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What are the concerns with having collagen vascular diseases?

What are the concerns with having collagen vascular diseases?

DIFFICULT ANSWER: Collagen vasular diseases include a broad spectrum of illnesses. As a rheumatologist, we do our best to isolate what collagen vasular disease a patient has. The term, collagen vascular disease does not descibe one disease but rather the whole practice of rheumatology. I figure your doctor may have found an abnormal boold test which may or may not be significant. I need more information to help you. ...Read more

Collagen (Definition)

Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is ...Read more


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What are the concerns with having degenerative nerve diseases?

What are the concerns with having degenerative nerve diseases?

Loss of sensation: I'm assuming you are referring to peripheral nerve degeneration, which typically affects the longest nerves (toes and feet followed by fingers and hands). Loss of sensation predisposes to skin trauma and ulcers as well as joint changes. Loss of strength typically occurs later in the course. ...Read more

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What diseases are associated with your perineum?

What diseases are associated with your perineum?

Several: Besides just routine skin infections prostatitis can cause perineal discomfort. So can hemorrhoids and anal fistulas. Patricio c. Gargollo assistant professor, pediatric urology director, pediatric urology robotic and minimally invasive surgery childrens medical center dallas 214-456-0646 www.Childrens.Com. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with vascular disease?

What are the symptoms associated with vascular disease?

Two types: Arteries (vessels that flow away from heart to body) and veins (vessels that flow from body to heart) have different symptoms. In artery disease - lack of blood flow to muscles produces loss of ability to use muscles and if acute may produce pain, pallor and loss of pulse. Venous disease presents as varicose veins and progressive swelling of affected area - usually legs. Heart vessels-chest pain. ...Read more

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Are vascular surgeons familiar with infectious causes of vascular issues? My infectious disease doc was of no help.

Are vascular surgeons familiar with infectious causes of vascular issues?  My infectious disease doc was of no help.

Yes: As part of vascular training, infectious etiologies of the vascular tree are covered. There are a number of vascular disorders that are cause by infections and some feel atherosclerosis in some part can be cause by an infectious agent. Arterial aneurysms can develop due to infections as well a pseudo aneurysms. Infections of arterial grafts are a major problem and are treated primarily by surgery. ...Read more

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What are the risks/ concerns for having lupus and leukemia both?

What are the risks/ concerns for having lupus and leukemia both?

Both are: Serious conditions and the treatment of one will be impacted by the other. Do you know specifics about the leukemia? Acute or chronic. Myeloid or lymphoid? ...Read more

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What supplements are best for someone with swelling and autoimmune diseases?

What supplements are best for someone with swelling and autoimmune diseases?

Multivitamin: This depends on whether you mean joint swelling, skin, nerve, abdominal swelling it other areas. The specific autoimmune disease can also make a difference. As a general rule stay away from anything advertised to boost your immune system. If it works it will make an autoimmune disease worse. Most of the time multivitamins are safe. Other supplements depend on the individual disease. ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having cellulitis?

What are the concerns with having cellulitis?

Spreading: Cellulitis, or skin infection, concerns us when it takes longer than 7 days to improve, or gets worse: spreading across more skin or going deeper into your blood. Watch out for increased pain, redness, red streaks, fever/chills, feeling bleah (malaise). ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are 3 diseases associated with the immune system?

Could you tell me what are 3 diseases associated with the immune system?

Many autoimmune Dx!: Psoriasis, inflammatory arthritis, most cases of thyroid disease, type 1 diabetes (juvenile onset), lupus, eczema....I can't stop. Immune issues can cause miscarriages, stroke, blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis). Even acne rosacea is autoimmune! allergies are immune diseases. I can't stop.....................................................................! ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with immunodeficiency?

What are the risks associated with immunodeficiency?

Infections and : Tumors. Immune deficiency makes a person susceptible to various infections by bacterial, viruses, fungi etc that can affect any organ system. Patients with immune deficiency are also at risk for tumors such as kaposi sarcoma, lymphoma and skin cancers. Ironically immune deficiency may also contribute to auto-immune diseases. ...Read more

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What are the risks in pregnancy as I have complex congenital heart disease ?

What are the risks in pregnancy as I have complex congenital heart disease ?

Hard to assess: CCHD is a group of conditions with variable effect on basic health. The risk of any pregnancy can best be determined by your treatment team, who has access to your records/testing.You would also want to consult with a geneticist. The risk of a having a baby with a heart defect is at least 4%,10% if both parents have any form of CHD.It may be higher if you have a gene based syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a child with scoliosis and muscular dystrophy? How common are these conditions?

What are the chances of having a child with scoliosis and muscular dystrophy? How common are these conditions?

Family history ?: Prevalence of inheritable disorders in the general population is meaningless in the face of a positive family history. Some day, newborn screening will include genomes along with hearing & inborn errors of metabolism. Obtain a 3-generation family history, with results of genetic testing in all affected family members & seek pre-pregnancy genetic counseling in order to make an informed decision. ...Read more

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What are the risks/concerns for having lupus and leukemia both?

Lupus and Cancer: Systemic lupus erythematosus (“lupus” or “sle”) and other autoimmune diseases are linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer. Specifically, lupus patients may experience an elevated risk of lymphoma and other cancers, such as cancer of the cervix. ...Read more

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Woud you please discuss the connections of kidney disease (nephropathy) with other systems?

Woud you please discuss the connections of kidney disease (nephropathy) with other systems?

Pretty broad: Really not enough space to answer. The kidney ultimately effects the metabolism of the entire body, and renal disease can effect the bone marrow, skin, heart, lungs, blood vessels, liver, joints, bones, muscles, etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that are associated with vasculitis?

What are the symptoms that are associated with vasculitis?

Varied: Symptoms and signs can be very nonspecific - everything from a rash to kidney failure. A rheumatologist would probably be the best physician to assure the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having kyphosis?

What are the concerns with having kyphosis?

Depends: Depends on how severe it is and in what part of the spine. In the mid back it may be a cosmetic (appearance) problem. The the neck and mid back, it can lead to the spinal cord to malfunction. In the low back it can prevent good posture and cause severe low back pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Bibb
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Collagen Vascular Disease (Definition)

Collagen vascular disease was a term originally used to describe an abnormality of the collagen protein associated with blood vessels. It is now used to describe a collagen protein disorder in many types of connective tissues, ...Read more


Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Conditions (Definition)

Vascular conditions = diseases of the circulatory ...Read more