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Pulmonary Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy
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 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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart: Hypertrophy or too much enlargement of heart muscle along with thickening of inner walls, fibrosis, causing less distensibility and poor heart function. Often inherited, familial. Heart murmur, palpitation, chest pain, dizziness, fainting, sudden death. Rx: no strenuous pe/competitive sports. Needs eval. By cardiologist. Pacemaker, medication, surgery; whole family nedds to be screened. ...Read more
Goiter: Hypertrophic means "enlarged". Presumably you are reading an ultrasound report or some kind of imaging. Sounds like you have an enlarged thyroid (goiter). Did they see "nodules"? You should have thyroid blood tests to determine thyroid activity. In a 26 yo woman, high likelihood of Graves or Hashimotos. You may need to see an Endocrinologist. ...Read more
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