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What is sclerosis of the liver? Is it serious?

What is sclerosis of the liver? Is it serious?

Sclerosing cholangit: Sclerosing cholangitis: recurrent stricturing and scar tissue within the bile ducts (plumbing that drains bile from the liver) leading to recurrent infections in the liver. It can be associated with ulcerative colitis. It is a risk factor for cancer of the bile ducts. It can be serious and should be managed by a liver specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What is the cause of hyperpigmentation? Is it serious?

What is the cause of hyperpigmentation? Is it serious?

Can be: Hyperpigmentation can be the result of excess acth production. The gene that codes of acth also codes for the trigger for pigment formation. Acth is high when the pituitary makes too much (in cushing's disease) or if the adrenal glands fail (in addison's disease). ...Read more

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What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

Benign tumor: This is a fairly common benign tumor. If the imaging specialist is certain of the diagnosis, it's perhaps best left alone. If you have more than one, or other signs, it's suggestive of tuberous sclerosis, a highly variable genetic illness. A big one may respond to some recently-devised medical management. ...Read more

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What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

What is angiomyolipoma of the kidney? Is it treatable?

Benign tumor: This is a fairly common benign tumor. If the imaging specialist is certain of the diagnosis, it's perhaps best left alone. If you have more than one, or other signs, it's suggestive of tuberous sclerosis, a highly variable genetic illness. A big one may respond to some recently-devised medical management. ...Read more

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What is the primary cause of multiple myeloma? Is it stress?

What is the primary cause of multiple myeloma? Is it stress?

Nobody knows : Bottom line is that nobody knows for sure. No serious studies have correlated multiple myeloma and stress, so this would be an unlikely cause. Genetic abnormalities ate involved in causing this disease but is hard to figure out what is exactly causing such genetic abnormalities. Best wishes, ariel. ...Read more

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What is the main reason of Ascites?? Is it deadly? or lead to cancer?

What is the main reason of Ascites?? Is it deadly? or lead to cancer?

Belly fluid: Ascites is a term used to describe fluid collecting in the abdomen. it can happen for many different reasons. How "deadly" or bad ascites can be really depends on the reason behind it and whether the fluid in the belly ever gets infected. A common reason fluid builds up is liver disease. This happens because the liver is responsible for making things that keep fluid from leaking. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the treatment of atrophic gastritis? Is it serious condition?

What is the treatment of atrophic gastritis? Is it serious condition?

Depends on cause: Can be due to long term infection with bacteria, h. Pylori which can cause ulcers, and cancer of stomach. Can be autoiimmune, also can increase risk for stomach cancer. Decreases acid prod. Either can cause vitamin B12 deficiency (can affect blood count and neurological function), iron def, risk of gut infection. If h pylori-rx with meds for about 2 wks. Both need B12 replacement lifelong. ...Read more

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What is wilson disease? What is the problem in the body?

What is wilson disease?  What is the problem in the body?

Mutated ATP7B: The cells can't transport copper out of their cytoplasm as they should. This cases the complications of liver cell death and cirrhosis, brain damage, and so forth. ...Read more

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What are the causes of MS and is it dangerous?

What are the causes of MS and is it dangerous?

Not known: We do not know the exact cause of ms, but do know that there are pts who have genetic susceptibilities, and that the disease is more common in northern climates. There is a relationship to prior ebstein barr virus infections, decreased vit d levels, and possible uv-b contact. Untreated ms can result in profound disability and may shorten lifespan. ...Read more

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What is inflammation of the brain and can it be fatal?

What is inflammation of the brain and can it be fatal?

Brain inflammation: This is a condition called encephalitis. When the covering of the brain is primarily involved, it is called meningitis. It can be fatal. ...Read more

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What is contusion of the brain? Is it damage?

What is contusion of the brain? Is it damage?

Bruise: A contusion of the brain is a bruise on the brain tissue. The blood from the bruise can be resorbed without any damage or than can be direct damage to the area that is bruised. ...Read more

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What is basal septum hypokinesis of the heart and is it serious?

What is basal septum hypokinesis of the heart and is it serious?

Depends: Hypokinesis means abnormally low contraction and wall motion of the segment of the heart. The greater the number of left ventriculuar wall segments with hypokinesis, the worse the overall heart function is, and the greater the chance of developing heart failure and premature death. ...Read more

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What is basal septum hypokinesis of the heart and is it serious?

What is basal septum hypokinesis of the heart and is it serious?

Well: It usually means there's some problem with Coronary blood flow the now or prior heart attack . The heart muscle is not moving normally. For specific advice consult your cardiologist ...Read more

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What is the most serious consequence of gallstones?

What is the most serious consequence of gallstones?

Most serious: Probably the most serious consequence is those that occur less frequently such as bile duct obstruction from gallstone that does not resolve, severe pancreatitis, or even less common ascending cholangitis (severe bile duct infection). ...Read more

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What is the definition of heart disease that is not congenital?

What is the definition of heart disease that is not congenital?

Heart disease: Is a nonspecific term that refers to conditions which impair the heart's ability to function. They include rhythm disturbances, structural disturbances, infectious disturbances, inflammatory disturbances, malignant processes, toxic processes and others....... ...Read more

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What is ami? Is it serious of desease?

What is ami? Is it serious of desease?

Very: Ami is acute myocardial infarction is a result of coronary artery disease and by far the most common cause of death in this country. This is an emergency and must be treated in the hospital. If you have symptoms and diagnoses that put you at high risk for coronary artery disease, you must seek treatment immediately. ...Read more

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What is the cause of impaired circulation to the head? What are the symptoms and treatment? Is it common problem which is curable?

What is the cause of impaired circulation to the head? What are the symptoms and treatment? Is it common problem which is curable?

Stroke risk: Impaired circulation to the brain is a serious matter. Blood vessels can be clotted and may put one at risk for a stroke. Heart conditions can also cause impaired circulation throughout the body. There is not an easy simple answer, that could fix this. Each circulation problem is addressed with different tests and treatments. However, many problems can be treated and improve. ...Read more

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What is transposition of greater arteries? Is it possible to cure?

What is transposition of greater arteries? Is it possible to cure?

Yes: When the main blood vessels originate from the wrong ventricles, you have transposition. The original treatment was mixing the blood before the ventricles, then switching the atrial flow, and finally, the arterial switch procedure. The last is the long term cure. ...Read more

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What is hyper densities in periventricular white matter ischemia? Is it a serious problem.what is the treatment?

What is hyper densities in periventricular white matter ischemia? Is it a  serious problem.what is the treatment?

Depends.....: It depends on the age , Medical hx, symptom and sign for which the test was done. It can affect brain function, cause neuropathy, palsy....... ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more