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What are the possible consequences of failing to treat a parathyroid disorder?

What are the possible consequences of failing to treat a parathyroid disorder?

Multiple: If we are dealing with hyperparathyroidism, then untreated it can lead to recurrent kidney stones, osteoperosis, bone fractures, joint pain, fatigue, abdominal pain, and concentration/mood issues too. ...Read more

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Dr. Steve Martinez
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Parathyroid Disorders (Definition)

Parathyroid disorders are a group of disorders that affect the parathyroids, which are small glands near the thyroid gland in the front of the neck that control calcium ...Read more


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What are the complications of hypothyrodism? Abd what are the treatment options? Is it related to allergy? And is there thyroid transplant?

What are the complications of hypothyrodism? Abd what are the treatment options? Is it related to allergy? And is there thyroid transplant?

Replacement therapy: Hypothyroidism is not related to allergy, could be related to auto-immunity where antibodies attack the thyroid tissues, there is no thyroid transplant, as hormone replacement is available, your best bet is to find an endrocrinologist and follow up with him/her, good luck ...Read more

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What are the sign of an ADHD child,and how to manage or what are the treatment?

What are the sign of an ADHD child,and how to manage or what are the treatment?

See psychiatrist: Child with A.D.H.D.is having attention disorder ,cannot focus,is impulsive and hyperactive .His behavior may be aggressive and destructive.He may be causing disturbance in the classroom.He should be seen,examined by psychiatrist and treated with medicine also to get behavior therapy ...Read more

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Is thrombosis a circulatory disorder? Also, do you know what part of the circulatory system is affected and what are the treatment options?

Is thrombosis a circulatory disorder? Also, do you know what part of the circulatory system is affected and what are the treatment options?

Also veins: If a thrombus is in the leg deep veins calf pain and swelling occurs. This requires a dr. Visit and blood thinners. If in the skin veins, moist heat and drugs like Motrin are used. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of & treatments for hypochondriasis? Can hypochondriasis be the result of losing a loved one to a serious illness?

What are the symptoms of & treatments for hypochondriasis? Can hypochondriasis be the result of losing a loved one to a serious illness?

CBT. Can worsen it.: CBT combines cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy. Cognitive therapy attempts to modify the patient’s dysfunctional thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes (eg, good health is a symptom-free state). Behavioral therapy focuses upon modifying the patient’s problematic behavioral responses (eg, avoidant behaviors) to either environmental stimuli or dysfunctional thoughts. Grief can worsen it ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects to early treatment of congenital hypothyroidism?

What are the long-term effects to early treatment of congenital hypothyroidism?

The earlier better: As early as possible (preferably right after a pediatric endocrinologist has had an opportunity to get a thyroid scan first). Iq points are lost the longer treatment is delayed. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the clinical definition of poor control of diabetes. what is the criteria. For example generally if I were to be feeling like?

Can you please tell me the clinical definition of poor control of diabetes.  what is the criteria.  For example generally if I were to be feeling like?

Uncontrolled DM: It is not just how you feel is it what the serum markers show. HgbA1c> 7.0, represents uncontrolled diabetes. Some may feel ok but will eventually progress, others may have retinopathy, neuropathy, erectile dysfunction, dizziness, confusion,cardiac dx, and episodes of diabetic ketoacidosis or hyper non ketotic osmolar state. To minimize complications work w/ your MD to control diabetes near norma ...Read more

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What are the barriers to the assessment of someone with chronic renal failure?

What are the barriers to the assessment of someone with chronic renal failure?

Weight and money: Obesity hinders the accurate assessment of renal function as the estimate of renal function is based on normal weight and muscle mass, obesity obscures signs and symptoms of many systemic diseases.Lack of insurance has been an impediment to acquiring the appropriate testing for some of my patients. ...Read more

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What is the standard of care for diabetes patients? What needs to be done for them besides treatment of the type 2 disease?

It's a package...: Basic answer is: controlling the blood sugar - with pills and or insulin. Target a1c is less than 7%. Other items - ace inhibitor/or arb w BP target less than 135/85, LDL cholesterol less than 100 (so this usually requires a statin like Crestor (rosuvastatin) or lipitor), and of course good nutrition and aerobic exercise. Make sure to see your pcp every 3-4 months for bloodwork, urine for protein, physical exam. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are problems with the treatment of renal failure by kidney transplants?

Could you tell me what are problems with the treatment of renal failure by kidney transplants?

Here are some: The best treatment for chronic kidney failure is a kidney transplant, if you can find a matched donor kidney. Once the kidnay donor is found and and the new kidney is transplanted it requires a lot of care to avoid rejection by the body...So immune suppressive drugs have to be taken by the patient...These are taken for the long term and they have some side effects. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the most successful form of treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Could you tell me what is the most successful form of treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

CBT: The most effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder is often cognitive-behavioral therapy. Antidepressants are sometimes used in conjunction with therapy, although medication alone is rarely effective in relieving the symptoms of OCD. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of general anxiety disorder and how is it treated?

What are the symptoms of general anxiety disorder and how is it treated?

GAD: People with GAD may be experience constant, out of control worrying. This can be expressed by the body in the form of fatigue, lightheadedness, insomnia, frequent urination, abdominal pain, lump in throat, shortness of breath, headaches and muscle tension (especially upper back & neck). There can ^'ed irritability & v'ed concentration. GAD can be treated with psychotropic meds, Cognitive behavior. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a diagnosis of anorexia could be wrong and just severe depression and anxiety is the underlying cause what determines anorexia ?

Is it possible that a diagnosis of anorexia could be wrong and just severe depression and anxiety is the underlying cause  what determines anorexia ?

Could be both: anorexia is a diagnosis that caused by some other underlying diseases. while treating anorexia, you need to treat the main cause, like depression and anxiety. so the diagnosis is not wrong. ignoring and not treating the main cause is wrong. ...Read more

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What is the future for person with schizophrenia in terms of nerve system, memory, or any other problems by age ?

What is the future for person with schizophrenia in terms of nerve system, memory, or any other problems  by age ?

Depends...: Early onset w/ insidious symptoms (gradual onset) & poor premorbid functioning (poor social skills & school performance, odd cognitions, psychomotor probs, ) predict worse outcomes & chronic probs. Ongoing medication is crucial in helping ppl function & adapt. Therapy is helpful but not as helpful as meds. Family support is important. Med side effects such as tardive & diabetes are a concern. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what ptu4 is in the treatment of hyperthyroidism?

Can you tell me what ptu4 is in the treatment of hyperthyroidism?

Blocks thyroid: Ptu (propylthiouracil) is an antithyroid drug that blocks the formation of thyroid hormone by the thyroid. While on the medication, thyroid levels will decrease. In your age group, the most common cause for hyperthyroidism is grave's disease. After taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for a number of months, one hopes that you will go into remission and be able to go off the medication. It needs to be monitored by your doctor. ...Read more