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Is there any chemical that cause myeloma?

Is there any chemical that  cause myeloma?

Possibly: The United States government believes there is an association between agent orange that was used in vietnam and a variety of cancers including multiple myeloma. Although there is no conclusive proof of causation there are benefits for veterans exposed to agent orange who develop multiple myeloma. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Kahler Disease (Definition)

I had not heard of "kahler's disease" until seeing multiple questions on healthtap. It is multiple myeloma (mm). "multiple" is from the often seen "multiple" bone lesions (especially in advanced disease). Mm is a cancer of plasma cells [highly specialized b white blood cells (lymphocytes)] that produce antibodies. Sx are crab: hypercalcemia, renal insufficency, anemia, ...Read more


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Is there any possible cure for cancer that does not include radiation? Is there some sort of drug, cell growth inhibition...Anything?

Is there any possible cure for cancer that does not include radiation? Is there some sort of drug, cell growth inhibition...Anything?

Cancer Therapy: It depends on the type of cancer and the stage (extent of spread) of the tumor. Many early cancers are cured by surgical excision; others, by drug therapy; still others often are treated by combined protocols that involve drug and radio-therapy. Only your oncologist can counsel you on the particular set of circumstances surrounding the cancer of which you speak. ...Read more

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Is there any other cause of the hyperkalemic paralysis except that it is genetic?

Is there any other cause of the hyperkalemic paralysis except that it is genetic?

No: The cause is strictly inherited as an autosomal dominant disorder which affects sodium channels in muscle cells and the ability to regulate potassium levels in the blood. It is most commonly associated with horses, but also occurs in humans. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there any indication that Somnapure may cause conspitation?

Is there any indication that Somnapure may cause conspitation?

Not sure: The main ingredients, melatonin, valerian root, chamomile, lemon balm, hops are not associated with constipation. However if you notice a reaction in yourself using this, then it may be so for you. Supplements by definition are not tested the same for safety, efficacy and side effects as prescription or OTC drugs. If you get benefit from the somnapure, try adding fiber or a stool softener to help. ...Read more

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What can be and are the harmful impacts of herbal medications on human body? Are there any cases that documented this or is it a mere speculation?

What can be and are the harmful impacts of herbal medications on human body? Are there any cases that documented this or is it a mere speculation?

Side effects: arise from both from drugs and natural medications. There are so many of each that they need to be looked into on a case by case basis. Neither is w/out risk but that risk is lowered when you are guided by a well trained medical person. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there something in particular that causes psoriasis?

Is there something in particular that causes psoriasis?

Heredity: A genetic predisposition is what leads to the skin condition called psoriaisis. Certain drugs such as lithium can aggravate psoriaisis. In a few cases it can be associated with a strep throat or food allergy. These are triggers which worsen the psoriasis in susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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Are there any other theories as to how endometriosis is developed besides this backflow theory?

Are there any other theories as to how endometriosis is developed besides this backflow theory?

Yes: It may be spread through blood or lymphatic flow. It may be the that surface lining of many organs can transform into endometriosis. There is likely an immune system mechanism as well. No theory has ever been proven. In fact some women who have never had a menstrual period before have endometriosis. ...Read more

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Is there any chemotherapy that could cause seizures as a side affect?

Is there any chemotherapy that could cause seizures as a side affect?

Uncommon: It's very uncommon for chemotherapy per se to cause seizures. However, cancer is a complex disease, and the treatment can cause unusual side effects. It's much more likely that chemotherapy will cause a neuropathy than a seizure. ...Read more

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Any development is made in this field or not. Is there any treatment other than interferon injection. What are the home remedies. Ginseng can work.?

Any development is made in this field or not. Is there any treatment other than interferon injection.  What are the home remedies.  Ginseng can work.?

Not recommended: Interferon is used for treating certain viral infections, in the case of viral hepatitis, is currently used for treating hepatitis c and sometimes hepatitis b. There are other drugs that can be added to augment the effectiveness of interferon for viral hepatitis. Herbal medications have little place in the treatment of viral hepatitis and in some cases can be harmful. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence out there of a "natural bacteria" (btk) causing harm to the endocrine system?

Is there any evidence out there of a "natural bacteria" (btk) causing harm to the endocrine system?

No: There have been some studies trying to link infections with type 1diabetes mellitus, but still has not been proven that is the case. ...Read more

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Can there be any gum that is aspartame-free?

Can there be any gum that is aspartame-free?

Aspartame: Is present in almost chewing gums in the market. There are a few, e.g. Zapp that is aspartame free. ...Read more

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Is there any other diseases that mimic's herpes?

Is there any other diseases that mimic's herpes?

It depends...: ...on what you mean by "mimics". Many things can cause some herpes-like symptoms: oral impetigo, minor pimples, folliculitis, syphilis, some yeast infections, various kinds of dermatitis, and more. But almost no mimics if symptoms are typical: blisters/sores, esp. if recurrent and in clusters, sometimes inflamed nodes in the groin, heal in 1-2 weeks. Typical or not, see doctor for exam, testing. ...Read more

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Can there be any scientific proof that cigarettes cause cancer?

Can there be any scientific proof that cigarettes cause cancer?

There are more than: 20 known carcinogens in tobacco. The surgeon general report of 1964 compilated the vast evidence of laboratory and clinical evidence hat cigarettes and tobacco products cause cancer, and recently that side stream smoke causes a "second hand "effect on family, children, co-workers. These are dangerous and kill 50% of users if used as directed. ...Read more

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Are there any conclusive studies that suggest that aspartame is dangerous?

Are there any conclusive studies that suggest that aspartame is dangerous?

The Aspartame Danger: In the body, aspartame has been shown to reduce production of the powerful anti-oxidant glutathione in the brain, thus leaving the brain vulnerable to oxidative stress and neurodegenerative diseases (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22385158). A study conducted in nyc recently found that regular consumption of diet drinks with aspartame increased the risk of heart attacks significantly. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine that causes stammering?

Is there any medicine that causes stammering?

Few were mention: Epileptic drugs, antidepressants-*antipsychotics--phenothiazine family, antipsychotics--phenothiazine family and tranquilizers/sleeping were mention they may induce stammering. ...Read more

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Is there any scientific findings to link chemotherapy as a cause of ards?

Is there any scientific findings to link chemotherapy as a cause of ards?

In some cases: ARDS is a response to a number of lung injuries in which the lung becomes inflamed and fluid accumulates within it. The most common cause related to chemotherapy would be an infection that is indirectly related to the immune system suppression chemo can cause. Less frequently there are some drugs that can directly injure the lung. This is not common but can be seen with bleomycin, vp 16, (etoposide) others. ...Read more

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Are there any bad effects of polycythemia vera? I mean is there any harm to life?

Are there any bad effects of polycythemia vera? I mean is there any harm to life?

Yes there are!: I am sure your doctor will tell you more about it., is you ask this question to him/her. It is a condition which can lead to many complications, so you need to be monitored and probably receive preventive treatments to prevent complications such as Blood clots(Thrombosis) and also keep your hemoglobin under 15grams, which often requires use of medication and phlebotomy (blood drawn, periodically ...Read more