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I am a very good lister in converation I have long term memory and short term memory is good I can rember the cealnder really well i am date oriented?

I am a very good lister in converation I have
 long term memory and short term memory is good I can rember the cealnder really well i am date oriented?

What's your Question: Your statements indicate that you feel you have good memory, are a good listener, and oriented to the calendar very well. I do detect, however, a number of typographical errors. Is that normal for you or are you simply not proofing what you're writing. Would you like to pose a question based on your statements? If so, you may write to me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you had a painful terminal disease what would you do?

I'm just wondering, if you had a painful terminal disease what would you do?

Ask for support: I would ask my doctor(s) for palliative or hospice care depending on how much time i had left. ...Read more

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Is impetigo a painful disease?

Is impetigo a painful disease?

Yes: The infected areas are swollen and usually open/ blistered - and that swelling/ infection irritates the pain nerve receptors... The pain is usually best treated by #1 - treat the infection - topical / oral antibiotics, warm wet clean compresses can soothe, and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more

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Is chronic thromboembolism a terminal disease?

Unlikely.: Unclear what the actual diagnosis that was provided. However most diseases with the name 'chronic' are likely not terminal as in a prognosis of months. If talking about chronic thromboembolism that leads to pulmonary hypertension then need to discuss with your lung doctor. As with most diseases, it depends on the cause and is the cause reversible or controllable or not. ...Read more

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Is hydrocephalus a terminal illness?

Is hydrocephalus a terminal illness?

No: There are a variety of conditions that can occur with hydrocephalus from severe to not noticeable at all. Depending on the type and severity, a surgical procedure referred to as a vp shunt can be placed. This allows the extra fluid to be reabsorbed from the abdominal area. This has been very successful although complications with infections can crop up. ...Read more

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Is hemophilia a terminal disease?

Is hemophilia a terminal disease?

NO: The HIV epidemic affected many hemophiliacs but those that survived through that time and those diagnosed after the HIV epidemic was fully realized have an opportunity to have their disease effectively managed. ...Read more

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Do all terminal illnesses involve vomiting?

Do all terminal illnesses involve vomiting?

No: Not all terminal illnesses involve vomiting, but most therapeutic protocols include anti nausea medicine as needed for symptom control. ...Read more

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Explain bechett disease is it terminal?

Explain bechett disease is it terminal?

Rarely: Behçet’s disease is likely a vasculitis problem that results in ulcers, typically in or around mucous membranes (like the mouth). Prognosis has greatly improved in the last decade or two with more severe disease in those with eye symptoms and most severe in those with central nervous system symptoms. ...Read more

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Is chronic thrombolic a terminal disease?

Unlikely.: Unclear what the actual diagnosis that was provided. However most diseases with the name 'chronic' are likely not terminal as in a prognosis of months. If talking about chronic thromboembolism that leads to pulmonary hypertension then need to discuss with your lung doctor. As with most diseases, it depends on the cause and is the cause reversible or controllable or not. ...Read more

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Do terminal illnesses always result in death?

Do terminal illnesses always result in death?

Unfortunately: I think the question is if a terminal illness always constitutes the immediate cause for death, or some other condition or a complication may actually cause the death. The answer would be yes, meaning that for example in a patient with terminal lung cancer the immediate cause of death may be anywhere from a heart attack to lung clots or infections. Otherwise life always results in death. ...Read more

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I just found out that one of my good friends has chron's disease. Is it considered a terminal disease?

I just found out that one of my good friends has chron's disease. Is it considered a terminal disease?

No: Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease of unknown cause. It can often be put into a state of remission (no symptoms) by medication. Untreated, it can be very debilitating, possibly causing malnutrition. But it is very rarely fatal. ...Read more

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Is addison's disease painful?

Is addison's disease painful?

Not physically: Addison's is often diagnosed late, after months or years of simply not feeling well. Physical pain is likely to be late from muscle cramps from sodium wasting. But having no energy, swinging moods, nausea, weight loss, and being told you have mental health issues hurts in its own way. ...Read more

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How do I deal with a terminal illness?

How do I deal with a terminal illness?

Mortality: It is best to have a good support group of friends and family to help. There are several very good books that have been written to help people through the various stages of mortality. Additionally, professional counseling is always a good idea. If you are referring to dealing with the physical pain and discomfort sometimes accompanying terminal illness then that is a different story. God bless. ...Read more

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Is reactive airways a terminal disease?

Is reactive airways a terminal disease?

No: There are different severity of reactive airway diseases. So the answer would be no. ...Read more

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Is it hard to tell a patient they have a terminal disease?

Is it hard to tell a patient they have a terminal disease?

No. Bad: News conversations have to be done by a doctor or team that knows the patient and family and care abouth them enough to tell the truth. Being honest includes choices and consequnces. Futile care, hospice and continued involvement are part of the conversation. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of sexual aversion disorder?

Can you please list the common causes of sexual aversion disorder?

Sexual trauma: I have worked with many people who were sexually abused as children or teens and some of them have a strong aversion to any kind of sexual relationship no matter how healthy. This aversion to normal, health sex can be helped by working with a psychologist who is trained in treated sexual trauma. There are other causes too but this is one I have seen. Be well, . ...Read more

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I need a simple list of the symptoms of reactive attachment disorder.

I need a simple list of the symptoms of reactive attachment disorder.

RAD: RAD is not accepted diagnosis by all drs. However there appear to be a group of children that were chronically and severely tramatized in early childhood and failed to bond with close family members. They often have severe behavior problems, opposition to authority, wander the house at night, can be aggressive, fail to show empathy for others, but can also be very charming, and are delinquent. ...Read more

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What are the most common terminal illnesses that do not respond well to pain relief?

What are the most common terminal illnesses that do not respond well to pain relief?

Some cancers: Most commonly terminal cancer patients might have pain. However with intensive pain control (such as that can be provided by a palliative medicine team), most can be well controlled. ...Read more

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Does having a "strong will to live" decrease someone's probability of dying from a terminal illness?

Does having a "strong will to live" decrease someone's probability of dying from a terminal illness?

Yes: Studies have demonstrated that mental life traits such as sociability, religious belief, exercise, diet, etc. Do help the genes you got.
I am assuming this ''will' fits you well and is not a forced layer.
Live long & prosper. Keep your joy at a good level. ...Read more

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Terminal illness and husband self destructing, emotionally hurting 3 teenage daughters. Advice please, i'm desperate?

Terminal illness and husband self destructing, emotionally hurting 3 teenage daughters. Advice please, i'm desperate?

In tough spot!: Consider seeing an acupuncturist and chinese medicine practitioner for the one with the terminal illness. It is amazing what can happen. The girls and father need counseling! he may be hurting so badly that he is taking it out on those he loves and does not see the damage he is causing. Our prayers are with you. Talk to your church pastor if you go and have one... ...Read more

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I'm so anxious about being told I have Barretts. Feel like I have a terminal illness and it's only a matter of time.. Please help! ?

I'm so anxious about being told I have Barretts. Feel like I have a terminal illness and it's only a matter of time.. Please help! ?

Not true: This related to the acid reflux you have into your esophagus. There is treatment if you have not been taking this. You will need surveillance for this however you are not dying so : Watch what you eat, stop smoking if you do, reduce or stop the alcohol, reduce the caffeine and follow the docs instruction.
Best wishes ...Read more

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I'm 16 and i think i suffer from axiety but i alway worry that I have a terminal illness as well. I often mistake my axiety for other illnesses?

I'm 16 and i think i suffer from axiety but i alway worry that I have a terminal illness as well. I often mistake my axiety for other illnesses?

Anxiety/Imagination: http://youtu.be/kyjdekjiaog
check out this video.... One of the best discussions on worry, anxiety, and stress. Your brain can turn anxiety into calmness but you might need a good counselor to help you. ...Read more

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I seem to have symptoms of addison's disease, and my husband wants me tested. How painful is it, and is it covered by his tricare prime insurance?

I seem to have symptoms of addison's disease, and my husband wants me tested. How painful is it, and is it covered by his tricare prime insurance?

Blood test: Talk to your primary care about this and see if he/she agrees that you should be tested for addison's disease. The workup for this involved blood testing and possible a test called acth stim test. The pain involved in all of this is just pain from the needle poke for blood tests. Insurance coverage varies but again similar to other blood tests. ...Read more

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The question is not about me I understand that an acute transformation of overlap myeloproliferative/myelodyplastictiy disorder is the terminal phase of the disorder But what is a blastic transformation of the disorder? Is it the same thing as an ac?

Acute vs blastic?: In the chronic and dysplastic hematologic malignancies that you mention (CMML and MDS), the term "acute" transformation means an evolution to acute leukemia. This is defined as more than 20% "blast" cells microscopically. Therefore acute and blastic transformation are the same thing. ...Read more

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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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Are there any terminal illnesses that have the same symptoms as pregnancy?

Are there any terminal illnesses that have the same symptoms as pregnancy?

Depending: on the symptoms you are referring to: an enlarging abdomen accompanied by nausea and vomiting, for example, are frequently encountered in advanced liver disease or malignant tumors originating or spreading to abdominal organs. ...Read more