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I have Dercums Disease. Are there other ways to help with pain?

I have Dercums Disease.  Are there other ways to help with pain?

Dercums Disease-pain: The treatment for this condition is symptomatic. Therefore, the consultation with pain management specialist is warranted. Also to consider alternative medicine: professional weight loss program, accupancture and cognitive behavioral therapy. The surgical option is recommended in many cases. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is being very obese due to dercums disease considered a handicap?

I wanted to know is being very obese due to dercums disease considered a handicap?

Seebelow: Adiposis dolorosa, also known as Dercum's disease, is a rare condition characterized by generalized obesity and fatty tumors in the adipose tissue. The tumors are normally painful and found in multiples on the extremities. the cause and mechanism of Dercum disease remains unknown.You will need a full evaluation by your MDAnd others to determine disability. ...Read more

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I have Dercums Disease(adiposis delorosa) can you recommend a Dr. in Texas that treats rare diseases such as this?

I have Dercums Disease(adiposis delorosa) can you recommend a Dr. in Texas that treats rare diseases such as this?

Internal Medicine: I would contact the Internal Medicine Department of one of the medical schools in Texas. It looks like you are closest to the medical school (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine) in Lubbock, TX. The number for the Internal Medicine Clinic is 806.743.3150. Best of wishes to you. ...Read more

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What test diagnoses Crohn's disease?

What test diagnoses Crohn's disease?

Biopsy: Confirmatory test is biopsy via upper GI endoscopy and/or colonoscopy. Crohn's usually presents with inflammatory changes and granulomas (areas of immune system consolidation) at the end of the small intestine (terminal ileum) but it can involve any part of the GI tract. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Crohn's disease?

Multiple: colonoscopy, endoscopy, capsule endoscopy. Imaging studies (usually CT scan or MRI). Blood tests ("IBD serologies", the most popular one is called the Prometheus panel). ...Read more

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What are the tests for addison's disease?

What are the tests for addison's disease?

Primary vs secondary: The fault may lie in the pituitary which may produce too little acth. The adrenal responds normally to acth stimulation. If the gland is defective, there is impaired response to acth. In both there are low levels of corticosteroids in blood and urine, and similar electrolyte disturbances, e.G, high potassium. ...Read more