Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Do The Letters Als Stand For

Share
1

1
What do the letters ALS stand for?

What do the letters ALS stand for?

See below: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Also known as lou gehrigs disease. It is a disease that causes progressive damage to nerves in the brain and spinal cord leading to weakness, breathing and swallowing problems. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
What do the letters in lsd stand for? Is this drug dangerous?

What do the letters in lsd stand for? Is this drug dangerous?

LSD?: Lysergic acid diethylamide in my opinion is a dangerous drug because it is a psychedelic that can cause acute adverse psychiatric reactions such as anxiety, paranoia, and even delusions not to mention hallucinations. ...Read more

6

6
What lcps stand for? I know it's a degenerative disease, but what is the actual name?

What lcps stand for? I know it's a degenerative disease, but what is the actual name?

Aseptic necrosis: of the hip. The full name of this syndrome is Legg-Calvé-Perthes Syndrome. This a disruption of the blood supply to the hip causing damage to the hip joint. It begins in childhood usually. See this discussion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legg–Calvé–Perthes_disease ...Read more

7

7
Relating to the heart, what does vad stand for?

Relating to the  heart,  what does vad stand for?

Assist device: Vad stands for ventricular assist device. You can also hear lvad or rvad which stand for left and right. They are implanted devices which assist the heart when it is failing. They are typically short term to allow the heart to recover or buy time to transplant. However, some are now being used for long term called destination therapy. ...Read more

8

8
What is wrong with my brain? I always forget things, lose track of what others say, read a line many times without knowing what i read, drift away...

What is wrong with my brain? I always forget things, lose track of what others say,  read a line many times without knowing what i read, drift away...

You are 20!: At your age, you do NOT have Alzheimer's disease, but lots of potential reasons for cognitive challenges. Might consider vitamin deficiency, such as B-12, low thyroid function, sleep disorder, depression, medication reaction, even associated with use of recreational drugs. Have your doctor analyze this. ...Read more

9

9
What do ONG, SNO and PFC stand for in medical terminology?

What do ONG, SNO and PFC stand for in medical terminology?

For surgery?: Possibly, if this is a surgical procure for ovarian cancer, ONG might mean Ovarian Neoplastic Granuloma, SNO: Salpingo-oophoerectomy, PFC: peritoneal fluid cultures. If this does not fit, ask your question again. ...Read more

10

10
Doc can you help me?I'm confuse because I don't know what is the real answer what to do after eating many people say sit and the other say stand/walk

Doc can you help me?I'm confuse  because I don't know what is the real answer what to do after eating many people say sit and the other say stand/walk

Can you help us by: ...indicating what constellation of symptoms or signs you are trying to prevent/minimize here? Happy to help if we understand your concern(s). ...Read more

13

13
Waiting for CMT results. Tremors in hands are driving me crazy! what can I do? Dropping stuff

Waiting for CMT results. Tremors in hands are driving me crazy! what can I do? Dropping stuff

See doc 4 treatments: Unfortunately, there isn't much in term of meds available otc to treat neuropathy/tremors unless you have some vitamin deficiency such as low B12 or b6 etc....Since you are experiencing much symptoms, i suggest consulting doc for treatment. Regardless of the CMT result, you have significant symptoms affecting your life and this should be treated. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

14

14
What do nuro doctors give patient with progressive flare up of MS when effect. Other organs first time.Really worried the epsodise is bad please help?

What do nuro doctors give patient with progressive flare up of MS when effect. Other organs first time.Really worried the epsodise is bad please help?

Steroids, interferon: A flair up of ms is often treated with IV steroids. You should be on an immunmodulating medication to avoid flair ups all together. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
What types of muscle myopathys are inherited&if tested positive for a myopathy but don't know what one how do I find out?

What types of muscle myopathys are inherited&if tested positive for a myopathy but don't know what one how do I find out?

Physician can tell: A huge number of myopathies are hereditary but some of the most common and troublesome ones (polymyalgia rheumatica, inclusion body myositis, polymyositis / dermatomyositis) seem to strike at random. Your physician has a duty not just to tell you the diagnosis, but whether it's hereditary and where there's a risk to others. ...Read more

17

17
Why do so many sources on the internet suggest that tongue twitches always mean als?

Internet Informasjon: Perhaps the reason is that anyone can publish on the internet- there is no editor. There is no expert who makes sure every piece of information is correct. The internet is great for learning, but some of the information is not correct! Besides, it's true that some people with ALS have tongue twitching, but very few people with tongue twitching have ALS. ...Read more

19

19
Alzhimers, medicaid first or disagnose, what to do?

Alzhimers, medicaid first or disagnose, what to do?

Not clear question: I do not understand your question. Were you diagnosed with alzheimer's disease? If you were, you need to plan for your future and medicaid application may be useful because you might require eventually long-term care. If you just think that you have alzheimer's disease, you need to go to a doctor for appropriate work-up to eliminate other cause of symptoms you might have. ...Read more

20

20
Doctor found 3 beats of ankle clonus in right ankle and wants to refer to neurologist. Do not have money for this. Is it worth it?

Doctor found 3 beats of ankle clonus in right ankle and wants to refer to neurologist. Do not have money for this. Is it worth it?

Dx ankle clonus: Your doctor is correct to refer you to a neurologist and i'd make an appointment. Clonus can indicate a problem in the central nervous system or spinal cord and hence should be evaluated. Speak with the neurologist's office re using credit cards or setting up a payment plan so you can afford to go. ...Read more