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Lyme Disease And Male Fertility
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Im 35 with hypothyroidism. What other diseases, conditions will/can I encounter after having thyroid disease for 10 years now?
Why is the topic of chronic Lyme disease so controversial and do all infectious disease doctors specialize in Lyme disease treatment?
See below: Most infectious disease docs follow the guidelines of the idsa ; are either unaware of or willfully ignore a large body of sound science that proves without question that lyme infection can persist after what they consider to be adequate treatment.See http://bit.Ly/1px4fnq ; http://bit.Ly/1ffxjxl ; http://www.Lymeinfo.Net/lymefiles.Html ; http://bit.Ly/qcegra ; http://bit.Ly/orugxl for details. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
33 yr male, ED, RLS, Hyperhidrosis [Normal Testost., PSA and TSH]. (Fam history of Hemochromatosis, and heart disease). Do I have early signs of Parkinson's?
Excluding Celiac Disease, which conditions can cause villous atrophy? ( I have neither CD gene and have been gluten free for 6+ months.)
I am 23, testosterone=2.52 ng/ml, weak body, wide hips.194 mill/ml sperms, 35% progressive, 2-3 agglutinations/hpf.What could be my desease and fertility?
Difficult to know: Testosterone is low. Needs evaluation. Most common cause is metabolic syndrome with sleep apnea and stress reducing the t. In obesity, fat cells convert testosterone to estrogen and estrogen suppresses production of t. This is what we see most. Men do need normal hormone values but best to treat the underlying cause and not just replace. ...Read more
In some cases but...: Noted lyme specialist raphael stricker discovered that many lyme patients have a low cd57 count (this is a subset of a type of white blood cell called natural killer cells) and that the level often increases as patents improve. However, not all lyme patients have low cd57 counts. A low cd57 may be supportive of a lyme diagnosis but a high level in no way rules it out. See my comment for more info:. ...Read more
I am a 48 male with perfect bmi, not fat, active and no cv disease based on last bllodwork and stress tests. However I can't maintain erections. Help?
Very common: Ed is very common and usually had predisposing risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. However, is is not unusual for men to get ED as they age even without these conditions. The treatment is still the same which includes, medications, injections, or a vacuum erection device. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With recent blood tests indicating detectable (ie. High) levels of crp, ANA and esr, should I seek testing for lupus or any other diseases?
My lab results show very low Immunoglobulin A, I have symptoms of autoimmune disease. Does the immunoglobulin play a role? How?
Genetics: There's a statistical link between low / absent IgA and a proclivity to a couple of the autoimmune diseases. Here the knowledge stops. If you have no solid lab evidence to support a diagnosis of lupus, and you don't have physical findings for scleroderma, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, or autoimmune hepatitis, don't let anxiety over this trouble you. ...Read more
My mother has an ESR of 82, CRP 32 and RA factor of 180 and is taking her rheumatoid drugs regularly.What cud be other causes?
Celiacs being an auto immune disease, will the auto immune disease still affect me if i'm gluten free later in life. Like stiff mans or scleroderma?
Iron deficiency anemia in 19 year old male with Hashimoto's. Tested negative for celiac. Other possibilities? Should I see a hematologist or GP?
GP or FP: Keep your follow up with your primary doctor, he/she would refer you to relevant specialists as needed, you are on multiple medications for different medical conditions, better keep a regular follow up, wish you wellness ...Read more
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