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I was diagnosed with hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (pachydermoperiostosis). Can you please help me find a doctor near my mid-michigan home?

I was diagnosed with hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (pachydermoperiostosis).  Can you please help me find a doctor near my mid-michigan home?

Expand geo search: Pachydermoperiostosis is a very rare inherited condition. It's so rare, that it's considered an orphan disease. Therefore, i'd avoid putting a geographic restriction on your search. My 1st suggestion is to ask the doctor who made diagnosis who s/he would suggest. Then check out http://rarediseases.Info.Nih.Gov/gard/7299/pachydermoperiostosis/resources/1 as starting point for specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

Hypertrophy (Definition)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more


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What are bulge and facet osteoarthropathy?

What are bulge and facet osteoarthropathy?

See below: The bulge is usually due to a deteriorating spinal disc which is losing it`s shock absorber ability, and thus putting pressure and weight on the facet joints which results in damage to these joint with bone formation which can lead to symptoms from the nerve root leaving that joint from the spinal cord ...Read more

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Where could one get shoes to fit a foot deformed by charcot osteoarthropathy, apart from a hospital?

Where could  one get shoes to fit a foot deformed by charcot osteoarthropathy, apart from a hospital?

See a Podiatrist: Extra depth accommodative shoes and custom shoes are available at many podiatry offices. With that type of condition, you would want to establish yourself with a podiatrist for outpatient care. If the dpm does not offer that service in his/her office, they typically will be working with an orthotist/pedorthist who can fabricate the shoes and inlays for you. ...Read more

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What is differences between right ventricular hypertrophy & right heart failure; cor pulmonale & pulmonary hypertension? Do they hv the same meaning?

What is differences between right ventricular hypertrophy & right heart failure; cor pulmonale & pulmonary hypertension? Do they hv the same meaning?

Related: Pulmonary hypertension leads to right ventricular hypertophy. If the hypertension is severe and prolongued, the hypertrophied right ventricle begins to enlarge out of proportion to it's thickness. That is called cor pulmonale. Subsequently the right ventricle begins to fail, the right ventricular end diastolic pressures rise over 20mmhg, the rv cardiac output gets compromised, legs, liver, abdswell. ...Read more

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Both of my lungs hurt, why?

Both of my lungs hurt, why?

Lungs hurt: Please give more information about your pain, so help can be given to you. ...Read more

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Can phleghm clean the lungs?

Can phleghm clean the lungs?

Cough clears lungs: When the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs are irritated they produce mucous, or phlegm, which traps the irritants and moves them up the airway so that the mucous and the irritants can be coughed out of the body. Coughing cleans the lungs. Phlegm is the vehicle that allows coughing to clear irritants from the lungs. ...Read more

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Do the lungs heal themselves?

Do the lungs heal themselves?

Yes: Asthma can be healed, if the cause of inflammation is reversed: http://bookonhealing.Com/conditions/autoimmune-diseases.Html. Emphysema can't be cured because it is irreversible lung destruction. Smoking causes it, as well as other less common causes. To stop progression, stop smoking and other exposures. Other less common lung conditions may or may not be reversible. ...Read more

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Where are your lungs located?

Where are your lungs located?

Chest: One on each side within thoracic- chest space. The heart and mediastinum is in between. ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more