prior damage is not fully curable. ...Read more

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Is addisons disease a genetic hereditary problem?

Is addisons disease a genetic hereditary problem?

Addisions is genetic: In 2012 the answer is usually yes. Tuberculosis caused dr. Addison to describe the condition. Now it is any failure of the adrenal glands. Today it does run in families where autoimmune diseases occur. (thyroid, diabetes, adrenal, celiac, etc). ...Read more

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Is diabetes cured?

Is diabetes cured?

No: It can be controlled and in most instances patients can live full and productive, long, healthy lives; however, there is currently no known "cure" for wither type 1 or 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Is obesity curable?

Is obesity curable?

Diet first: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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Is MS hereditary?

Is MS hereditary?

Yes..but low ..: Even in identical twins, the incidence is only 20-35%, thus environmental factors (infections such as epstein virus, geography, vitamin d deficiency? +others factors, unknown) play more important role than genetic in development of ms..There is still much ongoing research in this area and hopefully will shed more light in the years ahead. It is a difficult one if you have ms, best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Is diabetes insipidus is temporary or curable?

Is diabetes insipidus is temporary or curable?

It depends.: Sometimes, diabetes insipidus (inability for the body to hold onto water due to the lack of or inaction of anti-diuretic hormone (adh)) is temporary after brain surgery. If permanent, usually due to a pituitary or kidney problem, it is not usually curable but can be easily treated especially if dealing with an ADH (vasopressin) deficiency. ...Read more

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Is meniere's disease hereditary?

Is meniere's disease hereditary?

To a small extent.: Meniere's may be due to multiple factors. Theories do include a genetic predisposition, as patients with the disease and a family history have an earlier age of onset and more severe symptoms from one generation to the next. Other theories include fluid build-up in the inner ear due to blockage, a viral infection, and an autoimmune condition. As such, most cases are not familial. ...Read more

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Is osteoarthritis a curable disease now?

Is osteoarthritis a curable disease now?

No: All treatments such as weight loss, exercise, supplements, medications, injections, and surgery are designed to reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis. There is no cure for the condition but the progression may be slowed down. ...Read more

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Is vascular dementia hereditary?

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Is vascular dementia hereditary?

Vascular Dementia: Major risk factors are advancing age, with cardiovascular problems, cholesterol, sugar problems, smoking & alcohol. ...Read more

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Is albuminuria in diabetes curable?

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Is albuminuria in diabetes curable?

Maybe, maybe not: Curable is probably the wrong word, as albuminuria is not a disease. It's a sign that the kidneys are not filtering properly. You can reduce the amount of Albumin that your kidneys spill into your urine by taking a medicine called an ace inhibitor or an arb. The dose may need to be titrated up to get your blood pressure down and to reduce the albuminuria. This helps to protect the kidneys. ...Read more

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Is takayasu's arthritis curable?

Is takayasu's arthritis curable?

No: Takayasu's arteritis (it's not an arthritis) is a vasculitis, which is inflammation of the vessels. Etiology remains unclear, but the immune system is thought to contribute the most to disease. Immunosuppressive meds help control symptoms, but this disease tends to flare. The more severe and frequently the pt flares, the more worried i get about prognosis and may identify pts who need surgery. ...Read more

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Is it true that diabetic retinopathy is curable?

Is it true that diabetic retinopathy is curable?

Can be improved: Diabetic retinopathy can be improved with medical control of diabetes and other cardiovascular conditions, laser therapy, eye injection therapy and sometimes surgery. These are treatments and not necessarily cures to diabetic retinopathy. It will return if the diabetes is not controlled even after the above interventions. ...Read more

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Is dementia hereditary?

Is dementia hereditary?

Yes and no: If there is an illness that runs in your family you should speak to your doctor about it. There are many many types of dementia. Some of them are genetically passed on while others aren't. The most common type of dementia is alzheimers disease and there are 2 forms. The early onset form is highly heritable. Alcoholic dementia is not inherited though a propensity for alcohol dependence can be. ...Read more

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Is type 1 diabetes hereditary?

Is type 1 diabetes hereditary?

Sort of: One in 400-500 people in the general population develops t1d, but 1 in 20 (5 percent) people are at risk if a parent, sibling, or child has the disease. That means that genes are important and play a role but it's not everything. Environmental factors are also involved that increase the risk for these genes to cause diabetes type 1. We are still trying to find out what and how it does this. ...Read more

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Is glioblastoma hereditary?

Is glioblastoma hereditary?

While there may: Be some tell-tale genetic fingerprints on some glioma, the bad one, gbm seems to be sporadic, with only radiation exposure as a risk. My father died of one 30 years ago. No other family members have had any brain tumors. ...Read more

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Heredity (Definition)

Heredity refers to characteristics that are passed from one generation to the next via dna, a molecule that encodes genetic information. Some inherited traits carry no clinical consequence (eye color, hair color, etc.). However, many disease states have a genetic basis where one, or both, parents contribute a defective gene that predisposes ...Read more


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Neuropathy (Definition)

A condition in which a person experiences weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more