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Symptoms Agent Orange Vietnam Veterans
Multiple system atrophy with bradykinesia Treatment? Is this a form of Parkinson's. 100% Viet nam vet. Exposed to agent orange. Neuropathy, 3 tias, Ca
HowAboutANeurologist: First and foremost, thank you for your service.That was a tough time.There is just too little information in your question.Yes,bradykinesia can be a symptom of Parkinson's, which can be a symptom of MSA.There is "suggestive but limited evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War is associated with an increased chance of Parkinson's disease."See your doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: World War II was from 1 September 1939 until 2 September 1945. My understanding is that Agent Orange was first used in 1946. So, I would think that German soldier were not impacted by Agent Orange. There is an excellent review on Agent Orange at: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/agent_orange.htm ...Read more
Was in vietnam , have heart , high blood pressure, diabetes. It's sounding more like agent orange, can this be treated?
See below: Us department of veterans affairs has studied this issue and recognized a number of disorders to be associated with agent orange exposure as detalied in the site below. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp if you have any signs or symptoms pertinent to these disorders you should consut your doctor. If you are a veteran, seek care at a va facility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could 20 yrs of army service as bomb dog handler/military police non combat, cause gad and panic disorder with agrabaphobia?
It depends: How you end up after such a long experience depends on your genetics, your background, your supports, and your ability to deal with frightening situations. I don't know about the diagnoses you've listed, as ptsd might be more expected than those. At the very least, you could easily be in for some kind of anxiety -- undiagnosable without full evaluation. You could see a psychiatrist & find out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can relocating from India to US increase risk of MS relapse? Disease is stable on Avonex (interferon beta 1a) in India. Environment Change = relapse? Shd I avoid travel?
Advice: 1. OK to travel 2. Risk of relapse should be similar in US 3. Avonex is NOT my drug of choice, and will likely need to be changed in future due to low level of efficacy. Three oral drugs exist in US, and include Aubagio, Tecfidera, and Gilenya, (fingolimod) and might be a good choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't think so: judging by the types of disorder noted by the VA. Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft ...Read more
Desert Stom: Those who were near conflicts during or downwind of chemical weapons depot demolition, had exposure to toxic chemicals which are currently believed to be the cause of the illness. Several specific causes have been investigated, including Pyridostigmine bromide (pb) nerve gas antidote (napp) pills, organophosphate military strength pesticides, chemical weapons, and depleted uranium. ...Read more
Thought medical marijuana for serious illness like cancer. Saw a cnn episode in california where md's were prescribing for anxiety & insomnia. Abuse?
quandary!: As a california physician, this alarms me. To my knowledge, these are not evidence-based practices. Just because a substance is legal, it does not make it a safe medical agent. Marajuana is associated with potentially permanent harmful brain changes that have been clinically determined only to be worth the risk for patients with terminal cancer or severe, treatment refractory pain conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx'd w/vcd @ njh denver, prescription speech therapy. Am confused as some websites say vcd is a psych issue, others note exposure/post nasal drip. Which is it?
Both: There are many triggers of vcd. Original reports focused on psychological issues. Over time, it has become recognized that there are many triggers. For a brief review, see my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2012/09/trouble-breathing-and-it-doesnt-improve-with-your-inhaler/. ...Read more
Ate marshmallows roasted w/ fake fire log. Company says 'non toxic waxes' "california proposition 65... By-products known to cause cancer." concern?
Once?: If you did this once, it is probably not a problem. But burning those fake fire logs in the house often may increase your risk. There are a lot of other ways to decrease your cancer risk, so this is probably not a big deal. Eat healthy, avoid stress, get plenty of rest. These are your best bets for decreasing your risk of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
38/f, depression, migraines, exhaustion, flu symptoms with period. On depression meds- unhelpful. Living in japan, local doctors unhelpful. ?
Are you seeing: A psychiatrist or primary care physician? Have you met with a psychologist to talk about your depression? If you are not getting the help you need consult with another professional for a second opinion. There are different kinds of treatment for depression , cognitive behavioral, analytic, different medications to try. Don't get discouraged try a different approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have dientamoeba fragilis trophozoites after 5 rounds of antibiotics . Anyone heard of protocol from centre for digestive diseases in australia?
Might be worth a try: I don't know if anyone here has heard of it. I treat a lot of parasites & hadn't heard of it, but am impressed with their website. They say they'll share their protocol with doctors so it seems reasonable to ask your doc to request this. I am familiar with this australian website: http://www.Badbugs.Org/dientamoeba_fragilis/treatment.Htm herbs including papaya seeds can also help treat parasites. ...Read more
I was in vietnam and have heart/blood pressure/diabetes problems. What else is caused by agent orange?
Mom 58yo chronic diarrhoea with some normal motions. Raw garlic white pepper cold fruits water caused abdo pain.Responded to antispasmodic meds, heat?
Abdominal pain: Could be food intolerences, , biliary dyskinesia, gallbladder, or a form of inflammatory disease and if all negative irritable bowel syndrome diarrhea.i always check h pylori as well. Would follow up with gastroenterologist and consider colonoscopy/ if have not had one. sonogram/HIDA if needed and posible small bowel follow through. ...Read more
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