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My Father Has Advanced Lyme Disease What Should I Tell Him
A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
Kids' favorite aunt came to visit. Told me she has cushing disease. What should I tell my children?
Rarley hereditary.: Usually due to a small mass in the pituitary gland in the brain that screats high level of special hormone that increase the production of cortisol from the adrenal glands. It cause multiple problems it increase weight , blood glucose , blood pressure causes osteoporosis. It is rarely hereditary and should not worry the kids that they may get it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father has been diagnosed with prediabetes.He is 47 years old.I need a doctor to explain what precautions my father should take.And what it is exac?
Prediabetic diet.: The diet for prediabetes includes fiber (35 grams daily for females, 50 grams for men). Smaller more frequent meals is the rule as well. Eat five or six times daily, dividing the fiber amongst the meals evenly. Low fat, low cholesterol, rich in fruits and vegetables and lean protein sources. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium could help control the bloody sugars, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only you know best: Sickle cell (ss) disease is going to be something you and your family will be dealing with for a very long time. Only you can judge when your child is ready to understand about his disease. 2 books that might help are "sickle a cell disease: a mother's perspective" (lipscomb) and "taking my medicine" (egypt harvey). ...Read more
See a urolgist: You should have your brother get further evaluated by a urologist and/or an oncologist to determine the best course of treatment. Early cancers can be removed surgically. More advanced cancers can be treated with medications. Some types of kidney cancer are very slow growing and may be tracked by ct scans rather than be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymph gland tumor: Malignancy developing in lymph glands. The most common cause is the LTR of the MMTV virus entering the Wnt-1 gene of the WBC to turn on B-catenin. The tumor is treated with CHOPP chemo but results can be enhanced when targeting the CD-20 on the lymphocyte that improves survival to nearly 90%. In localized areas it can be treated with RT. ...Read more
Good options: Eat healthy, exercise regularly per doctor's direction, quit smoking, take medications needed to treat angina, cholesterol and blood pressure and aspirin. Your cardiologist may recommend a stent or bypass surgery based upon severity of the disease. Reassure your mother that a lot can be done to treat her condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my mother is 82years old she has lymphoma cancer stage 4 how long you think she has to live?
Type is important: Some lymphomas are more easily treatable than others; unlike most cancers, stage IV in lymphoma does not mean it is incurable. There are many good treatments for lymphomas that can allow your mother's life expectancy not to be limited by the lymphoma. Find out what type of lymphoma and discuss it further with her physician. ...Read more
Research project: We do have some medications to treat the chorea, but the emotional and cognitive issues are far more difficult, and a cure is not available. But many research drugs are being studied. You are near several excellent medical schools, so contact Dept of Neurology, and see if a project fits your Mum's situation. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my grandmother has been diagnosed with amyloidosis, what does this mean for her and my family?
Mostly curable: There are two main types of lymphoma, hodgkins and non hodgkins. Most of them are highly curable and treatment mostly consists of chemotherapy and radiation. The exact prognosis depends on the stage, the pathology and size of lymphoma. For most cases we can be optimistic about outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Have pediatrician: She needs to understand prevention of repetitive strep throats, the possible development of a need for future heart surgery, the possible development of heart valve infection and the possible need for prophylactic antibiotics when having dental work, etc. The best thing would be to have a pediatrician or family practitioner explain these things to your girlfriend. ...Read more
Rights?: Need clarification. Is this related to medical or legal rights? ...Read more
see details: It depends somewhat on the joints involved and the severity of the disease activity. The specifics are best discussed with her rheumatologist. ...Read more
Be there for him: I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. I can't over emphasize importance of "Be there for him." Let him know that you care. Spend time w/him. Listen to him. Ask him what he wants. Any goals? Events to experience? Does he want more surgery? Radiation? Chemotherapy? Or would he rather focus on care rather than cure eg hospice. Help him complete advance care directives. http://goo.gl/XJUEGK ...Read more
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