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Does chronic Lyme disease cause male infertility?

Does chronic Lyme disease cause male infertility?

Probably not: And besides most academic infectious diseases physicians feel that there really is not such entity as chronic lyme. ...Read more

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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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Can a 21 yrs male have alzheimer's disease?

Can a 21 yrs male have alzheimer's disease?

Rarely: There are some families with bad genes where several members develop alzheimer's disease at an early age but they are quite rate. ...Read more

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Is thyroid disease caused infertility for men?

Is thyroid disease caused infertility for men?

It can: Low likelihood, but it's possible that thyroid disease, untreated, can potentially have an adverse effect on sperm. ...Read more

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What is a low cd57 count associated with besides Lyme disease ?

What is a low cd57 count associated with besides Lyme disease ?

Here's helpful link: https://www.researchednutritionals.com/library/lyme/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-cd57/

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Im 35 with hypothyroidism. What other diseases, conditions will/can I encounter after having thyroid disease for 10 years now?

Im 35 with hypothyroidism.  What other diseases, conditions will/can I encounter after having thyroid disease for 10 years now?

Not a probem: Having hypothyroidism does not lead to other diseases or conditions as long as it is treated with thyroid hormone replacement. Make sure you take your medication regularly and get your thyroid blood tests done as recommended by your physician. ...Read more

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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 more

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Low cd57 and Lyme disease? Are these tests some method of detecting Lyme disease?

Low cd57 and Lyme disease?  Are these tests some method of detecting Lyme disease?

Contorversial: Cd57 testing is a controversial way of trying to determine if someone has lyme disease. It is not widely accepted as accurate and most clinicians do not test for it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Low cd57 and Lyme disease related?

Low cd57 and Lyme disease related?

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

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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?

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 more

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Is there a Lyme disease test?

Is there a Lyme disease test?

Yes: There are blood and cerbrospinal fluid tests that can be done to aid in the diagnosis of lyme disease. They must be interpreted carefully by experienced clinicians. ...Read more

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With recent blood tests indicating detectable (ie. High) levels of crp, ANA and esr, should I seek testing for lupus or any other diseases?

With recent blood tests indicating detectable (ie. High) levels of crp, ANA and esr, should I seek testing for lupus or any other diseases?

A good idea,,, : That would be a good idea, given your history of hashimoto's, and especially if you have symptoms and signs like a "butterfly" rash on your face and joint pain/discomfort. ...Read more

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My lab results show very low Immunoglobulin A, I have symptoms of autoimmune disease. Does the immunoglobulin play a role? How?

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

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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?

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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?

Other vasculitis: Unlikely to be anything but rheumatoid arthritis with those numbers. Other collagen vascular diseases may cross over but unlikely. Systemic lupus erythematosis, mixed connective tissue disease, polymyalgia rheumatic. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Celiac disease: It never goes away, but you can control the symptoms by eliminating gluten. If you start eating gluten again, you'll have the symptoms again. Good luck. ...Read more

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Iron deficiency anemia in 19 year old male with Hashimoto's. Tested negative for celiac. Other possibilities? Should I see a hematologist or GP?

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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What negative health consequences are associated with Lyme disease 10 yrs later?

Maybe nothing: I am not a big believer in chronic lyme disease as studies have shown that the vast majority of these cases have something else. I would urge consultation with an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Male Fertility (Definition)

The ability to impregnate. Per http://americanpregnancy.org/infertility/male-infertility/ - "Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 30% ...Read more


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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi that results in symptoms of fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin ...Read more