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Usually: Most of the doctors on this site are skilled at describing disease, and conditions, and health issues in ordinary terms. They are carrying forth skills learned in their private offices with their own patients, into this internet medium. ...Read more
Cramping: Peripheral arterial disease - is the blockage of blood flow at sites distant from the heart. Symptoms of cramping from low blood supply to the limbs causes cramping with activity that gets better at rest. If blood supply continues to be compromised pain, swelling, dead tissue and infection and loss of limb can occur late in this disease state. ...Read more
Break: Anything from a paper cut to a scratch to a little blister to a fissure to a gunshot wound. Everything depends on the context of the description. I'm glad you're proactive and hope you can have the big picture clarified. ...Read more
What term for fibromyalgia can be referenced that is less stigmatic and better received by medical and layman communities?
CWP: ? as to a less stigmatizing term than "fibromyalgia" (FM). "Chronic widespread pain" (CWP) describes sentinel symptom; pain lower & upper back sine qua non. CWP, absent images of tissue degeneration, warrants Osteopathic soft tissues (fascia, muscle, tendons & ligaments) exam for local pain generation & dysfunctions. Signs of sacroiliac joint disorder & Thoracic Outlet Syndrome possible findings. ...Read more
Wolman Disease is a: Genetic disorder that causes absence of lysosomal acid lipase. That enzmpe is needed to break down some fats in the body. I can't do this justice in 400 characters or less but please see the reference I am including. REF: https://rarediseases. Org/rare-diseases/wolman-disease/ ...Read more
L/S Endocarditis: Libman-Sacks endocarditis (a process affecting the inner lining of the heart) is a nonbacterial (so non-infectious) thrombotic (clot forming) endocarditis. It is the most characteristic cardiac manifestation of the autoimmune disease (systemic lupus erythematosus - SLE). The condition most commonly involves the mitral and aortic valves but can effect all the valve of the heart. ...Read more
First Degree: Atrioventricular block can be diagnosed used an EKG. It means that the electrical impulses going from the atria (smaller heart chambers) through the atrioventricular node to the ventricles (larger heart chambers) are slower than normal. ...Read more
How many calories should a person eat in layman's terms.? Who is 5"5, 174 wanting to lose say 30 to 40 lbs..
For the average: Female with average activity who is 5'5", your ideal body weight would be approx. 140#. If you exercise normally, you'll need approx. 1800 calories/day to keep your weight where it is. At 3500 calories to the pound, you will need to take in less than approx. 1500 calories a day to lose 1/2 pound per week; and less than approx. 1200 calories/day to lost one pound/week. Good luck. ...Read more
Your weight minus fa: This means the fat free weight of your body. In other words how much of your weight is made up of the fat and how much is fat free...Which is mostly made up by muscles and bones. ...Read more
Otitis externa: Swimmer's ear.Get a more detailed answer ›
Chronic inflammation: Asthma pathology is ongoing inflammation (swelling, mucus) in the small airways of the lungs, twitchy airways that constrict leading to cough and wheezing. Asthma is more common in people with allergies, children exposed to cigarette smoke, children who had RSV virus, low birth weight preemie infants, certain occupations with chemical/allergen exposure. Exact etiology is still being investigated. ...Read more
Normal anatomy term: Parenchyma refers to healthy kidney tissue on the outer rim of the kidney. This is not a disease. It is an anatomy term ...Read more
Need to know what suspected atherosclerotic involvement of the carotid bifurcations means in laymans terms please.
Time for a change.: This means that atherosclerosis has begun to form in your carotid arteries. It usually begins at the branching or bifurcation of the common carotid artery into the internal and external carotid arteries. Internal carotid supplies flow to the brain. See stroke. Com and talk to your doctor about decreasing your risk of stroke. No smoking. Control BP and blood sugar. May need a statin and aspirin. ...Read more
I have some fullness in the right fossa of Rosenmuller in the postnasal space... What does this mean in laymans terms please?
My dentist said he wants to evaluate my 2nd molars to expose my 3rd molars. I just wanted to know what this means in layman's terms?
Don't know: Did he mean evaluate viability of 2nd molars and remove 3rd molars, or extract 2nd molars to facilitate 3rd molar eruption? This misunderstanding is from playing whispering down the lane. Please ask your dentist for clarity ...Read more
Rapid regular: It is a rapid, usually regular rhythm of the top chambers of the heart caused by a electrical signal spinning around very quickly, usually around 300 bpm. The bottom chambers usually only let no more that every other beat through so the pulse rate is usually 150bpm or 100, or 75. ...Read more
Depends: Amer heart assoc recommends both. If you have diabetes, an ace inhibitor is a good choice since it may protect against diabetic kidney disease. You & your doctor should discuss alternative treatments for htn. If you have certain kinds of heart disease, then a beta blocker or diuretic may be a better choice. That's why it's best to discuss treatment with your doctor. ...Read more
Clotting & bleeding: Dic causes two opposite problems: blood clots when it shouldn't, then abnormal bleeding occurs. The blood has enzymes to cause clotting--if you have a small cut, the blood clots naturally to help stop bleeding. In dic, abnormal clotting happens; clots form in the small blood vessels all over the body. When all the clotting enzymes get used up, it's a setup for bleeding. ...Read more
Dental: The hygienist said that a sulcus is different from a pocket. In layman's terms, how are they different?
My test results came back it is flat epithelial atypia can u please explain in laymans terms what this is. I have very to see a surgeon?
"there is an accompanying mild perivascular & interstitial acute & chronic infiltrate." what does that mean in layman's terms? (vulvar biopsy)
Not much: It's a little bit inflamed & has been for some time. These mild changes may be more helpful to the dermatologist who may be trying to make a specific diagnosis -- or just a tipoff on "nothing to worry about." your physican will give you the final word. ...Read more
Tracer uptake: Read the report. But it sounds like it means that there is increased bone metabolism at that location. The radiopharmaceutical maps calcium activity (osteoblastic) of the bone. Can have increased metabolism in response to mechanical stress, a fracture, cancer, infection, and miscellaneous reasons. ...Read more
My rehab chart says to aaron, pres, heat and stretch, reverse putty scraping. Could you explain layman terms?
Hmm: Knowingthe problem under treatment would help clarify. I can try to interpret some of it. Aarom is probably active and/or assisted range of motion. Not sure of pres. Heat and stretch basically is telling the therapist to heat the joint/muscle/ligamemts or tendons in question then stretch them. Reverse putty scraping? That is a new one to me. Do ask your therapist if you are interested. ...Read more
Lanap dental procedure was minimally successsful at 1 tooth due to a furcation diagnosis. Please fully explain in layman's terms. Also, how common?
Avascular tissue: The area around the roots on a molar tooth (furcation) has very little blood supply, and for this reason, is a challenging area in which to achieve regeneration. Depending on what else may have been done to the tooth (root canal etc) it may have a fracture perpetuating the problem. Sometimes removal and replacement with a dental implant is advised in these frustrating situations. ...Read more
Can you put in layman's terms please? Midline meningioma approx 3.3 x 2.8 cm in transverse and AP dimensions which abuts sagittal sinus along vertex
Tumor on brain: It's round, a little more than an inch across and it sitting as such tumors often do next to the big tube that carries blood from the top of your brain back to your body. I'm hoping it will be easy to remove. Best wishes. If there is some other way we can help, please let us know ...Read more