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What is old-timer's disease?

What is old-timer's disease?

Alzheimer's disease?: Is a common cause of dementia that occurs most often in 'old-timers'. ...Read more

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Can a young man age 65 have what they used to consider an old timer disease like rheumatism?

Can a young man age 65 have what they used to consider an old timer disease like rheumatism?

YES: I have several patients with what is called seronegative rheumatoid arthritis, tested many times and test is negative, but with clearcut symptoms and physical findings. ...Read more

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How can tell you are suffering from old timers disease, senility, or hardening of the arteries?

How can tell you are suffering from old timers disease, senility, or hardening of the arteries?

They are different: The first symptoms of alzheimer's disease you may notice are increasing forgetfulness and mild confusion. Over time, the disease has a growing impact on your memory, your ability to speak and write coherently, and your judgment and problem solving. Dementia is a serious loss of global cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging. ...Read more

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Will a 6 year old, grow out of ciliacs disease?

Will a 6 year old, grow out of ciliacs disease?

Family Practice: No. He will need to adjust his diet entire life. Find a good dr that can help you. But with the DX early in his life he can lessen potential colon injury. ...Read more

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Is syphillis still more prevalent?Isn't that an old disease?

Is syphillis still more prevalent?Isn't  that an old disease?

Yes and yes: Syphilis has been around since antiquity but it still prevalent, especially in underdeveloped parts of the world. ...Read more

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How old is the oldest newly diagnosed wilson's disease patient?

How old is the oldest newly diagnosed wilson's disease patient?

From my memory: I recall a case from a patient who was around 60. Late-onset Wilson's is not unknown. There's a Slavic gene that tends to present late. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17433323 ...Read more

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What's the best care for a 6 year old boy with hirschaprung's disease?

What's the best care for a 6 year old boy with hirschaprung's disease?

Pediatric Gastroente: Make sure that he is being taken care by a pediatric gastroenterologist.The key is making sure that bowel movements are regular thru diet and/or laxative use. And that there are no side effects of the muscle not working. Details are up to the specialist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me a 25 yr old woman to have fifths disease twice in 2 weeks?

Is it normal for me a 25 yr old woman to have fifths disease twice in 2 weeks?

Viral: Highly unlikely however it takes 3 weeks for the infection to resolve and around the second week the rash can appear brighter it usually gives lifelong immunity once it resolves. The causative virus is calledParovovirus B19 strain ...Read more

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Is sarcodosis a life long disease im also concern about will i, live long im 38years old?

Is sarcodosis a life long disease im also concern about will i, live long im 38years old?

Hard to predict.: Sarcoid has a variable course, your pulmonologist will know more about your specific risks. For many sarcoid is a disease that comes and goes, for others it is permanent. It is the cause of death in less than 5 %. ...Read more

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For early detection of disease, which common medical tests must a 60 year old have each year?

For early detection of disease, which common medical tests must a 60 year old have each year?

Several: Some would say none without symptoms i favor: history physical exam ekg chest x-ray cbc and chemistry panel stool for blood and colonoscopy ever 5-10 years possibly screening for carotid and PVD and AAA if a smoker prostate exam and maybe psa. ...Read more

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What is the disease/birthdefect where the child is born and looks like there 80 by the time there 8 years old?

What is the disease/birthdefect where the child is born and looks like there 80 by the time there 8 years old?

Progeria: Progeria's most noticeable feature resembles accelerated aging. Affected children usually appear normal in early infancy, however, profound growth failure occurs during the 1 st year of life. They do not become sexually mature or reproduce. Average life span is approximately 13 year. ...Read more

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At 9 yrs old I caught la crossvirus , im 30 now I am wondering if there long terms effects from this disease?

At 9 yrs old I caught la crossvirus   , im  30 now  I am wondering if there long terms effects from this disease?

Arboviral infection: This mosquito borne disease may produce seizures, coma, paralysis and permanent brain damage in severe cases. Lac encephalitis presents as a summertime illness with fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and lethargy. Severe disease is in children under 16, with seizures, coma, paralysis, and neurologic abnormalities which may remain through life, but otherwise once recovery occurs no new damages. ...Read more

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I recently bouth a cat. I also have 7 years old dauther. I 've heard that girls could catch disease from cat. Is this true?

I recently bouth a cat. I also have 7 years old dauther. I 've heard that girls could catch disease from cat. Is this true?

Possibly: All pets have the potential to pass on germs and parasites. The one you may have heard about is toxoplasmosis. Cats can be the source of this disease. Toxoplasmosis can cause fetal abnormalities. Obstetricians recommend that pregnant women, or women who are trying to become pregnant not handle litter boxes. We derive a lot of happiness from our pets. Just maintain good hygiene and vet. care ...Read more

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Will taking HGH effect sheurmans disease? I got diagnosed 2 years ago and have currently started taking HGH i'm 24 years old.

Will taking HGH effect sheurmans disease?  I got diagnosed 2 years ago and have currently started taking HGH  i'm 24 years old.

Why hGH?: From what i understand of your condition, i don't know why you're getting gh. At your age growth is done. If you're not gh deficient why are you taking it? Igf-1 levels need to remain in normal range and hgh will raise it. More bone problems could occur in addition to other morbidities. Is this on a research protocol? ...Read more

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Urgent help guys! my 9years old brother blacks out and forgets things that he just did or went through..Is this a mental disease?

His pediatrician: Can assess further to determine if it is lack of attention, a mental or physical problem. ...Read more

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Will a 6 year old grow out of celiacs disease?

Will a 6 year old grow out of celiacs disease?

Not really: Celiac disease is generally something you are born with. With proper elimination diet symptoms can be avoided. After years of being on the proper elimination diet new foods could be tried one at a time to see if they are tolerated. ...Read more

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