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Avatar f tn Here's a list of some of the abbreviations used in here; they're also available in a box called 'most viewed health pages', located in the right hand side of this page. Welcome to the discussion group, by the way. I didn't answer your question about hair for obvious reasons :o).
Avatar n tn Various autoimmune issues come to mind: Epstein Barré Virus, Lyme's Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. There are others, of course you may wish to investigate. FYI: I know two people who have Lymes who were never bitten by ticks, so it can come about without ever getting bit by ticks. So, I wouldn't be quick to dismiss Lyme's Disease.
1806750 tn?1323310042 I need to find out what health problems Bengal Cats are most likely to develop. Like for example, Labrador retriever dogs generally develop hip problems as they age. Does anyone know what illnesses Bengal's may develop and what preventative steps can be taken to keep our cat healthy?
Avatar m tn A division of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine announced study results in 2010 proving that chronic viral hepatitis is in need of resources to match its toll on the public health system. The researchers concluded that more funds are required to boost knowledge and awareness, surveillance and healthcare services for chronic viral hepatitis.
599170 tn?1300973893 s Syndrome, Graves Disease, Gulf War Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease and cancer metastasis. Dr. Nicolson's Autoimmune Disorders Expert Forum: Dr. Nicolson's Profile: Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Avatar m tn So far however, there are no firm data to suggest an association of this virus with any human disease other than chronic fatigue syndrome.  Studies of how the virus might be transmitted are likewise underway but, at this point, there are no data to suggest that sexual transmission is an important mode of transmission.  further, there are no non-research tests available for XMRV.  Scientist must prioritize how and what they study and at this point in time, the prioritization of XMRV is modest.
Avatar f tn However, I will try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern. In white matter disease or microvesicular ischemic disease of brain, pathology is associated with the brain white matter, either exclusively or in combination with grey matter changes. It occurs due to metabolism errors, exogenous toxins released by virus, autoimmune disease, leukodystrophy, demyelination, and radiation effects.
960970 tn?1247003314 dr chia has been nice enough to communicate with me for over ayear via email . being a veterinarian i have a lot of medical knowledge which has allowed me to investigate many many causes and treatment for chronic diseases. i have a tremendous amount of confidence in dr chias knowledge and sincerity. however his emphasis is on enterovirus as a cause of many chronic fatigue syndromes. some patients may have other causes thereby making his therapy unsuccessful.
Avatar m tn There isn't anyone without some knowledge of your health history, medications, to be of any help for your pain and shaking. Your best source for current symptom information and treatment is to contact your doctor.
1815939 tn?1377991799 From Medscape: Hepatitis C Infection Tied to Higher Risk of Death From Non-liver Cancers NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In addition to their increased risk of death from hepatocellular carcinoma, chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients also have a higher mortality rate from non-Hodgkin lymphoma and pancreatic, rectal, and oral and pharyngeal cancers, according to a new study.
Avatar m tn But it is quite strange that your health personnel have so little knowledge about the transmission of the disease. At least they could have vaccinated themselves against the virus, in that way keeping protected from potential health risks.
Avatar m tn hbsag quantity below 1000iu/ml for genotype a and d hbsag quantity below 100iu/ml genotype b and c hbvdna below 2000iu/ml alt below 30 for men and 19 for women fibroscan below 6kpa without these tests your doctor just had fantasies and had the knowledge/value of his words about your disease are simple trash...
Avatar n tn My son is 15yrs old and been suffering from chronic Sever's Disease for the last 31/2 yrs with episodes of immobility, constant crutches and immeasurable pain. Unfortunately my son is also a chronic asthmatic which means he cannot be treated with antinflammatory products. I can tell you I have had limited success with icing the areas and rolling my sons feet over marbles in a dish of lectric soda. My son too has swelling around the achilles tendon and heel area which just refuses to go away.
Avatar f tn ok here it goes: I have had chronic diarrhea for over 4 years recently 1st of july finally got a colonoscopy and the doc found 5 polyps and did a biopsy, results negative, I have excessive sweating to where i am taking up to 4 showers a day and after procedure in july i have swelling in ankles and cramps in legs and heat sensation at bottom of my feet, the heat sensation i have had on and off for about 2 years.
Avatar f tn 6/3/10 6:09 PMHi - the cat scan of the chest 2008 noted subtle nodularity of the liver which may reflect cirrhosis. A sonogram is a non invasive procedure, if it also notes a nodular liver you likely have cirrhosis. A liver biopsy is invasive, it comes with a risk of a complication, it does not have to show cirrhosis even if you have it and the information will not change the management.
Avatar m tn Hi, my name is Dylan, over the past 3 years I have been dealing with kidney stones periodically. In October of 2010 I had lithotripsy to break apart a kidney stone about the size of my pinky nail. After the procedure I was sent home and told to collect my stones for analysis. When the results came back I was told I had calcium/oxalate kidney stones. I was prescribed Potassium Citrate and Hydrochlorothyazide to help knock back the amount of stones I was having.
Avatar f tn Both are private organizations to my knowledge, but the CDC (Center for Disease Control), which is a component of the US Department of Health and Human Services, endorses the IDSA guidelines. In other words, the IDSA point of view is the mainstream, and what you are most likely to encounter at your doctor's office. Basically, there is so much squabbling over the definitions, testing, and treatments for Lyme disease that many patients (self included) fall through the cracks.
Avatar f tn Only a biopsy or a scan that measures the ‘stiffness’ or ‘elasticity’ of the liver, using an ultrasound scan can measure the stage of liver disease. You should be aware that having chronic hepatitis for 20 years can cause extensive liver damage in some individuals. Sorry, but your hematologist appear not to be educated about the basics of hepatitis C virus and its relationship to liver disease.
Avatar n tn s actual state of health, which is very likely still good since it takes decades of chronic liver issues to cause advanced liver disease and cirrhosis. And your doctor is right, fatty liver can be reversed, and reversed very quickly, sometimes in just a few months. So work will your doctor, diet and exercise, and you'll have nothing to worry about. Be well.
Avatar n tn my son is 19 and has been diagnosed with chronic broncitis and arrhythmia. Hes never had any problems with his heart before but hes always had bronchitis from time to time. what should i do?
Avatar m tn Hi, Thank you for the feedback, and your understanding. As you see, I'm quite aware that hbv can't cross intact skin, my concern is about mucous membranes in the eye, nose, mouth, etc or open sores. I'm quite worried about the fact that hbv is highly infectious, 100 times more than hiv, and that it can survive upto ten days outside the body. As you described the psychological burden of potentially passing the infection to others is the main part of my suffering from the disease.