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What can I do for my Marfan syndrome asthma, allergies, etc.?

What can I do for my Marfan syndrome asthma, allergies, etc.?

Routine meds: Routine allergy and asthma medications such as claritin, zyrtec, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) singulair, antihistamine eye drops, antihistamine or steroid nasal sprays, steroid oral inhalers, carefully-used bronchodilator inhalers, etc... Should all be ok to use in Marfan syndrome. Bronchodilator inhalers, if overused, will cause a rapid heart rate, which is not desired in Marfan syndrome patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott McLean
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Marfan Syndrome (Definition)

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by defects in a protein called fibrillin that, along with collagen, provides most of the structural support of our tissues. Individuals with Marfan's are often tall, lanky, have long arm spans, and are hyperflexible. The most serious complication of Marfan's is caused by defects in the wall of the aorta, the large blood vessel that leaves the heart and supplies the ...Read more


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Lpr reflux patients how common is reflux induced asthma I have lpr read on forums that swollen airways causes breathlessness wts treatment non acidic ?

Lpr reflux patients how common is reflux induced asthma I have lpr read on forums that swollen airways causes breathlessness wts treatment non acidic ?

Reflux control: Antacids are part of the treatment, but mainly ither measures need to be done as well: weight control, avoiding overfeeding, excess carbonated beverages, caffeine, fatty foods, avoid eating and sleeping right after, sit uprightor walk after meals, same measures as controlling GERD or heartburn, of course take asthma meds too as prescribed, take care ...Read more

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I am patient 0f asthma, diabetese, hypertention, high cholestrol, reoccurent nassal polyp, anxiety, depression, brain anyerism, and un diagnosed fever from last 3 months what can be cause of fever, trreatment?

I am patient 0f asthma, diabetese, hypertention, high cholestrol, reoccurent nassal polyp, anxiety, depression, brain anyerism, and un diagnosed fever from last 3 months what can be cause of fever, trreatment?

Need subspecialist?: A fever of unknown origin (FUO) has a specific definition, most typically a prolonged fever over 101, with no obvious source after appropriate investigations. This may require an infectious disease specialist. A careful medical history and physical, esp of travel and work. Immune status is important. General categories of FUO include infections, autoimmune conditions, and malignancies. ...Read more

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Is there any sort of treatment for marfan's syndrome?

Is there any sort of treatment for marfan's syndrome?

Marfan syndrome: There is no cure for this disorder. Treatment can slow progression & ameliorate symptoms, such as cardiovascular (aneurysms) or connective tissue changes (pain) etc. ...Read more

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Can or should I get treatment if Marfan syndrome and infertility?

Can or should I get treatment if Marfan syndrome and infertility?

It depends.: If you are a man or a woman you need genetic counseling to understand the risk of genetic transmission. To avoid this risk, ivf+preimplantation genetic diagnosis is available for marfan syndrome. If you are a man or a woman then you need to be tested for various fertility factors just like any-one who's unable to conceive for 1y. Women need cardiac evaluation esp. For aortic root dilatation. ...Read more

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I have dural ectasia and have constant pain and stiffness I dont have Marfan syndrome what can I do for treatment or type of doctor besides pain meds?

I have dural ectasia and have constant pain and stiffness I dont have Marfan syndrome what can I do for treatment or type of doctor besides pain meds?

Back pain / ectasia: A condition like dural ectasia can be very troublesome. Besides pain medication, people with this condition may respond to physical therapy, surgery, stimulator therapy or muscle relaxant treatment. Recruiting a physiatrist or PMR doctor and a neurosurgeon to your team would be helpful. ...Read more

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Hello im a marfan syndrome patient i wanted to know if my heart is good or not to become a pilot?

Maybe: Having Marfan syndrome by itself does not mean you cannot be a pilot, but having the condition does increase your risk of specific heart and aortic conditions , a few of which could be life-threatening without immediate medical assistance. A cardiologist (heart Doctor) can run some tests to help you determine your risk. ...Read more

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Why do patients with Marfan syndrome feel pain in their chest? And they normal complain that the pain moves upward toward the shoulder

Why do patients with Marfan syndrome feel pain in their chest? And they normal complain that the pain moves upward toward the shoulder

Call MD: Marfan's can cause heart & lung disease which is sometimes life threatening. I hope you have called your doctor to address these issues. Not something to discuss on HealthTap. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more