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What is rsd and how do you develope it?

What is rsd and how do you develope it?

CRPS: Reflex sympathic dystrophy (rsd) or complex regional pain syndrome (crps) is a form of chronic pain that usually affects extremity. Crps typically develops after an injury, surgery, but the pain is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Definition)

RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is an injury that results in pain that seems disproportionate. It typically involves the extremities. Physical signs can be cool skin, loss of hair, sweating dysfunction, loss of hair, shiny skin, loss of bone density. Treatment is physical therapy, but pain may prevent this. Sympathetic nerve blocks can reduce ...Read more


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What is gastroparesis and what does it have to do with diabetes?

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What is gastroparesis and what does it have to do with diabetes?

Caused by diabetes: Gastroparesis is when the stomach has a reduced ability to empty its contents. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and/or loss of appetite. Although other conditions can also cause it, it is commonly caused by diabetes because the high blood glucose associated with diabetes can damage nerves in the body, including the autonomic nerves that control the stomach. Thanks to e. Lu. ...Read more

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How will i know what does ALS do to you and can it be cured?

How will i know what does ALS do to you and can it be cured?

Lou Gehrig's disease: Als is a disease affecting the nerve cell body, causes weakness, muscle wasting, and fasciculations or fluttering of the muscles. It can affect mobility, swallowing, and breathing. There is no known cure to date, and the prognosis is often very poor. We believe it is a disorder of "misfolded proteins", similar in some ways to alzheimer's and parkinson's, but a far rarer condition, fortunately. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is progeria and how do people get it?

Could you explain what is progeria and how do people get it?

Supportive care: This rare pattern of premature aging is caused by a random new genetic mutation. Assessment and confirmantion of any such DX by a geneticist is imperitive. Most work with a team of specialists who can monitor the DX specific healthrisks ; provide guidence for your local source of care.They can also help you find support groups ; other parents in the same situation. ...Read more

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What happens when you have shingles? Can you cure it and what is it really?

What happens when you have shingles? Can you cure it and what is it really?

Shingles: Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox living in the nerve endings. It is from your previous infection as a child with chicken pox. It blisters in one usually long line of nerves endings in what piece of skin known as a dermatome. There is no cure for chicken pox. There is treatment to help your body suppress this reaction. There is a vaccine to help you keep the infection suppressed. ...Read more

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So tired that you just don't have the strength to do anything anymore. What is this condition called and how can it be treated?

So tired that you just don't have the strength to do anything anymore. What is this condition called and how can it be treated?

Depends: There are many things that can cause tiredness- from a low red blood cell count (anemia) , to low thyroid function, chronic disease, high blood sugar ( diabetes), chronic infection, to depression etc. Treatment will depend on what is the problems. So, the first thing is to go to see your doctor and tell your doc about your tiredness - get some more evaluation /blood work and go from there. ...Read more

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I need to know what is aspergers and how it is related to autism?

I need to know what is aspergers and how it is related to autism?

Aspergers is a mild: Form of autism. Autism is a disorder that interferes with a person's ability to communicate or relate to others whichs starts early in childhood. When people speak about the autistic spectrum they are speaking about a range of degrees from mild to severe autism. ...Read more

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What is scabies and how do you get it in general?

What is scabies and how do you get it in general?

Mite: Scabies is a microscopic mite that inhabits human skin and is contagious. It multiplies on the body and causes an itch and resultant rash. It can be remedied by appropriate treatment with Permethrin or lindane. ...Read more

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What is a decreased necrosis and is it bad. Can you also tell me how to cure it.

What is a decreased necrosis and is it bad. Can you also tell me how to cure it.

Ok...clarify: Where, when, in what context ? Decrease of necrosis means less of cell death/damage/destruction......which is always good. ...Read more

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What is OCD and how do you know if you have it to some degree.?

What is OCD and how do you know if you have it to some degree.?

Ocd: Obsessive compulsive d/o is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted & repeated thoughts, feeling, ideas, sensation (obsession), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsion). ...Read more

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What is hydrednitis and how do you get rid of it thank you?

What is hydrednitis and how do you get rid of it thank you?

Dermatologist: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin condition that features pea-sized to marble-sized lumps under the skin. There is no cure for hidradenitis suppurativa. But early treatment can help manage the symptoms and may prevent new lesions from developing. Treatment by dermatologist may include antibiotics, steroids etc.Hidradenitis this starts at puberty, persists for years. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mrsa, and want to know how contagiuos this really is..?

Mrsa: There are two types of mrsa infections. Hospital mrsa is different than mrsa skin infections prevalent in communities. Mrsa infections on the skin are quite contagious and are passed by direct contact between athletes, spouses, siblings. Some need to be seen by a physician to have the infection drained. Some need antibiotics. The nose often harbors mrsa and should be treated. See family doc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it's like to have atrial fibrillation and how often do you get a bout of it and how long does it stay also how?

Can you tell me what it's like to have atrial fibrillation and how often do you get a bout of it and how long does it stay also how?

Patient specific: There is a lot of variation of symptoms of atrial fibrillation and its pattern. Symptoms: fatigue, loss of "get up and go", shortness of breath with exertion, palpitations, fluttering feeling, lightheaded or dizzy. It can last from seconds or minutes to days and some people are constantly in it (persistent atrial fibrillation). Paroxysmal af can occur daily to yearly. ...Read more

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What is pneumonia and how do you get it usually?

What is pneumonia and how do you get it usually?

Infection of lungs: Pneumonia is infection in the lung(s) caused by many types of bacteria or viruses. These infections are acquired from our immediate surroundings - by inhaling tiny droplets that carry these bugs into our lungs where they start to multiply & cause infection. Some viruses are also spread via objects that we handle. Handwashing, avoiding contact with people with colds are best preventive strategies. ...Read more

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What causes someone not to keep an erection . And what can I do about it that will work?

What causes someone not to keep an erection . And what can I do about it that will work?

ED: There are numerous causes of erectile dysfunction. At 41 y/o it is never "normal". You should have a physical examination and evaluation by a physician. There are many good treatments available. The first step however is to try to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is hp1 and can you cure it i would like to know what it is and if its bad or can it be cured

What is hp1 and can you cure it i would like to know what it is and if its bad or can it be cured

Please : Please reply to the following questions; are you referring to hpv(human papilloma virus) or hsv(herpes simplex virus). Were you or someone you know diagnosed, and under what circumstances? Any additional information would be helpful. Hope to hear from you soon. ...Read more

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What is REM and how can someone know if you have it?

What is REM and how can someone know if you have it?

REM sleep: The only way to really know if you are getting your rapid eye movement sleep is with a sleep study (polysomnogram). ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Definition)

A condition in which a person has a chronic pain problem in his arms or legs, but can also be in other ...Read more