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What Is Constrictive Pericarditis Why Is It Such A Big Deal
Limited treatment: Constrictive pericarditis describes a situation in which the sac around the heart has gotten very stiff - usually as a result of prior inflammation from either infection or maybe open heart surgery - and as a result does not allow the heart muscle to expand whenever it needs to in order to accept more blood returning from the body or the lung. Surgery is the only effective treatment once symptoms. ...Read more
You can die.: Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction affecting many organs at once. Most serious is swelling shutting off movement of air through the windpipe & leakage of plasma out of the bloodstream leading to catastrophic loss of blood pressure, shock & heart stoppage. Death occurs in 1% of all episodes of anaphylaxis. Its victims are often children and young adults in the prime of life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflamation: Bchecet syndrome is a rare disorder that leads to chonic inflamation of the blood vessels of the entire body. The symptoms can come and go. Areas effected include, eyes, skin, joints, digestive tract. If the inflamation is left untreated it can lead to permanent damage to the organs involved. If you have this, and have not consulted a rheumatologist, you should. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Instability: Shoulder dislocations are really only a problem when they become recurrent. Many individuals experiencing dislocation for the 1st time can recover fully after this event with restoration of strength and motion. However the younger the individual the more likely this will become a recurrent problem requiring surgical stabilization, especially in the young athlete involved in collision sports. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Subclavian aneurysm. How scary is this? What is operation and recovery like? Is it hereditary? What causes it?
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Is there such a thing as severe menopause?, and if so, what is it? How serious is this, and is there a good prognosis associated with it ?
Your own opinion: The "severity" is entirely a personal opinion. Different people react differently to the same degree of symptoms. If you think yours are "severe", consult your physician. ...Read more
Psychological impact: Good question. The large majority of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections are mild, with minor or no symptoms. Serious complications can occur, but the biggest problem is often psychological, a sense of contamination and fear of transmission to others, especially for genital herpes. Most people with oral or genital herpes are not seriously affected and live pretty much normal lives. ...Read more
Can be cause by an : Increase in intravascular pressure like congestive heart failure, decrease oncotic intravascular pressure like liver disease( cirrhosis), kidney disease( nephrotic syndrome, renal failure), simple vascular venous insufficiency, venous clot, allergic reaction, pregnancy, drug induced like ibuprofen(mild). See your physician for a good history and physical exam. ...Read more
Scarred Lungs: Pulmonary fibrosis is essentially scarring of the lungs. There are many different causes for the lungs to scar. The disease can be a long-term chronic problem however in certain cases if the underlying cause of scarring is not addressed, it can be fatal. Furthermore, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is almost uniformly fatal. Lung transplantation may be a final resort. ...Read more
How common is atherosclerosis? How common is atherosclerosis? Is atherosclerosis something that doctors see a lot?
Depends: Most have this as a benign viral illness in childhood. They develop antibodies to it and if normal, never need to worry about it. If you get it for the FIRST time while pregnant, it can pass to the fetus and cause a variety of problems from deafness to brain damage. It is from a family of viruses that hibernate in your body and can make you sick later if you are ever immune suppressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No conspiracy: There are over a 100 viruses that cause the common cold. Viruses can mutate. Severity of common cold symptoms are usually not extreme and the disease is usually self- limiting. These are reasons why it wouldn't be a high priority to look for this cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is blood block in brain, what treatment s d best? Is it a very serious problem or a small problem which can be solved?
Worrisome: Blocks are strokes - is this the cause of your weakness?You may recover and never have another, but this could also be a warning of another stroke and that could cause loss of function that might not recover. Control your high BP and you may be started on aspirin. At the time of a stroke, you may start on blood thinners and tpa (alteplase). Post stroke rehab activities are valuable but may take effort. ...Read more
It depends: A heart murmur is an extra sound that is not normally heard when listening to the heart. There are many situations where the murmur is normal and it is referred to as an "innocent" murmur. Alternatively, the murmur may be due to abnormal valve function, an abnormal blood vessel or a hole in the heart. It is important to have an evaluation to know for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is early repolarization- high take off? What are the risks? Is it a desiese? Can it lead to a heart attack?
Stool hardness: Increase fluid intake and increase dietary fiber to at least 20 to 35 grams of fiber daily. Eliminate foods that are high in fat and low in fiber, like cheese and other dairy products, processed foods, and meat. They can make constipation worse. Avoid laxatives and other 'home remedies'. Bowel frequency is what is normal for you, not what is written in a medical book. ...Read more
Yes, sleep paralysis: When we are sleeping our body is mostly paralyzed. If you dream you are running your brain sends out signals telling your body to run; if these signals were not blocked you would actually run. Sometimes you wake but that paralysis has not turned off yet, leading to what is commonly called "Old Hag Syndrome." See http://www.sspri.org/blog/sleep-paralysis-old-hag-syndrome for more and comment: ...Read more
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