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What Happens If You Dont Treat Lyme Disease
You are cured!: Lyme disease can be extremely serious but is readily curable provided it is treated within days of contracting it. The longer you wait the harder it is to eradicate. Lyme specialists advise Doxycycline 200 mg 2x/day x 30 days, more than most docs prescribe. It's important to consider common co-infections like babesia & bartonella as well. See http://www.Ilads.Org/lyme_disease/about_lyme.Html. ...Read more
Complicatons: glaucoma, cataracts, nerve condition called peripheral neuropathy, digestion problems called gastroparesis ( paralysis of the gut), heart attack, premature heart disease and stroke. There are ulcer skin conditions such as poorly healing ulcers, kidney disease, and poor circulation to the feet causing numbness. Hypertension and ketoacidosis also occur in diabetics with poor control ...Read more
Establish diagnosis: Your question is what to do if you have HIV versus another sexually transmitted infection versus lyme disease. The first thing to do is to determine if you have any disease and which one. Visit with a doc / other provider / clinic and have an exam and appropriate testing. Once you know if you have a specific disease and what that is, then you can have appropriate therapy. Be well. ...Read more
Chronic Lyme is real: yes indeed. Chronic Lyme Disease exists and causes problems. The problems range from chronic arthropathy to weakness to falling or fainting episodes, ailments and arrhythmia or heart block, neurological changes, or unexplained fevers. It is treated with antibiotics and specific interventions to remedy a specific ailment such as pacemaker, anti seizure med, NSAIDs, etc. dc requires blood tests ...Read more
Thyroid: It depends on the age and how severe the hypothyroidism is. In children under 3 yrs old developmental problems or even retardation could occur. Growth failure could be a symptom in older kids. Others include forgetfulness, depression, mood swings, dry skin, coarse hair, constipation, lethargy, cold intolerance, exercise intolerance, irregular or heavy periods, and weight gain. ...Read more
Many things: The infection could clear by itself, about 25% do in 48 hours. If left alone the infection could result in permenant hearing loss, bone infection, brain abscess or thrombosis of a large vein in the brain called the lateral venous sinus (sort of a stroke)- just to name a few complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wagner's Disease: Wagner's disease is a familial disease of connective tissue in the eye that can cause reduced visual acuity. Wagner's disease was originally described in 1938. This disorder was frequently confused with stickler syndrome, but lacks the systemic features and high incidence of retinal detachments. See an ophthalmologist. This usually requires retinal surgery. ...Read more
Usually not: Addison's disease is caused by many mechanisms. Outside the United States, infection, in particular tuberculosis is the most common cause, but it would not cause just arthritis. In us, autoimmune polyendocrinopathy (2 types) is probably the most common cause, and in either type, arthritis is not a common problem associated with other endocrine problem such as hypoparathyroidism, diabetes, etc. ...Read more
Sxs - blood: Sxs of chagas disease can include fatigue, generalized body aches, loose bowel movements, vomiting, rash, poor appetite. Liver & spleen can enlarge. Brain & heart can become inflamed. One way to diagnose it is by visualizing motile trypanosoma cruzi parasites microscopically in fresh anticoagulated blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smallpox: Thank goodness it has been eradicated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Very bad: if your throat infection isn't properly treated with antibiotics. Complications can occur when the strep infection spreads to other parts of the body and causes other infections, such as an ear or sinus infection or an abscess near the tonsils (peritonsillar abscess). Complications can also result in your immune system attacking itself and causing serious conditions such as rheumatic fever. ...Read more
What do you advise if I have chronic kidney disease patient feeling breathingproblem, what to do.?
Shortness of Breath: Typically the most common cause of breathing issues with kidney disease is related to fluid accumulation as the kidney is unable to excrete water efficiently. Typically this is seen in patients with more advanced disease or those with heart failure. There are many other reasons such as pneumonia etc. Please see your kidney doctor to work through these possibilities now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could happen if you don't treat peroneal subluxation? How do you know if you have it and treatments?
See a doctor: As I am sure you know the peroneal tendon travels down the outside portion of the leg and is held in place by strong connecti ve tissue. The tendon can displace after an ankle sprain or in activities where frequent turning is required. if not treated it may slip in and out of place which can be very uncomfortable. a sports medicine doc will fix it. ...Read more
What do you advise if I have chronic kidney disease patient feeling breathing problem, what to do.?
It varies: In some cases, the hyperthyroidism will get progressively worse and cause severe damage to the heart and other organs, and can even be fatal. Fortunately this is rare. More common are subtle effects on the brain causing irritability, poor concentration, poor judgment, and poor impulse control leading to trouble at work, and in getting along with others, including spouses and family members. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no permanent immunity.Get a more detailed answer ›
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