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Is there a cure for idiopathic polypoidal choroidal?


This is an eye problem involving the retina.
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I have idiopathic chondrolysis, any idea as to how to prevent the pain?


It's the disintigration of my hip cartlidge and well its very painful, I tried looking things up but nothing really worked. There were articles about other 15 year old girls having the same thing but it wasn't much. It didn't give me information about how it is I could prevent the pain because it is very hard to walk when its hurting.
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If you've already had all diagnostic tests...I suggest you call your MD & ask what treatment he prescribes for you. Otherwise I would get a 2nd opinion.

To reduce pain they suggest NSAIDs like Aleve, Advil, Naproxen 500mg.
Get prescription for Physical therapy which can help a lot.
Sometimes resting joint can help.
Pain MDs or orthopedists sometimes use injections with solutions in them to reduce pain.

Try calling Invite Health 1-800-463-7575 ask for Jerry Hickey (pharmacist, nutritionist) & ask him for advice on what supplements can help stop the resorption of the bone.

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Would being exposed to extreme temperatures have any effect on someone with (Idiopathic) Pulmonary Fibrosis?


For example, would being exposed to extreme temperatures, particularly freezing temperatures, or even simply cold temperatures, prove to be fatal or expedite the progress?
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Well, I speak from personal experience (I have PF), and I can tell you that the colder the temperature, the more difficulty I have breathing. This is simply supposition on my part, but people with advanced PF have little functioning lung tissue, and cold weather has an adverse affect on people with healthy lungs.

Pulmonary Services, PC Pulmonologist Dr. Gauresh Kashyap explains, "When the air is too cold it doesn't have time to get warmed up [in] different temperatures. Not having enough time for exchange causes irritation and bronchial constriction."

That is more commonly known as an asthma attack. For asthmatics, and even those who don't suffer from the illness, arctic air can become an irritant to the lungs, resulting in tightening airways.

Dr. Kashyap says, "Ordinarily when we breathe, the air gets warmed up through your nose and your throat. And by the time it hits the lungs, it's the ambient temperature or our body temperature."

So, a person with PF has a reduced amount of lung tissue, and if that person is exposed to extremely cold air, the remaining tissue is going to constrict. This constriction is going to further reduce their ability to move oxygen through the body (remember, we have trouble doing that even with supplemental oxygen). In all probability, the heart is going to work much harder to try to compensate for the breathing issues, and increase the possibility of an MI. The bottom line is probably this - extremely cold air, coupled with an advanced case of the disease, probably would stress the respiratory system and the heart enough to be able to cause death. Hope that answered your question.  (+ info)

How much or how often should I use oxygen if i have idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?


If you actually have this disease, why in the world would you ask such a question on Yahoo answers? No one here is qualified to give you a prescription for the use of oxygen. See your Doctor!  (+ info)

can you still get pregnant if you have chronic idiopathic uriticaria?


I am taking virlix everyday as an antihistamine for my chronic urticaria, how will it affect my pregnancy? And I'm not sure if I can get pregnant if I have it.
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Can anyone tell me more info on the condition idiopathic scoliosis? Is there a cure?


This is when your whole body is unporportioned, like the left side of your body looks slightly bigger than the other, or one side of your head grows your hair longer than the other side, etc. It makes me feel very insecure and uncomforatable. I think I may have this, but I need to know more about it.
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The term scoliosis is used to describe a condition, which represents an abnormal curvature of the spine, but it is not a disease or a diagnosis. Scoliosis can be caused by congenital, developmental or degenerative problems, but most cases of scoliosis actually have no known cause, and this is known as idiopathic scoliosis.
Scoliosis usually develops in the thoracic spine (upper back) or the thoracolumbar area of the spine, which is between the thoracic spine and lumbar spine (lower back). It may also occur just in the lower back. The curvature of the spine from scoliosis may develop as a single curve (shaped like the letter C) or as two curves (shaped like the letter S).


Idiopathic scoliosis ; This is by far the most prevalent form of scoliosis and occurs to some degree in approximately one half million adolescents in the US. There is no known cause of idiopathic scoliosis (“idiopathic” refers to a disease or condition or unknown origin) although it does tend to occur in families.

Idiopathic scoliosis is usually categorized into three age groups:

From birth to 3 years old - called infantile scoliosis.

From 3 to 9 years old - called juvenile scoliosis.

From 10 to 18 years old – called adolescent scoliosis.

This last category, from 10 to 18 years old, comprises approximately 80 percent of all cases of idiopathic scoliosis.

The risk of curvature progression is increased during puberty, when the growth rate of the body is the fastest. Scoliosis with significant curvature of the spine is much more prevalent in girls than in boys, and girls are eight times more likely to need treatment for scoliosis, because they tend to have curves that are much more likely to progress. Still, the majority of all cases of scoliosis do not require treatment.

It is important to note that idiopathic scoliosis results in spinal deformity, and is not typically a cause of back pain. Of course, people with scoliosis can develop back pain, just as most of the adult population can develop back pain. However, it has never been found that people with idiopathic scoliosis are any more likely to develop back pain than the rest of the population.  (+ info)

Are there any treatments for Idiopathic Myopathy?


My art teacher and best friend suffers from this illness. Is a type of Muscular Dystrophy and lately he's been feeling weaker and weaker and actually fears that he might be fading away... I love him very much and wish I could help him in any way, but I can't, so please, if anyone knows anything about this conditions and what changes he has in try to to control it would be appreciated. I'm afraid to lose him and he's got children that need him too. He's just 47 years old. Forced into retirement from the illness.
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A treatment being considered at the moment is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation..the trials are still going on and I believe won't be complete for another few years.. this is a progressive condition that will unfortunately get worse over time.  (+ info)

Has anyone done stem cell therapy for idiopathic epilepsy?


Want to cure the problem (occasional Grand Mal Seizures) once and for all!
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what causes are the most suspected for idiopathic child epilepsy?


Which one can be the most suspected:
1. Radiation from metal detectors or security devices during foetal stage
2. Falling (occasional) within 1yr of age
3. Any other minor strikes or uncomfortable situation during foetal stage
4. Abortion of the prev. foetus
5. ?
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"Idiopathic" means just that, unknown. It could be anything.  (+ info)

Can You get ITP(Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) from being around a person who has it?


Okay well my 2 out of 4 and one just got it and one already got treated for it. I just wanted to know if you can get it from being around her. Or from drinking from the same bottle or using the same chapstick or something. please and thanks.
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