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Who Is More Likely To Be Affected By Facet Syndrome
30s and older: Any age but the older you are the more likely this will occur. ...Read more
Is it possible that Anorexia/Eating Disorders are more likely to be found and associated with pathological lying , could they be closely related?
They can be co-: morbid; that is, co-exist at the same time. Lying to cover up a problem is common, as in addictions, and eating disorders are shameful for many, so also are covered up. Pathological lying is more complicated and is found more in impulsive and other personality disorders. This behavior doesn't necessarily need an addiction or eating disorder to manifest. ...Read more
No: Marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in a gene. The gene is dominant, so one mutation inherited from either parent will mean a child gets the disease. Sometimes the mutation is a new mutation, meaning neither parent had it. It is not caused by alcoholism nor by drug abuse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk factors: Cd is most prevalent between ages 15 and 35, but it can be found in any age group. It is also common among people with eastern european family backgrounds, and in particular eastern european (ashkenazic) jews. More cases have been recently diagnosed in the african american popuation. ...Read more
Could a chiropractor or osteopath treat scoliosis, and which would be more effective? Would either be covered by insurance?
Either: However Osteopathic physicians (DO) have an unlimited license in which they can provide additional care, the same as an MD alongside their manipulation options. Most treatments are covered by insurance to an extent, some insurances cover treatments fully, others only cover part or the treatment. ...Read more
Yes: So many genetic combinations are possible and many are not fatal of debilitating that this could happen. ...Read more
Is it possible for someone to have munchausen syndrome by proxy but instead of phyically causing damage, menally causing it?
Proxy Munchausen: This is a factitious emotional illness where someone falsifies or even induces illness in another to get emotional satisfaction. They may also enjoy deceiving individuals they perceive as more important/powerful. Typically during preschool years, the adult care provider or parent (mother 90%) presents that they have witnessed the symptoms of the illness. Evaluate child, parents, family dynamics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that if constipation were induced by multiple sclerosis then it would be accompanied by neurological symptoms at the same time?
What is the most unsual rare and disabling autoimmune disease and as a neurologist you were even surprised the immune system can be so powerfull ?
Autoimmune: There are several autoimmune neuropathies that can be very disabling, in particular guillain barre syndrome, due of its fast progression, can be very dramatic. Paraneoplastic encephalopathies and some aggresive necrotizing myositis can also be very disabling and difficult to treat. ...Read more
Doctor can ones eyes be straighten whereby the person was not born with it naturally but due to an accident such a person has been affected. Advice me?
In short yes: See an ophthalmologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
If a person has diabetes (T2), which is not particularly well controlled, then is it the case that the person is more likely to get an infection or more likely not to be able to resist the infection once he/she has it, or both?
Yes and Yes!: Diabetes, either Type 1 or Type 2, is an autoimmune disease. When it is well-controlled, your immune system works normally. When it is not well-controlled, the immune system suffers and becomes inefficient. This increases the risk of getting infections AND once you get an infection, reduces your ability to fight the infection. So, keep your A1C test # under 7.0 to stay well-controlled & healthy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends!: One common type occurs during childhood and adolescence. It seems to be caused by repeated extension (leaning backward), so gymnasts and interior linemen (football) are at risk. But it is common among the general population. Another common type is part of the aging process; it normally is seen after age 50 and is slightly more common in women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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