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Is the fibromyalgia a fatal disease?

Is the fibromyalgia a fatal disease?

No: Fibromyalgia is accompanied by a certain degree of misery and discomfort, it will not cause loss of life. The only risk is profound depression which could make you seriously ill. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

A condition that affects the muscles and soft tissue of the body, causing widespread ...Read more


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Is lupus a fatal disease? 

Is lupus a fatal disease? 

Can be, not usually: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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Huntington's disease, an often fatal disease of the central nervous system, is inherited from a dominant alle, is this right?

Huntington's disease, an often fatal disease of the central nervous system, is inherited from a dominant alle, is this right?

Yes: Autosomal dominant disorder with the presence of excess numbers of tri-nucleotide repeats within the Huntington's gene on human chromosome 4. ...Read more

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Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer disease, and is it fatal?

Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer disease, and is it fatal?

Not a cancer: Sle is an autoimmune disease that can affects multiple organ including kidney, brain, joints, skin, blood, eyes etc. It is not cancer. Yes, it can be very debilitating and lethal if not treated properly. You need to see a rheumatologist and discuss in detail with your md. ...Read more

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Is Lyme disease more serious in the elderly?

Is Lyme disease more serious in the elderly?

In many cases yes: Lyme disease can be serious at any age, but has highly variable effects depending on many factors, including what strain of lyme & other conditions the person has.Someone with lyme who has other conditions such as parasites, co-infections like babesia & bartonella & heavy metal toxicity will become more ill than an otherwise healthy person. Elderly people often have more of these other conditions. ...Read more

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Is meningitis a disease of the skeletal system?

Is meningitis a disease of the skeletal system?

No: Although the same germ can cause infection of the bones or joints, meningitis is located in the meninges.These are the specific layers of membranes that cover the brain and extend down into the spinal canal. ...Read more

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Is sle one disease or is it a combination of several disorders?

Is sle one disease or is it a combination of several disorders?

Hard answer: It may be alone or with other problems. An example would be sle and osteoarthritis. Another would be sle and gout. One disease process does not prevent a person from having another with very few exceptions. ...Read more

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What is the manifestation of wilson's disease in female?

What is the manifestation of wilson's disease in female?

Same as in male: Miss it, and the person becomes unable to move normally, then paralyzed. The liver develops cirrhosis and ultimately fails. There's moderate hemolysis and often a Fanconi syndrome of the proximal tubule. ...Read more

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Is rsd considered a catastrophic disease?

Is rsd considered a catastrophic disease?

Intense nerve pain: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is renamed to complex regional pain syndrome to acurately reflect the localized nature of this illness. It is often result of trauma to the area injurying the nerve which healed abnormally and thus becomes hypersenstive. It can be severe and disabling for some, but i don't believe it is generally regarded as catastrophic. Consult doc if u r having trouble. Good luck. ...Read more

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Symptoms of huntingtons disease, is it fatal?

Symptoms of huntingtons disease, is it fatal?

No cure but treatmen: It is a relentless, progressive degenerative neurological disease. There is no cure for the disease. The symptoms include chorea (dance-like movements) for which there is an fda approved medicine and psychiatric symptoms usually with disinhibition. Any child of a patient has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease. One should see a movement disorders neurologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Is a disease that is only treated as "pain management" often terminal?

Is a disease that is only treated as "pain management" often terminal?

No: There are many other conditions that a pain specialist can help with, including chronic back pain and complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read more

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Is it possible for patients with lou gehrig's disease to die of respiratory failure?

Is it possible for patients with lou gehrig's disease to die of respiratory failure?

Yes: When the disease affects the respiratory muscle causing them to become weak, patients develop respiratory failure and that is one of the most common reasons for death. ...Read more

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Is Psoriatic Arthritis in the spine very severe a disease?

Is Psoriatic Arthritis in the spine very severe a disease?

Varies : It varies tremendously based upon the severity of the arthritis. Some may have minimal symptoms, or others can have cares that are quite debilitating. I would certainly be seen by a rheumatologist as well as a spinal specialist. ...Read more

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In a nutshell, what is chronic liver disease?

In a nutshell, what is chronic liver disease?

Injured liver: In the USA the common forms of chronic liver disease are cirrhosis from alcohol use, chronic fatty liver from obesity and liver damage after viral hepatitis. Ongoing liver inflammation or scar from one of these is called chronic disease. The liver helps so many natural processes that people with liver damage have many troubles. Water retention, bleeding, food intolerance, low blood counts etc. ...Read more

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Is leprosy a fatal disease?

Is leprosy a fatal disease?

Sort of: Leprosy is a chronic slowly progressive illness and it is treatable. Left untreated, it can cause death after a number of years of being ill with the disease. ...Read more

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Is Alzheimer's disease a disease where genetic testing is recommended?

Is Alzheimer's disease a disease where genetic testing is recommended?

Offered .. sometimes: Alzheimer disease is a condition for which we have several genetic tests - apoe e4, app, psen1, & psen2. However, these tests are not used to establish the diagnosis of alzeimer disease. Instead we use them sometimes to help understand inheritance & risk, which is rather tricky. Extensive eduation & genetic counseling are very helpful, but the decision to test or not test should always be yours. ...Read more

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What kind of disease is leukemia? Is it a non-communicable disease?

What kind of disease is leukemia? Is it a non-communicable disease?

Its a Blood Cancer: It is not communicable. It begins in the bone marrow and mostly affects White blood cells(WBC). There are 4 different types of Leukemia which are often classified as Acute or Chronic. ...Read more

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Is chagas disease a problem in california?

Is chagas disease a problem in california?

Occurs: The first acute case (american trypanosomiasis) occurred in 1982 in lake don pedro, california. 2.5% of people living in the immediate area had antibodies to t. Cruzi as well as some dogs and squirrels. “an estimate of the burden of chagas disease in the United States” by c. Bern & s. Montgomery estimated 300, 167 trypanosoma cruzi infections in the us. ...Read more

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Is the fibromyalgia a fatal disease?

No: Fibromyalgia is accompanied by a certain degree of misery and discomfort, it will not cause loss of life. The only risk is profound depression which could make you seriously ill. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia be fatal?

Can fibromyalgia be fatal?

No: Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can be challenging to treat, but it is not fatal. ...Read more

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Is paget's disease fatal?

Is paget's disease fatal?

Which?: Paget's disease of bone is a relatively benign and self-limited condition which can sometimes cause pain and in the worst case, deformity or fragility. But paget's disease of the breast is often a manifestation of an underlying breast cancer, which can certainly be fatal if untreated. ...Read more

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Is e. Coli possibly a fatal disease?

Depends: E. Coli can cause a wide variety of diseases, from kidney or bladder infections to acute GI disease, to sepsis from a variety of sources. This will determine whether it is possibly fatal. Suspect you are asking about traveller's diarrhea. This is usually self-limiting, but certain strains of e. Coli can produce life-threatening disease, particularly if patients are treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why is cushing's disease or syndrome fatal?

Why is cushing's disease or syndrome fatal?

Excess cortisol: Cushing's disease is excessive cortisol in the body from a pituitary tumor that leads to its secretion.Cushing's syndrome refers to the stigmata with excessive cortisol.This can be from the pituitary or administered by drs. Symptoms include hypertension, obesity, heart problems, sensitivity to infection. Cushing's disease/syndrome can be treated so it is not necessarily fatal, but it can be. ...Read more

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Symptoms of huntingtons disease, is it fatal?

No cure but treatmen: It is a relentless, progressive degenerative neurological disease. There is no cure for the disease. The symptoms include chorea (dance-like movements) for which there is an fda approved medicine and psychiatric symptoms usually with disinhibition. Any child of a patient has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease. One should see a movement disorders neurologist for treatment. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is fibroadenoma very fatal disease?

I need your expertise, is fibroadenoma very fatal disease?

No, not really: A fibroadenoma by definition is a benign lump, usually found in the breast of a young woman. Most of them do not need any treatment unless they are are big or growing in size. ...Read more

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Is fibroadenoma very fatal disease? Any answer appreciated.

Never fatal: I assume you are asking about fibroadenoma of the uterus. That is also called fibroids of the uterus. It is never fatal. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an injury/disease that would prove to be fatal?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an injury/disease that would prove to be fatal?

Examples: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Hutchinson-Guilford Progeria Syndrome, Menkes Disease, Nuclear Factor Kappa B Essential Modulator, paraneoplastic pemphigus, Kuru, Fatal familial insomnia or Zellweger Syndrome. ...Read more

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Are there any conditions or diseases (preferably fatal), where either hearing or sight loss is one of the first symptoms?

Are there any conditions or diseases (preferably fatal), where either hearing or sight loss is one of the first symptoms?

A long list: There are many conditions that satisfy these criterion. Included are various strokes, brain tumors and aneurysms and metabolic conditions such as diabetes. There are a number of inherited conditions which might start as a visual problem such as ataxia telangiectasia. Toxic conditions such as methyl alcohol poisoning also can start with vision loss. ...Read more

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Is leprosy a fatal disease?

Sort of: Leprosy is a chronic slowly progressive illness and it is treatable. Left untreated, it can cause death after a number of years of being ill with the disease. ...Read more

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Are there any fatal undetectable diseases?

Are there any fatal undetectable diseases?

Great question: Rare autopsies show no anatomic or toxicologic cause of death. We must then consider channelopathies (brugada, long qt), botulism, black widow spider bite, coral snakes, anaphylaxis, the choking game, glue sniffing, takotsubo (maybe), sudden death in epilepsy, sleep apnea, serotonin syndrome, and of course unsafe sleep environment ; "gentle murder" of an infant or disabled person. ...Read more

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Are rheumatic diseases related to fibromyalgia?

Yes: ? of association of rheumatic diseases w. fibromyalgia (FM). These disorders often occur concurrently. In my opinion, explanation for this occurrence is that FM is disorder characterized by musculoskeletal deconditioning, & many rheumatic diseases cause increased splinting, guarding, and disuse of body parts; causing increased general muscle weakness, dysfunction, chronic muscle spasm, and pain. ...Read more

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Coping with the disabilitating yet silent disease fibromyalgia. I am almost ready to give up.

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a terrible disease. It is difficult to get the understanding from your family and friends as to the amount of pain you live with and how this impacts your life. Make sure you have a doctor who is able you listen to you and try different medications. You probably will need to be on a antidepressant to help manage the chronic depression that comes with fibromyalgia. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is lupus a fatal disease? 

Can be, not usually: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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If untreated is Lyme disease fatal?

If untreated is Lyme disease fatal?

LYME DISEASE: Lyme disease can cause serious heart irregularities including complete heart block which can be fatal if not treated properly. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia an auto immune disease?

Is fibromyalgia an auto immune disease?

No: No fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome and not a disease. This means it is a collection of symptoms. The hallmark of fibromyalgia is chronic widespread pain. It is felt to be the result of overactive nerves. There appears to be abnormal processing of pain in the central nervous system. (the brain and the spinal cord). ...Read more

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