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What is small fiber polyneuropathy in a patient with pots? Is it progressive or fatal? What r treatments?
Causes: Small fibre neuropathy could be immune origin like sensory cidp, more often complication of diabetes, usually associated with "axonal neuropathies", not typically schwann cell process. Annoying, not fatal, but maybe progressive. Prove presence with skin biopsy, and may need ivig, but sometimes lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, but maybe best metanx. ...Read more
Malabsorption: Is it the small intestine or the large intestine being 10 cm. If it's the small one, then nutrient absorption would be the major concern. If it is the large one, then dumping would be the major bother. You need to talk to a nutritionist if you small bowel has only 10 cm left. ...Read more
What does the manual clearing of mucus for children with PCD (or cf, which i've read is similar) involve? Is this something i would do daily at home?
Chest physiotherapy: Clearing mucus from the lung can be done by effective chest physiotherapy. There are vests available and valves which create pressure to help clear the mucus from the lung. One link that you may find useful is thevest.Com and also checking with the cff.Org for information. Prmg will rev records faxed to 8582599689. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could it mean if there is a wheeze on oonly one side of lung, which does not improve with ventolin, pf is completely normal, lung is also rattlin?
Needs evaluation: Do you have infection...Fever, cough...Sputum, what color? Blood count? Why are you on ventolin? Do you have asthma? You say that pulmonary functions (pf) are normal? Might need repeating pf? Are you a smoker? Are you taking other drugs...Bcp ? Need arterial blood gas, chest x-ray and/or ct scan ?Consult your doctor. Thank you. ...Read more
Options: Hepatitis b treatment is complex and is dependent on several variables. Sometimes no medication is recommended. Other times medications are needed. In rare cases transplantation of the liver is required. Hepatitis a is usually a short illness that requires no treatment. Hepatitis c treatment is similar to b in that there are different treatment options. ...Read more
Confusing question: Patients with any of the listed conditions can have an infection or infestation by a common pathogen ( they can all get strep throat).There is no unifying pathogen that causes all the conditions listed. Perhaps your question is really something else and the words are not quite able to address it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the definition of pulmonary phibrosis? Is it linked to pulmonar hyper-tension? Is there a cure for & how does it compare to pulmonary edima?
Lung scarring: Pulmonary fibrosis is scarring of the lung and comes in many types - some are amenable to treatment, some are not. It is often associated with pulm hypertension and not usually associated with pulm edema. Anyone with a diagnosis of pf should be seen by a pulmonologist so they can have their disease evaluated and poss treatments discussed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely very hard.: This situation is often difficult to explain and takes personal experience. Very often patients feel powerless and frustrated that they cannot do something about their condition. Others may feel depressed. This is where they need the help of others the most. Help from family is likely the first, best source. Other sources include support groups, and possibly, counseling. ...Read more
Is there a genetic test in UK that can tell if a person is a poor metabolizer with Clopidogrel having two copies of each of the CYP2C19 gene.?
Phenotype is the big: issue, not genotype, because we each live with the complex results of both genotype combined with all our complex internal controls, beyond the any gene or sets of genes alone. Since clopidgrel is a platelet suppressing, clot-slowing agent, best check clotting with & without whatever trial dosage. The best of the clotting tests is TEG, study: Thromboelastography, commonly used in hospitals. ...Read more
What is the difference between pre-mature ejaculation and erectile disjunction. How one know which one he is suffering from? What is the cure for each
Big difference: Premature ejaculation (pe) is defined as having an orgasm before it's desired. Erectile dysfunction (ed) is inability to achieve an erection. Pe is a complex mental / physical issue, and ed is more organic. There are medications like viagra (sildenafil) that treat ed. See your dr to make sure there aren't more serious causes such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, etc, and to discuss available treatmen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uau: I am not sure what you are refering to ! there are many diseases that affect a part of the body or an area of the body . So you can have a patient with localized rheumatoid arthritis , or sleroderma o a patient with pagets that is exclusive of the bone . Or a patient can have a cancer with metastasis in an area of in several areas that are confined to one side of the body . This also holds true fo. ...Read more
My father is 61 years old and is diagnosed with pulmonary lung fibrosis. What is the ideal diet for such condition?
What is the meaning for a cyst measuring 1.7 CM x1.5cm noted in the lower pole of the left kidney, whether it is curable or non-curable details please?
No cure ...: Most likely, the cyst of left kidney is a common incidental finding found while being evaluated with CT/MRI for abdominal pain or backache, will stay with you forever, and most times requires no Rx / intervention if a simple cyst is well defined. If not, periodic US for follow-up may be required. As to how often the F/U is needed, ask Doc for detail timely. Remember Doc have never cured anyone but ...Read more
What is the life of someone with tuberous sclerosis like? How can I help a loved one with this condition?
Hugely variable: Because the disease strikes random portions of the brain, different even in affected twins, no two people's experience with the disease is the same. Common sense and common kindness, assistance with the simple things in life, and helping the person be discerning about what interventions are likely to help and those that are not. Touch appropriately. Provide safety. ...Read more
Is a woman with sc blood genotype a sickle cell carrier or patient. And what is the health implication of this especially during pregnancy?
Hgb SC: Is a sickle cell syndrome but the genetics are different. A woman with HGB sc will pass either a HGB s gene, or a HGB c gene to her child. It is important to know what kind of HGB the father has-he should have a hemoglobin electrophoresis to find out how the child might be affected. Pregnancy complications are rare, but the baby can have a low weight, and rarely there are complications for the mom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is a disease it is like a water bag in the middle of the brain that is caused by early born
i want to know is it dangerous or deadly ? thank u
Hydrocephalus: You may be describing hydrocephalus, a neurologic condition when the fluid of the brain and spinal canal (CSF) fills up abnormally large spaces in the brain (ventricles), creating pressure on the brain tissue. Some people are born with it (congenital) as a result of genetic or developmental defect. Others develop it later from injury or disease. The condition is often treated surgically. ...Read more
What is the name of the condition that the bone marrow stops producing platlets? Is it a disease? How does one get it? Cures? Treatment?
Several causes: Bone marrow may fail to make platelets, however, there are reasons for low platelets other than bone marrow failure. A health evaluation will show whether the bone marrow is failing, or if there is another cause. Bone marrow failure states include myelodysplasia, myelofibrosis, leukemia, lymphoma, aplastic anemia, cancer. Some are curable. Certain medications can also lead to low platelets. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Anisocoria: There's physiologic (normal) anisocoria and there's abnormal version due to some underlying medical condition. Check out pediatric reference http://www.aapos.org/terms/conditions/27 for more info. ...Read more
A person who fears: Being forgotten, ignored or abandoned is an athazagoraphobic. ...Read more
How much smaller?: A slight asymmetry in paired organs is normal. If it is just a little smaller but structurally normal, it is not a cause for concern. ...Read more
About cakes and fat. I heard that pound cake is called pound cake because it takes a pound of butter to make one cake (of what size?). Is it true?
Not for here: I think you should post this question to a chef! although most of us have great common knowledge, they don't teach recipes for meals in medical school. ...Read more
My 4 month old previously would have 5+ bms a day and this week this has been dramatically decreased to one or less a day. When should I call the dr?
It can be a variant : It is hard without a picture or x-ray. There is a variant of the thumb called triphalangeal thumb where the thumb has 3 phalanges (like a finger) instead of the two phalanges that a "norma;" thumb has. There are conditions where the thumb is hypoplastic. This means it is underdeveloped compared to a "normal" thumb and may look thinner, have a different ligament structure and have thinner muscles at its base there are conditions known as arthrogryposis where joints do not develop normally and stiff fingers can result. While many arthrogrypotic limbs are not limited to the fingers alsone there are some mild variants known as distal arthrogryposis where only the finger joints are affected hand differences or hand congenital ( born with) anomalies are common. Some hand differences are beyond classification ( in other words we don't have a name for them they just are what they are) the good thing is that for most with a congenital thumb difference or even a stiff thumb joint that occurs due to an injury, it is not a problem doing everything and it is not a limiting factor in any type of job, hobby or activity you might want to search "congenital hand differences" on the web to read more. ...Read more
Polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim): Is an antibiotic for superficial eye infections. Being composed of Polymyxin B sulfate & trimethoprim sulfate, it should be used with caution in those with sulfa allergies. If using this medication, do not take vitamin b complex or folate (folic acid) supplements, as they will counter the activity of the trimethoprim. If eye condition worsens, see doc. ...Read more
Being wise?: No disrespect is intended. Too often, we are our own worst enemies. Realizing this is often painful but brings self-improvement. "autophobia" is a "pop" name for the fear of being alone, though we all fear being abandoned. It's the new year and a time for us to review how to be our best friends instead, and to resolve to do the things that help us be better to ourselves and those around us. ...Read more
Testicular asymmetry: There can be some variation in size between the testicles. If you have significant variation, or if the change is recently noticed, it is worth getting checked by your physician. Atrophy of one testicle can cause one to decrease in size, or the development of a testicular infection or tumor can make a testicle larger. Other problems such as hernia, hydrocele, varicocele or cyst may exist as well. ...Read more
? Adie's syndrome: Adie described asymmetry in the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. Some asymmetry is normal but if it becomes visibly present as in your case it is abnormal. Strangely I have learned from years of practice that sugar is often the key. It causes relative deficiency of vitamin b1 just like the old fashioned choke caused trouble in a car. ...Read more
Beyond satiety : If you eat past the feeling of being full or no longer being hungry i would consider that overheating. ...Read more
No proof of safety: Check out 2 recent news studies: http://www.Usatoday.Com/story/news/nation/2013/07/25/bodybuilding-supplement-designer-matt-cahill-usa-today-investigation/2568815/ & http://www.Nbcnews.Com/health/fda-warns-steroids-vitamin-b-supplement-6c10765769. Granted, not every barrel of apples holds a rotten one but buyer beware. Manufacturers aren't required to prove safety or effectiveness before sales. ...Read more
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