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My sister was diagnosed with broken heart syndrome. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with broken heart syndrome. What do I need to know?

Good outcome: This represents a transient condition with typically great outcome and full recovery. She may need some more aggressive medical support in the first few days, but usually the "broken heart" goes away in days to weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Broken Heart Syndrome (Definition)

Is a stress mediated process that mimics a heart attack & is ...Read more


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My sister was diagnosed with charcot-marie-tooth. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with charcot-marie-tooth. What do I need to know?

It is neuropathy: This disorder is congenital affecting the nerves , sensory, muscles causing weakness and deformities in the lower extremities. Mental is normal except the physical disabilities. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. What do I need to know?

Her age? Shunting: Some hc is due to tumors blocking the flow of csf. There the tumor must be removed. In the elderly one may have "non-obstructive hc" the cause of which is unclear. Most cases are treated by placing a shunt from ventricle in brain to the abdomen. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with conjunctivitis. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with conjunctivitis. What do I need to know?

Not much: She probably has a viral conjunctivitis. This is infectious and is transmitted by contact, usually after she might touch her eyes, then perhaps open a door leaving the virus on the handle that you might innocently open 15 minutes later. Then it can spread if you in fact touch your eyes. She should use cautionj in her environment and you the same. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with esophageal cyst. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with esophageal cyst. What do I need to know?

Resect: 75% of oesophageal cysts will become symptomatic, therefore , resection is advised as soon as diagnosed. See your board certified thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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My son was just diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia. What do I need to know about this disease.?

My son was just diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia. What do I need to know about this disease.?

Fibrous dysplasia: is a genetic disorder characterized by abnormal bone development and increased risk of fractures. Fortunately, only one bone is involved in most cases and symptoms usually present in childhood. In rare cases it is associated with hormonal imbalances. Complications are specific for which particular bone(s) are affected. An orthopedist should be part of your healthcare team. ...Read more

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My child recently was diagnosed with arthritis. What do I need to do?

My child recently was diagnosed with arthritis. What do I need to do?

Rheumatologist: It would be best to be followed by a pediatric rheumatologist who can help provide a treatment plan that will help improve everyday life as well as follow the progress of the disease and treat appropriately. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with bladder cancer. What do I need to know?

My sister was diagnosed with bladder cancer. What do I need to know?

Invasion of muscle: Assuming this is urothelial carcinoma, the most important issue is whether or not there is muscle invasion. One-third of all newly diagnosed cases of bladder cancer present with muscle invasion, which indicates more aggressive disease and requires either cystectomy or combination therapy with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Also, the grade of the cancer would be useful information. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son was just diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia. can anyone help me understand this disease.?

What do you suggest if my son was just diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia. can anyone help me understand this disease.?

Bone problem: Fibrous dysplasia is an abnormal bone growth where normal bone is replaced with fibrous bone tissue. Fibrous dysplasia causes abnormal growth or swelling of bone. Fibrous dysplasia can occur in any part of the skeleton but the bones of the skull, thigh, shin, ribs, upper arm and pelvis are most commonly affected. Fibrous dysplasia is very rare, no known cure. Fibrous dysplasia is not cancer ...Read more

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What can I do if my son was diagnosed with leaky gut syndrome?

What can I do if my son was diagnosed with leaky gut syndrome?

It is unclear....: What leaky gut syndrome really is. The term is often used by alternative medicine practitioners and does not usually apply to any particular medical diagnosis. The term comes from the belief that toxins from the gut leak because the wall of the gut is not functioning properly. There are specific tests that analyze absorption so i would try to confirm the diagnosis and then treat accordingly. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with nafld and would like to know what my dr can do about this?

I have been diagnosed with nafld and would like to know  what my dr can do about this?

Doc can't, you can!: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is now the #1 cause of liver disease in america today and obesity is the main cause of it. When a person gets extra fat, it is deposited everywhere in body including liver, hence the name fatty liver. Wt loss is the only effective treatment for it! thus, your doc can't lose wt for you--only you can do that. So if obesity is your cause, you can treat it. Good luck. ...Read more

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So my friend was just diagnosed with Crohn's disease and I don't know what to cook?

So my friend was just diagnosed with Crohn's disease and I don't know what to cook?

Ask your friend: If your friend is coming to dinner, just ask what he/she needs by way of food, but don't make it a big deal in front of other people. Let your friend pick out what he/she wants, and keep the conversation away from the crohn's disease topic. Soft, non-spicy foods are always best. Cooked veggies, mashed potatoes, rice, fairly plain chicken are always good bets. ...Read more

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What to do if I have congenital heart disease, diagnosed when I was a baby now im16 I want to know what will happen?

What to do if I have congenital heart disease, diagnosed when I was a baby now im16 I want to know what will happen?

Hard to say: CHD encompasess a number of disorders with a varied impact on the individual.Some self correct and never result in an adult problem, while others mar require a heart transplant for survival.If you do not provide enough background data to the site, answers must remain non-specific. ...Read more

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My daughter was just diagnosed with severe scoiliosis. What do we do now?

My daughter was just diagnosed with severe scoiliosis. What do we do now?

See orthopedician: I would like to suggest to have her evaluated by pediatric orthopedician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is hemangiolygiomalosas and klippel trenty and webbers sysmdrom i friend brother have it ?

Can you tell me what is hemangiolygiomalosas and klippel trenty and webbers sysmdrom i friend brother have it ?

Klippel-Trenaunay: Here's the spelling -- feel free to read about it. The result of a somatic mutation after conception, the extent to which this causes problems getting around varies from person to person. Golfer casey martin has it and won the right to use a cart from the supreme court. It's not catching; it's often treatable but not curable. Video http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=5dzp-fi31ou. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my grandma was just diagnosed with myeloma?

What do you suggest if my grandma was just diagnosed with myeloma?

Medical Oncologist: She would need to see a medical oncologist or hematologist-oncologist, a doctor who specializes in the treatment of blood cancers. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mother was diagnosed with dementia. How do I tell the difference between this and nhp?

What can I do if my mother was diagnosed with dementia. How do I tell the difference between this and nhp?

Wet,wabbly,and wild: The changes in clinical presentation for nph are often considered in the context of the mnemonic-"wet, wobbly, and wild" this representes a triad of signs that are helpful but not diagnostic. Wet= incont. Of urine wobbly= gait changes(unsteadiness in ambulation) wild= personality and/or behavioral changes. This triad progresses at a variable rate and not all three are needed to have nph. ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with Marfan's syndrome. My doctor had me have a echocardiogram. Now she wants me to go to a cardiologists. What's next?

I have recently been diagnosed with Marfan's  syndrome. My doctor had me have a echocardiogram. Now she wants me to go to a cardiologists. What's next?

Long term follow-up: Patients with marfan's need to followed long term for the possibility of needing surgery on their aorta. Aortic aneurysms are very common in these patients, and can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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What can I do if my son has been diagnosed with leukemia. What can I expect?

What can I do if my son has been diagnosed with leukemia. What can I expect?

Alot of new: Information with a steep learning curve. Talk to the treatment team to get the details of the leukemia type and the associated risk factors. I would suggest you look at the resources on the lls.Org website when you know what you are looking for. Up to date and very thorough info. ...Read more