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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Hemihypertrophy

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Is anyone familiar with hemihypertrophy?

Is anyone familiar with hemihypertrophy?

Yes: One side of your body grows more rapidly than the other. The outcome will vary from one person to the next. But the larger side, for instance in the muscles and ribs around the spine can either pull the weaker, less muscled side over, or push it over, so that a curve will develop. Depending on which is happening, the side that is concave must be stretched and the weaker side strenthe minimize the. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Hemihypertrophy (Definition)

Hemihypertrophy or hemihyperplasia is a condition in which one side of the body or a part of one side of the body is larger than the other to an extent considered greater than the normal variation. Hemihyperplasia as a congenital overgrowth disorder with the asymmetry is important to establish a diagnosis because hemihyperplasia is associated with an increased ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Hemihypertrophy?

What is the definition or description of: Hemihypertrophy?

Hemihypertrophy: Hemihypertrophy or hemihyperplasia is a condition in which one side of the body or a part of one side of the body is larger than the other to an extent considered greater than the normal variation. Hemihyperplasia as a congenital overgrowth disorder with the asymmetry is important to establish a diagnosis because hemihyperplasia is associated with an increased risk for embryonal tumors. ...Read more

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Anyone have scoliosis from hemihypertrophy?

Anyone have scoliosis from hemihypertrophy?

Yes: You can definitely have scoliosis related to hemihypertrophy. Hemihypertrophy refers to an asymmetry in the size and mass of the two sides of the body. This can definitely contribute to scoliosis. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Could I still gain muscle with hemihypertrophy?

Could I still gain muscle with hemihypertrophy?

Yes!: As long as the muscle structure is normal, and nerve impulses are intact, hypertrophied muscles should still respond to exercise in a similar way that normal muscles do. Since muscle symmetry is important to maintain good posture and musculoskeletal health, working the NON hypertrophied side more intensively should be considered. ...Read more

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Anyone coping with scoliosis from hemihypertrophy?

Anyone coping with scoliosis from hemihypertrophy?

Not me: But I recognize the problem. Your one side is more developed muscularly than the other, and the weaker side is less able to support your spine, so you can start to bend toward the side with more muscle. This can be painful. The best solution if the condition is not very advanced is to keep the more developed side well stretched and work to strengthen the weaker side. Pt will help. Avoid bracing. ...Read more

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What is the relation between hemihypertrophy and scoliosis?

What is the relation between hemihypertrophy and scoliosis?

Varies: You can definitely have scoliosis related to hemihypertrophy. Hemihypertrophy refers to an asymmetry in the size and mass of the two sides of the body. This can definitely contribute to scoliosis. On the other hand, certainly not all cases of scoliosis have true hemihypertrophy, most don't. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I have hemihypertrophy & I have been having pain in my lower back. I haven't see a doctor in over 10 yrs, is this something urgent?

I have hemihypertrophy & I have been having pain in my lower back. I haven't see a doctor in over 10 yrs, is this something urgent?

Probably not: If the pain has been present for a while and you do not have any other associated symptoms, such as numbness or weakness in your leg, loss of bladder or bowel control, etc., then is probably not urgent. However, chronic back pain can affect your entire life, so it would be wise to see a doctor for this pain. ...Read more

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Anyone treated hemihypertrophy?

Anyone treated hemihypertrophy?

Hemihypertrophy: In syndromic hemihypertrphy, commonest is beckwith-wiedeman syndrom, associated with glucose metabolism issue, and renal tumors- wilms tumor. There are many other syndromes also possible. In non-syndromic hemihypertrophy, it may be associated with some vascular of lymphatic abnormality. There is possible spinal column- cord abnormality aswell. Treatment is symptomatic and surgical if there etiolog. ...Read more

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Just found out that my little sister has hemihypertrophy?

Just found out that my little sister has hemihypertrophy?

Hemihypertrophy: In syndromic hemihypertrphy, commonest is beckwith-wiedeman syndrom, associated with glucose metabolism issue, and renal tumors- wilms tumor. There are many other syndromes also possible. In non-syndromic hemihypertrophy, it may be associated with some vascular of lymphatic abnormality. There is possible spinal column- cord abnormality aswell. Treatment is symptomatic and surgical if there etiolog. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you are diagnosed with hemihypertrophy?

"Half is big": Hemi-hypertrophy is a term used to imply that half the body is larger than the other half. It is occasionally seen in some named syndromes. ...Read more

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I have hemihypertrophy on my right leg. One lump on knee two on right side of leg. Searing pain in calf plus pitting edema in ankle. Is this urgent?

I have hemihypertrophy on my right leg. One lump on knee two on right side of leg. Searing pain in calf plus pitting edema in ankle. Is this urgent?

Could be serious.: Hemihypertrophy can mean a difference in length of the leg as well as girth of the leg. If you have suddenly noticed a difference in girth with searing calf pain and pitting edema, you need to go to the ER immediately because of the possibility of a blood clot. I believe in playing it safe since failure to treat could have devastating consequences. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for. Infectious mollusc? I don't want undergo the burning treatment

Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

Moisturieze: Do not scrub as it willo irritate and make it worse. Keep it well moisturized. Am lactin 12% is a good moisturizer because it contiains 12% Lactic Acid and penetrates and moisturizes from the inside and does not just sit on the surface. The skin has a fatty layer and needs something acidic to penetrate in order to provide the deeper layers with moisture. ...Read more

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I have recurring L4-L5 disc herniation. What is the best treatment? I've had too much PT which isn't much help.

I have recurring L4-L5 disc herniation. What is the best treatment? I've had too much PT which isn't much help.

Believe it or not: Aerobics, (running, jogging, working with a trainer), yoga, pilates and stretching classes. Speaking to a sports psychologist and learning that pain is controllable ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

Dose it bother you: If it dose and not improve by medications, go and see neuro- surgeon he will tell out if you an operation to take it out. ...Read more

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I have a lymphnode in my breast that isn't supposed to be there. What is the best treatment?

I have a lymphnode in my breast that isn't supposed to be there. What is the best treatment?

Physician Review: Palpable nodes in the breast may or may not be lymph nodes. Any palpable nodule in the breast should be reviewed by a physician who is experienced in breast review; surgeon, OB gyn, pcp. The provider should have access to high resolution ultrasound for an in depth review of the palpable area. Treatment options range from conservative observation to surgical excision, biopsy. Seek physician review. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cold?

What is the best treatment for cold?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day
2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week.
3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10, 000 IU/day (NOW brand is good)
4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days
5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more