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What Is Apsis Disease In Body
Cause of illnesses: There are MANY causes of illness, lifestyle, genes, nutrition, smoking, stress, etc. They combine together to produce imbalance or illness. Most doctor visits are the result of poor lifestyle choices and stress but please continue to be monitored by your doc. Focus on good nutrition, exercise, and stress management. We are not at the mercy of our genes. Lifestyle can help turn them on or off. ...Read more
Nerve damage: The disease attacks the motor nerve cell in brain and spinal cord leading to weakness, muscle atrophy, flickering of muscle fibers, tongue atrophy with speech and swallowing problems, and eventual breathing difficulties. We have limited clues to causation, and only one modestly valuable drug, Riluzole. ...Read more
Breast or bone?: There are two different types of paget's disease. One effects the bones making them appear deformed or misshapen. The other arises in the nipple and initially is localized but may metastasize with advanced disease. ...Read more
I don't understand: I don't understand your question. Do you mean when someone is born without certain organs at all? Or do you mean something like omphalocele or gastroschisis where the abdominal wall does not close up all the way (in utero) and the abdominal contents can be outside the abdomen (but still attached)? ...Read more
Confusing question: There is a process where the stomach & intestines do not completely enter the abdomen from their formation area in the embryonic sac. This is called gastroschesis. I no of no other entity where this description would apply. If you are thinking of something else please be more specific of the organs involved. ...Read more
Vaccination: Vaccination can stimulate body to acquire active immunity to a disease without gettiing it, such as MMR. ...Read more
Normal?: If what you are seeing is the outer skin of the corn kernels, you should be aware that no human can to my knowledge digest cellulose, the chemical ingredient in corn kernels' outer shell. Everyone who eats corn will see these in their stool ...Read more
Defect: I can recall 1 defect that is close to what u? The signals for formation of the gut may go wrong. It forms outside (but connected) & enters the abdomen to find its normal location. In gastroschesis, the stomach & small intestine may not make it into position & be outside at birth. Without some connection to the body for a blood supply, no organ would form. ...Read more
Animal urine: You get leptospirosis from contact with the urine of animals, especially rodents. This may occur with the ingestion of contaminated water, food or soil. The disease starts with a fever, headache, and other flu-like symptoms. After recovering from those symptoms, you can then go on to develop meningitis, kidney failure, and liver damage with jaundice. ...Read more
Is it one big patch of skin or many small patches of skin distributed over the body with Bowen's Disease?
Peculiar question: Bowen's disease is another term for squamous cell carcinoma in situ. It is seen almost entirely on people over 60 and on areas of chronic sun damage. It is also applied sometimes to superficial squamous cell cancer of the nipple. They may be large or small. They may be solitary or multiple. They are readily cured with a variety of easy treatments. In situ means superficial, not invasive, so not a ...Read more
For the past year, I keep having boils. Sometimes 3 at the same time at different parts of my body. Is this a symptom of a disease?
Staph aureus: It. Could be due to community acquired resistant staph aureus. Consult you doctor for other conditions as well. ...Read more
My sis was diagnosis with MS in her back only, I thought that affected the whole body. How will this affect her since we don't understand the disease?
SPINAL CORD: Some folks have only lesions noted in the spinal cord, and lack lesions in brain. In this case, leg weakness, numbness, and maybe bowel or bladder problems might ensue, but please question the diagnosis, as she might possess neuromyelitis optica, and an nmo antibody study might assist. If it is indeed ms, please start potent disease modifying agent to control inflammation. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease: Kawasaki is a type of vasculitis (autoimmune inflammatory disease affecting blood vessels) that can cause prolonged fevers, arthritis, rash, cracked dry lips, swollen "strawberry" tongue, enlarged neck lymph nodes, coronary artery aneurysms, swelling in hands & feet, skin peeling, extreme irritability, red injected eyes. "Confused" white blood cells become highly active and attack blood vessels. ...Read more
Gut 1st, then.....: Immune reaction to gluten, causes infl in small bowel, loss of villi, loss of absorption, leads to vitamin and mineral deficiency (calcium, iron, d, others). Causes gas, bloat, cramps, diarrhea, fatigue, weakness. May cause joint, neural, liver, fertility, other abnormalities. Untreated, over time, can increase risk for osteoporosis, lymphoma of bowel, esophageal cancer. ...Read more
Standard therapy.: Just follow standard therapy, and make sure you take your medication every day as directed. If you have had i-131, most people will eventually require thyroid hormone replacement such as synthroid (thyroxine). Others will be on anti-thyroid medication (ptu, methimazole). Take your medication regularly and have your doc monitor your blood work. It may sound basic, but it works. ...Read more
Blood Test: A complete blood test should be done to see excatly what the body is dealing with. ...Read more
Several weeks: Antibody production can take several weeks and the first antibodies fall into the category of IgM Immunoglobulins. Several weeks to months after IgM is detected a second category of IgG immunoglobulins is formed. See http://biology. About. Com/od/molecularbiology/ss/antibodies. Htm ...Read more
If EBV caused a massive reaction for the body to attack its own nerve cells, what diseases are we looking at?
NOT USUALLY MASSIVE: Not sure what you are looking for, but here's my take on ebv. There is a strong relationship to adult ms (99% have had some infection in past, but 95% of normals also). Of course, it can cause infectious mono, and maybe chronic fatigue. Not clear whether in some cases related to cancers, lymphomas (burkitt's), hematological disorders, and rarely acute neurological events (gbs?)-not proven. ...Read more
I'm an 47 yrs old woman. Who has vonrecklinghause disease, the tumors are all over my body, how can I stop them from growing?
Unable: At the present time we do not have a medication that will stop the growth of the tumors. We should have something soon. ...Read more
What may cause prickly heat? Is there any possibility that it is a symptom of a worse condition/disease? Or it's just normal adaptation of body?
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more