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Doctor insights on: Living With Hypermobility

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Do people with hypermobility syndrome end up with arthritis?

Do people with hypermobility syndrome end up with arthritis?

Yes: Eventually all of us end up with some degree of arthritis from normal wear and tear. People with hypermobility are at increased risk to develop arthritis sooner. It can help to work with a physical therapist to teach good body mechanics and give a home exercise program. ...Read more

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Can living in a desert climates help people with arthritis?

Can living in a desert climates help people with arthritis?

Desert areas?: Desert climates usually indcate the presence of a chronic high pressure system over the area, with now low pressure front coming in, which bring rainm precedede by a drop in barometric pressure. It is this that makes patients with arthritis ache! so, given to area, the desert southwest or seattle, where would arthritis patients ache more! seattle! ...Read more

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How people with cotard syndrome live with their families?

How people with cotard syndrome live with their families?

Can be difficult: Cotard's grim illness probably won't exist in isolation. There will be coexisting pathology; the person may be tractable or problematic depending on the illness, insight, personality & how it's managed by therapists. Having a mentally ill family member in the home is often extremely difficult for everyone. The homeless people you see are often mentally ill people who've been abandoned. ...Read more

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Are there any personality traits typically associated with with Marfan syndrome?

Are there any personality traits typically associated with with Marfan syndrome?

Not that i kno of.: Tall, that's why tall girls who may get scholarship 2 play buckets R tested 4 Marfans. There R many complications if U have Marfans, & play sports. From heart 2 eyes & more. ...Read more

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Is acquired hypermobility of joints worse than being born w hypermobile joints as far as stability, etc.?

Is acquired hypermobility of joints worse than being born w hypermobile joints as far as stability, etc.?

Unusual: ' lax' joints ( multiple ) is very unusual in older adults unless: you were 'born' w/ them and just have recently been diagnosed or you have sustained injuries to your joints( esp. The knee) and your joint has become unstable ; or you have developed arthritis( 'knock - kneed") of your knee as you have aged and your knee joint and ligaments about them have become 'stretched ' and loose. See ors.Gl! ...Read more

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Can people with autism spectrum disorder live independently on their own?

Can people with autism spectrum disorder live independently on their own?

Yes: Yes, depending on the indiviual level of functioning, many people with autism can function independantly. Of course there are those at the other end of the scale who will always need some degree of supervision. If you have met 1 person with autism, you have only met one person with autism. Everyone is unique. ...Read more

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Any tips for living with a narcissist?

Resoluteness: There is a iching #43 means resoluteness - I use this for difficult situations - means learn what is legally right - judgement is severe so balance with morally fair that is resoluteness - read my book "boring way to be happy with a dysfunctional family". Do not be a victim - make conscious choice every moment of this life. Otherwise we loose power. Learn how to create healthy boundaries. ...Read more

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Can people with Marfan syndrome live long lives?

Can people with Marfan syndrome live long lives?

Varies by severity: People with mild marfan syndrome symptoms probably live a pretty normal lifespan. Those with severe symptoms can die from heart valve problems, rupture of the aorta, tension pneumothorax, etc..., before they reach old age. Of course, those with moderate symptoms will have a lifespan in between. ...Read more

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Advice about working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Advice about working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Be supportive: Children with mood disorders have a lot of emotions, anxiety, sadness/depression, irritability and sometimes feel that no one cares about them. Encouraging them to do their best and showing them you care and believe in them helps them to feel safer around you and may help them to be more receptive to your instructions. Most children like to please adults and will do their best if they trust you. ...Read more

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Only 4 rheumatologist orthopedic have acquired hypermobility in ankles/knee joints from past- dance or gymnastics, can hypermobility spread 2 spine?

Only 4 rheumatologist orthopedic have acquired hypermobility in ankles/knee joints from past- dance or gymnastics, can hypermobility spread 2 spine?

No: Hyper mobility is a result of ligamentous laxity which is a result of ur genetic makeup. It therefore can potentially be present at any joint, even if the symptoms/sequelae do not present all at the same time. Therefore, the laxity is a condition inherent to each joint ; does not "spread" like an infection or cancer. ...Read more

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Any helpful resources/books for family/spouse living with a bipolar person?

Any helpful resources/books for family/spouse living with a bipolar person?

Several: In addition to "an unquiet mind" by jamison, "when someone you love is bipolar: help and support for you and your partner " by last; "loving someone with bipolar disorder: understanding and helping your partner" by julie fast; and "bipolar disorder: a guide for patients and families (2nd edition)" by mondimore. ...Read more

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How to cope with living with someone with mental illness?

How to cope with living with someone with mental illness?

Mental Illness: Coping with living with someone who is mentally ill, depends on what type of illness this person has. National alliance on mental illness has lots of helpful information for families and significant others: http://www.Nami.Org/ also there may be support groups in your community. Ask your doctor and/or your relative's psychiatrist/nurses, etc. Be well! ...Read more

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Tips for someone living with ulcerative colitis?

Tips for someone living with ulcerative colitis?

Autoimmune Paleo: The best way to improve colitis is by stopping foods like grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, eggs) and milk protein since they also cause inflammation Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Probonix probiotic, vitD3 10k IU/day. The Paleo Solution by R. Wolfe is a great book ...Read more

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Can my child with hemophilia participate in activities?

Can my child with hemophilia participate in activities?

Depends...: Hemophilia is classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Based on this, we can gauge the risk of participating in certain activities. Prophylaxis can also be given (regular doses of factor administered at a given interval) that can allow someone to participate in more rigorous activities (even soccer). Your child's hematologist can help guide you on the different options available. ...Read more

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Which sports/physical activities are good for someone with cystic fibrosis?

Which sports/physical activities are good for someone with cystic fibrosis?

Depends on Lung Fx: The level of physical activity for a child with CF is an individual choice that should be made in consultation with the treating physician. However, there has been some interesting research done in australia, which suggests Hypertonic Saline (e.g., salty air) inhalation in CF patients was beneficial in maintaining lung function. Why? A doctor noticed surfers with CF tend to have better outcomes! ...Read more

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Tips for working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Tips for working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Patience: It's easy to be frustrated with a child who is angry, sullen, amotivated, has a drop in grades, is defiant, looks sloppy etc. Those are behaviors that might be seen in a depressed child. A bipolar child may be even more of a handful. When i work with difficult people, i just keep reminding myself that they are suffering. This allows me to feel some empathy - especially when I am losing patience. ...Read more