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What sort of disease is a collagen vascular disease?

What sort of disease is a collagen vascular disease?

Sick Support: You can think of collagen as sort of the glue and supporting tissue that holds our bodies together. There is collagen holding our eye lens in place and collagen in our ligaments of our joints and other places. Collagen vascular disease is typically an autoimmune disease which affects all sorts of tissues. Rheumatologists are the specialists who typically see this illness. ...Read more

Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Definition)

The vascular system is made up with 3 components, arteries, veins, and lymph channels. The most common description of vascular disease is usually associated with arterial insufficiency, also known as PAD. This usually is more of an issue as people age, who also have associated medical conditions to include diabetes, hypertension, heart ...Read more


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What sort of disease is a colonic disease?

What sort of disease is a colonic disease?

Colonic Disease: I think you have to be more specific because there are a lot of diseases of the colon. This question is to generic for a specific answer. Please narrow the question so we can help you. Thanks. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a circulatory disorder?

What sort of disease is a circulatory disorder?

Blood flow...: Guess you mean a disorder where blood flow to a region is abnormal. Can be due to atherosclerosis, as in the legs with pad, or as in coronary artery disease. Can also have spasm, sometimes cold-induced, as in raynaud's disease. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is claudication?

What sort of disease is claudication?

Vascular disease: Claudication refers to pain on activity, usually pain in the leg on walking. It is due to narrowing of arteries, usually due to atherosclerosis. It may also be referred to as peripheral vascular disease and has a high degree of association with heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is charcot-marie-tooth disease?

What sort of disease is charcot-marie-tooth disease?

Neuropathy: Charcot-marie-tooth (cmt) comes in a few different types. They are genetic disorders that affect function of peripheral nerves and are known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies (hsmn). They are slowly progressive diseases that often start in the 1st or 2nd decade and have progressive sensory and muscle function in the legs (starting at the feet) and progress upward, affecting arms too. ...Read more

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What kind of a disease is Huntington's disease?

What kind of a disease is Huntington's disease?

Huntingtons disease: HD is an inherited (genetic), neurodegenerative condition. It has an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. The genetic alteration is referred to as a trinucleotide repeat. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is celiac disease?

What sort of disease is celiac disease?

Celiac Disease: Celiac disease is an auto-immune IgA antibody problem where your own antibodies are attacking the enzymes that break down the products of gluten. It is not a food allergy! that is why mayo clinic labs check IgA levels before even running the other tissue specific tests. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a cataract?

What sort of disease is a cataract?

Various causes: But typically an age-related clouding of the lens which slowly decreases vision but is reversible after replacing with a clear lens. Is very common and develops in everyone eventually but only recommend removal if visually significant. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is causalgia?

What sort of disease is causalgia?

Neurologic: Causalgia, now called complex regional pain disorder, is a poorly understood disorder of the nerves in the arms or legs. Most commonly it is brought on by physical trauma to an arm or leg that then becomes very painful to touch or to use, especially in the hand or foot. The pain can persist long after the original injury is healed. Early diagnosis helps but it remains difficult to treat or cure. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a congenital cataract?

Born with it: In rare circumstances, infants are born with cataracts and the causes are varied. It can be a genetic problem with eye development, or due to some exposure to various medications in the womb. This is a very serious condition and needs prompt attention from a pediatric ophthalmologist who can advise and treat. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a clotting disorder?

What sort of disease is a clotting disorder?

Bleeding: Our bodies have a system of blood and tissue factors and cells (platelets) which cause our blood to clot with an injury, so that bleeding stops. Abnormality of any component causes a clotting disorder. Most common is excessive bleeding, as in hemophilia or vonwillebrands disease; you can also have excessive clotting, or what is termed a thrombotic disorder. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is congenital heart disease?

What sort of disease is congenital heart disease?

Born with it: It is a heart defect you are born with. It may be simple, moderate, or very serious. They include "holes in the heart", valve problems, malformed or absent chambers, valves, or blood vessels. Just under 1 % of all babies are born with some type of defect, often minor and temporary. They are usually diagnosed shortly after birth, occasionally much later. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is Crohn's disease?

What sort of disease is Crohn's disease?

Autoimmune: The immune system recognizes a protein usually a bacteria protein in your gut and your immune system does its job to clear that particular foreign protein. Unfortunately your gut is the innocent bystander in this process and sustains anywear from mild to severe damage and prevents it from absorbing nutrition. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is christmas disease?

Christmas Disease: Christmas disease aka hemophilia b is a coagulopathy diagnosed by the absence of clotting factor 9 (ix). ...Read more

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What is cardiovascular disease is coronary artery disease a type of it?

What is cardiovascular disease is coronary artery disease a type of it?

Yes: Cardiovascular disease in general means build up of cholesterol particles inside of the blood vessels supplying the heart (called coronary arteries). ...Read more

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What sort of disease is colitis?

What sort of disease is colitis?

Colon Inflammation: Colitis is the term which refers to inflammation of the large intestine otherwise known as the colon. Colitis can have many causes such as infection, lack of blood flow (ischemic), inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn's), etc. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a corticosteroid imbalance?

What sort of disease is a corticosteroid imbalance?

Not a diagnosis: But there can be excess or deficiency of cortisol in the body and both of these conditions come with specific signs and symptoms and just to clarify there is no such thing as " adrenal fatigue". ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chondrocalcinosis?

What sort of disease is chondrocalcinosis?

Calcium in cartilage: Chondro means cartilage and calcinosis implies calcium deposition into an atypical area. Chondrocalcinosis is often associated with pseudogout, in which calcium pyrophosphate crystals are deposited into joints, and these may cause pain and inflammation. This is similar to gout, but gout involves urate crystals within the joint. I see chondrocalcinosis most commonly within the knee joint. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a congenital heart defect?

What sort of disease is a congenital heart defect?

Born with it: It is a heart defect you are born with. It may be simple, moderate, or very serious. They include "holes in the heart", valve problems, malformed or absent chambers, valves, or blood vessels. Just under 1 % of all babies are born with some type of defect, often minor and temporary. They are usually diagnosed shortly after birth, occasionally much later. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cirrhosis?

What sort of disease is cirrhosis?

Scarred Liver: Liver damage and scarring of the liver from a variety of causes results in what is called cirrhosis of the liver. Alcohol, viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver diseases, inheritedliver disease are some examples of causes of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Collagen (Definition)

Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is ...Read more


Dr. Christopher Bibb
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Collagen Vascular Disease (Definition)

Collagen vascular disease was a term originally used to describe an abnormality of the collagen protein associated with blood vessels. It is now used to describe a collagen protein disorder in many types of connective tissues, ...Read more