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What are some signs of arthritis and is it preventable?

What are some signs of arthritis and is it preventable?

Pain in joints: Some types of arthritis might run in the family. However, that does not mean a person cannot do things to delay onset or decrease the effect. Start by getting a family history. Take that to a primary care provider for consultation and examination. Ask for a list of activities to avoid and for things to do for prevention. If needed, ask for a referral to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What are the signs of arthritis and is it preventible?

What are the signs of arthritis and is it preventible?

Arthritis: Many forms but involves pain inflammation and swelling of joints often with decreased range of motion. ...Read more

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What are the signs of arthritis - is it preventable?

What are the signs of arthritis - is it preventable?

Joint pain most oft!: Joint pain in one are more joints is the most common sign. Joint damage do to trauma can be said preventable, and damage to joints because of obesity is certainly preventable. Smoking is a major factor in causation of spine disc disease, clearly preventable. But most inflammatory types of arthritis are not. Some have a strong hereditary nature and you can't change your genetics. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of the common cold and what are signs that it is something more serious?

What are symptoms of the common cold and what are signs that it is something more serious?

Sx's: Common cold symptoms include: Cough, congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, sore throat, mild headache, low grade fever & mild body aches. According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.” ...Read more

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What are stages of pancreatitis? What are the symptoms that it is progressing?

What are stages of pancreatitis? What are the symptoms that it is progressing?

Acute and Chronic: Acute pancreatitis is a serious medical condition where pancreatic enzymes inflame the pancreas and surrounding tissues it can lead to death but to those who survive they can develop chronic pancreatitis where the pancreas begins to fail from chronic injury. Both should have prompt medical attention and treatment. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are some signs of thyroid disease and dangers of not treating?

What are some signs of thyroid disease and dangers of not treating?

Many: There are many different kinds of "thyroid disease". If you think you have one find a thyroidologist through the american thyroid association or ask your doctor to see you to determine if you need tests. ...Read more

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What are some causes of psychosis and how is it treated?

What are some causes of psychosis and how is it treated?

Psychosis: Psychosis may be caused by drug intoxication, it can occur with mood disorders (severe major depression, mania), psychotic disorders (like schizophrenia, shizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder etc) or as the result of physical conditions. It is often treated with atypical antipsychotic medications or neuroleptic medications. ...Read more

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What are the causes of MS and is it dangerous?

What are the causes of MS and is it dangerous?

Not known: We do not know the exact cause of ms, but do know that there are pts who have genetic susceptibilities, and that the disease is more common in northern climates. There is a relationship to prior ebstein barr virus infections, decreased vit d levels, and possible uv-b contact. Untreated ms can result in profound disability and may shorten lifespan. ...Read more

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Is it possible that do nothing about it.What are some of the common and not so common signs of cancer whether in male or female?

Is it possible that do nothing about it.What are some of the common and not so common signs of cancer whether in male or female?

Broad Question: In general, painless rapid growth over time are hallmarks of worrisome lesions. Lesions that have not changed in a long time are less likely to represent a cancerous growth. A less common sign of cancer might be changes areound the lesion. For example a pale halo around a dark skin lesion might be a sign of cancer. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of advanced osteoarthritis in the neck and how is it treated?

What are symptoms of advanced osteoarthritis in the neck and how is it treated?

Pain: Degenerative changes in the cervical spine can cause neck pain as well as symptoms in the arm (radiculopathy) with pain, weakness and numbness. Sometimes, compression of the spinal cord can cause myelopathy. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of PID and how is it diagnosed?

What are the common symptoms of PID and how is it diagnosed?

Infection: PID is also known as pelvic inflammatory disease and causes a lot of pelvic pain and can be associated with a purulent vaginal discharge or bleeding and fever. Often the abdomen is very tender and you can have pain in the right upper quadrant because of inflammation around the liver ( Fitzhugh- Curtis syndrome). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of chlamydia and how prevalent is it?

What are the signs and symptoms of chlamydia and how prevalent is it?

See below: Chlamydia is often asymptomatic, it may cause burning on urination, discharge from penis or vagina, lower abdominal pain etc. The prevalence varies by popuplation with an overall prevalence of about 25%. See these two sites for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chlamydia/ds00173 http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/stats10/chlamydia.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the chances that I have some kind of arthritis? How common is it?

What are the chances that I have some kind of arthritis? How common is it?

Common enough, but -: at your age, probably not so common. Your chance getting it would depend on your Past Hx of any specific injury (ies) to joints, specially of Lower limbs; family hx of Arthritis; past hx of any blood disorder which may cause damage to a joint(s). U need to get yourself seen by an Orthopod or a Rheumatologist to be examined in detail, to determine if U have any Arthritis or not. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What is the cause of face pain and hand pain. Are these signs of a serious disease?

What is the cause of face pain and hand pain. Are these signs of a serious disease?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What are common and uncommon signs & symptoms of lymphoma and what can be done to detect it and prevent it and what is the treatment for it.

What are common and uncommon signs & symptoms of lymphoma and what can be done to detect it and prevent it and what is the treatment for it.

See below: The most common presenting complaint in people with lymphoma is painless adenopathy, or a persistently swollen lymph node. Other complaints can be fever, night sweats, or weight loss. Detection is either through a swollen node or imaging showing enlarged nodes. Diagnosis is made by biopsy. There's no prevention. Treatment will involve chemotherapy and may or may not include radiation therapy. ...Read more

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What are the early signs and symptoms of common liver disease? And how to prevent it to worsens?

What are the early signs and symptoms of common liver disease? And how to prevent it to worsens?

May not have any sym: Chronic liver disease is typically aymptomatic. Liver symptoms are mostly seen with acute infection or liver fsilure from cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What are signs of Lyme disease and how bad is it?

What are signs of Lyme disease and how bad is it?

Bulls eye rash: One of the earliest signs that lyme disease has been contracted is a rash that has clearing in the center, or appears as a ring. In this case getting treatment quickly should result in a shorter course of treatment. Symptoms of chronic lyme are: fatigue, insomnia, headaches, confusion or brain fog, joint pain & stiffness, tingling & numbness, weakness and many more symptoms that tend to come & go. ...Read more

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What are the most frequent symptoms of colegen disease?Is it true that it's heriditary?

What are the most frequent symptoms of colegen disease?Is it true that it's heriditary?

Many symptoms: There are many different types of collagen diseases. In general these are autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, systemic sclerosis. There really is in one specific symptom that fits all diseases except possibly generalized pain and tiredness. If you have specific questions, you should see your family practice physician. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ovarian cancer and is it very treatable?

What are the causes of ovarian cancer and is it very treatable?

Unknown: We aren't sure exactly what the cause of ovarian cancer is yet. Most ovarian cancer is diagnosed at a late stage and is treatable with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Although treatable, advanced ovarian cancer is rarely curable. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more