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Whats kartagener's syndrome?

Whats kartagener's syndrome?

Cilia: Kartagener syndrome is an inherited disorder that prevents the cilia (little hairs that whip out foreign material) from removing material for the respiratory tracts. This causes bronchiectasis & frequent infections (pneumonia, sinusitis, bronchitis & ear infections). ...Read more

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I have a son with situs inverses / kartageners syndrome and want to know what I can do to make his life easier?

Compliance: The main problems will be with chest infections, which are usually manageable. If junior has seriously compromised lungs, he may want to choose a sport where strength / coordination are more important than aerobic excellence. Situs inversus patients are in demand for testing young physicians' skills -- can you tell the heart's on the right side? ...Read more

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I have a son with kartageners syndrome and want to know other peoples experience with this.?

I have a son with kartageners syndrome and want to know other peoples experience with this.?

Kartagener's synd.: This is a congenital syndrome consisting of dextrocardia, lung collapse, & inflammation of the sinuses. I have seen 1 case several years ago during my pediatrics rotation training. Incidence is reported to be 1 in every 15-30 thousand. ...Read more

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Infertile because of kartagener syndrome. Is there any treatment for this . I really wants to be dad . Also have acute bronchitis.

Infertile because of kartagener syndrome. Is there any treatment for this . I really wants to be dad . Also have acute bronchitis.

Yes. ICSI: Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (icsi) provides an effective treatment modality for patients even with the severest forms of male factor infertility, such as kartagener syndrome. ...Read more

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What's the Kundalini syndrome?

What's the Kundalini syndrome?

Kundalini: The kundalini syndrome has been reported in people with near-death experiences or with some types of yoga & meditation. The main sx is a feeling of energy or heat at the spine. It can also include severe headaches, sense of energy or heat in the hands, ecstasy, body tremor or vibration, sense of heat or cold moving through the body, sensing inner lights as well as other tactile experiences. ...Read more

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Can sjogen's syndrome be cured?

Can sjogen's syndrome be cured?

See below: There is no true cure for autoimmune diseases such as sjogren's---our goal is to put them into remission with medications so that you can feel better. ...Read more

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What is gillian barre syndrome?

What is gillian barre syndrome?

Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes. ...Read more

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What is XYY syndrome or disease?

What is XYY syndrome or disease?

Extra Y chromosome: About one man in 1000 has an extra Y chromosome and it's likely to be discovered only if there's some investigation because of some problem such as autism. This has given rise to the myth that autism, criminal behavior and so forth are more common in such men. They average taller and tend to get worse acne. The "criminal" claims haven't held up to real science. ...Read more

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How serious is Alstrom syndrome?

How serious is Alstrom syndrome?

Depends on Severity: In some cases there can be serious issues with liver, kidneys, bladder, & /or lungs. ...Read more