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What Does The Mayo Clinic Specialize In
My wife has lupus and fibromyalgia. Is there a clinic that specializes in these diseases? Or should we just suck em up and be content with present?
The best kind of dr. To address your condition is called a rheumatologist. I would look for someone who is board certified in that specialty. There should be a listing in the yellow pages or you may want to check with your local medical society.
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Is there an online listing of doctors or psychiatrist to specialize in house calls? I am severely agoraphobic and need a medication change, but the local clinic is of no help
Most mental: Health practitioners do not do house calls. You may have to push yourself and go the local clinic. Progressive desensitization (a cognitive behavioral technique) and psychotherapy can help you overcome agoraphobia. It will not take too many sessions and you will be able to begin to live a fuller more normal life. ...Read more
My wife has lupus & fibromyalgia she sees a local rheumatologist to scant avail. Is there a clinic in na that specializes in these diseases?
This website should point you in the right direction:
http://www. Lupus. Org/newsite/index. Html. ...Read more
The diet outlines good and bad habits:
good daily habits
-eat a healthy breakfast
-eat four servings of vegetables and three of fruits
-eat whole grains
-eat healthy fats
-exercise thirty minutes
-snacks other than fruits and vegetables
-overlarge servings of meat or dairy products
-eating restaurant meals that don't follow the diet
-watching television while eating. ...Read more
There are at least THREE Clinic Sites...The Original is in Rochester Minn. It is the ORIGINAL Site and I suggest that its the place to go if you can. Simple go to the Mayo Clinic Web Site or CALL the clinic and ask for INTAKE information. The Evaluation is AMAZING. ..everything in ONE PLACE and OFTEN in ONE to TWO Days.
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Dr Z (Formerly Research Fellow Mayo Clinic and Mayo Grad Sc ...Read more
Difficult matter: This test is only useful when it is Abnormal. But it does not help at all when it is normal panel (which means there is no abnormaility found but it does not exclude any diagnosis because there is nothing predictable about a paraneoplastic panel). So you can not say it is false negative. It is designed to be useful only if it shows an abnormality that supports a clinical diagnosis of cancer. ...Read more
What are some places similar to Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic? I've been having prolonged mystery medical problems and need a team of doctors.
See answer: John Hopkins is excellent. They also have an online second opinion website. Also check out Crowd. Med. It is cost effective. Hundreds of physicians try to solve your case. There are articles on the web that discuss how best to get a second opinion and also discussion online second opinions. ..you can also find reviews of these sites. ...Read more
Anyone heard or part of "best doctors" (insurance) program? Like a mayo clinic you never have to go to! Just discovered and so desperate for help!
advertisement!: Mayo is a lot of advertisement. I will give away a secret: the "best" doctors are still in manhattan. Sorry to give this advice away. ...Read more
Safe: Adult tonsilectomy is generally safe in the hands of a skilled, board certified, ENT. Having said that, the only indiciations of urgent need are obstruction of the pharynx and 3 documented strept infections in a 12 month period. ...Read more
Increased Heart Rate: When you exercise, your heart rate increases. Then, when you stop exercising, your heart rate slowly returns to normal. While it is fast, you can feel it beating. Palpitations are the sensation of your heart beating. Thus, exercise causes palpitations. ...Read more
At mayo clinic I tested positive for anti dsdna. Latest test says negative (l) dsdna. If positive are you always positive?
Depends on lab: A lot of this depends on what your problems are. Specifically however laboratory studies can sometimes cause conflict. It depends on whether the test was done the correct way, and lab tests can vary even day today. Some labs do a better job than others. This may also depend on the technique of the type of dna test that was done. Your physician can help clarify this. ...Read more
I have been sick for 2 years with nausea with no diagnoses is it worth it to travel to the mayo clinic (i'm from canada)?
No: See my answer to your previous question - find a local functional medicine doctor at a4m.Com to help you. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my grandfather was born with 2 penises, was studied at mayo clinic as a child. What is this condition called?
Diphallia: It's called diphallia or duplicate penises. It occurs at a rate of 1in 5.5 million male births. Not sure what you mean by, "what do you suggest"…. please clarify. ...Read more
I read on Mayo Clinic's website that I am close to overweight. I am 21 and 150 lbs. My ideal weight is 133. What can I do to lose the weight?
Lifestyle changes: Develop lifelong healthy habits. Eat small balanced meals every 2-3 hours consisting of a whole, unprocessed foods such as a lean protein, veggies, and healthy fat (eg - avocado) Reduce your starch/carbohydrate intake from breads/pasta as low as possible. Daily exercise is important to maintain good health as well. Last, reduce calories by limiting drinks with calories-water is best. ...Read more
I have a fructose intolerance, diagnosed by the mayo clinic. Is this a common problem? Growing problem? There isn't much infoation online about it.
I have been sick for 2 years. At first I was diagnoses with tcell lymphoma. Trip to the mayo clinic ruled that out but still have abnormal t cell.?
Inflammatory?: Lymphocytes (t cell, b cell) can be "abnormal" but not cancerous such as inflammatory (viral) or autoimmune conditions. That might relate to 2 years of being sick. In that case the underlying condition (often hard to pinpoint) should be treated. The lymphoma (& other specialty) mds at mayo are exceptional. If you are in nc, there are other great institutions close by (eg, unc, etc) to investigate. ...Read more
Please, who may help me with my systemic mastocytosis? Was discovered 22years ago in mayo clinic. - jacksonville, fl. Thanks!
Consult: Would consult with an allergist, gastroenterologist and hematologist. ...Read more
What does it mean if my dopamine went down upon standing? Last time it went up 12 to 18 this time 12 and down to 10? Any meaning behind this? It was accatacholomine blood test at, mayo clinic.
Doesn't make sense: I don't think you dopine level would drop with change of position. There should be another explanation. Should discuss more with the doctor. I don't have your history ...Read more
I have POTS syndrome diagnosed by the mayo clinic. I wake up everyday sore as if I worked out the previous day but I haven't. Why is this?
Where is your soreness? Is it everywhere, or is it focused in certain places?
POTS is not normally associated with muscle soreness. Perhaps something has been overlooked. Is your nutrition ok? Do you get enough sleep? Do you drink enough water?
Are you undergoing any treatments for POTS that could affect your electrolytes? This could be a link. ...Read more
A family member was diagnosed with "capillary leak syndrome" thru mayo clinic- what is that? How does one get it? Can they do much to help?
Genetic, very rare.:
Clarkson's disease is what it is called. It is a very rare genetic mutation. It causes episodes of fluid leaking out of the blood vessels into the tissue. This can lead to low blood pressure, passing out or damage to organs from the low bp, even death. Need to see a specialist in this!
https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/capillary_leak_syndrome
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2947962/. ...Read more
Mayo clinic tells me I have papvr with no significant hemodynamic shunt. But my rv is enlarged? Normal Lv, and rv function. I am beyond confused.
Correct: What do you mean by papvr? Hemodynamics is a general term for variations in your heart rate and blood pressure. It sounds like your heart is functioning normally and your "hemodynamics" are not affected. Even if your RV is slightly enlarged, your doctor may recommend watchful waiting. ...Read more
Does Mayo, Cleveland Clinic offer higher/more comprehensive level of care than Brigham and Womens or MGH? Have POTS and migraines needs treatment.
In my professional opinion all institutions you mentioned are outstanding.
The most important aspect, again in my opinion, no matter what institution, is to find a knowledgeable, caring physician, that will partner with you, be your advocate, and identify at all costs your medical problem and make an accurate, timely diagnosis in order to treat the condition you are seeking relief from properl. ...Read more
Ok so my my trip to the mayo clinic was a little confusing. My LV injection fraction on my echo was 61 and rv was 66 on mra LV was 56 rv was 48? Why?
Different imaging: Echocardiograms are ultrasounds used to image the heart and calculate cardiac measurements of function. When you say MRA, I think you are referring to cardiac MRI which is magnetic resonance imaging of the heart. Both of these modalities are essentially taking different types of pictures of your heart They are not direct measures, thus there are differences in the values. Your values look normal. ...Read more
I am so Damn confused I had an echo at my cardiologist he said everything was normal. Then I had one at the mayo clinic one month later and they said my rv is mildly enlarged? Rv function Normal......
How could doctors miss my papvr for 25 years I have had 4 cts of the chest and 10 echos and no 1 picked this up until 1 week ago at the mayo clinic...
Mild abnormality: It is unusual to have had 10 echocardiograms at your age, so an abnormality may have been suspected. However, partial anomalous pulmonary venous return is often small in amount and is often asymptomatic. While an MRI would have confirmed the diagnosis, if you had no symptoms, your doctors may have considered periodic monitoring to be a reasonable course. ...Read more
Yes: Mayo Clinic Lab is highly reliable, and is one of the best reference labs in the world. ...Read more
Why the antibodies test- paraneoplastic syndrome of mayo clinic and Aetna does not approved by the FDA?
Faulty policy: Many insurances consider certain antibody tests for paraneoplastic syndrome screening involving the nervous system experimental and investigational. They base this on various criteria including debt of research & FDA approval. The tests should be considered medically necessary when ordered selectively for evaluating persons with signs & symptoms of specific paraneoplastic syndromes. ...Read more