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Could you explain these things in layman's terms?

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

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What are the layman's symptoms of pad? Thanks, robert

What are the layman's symptoms of pad? Thanks, robert

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

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Can I use this drug http://www. Libiman. Com/sharkessence-300mg-weile, I am 28 yrs old, ?

Can I use this drug http://www. Libiman. Com/sharkessence-300mg-weile, I am 28 yrs old, ?

Be careful: An online warning says that this "herbal" remedy is actually tadalafil and sildenafil. These are prescription meds thar you should get from your physician instead. Many "herbal remedies" are fake and contain powerful pharmaceuticals; buy from a reputable source only. ...Read more

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My cousin is an offensive lineman, so size and strength are important. What's a good way for him to work out without losing fat? And what foods to eat?

My cousin is an offensive lineman, so size and strength are important. What's a good way for him to work out without losing fat? And what foods to eat?

WHAT?: Perhaps u should talk 2 his trainer, a better idea is 2 exchange muscle 4 fat. Makes a lot more sense 4 success in football. Fat does not= strength. ...Read more

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What is the layman's term for osteoporosis?

What is the layman's term for osteoporosis?

Brittle Bones: Osteoporosis results in "weakening" of the bones often leading to fractures. For this reason it is often described as "brittle bone " disease. ...Read more

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Could you in layman's terms tell me what vasulitis is?

Could you in layman's terms tell me what vasulitis is?

Inflammation: Vasculitis is inflammation of blood vessels causing injury to the vessels, resulting in reduced blood supply to the organ. Causes- medications, infections and autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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What does discontinuity in epidermis mean in layman terms?

What does discontinuity in epidermis mean in layman terms?

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

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Whichh type of littmann stethoscope is best for the ems field?

Don't recommend it: I recommend a "sprague-rapport" (two-tube style) stethescope for field use--it is extremely inexpensive and incredibly durable. Any littmann will be comparatively crazy-expensive, more delicate, very likely to get stolen, and not provide dramatically different auscultative quality in the field. ...Read more

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What term for fibromyalgia can be referenced that is less stigmatic and better received by medical and layman communities?

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

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What is refractory hypoxemia in layman's terms?

What is refractory hypoxemia in layman's terms?

Lack of oxygen: Refractory hypoxemia is when a patient is lacking oxygen and even with all known treatments in place, can't improve their oxygen levels.. The prognosis is poor. ...Read more

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Could a doc please explain wolman's disease in layman's terms?

Could a doc please explain wolman's disease in layman's terms?

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

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Hi, can you explain in layman's terms what libman-sacks endocarditis is?

Hi, can you explain in layman's terms what libman-sacks endocarditis is?

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

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She can't understand in layman's language what...Sinus rythm with 1st. Degree A/V block means?

She can't understand in layman's language what...Sinus rythm with 1st. Degree A/V block means?

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

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How many calories should a person eat in layman's terms.? Who is 5"5, 174 wanting to lose say 30 to 40 lbs..

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

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In layman's terms, what exactly is lean body mass?

In layman's terms, what exactly is lean body mass?

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

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Does sorsop fruit (laxman phal) help to cure cancer?

Does sorsop fruit (laxman phal) help to cure cancer?

No: People with cancer can try to eat a healthy balanced diet that is tailored to their abilities (as their eating or digesting abilities may have decreased due to illness). They may need supplements or more of certain foods, to make up for special needs due to illness. However, trying to eat or drink more of a particular food that is NOT proven to help humans with SPECIFIC cancer issues, is not good. ...Read more

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What is the etiology & pathology of asthma in layman terms?

What is the etiology & pathology of asthma in layman terms?

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

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Could you explain "borderline personality disorder" in layman's terms?

Could you explain "borderline personality disorder" in layman's terms?

Borderline: Intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, impulsivity, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, self mutilating behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual impulsivity, a profoundly disturb sense of self, and extreme emotional volatility. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about sorsop fruit (laxman phal) help to cure cancer?

What can you tell me about sorsop fruit (laxman phal) help to cure cancer?

Cruel fraud: This is vicious. This plant actually causes neurologic disease in the caribbean, but it's being peddled as a cancer remedy by people who (unlike healthtap physicians) are not required by law to tell the truth. Free speech is great, but please don't set your hopes on this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in layman's terms, can anyone tell me what bilateral renal parenchyma is?

Can you tell me in layman's terms, can anyone tell me what bilateral renal parenchyma is?

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

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Need to know what suspected atherosclerotic involvement of the carotid bifurcations means in laymans terms please.

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

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The surgeon says the deep lipma is not what's causing me pain. I have pain right in that location. I'm confused?

The surgeon says the deep lipma is not what's causing me pain. I have pain right in that location. I'm confused?

Experience counts: Your surgeon told you that because theses benign tumors are taken out all the time for patients and it does not improve pain. These are incidental findings from exam and mri. They can cause some compression but are often so small that this is insignificant. The lipoma itself does not cause pain. You may be disappointed if you have it taken out thinking that your pain will improve. ...Read more

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I have some fullness in the right fossa of Rosenmuller in the postnasal space... What does this mean in laymans terms please?

I have some fullness in the right fossa of Rosenmuller in the postnasal space... What does this mean in laymans terms please?

If you have: Allergies...stuffy nose and EARACHE this explains it...the link between your throat and ear may be blocked. THIS is also the space where your ADENOID GLANDS reside NASAL SPRAY (OTC) may be helpful!
Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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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?

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

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