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Is there a syndrome that reverses aging?

Is there a syndrome that reverses aging?

Not aware.: Dorian gray syndrome: exists only in literature. All of the contrary, on progeria pts are children that accelerate the rate of aging and look and have the diseases of old people and die very young from diseases of the elderly. ...Read more

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I have all the symptom of guillam barre syndrome. It's started last month April 18 this and the sign and symptom progress and days and weeks.

I have all the symptom of guillam barre syndrome. It's started last month April 18 this and the sign and symptom progress and days and weeks.

May be another thing: Guillian Barre' is typically a rapidly progressive ascending polyneuropathy that can result in an inability to breath. It is associated with a number of infections, medications, toxic exposures, but the source is often unknown. You MUST seek immediate medical care with Neurology consultation diagnose this issue. See the link below: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/gbs/detail_gbs. Htm ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check your cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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What are the common signs that people with down's syndrome share?

What are the common signs that people with down's syndrome share?

Down's syndrome: It is a chromosome disorder. It affects chromosome 21. People that have down's syndrome, share certain facial characteristics, such as epicanthal folds and low set ears. Developmental delay, poor tone are also common. ...Read more

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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is reiter’s syndrome?

Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is reiter’s syndrome?

Inflammation: Reiter's syndrome is sometimes termed reactive arthritis. In susceptible individuals (often with marker called hla b27 in their blood), there is joint inflammation, as well as inflammation of the urethra and conjunctivitis. The reaction may be to a prior infection elsewhere in the body. Reiter's should be evaluated and treated by an ophthalmologist and rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Wear a wrist brace at night
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Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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Is it easy to diagnose sjögren’s syndrome?

Is it easy to diagnose sjögren’s syndrome?

Depends: A full blown case can be easily diagnosed by physical examination and laboratory tests. ...Read more

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Is jacob syndrome detectable through prenatal diagnostic tests?

Is jacob syndrome detectable through prenatal diagnostic tests?

Yes: Jacob's xyy is badly misunderstood. It makes a man taller, more at risk for acne, and he may speak later. The rubbish about "natural criminal" is fully discredited; if he's a bit more aggressive -- hey, in our world I think that's a good thing. As an internet physician with an interest in xyy, I've saved the lives of over a dozen unborn children; many thank-you's and no one says they chose wrong. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
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Practice stress management and mindfulness
2x day
Do not be afraid to ask for feedback
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Baby's Down syndrome test results are definite, right?

Baby's Down syndrome test results are definite, right?

Chromosome accurate: If you mean chromosomal analysis, the results will be definite. ...Read more

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What are the tests for netherton's syndrome?

What are the tests for netherton's syndrome?

Netherton Syndrome: Is diagnosed by molecular genetic testing for mutations of the SPINX gene on Chromosome 5q32. Other tests to determine the level of severity are found on www. Genecards. Org/cgi-bin/carddisp. Pl? gene=SPINK5&search=spink5. Geneticists, dermatologists & other specialists provide diagnosis & management. See: www. Firstskinfoundation. Org/content. Cfm/Ichthyosis/Netherton-Syndrome-Fact-Sheet/page_id/901 ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily
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Blend exercises that make sense into your daily routine
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Can you tell me about aspergers syndrome or knows people with it or knows about it well?

Can you tell me about aspergers syndrome or knows people with it or knows about it well?

Long topic: I will need to refer you to a website:www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov
asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism. It can lead to difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and clumsiness. ...Read more

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What are the actual causes of this syndrome?

Need More Info: I need more information to understand your question. Please ask the question using specific information about the syndrome you are asking about. ...Read more

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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Enroll in an early intervention program
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Get help from local and national support groups
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Consider getting help from mental health professionals
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Is neuropathy associated with guilain barre syndrome treatable and if so, how do I treat it and relieve the painful symptoms? My neurosurgeon just informed me that I have g.B.S. And had it since may 2011 following a stomach flu I had 2 weeks before my sym

Is neuropathy associated with guilain barre syndrome treatable and if so, how do I treat it and relieve the painful symptoms? My neurosurgeon just informed me that I have g.B.S. And had it since may 2011 following a stomach flu I had 2 weeks before my sym

Your: Your case presents a few dilemmas. Gbs is a group of autoimmune diseases targeted at the peripheral nerves and causing acute progressive weakness, usually an ascending paralysis.

The history usually entails the following:
•upper respiratory or diarrheal disease within previous 1–3 weeks in 50–70%: c. Jejuni (~40%), cytomegalovirus (13%), epstein-barr virus (10%), mycoplasma pneumoniae (5%), or hiv
•dysesthesias (painful tingling), paresthesias (tingling) of the feet and hands are usually the earliest symptoms.
•pain is common- especially back pain which can radiate to the legs and not usually associated with myalgias (muscle pain).
•gait disorder common in all age groups- this is the most common presentation in children
•neck muscle weakness, dysphagia, and dysarthria are predictors of respiratory failure.

The physical exam frequently reveals the following:
•acute, symmetric, and usually ascending weakness of limbs within days of dysesthesias
•areflexia (no reflexes) or hyporeflexia (reduced reflexes) and muscle weakness, decreased position and vibratory sensation
•respiratory muscle paralysis 30% if untreated
•cranial nerve involvement <50%; usually facial weakness, 10–20% ophthalmoparesis (loss of eye movement)
•dysautonomia (abnormal autonomic nervous system responses) (50%): labile blood pressure, arrhythmias, ileus (paralysis of bowel function), urinary retention;
•miller-fisher variant: ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, areflexia

important lab tests
•csf: elevated protein and normal white blood cells (wbcs; albuminocytologic dissociation) are characteristic with a normal opening pressure.
•emg: this shows a pattern of demyelination with prolonged latencies and a reduced motor compound action potential.

The medications usually used are one or more of the following:
•immune globulin (ivig)
•plasmapheresis or plasma exchange

most patients reach the plateau phase within 3 weeks of admission, and muscle strength is expected to improve. The prognosis is:
•complete recovery: 50%
•some residual disability: 45%
•severe permanent disability: 5%

hence, the dilemma as you report no improvement and in fact worsening. Furthermore, a lesion within the spinal cord (myelopathy) can present with similar symptoms as the ones you provide. A few pertinent questions to help discern the cause would include whether you have had a lumbar puncture and EMG and what did these results show?
I hope this answers your questions. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your primary care physician or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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What is marfan's syndrome and how is it treated?

What is marfan's syndrome and how is it treated?

See below: Marfan syndrome is a disorder of connective tissue, the tissue that strengthens the body's structures.

Disorders of connective tissue affect the skeletal system, cardiovascular system, eyes, and skin.

Vision problems should be treated when possible.

Monitor for scoliosis, especially during the teenage years.

Medicine to slow the heart rate may help prevent stress on the aorta. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating churg-strauss syndrome?

Are there official recommendations for treating churg-strauss syndrome?

Yes: You need to see an asthma or pulmonary specialist for specific treatment. Every patient is different and need to be treated individually. What works for one patient might not work for another. This disorder can be well-controlled with simple therapy but the occasional exacerbation does happen and needs immediate treatment. ...Read more

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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) (Checklist)

Don't overdo it when you have more energy than usual
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Try slow and steady movement like qigong, tai chi, or yoga
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Consider natural medical alternatives such as dipsacus
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I live in france and have been diagnosed with fernand vidal syndrome. Is this malady recognized in the usa?  if so, what is the recommended treatment?

I live in france and have been diagnosed with fernand vidal syndrome. Is this malady recognized in the usa?  if so, what is the recommended treatment?

Yes: It is known as aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) in the USA. Treatment includes: asthma therapy (usually leukotriene modifying agents, e.g. Singulair); medical and surgical management of chronic rhinosinusitis; and either avoiding all cox-1 inhibiting NSAIDs (e.g. Advil, (ibuprofen) Aleve) or aspirin-desensitization followed by daily aspirin. ...Read more

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What are some proposed treatments for Down syndrome kids?

Downs Syndrome: Early intervention, therapy and special education is all you can do. Some kids with downs syndrome are capable of independent living, others in group homes and some in their own family system with a little understanding. Gene therapy and stem cell therapy? May be in near or no so distant future. ...Read more

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My wife is suffering from benign hyper mobility syndrome and been diagnosed with it couple of days back. She is 37 years old, is there any cure?

My wife is suffering from benign hyper mobility syndrome and been diagnosed with it couple of days back. She is 37 years old, is there any cure?

None per se....: Hypermobility is a causes for accelerated osteoarthritis. It can be helped with proper sporting activities: 1. They should be non-concussive. 2. They should avoid pivoting of jumping-tennis, volleyball, etc. 3. Bicycling proipable best aerobic activity. 4. Strengthening opposing muscles-bicepts instead of triceps will help hypermobile elbows! Good luck! ...Read more

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Is Marfan syndrome dangerous? Any possible medication to get rid of the possible health problems?

Is Marfan syndrome dangerous? Any possible medication to get rid of the possible health problems?

Potentially yes..: Marfan syndrome is a disorder of the connective tissues which strengthen the body--medically, it affects the skeletal (weaker tissues, joints, flatfeet etc), cardiovascular (dilated aortic root, valve trouble etc.), eye (cataract/lense dislocation), and skin systems. Most dangerous is involvement in the heart as above. Unfortunately, no specific medication available. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had steven johnson syndrome - sulphas - can I get this again with other drugs?

I had steven johnson syndrome - sulphas - can I get this again with other drugs?

SJS: Although it is possible, the risk of having sjs a second time with a second unrelated drug would be exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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My mom gets premenstrual syndrome, so am I likely to get it later?

My mom gets premenstrual syndrome, so am I likely to get it later?

Yes: Risk factors:
high caffeine intake, stress may precipitate condition, increasing age, history of depression, family history, dietary factors (low levels of certain vitamins and minerals, particularly magnesium, manganese, and vitamin e) and also vitamin d. ...Read more

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Is bertolotti's syndrome a genetic problem?

Is bertolotti's syndrome a genetic problem?

Bertolotti's Syn-: Drome is a congenital anomaly of the lower lumbar vertebrae & a cause of back pain in children, teens & adults. I could find no specific genetic mutation known to be the cause. ...Read more

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How can you inherit down syndrome?

How can you inherit down syndrome?

Depends on parents: An unaffected mother or father could have a balanced (normal) set of chromasome material where a piece of one 21 chromasome is stuck on another. If the egg or sperm had the normal 21 and an extra 21piece hidden on another chromasome, they could pass it to the baby. It only takes an extra piece of 21 to cause ds. It is important to study ds to verify type, as translocation ds can recur each pregnany. ...Read more

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