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Parakeet Illnesses And Symptoms
I have heart problems and an auto immune illness . Can I have a pet parakeet ? Will the bird affect my health?
To be safe - avoid: I understand that there are a few serious medical risks associated with parakeets that make them inappropriate for auto-immune compromised patients. Here is the link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3096326/ since pets can be so emotionally helpful to patients, i hope you can find a safe on. Good luck! ...Read more
Is it best to get rid of my 4 parakeets bc I have heart issues .?Someone told me a healthy person got a heart infection or problem from parakeets.
Zoonotic disease : Transmitted to human from animals and viceversa. Birds can transmit diseases to human. Two risk factors that i can think. If you are inmunocompromise from a disease like aids or from drugs. And if you have a congenital heart disease repair or history of endocarditis. Few cases of chlamydia psittaci causing valvular heart disease in the past. Proper hygiene important. Consult cardiology. ...Read more
For reference, how do you know most likely if you contract any disease(s) even though there is no symptoms or if you don't have any. Plz help. Thanks?
Preventive visit: See the Dr. annually for a preventive Visit and you will get a good Physical and some routine blood work to assure you are well. They may order any preventative tests as well on you, depending on your age and any risk factors you have based on your exam and family history, etc. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type.: Depending on which type of gaucher's, symptoms can range from painless enlarged spleen or liver, anemia, easy bruising, nosebleeds, chronic fatigue, bone pain, or easily broken bones, to increased muscle tone, seizures, 'lazy eye', failure to thrive, swallowing abnormalities, stridor, developmental delay, or death. ...Read more
Possible association: Nightmares occur in rem sleep, while night terrors occur in deep sleep. Nightmares can be a symptom of post traumatic stress disorder or be related to worry/ anxiety, but they can also be a normal phenomenon. If frequent, an overnight sleep study may reveal medical conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many symptoms: Menkes disease also called menkes syndrome, copper transport disease (decreased copper), kinky hair disease. It is x linked recessive more common in males with growth failure, & deterioration of the nervous system, seizures, failure to thrive & subnormal body temperature.Arteries in the brain can also be coiled with infarcts and hemorrhages. Bones demineralized with fractues.Early death pneumonia. ...Read more
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