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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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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...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?

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?

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?

Are rheumatic diseases related to fibromyalgia?

Other way: Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease and does not predispose an individual to a rheumatic disease. However, rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases and any chronic diseases (depression, copd, etc.) do predispose individuals to developing fibromyalgia. ...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? 

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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