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My 4 year old dog has been diagnosed with Idiopathic Chylothorax.?

We are considering surgery but it is very expensive and it does not sound that promising....Does anyone have any first hand experience with this disease?

There is an article about that type of disease on this web site. It talks about a Vaccine that can be given to certain dogs. Maybe this will help you to understand just what it is and how it can be treated.


You can also go into Google and type in "Idiopathic Chyothorax for Dogs" and it too will give you a whole lot of information.
Hope this Helps you  (+ info)

What would the worst-case scenario be for someone diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis?

so many but it has both aesthetic and physical ,like lung function restrictions ,aesthetic society and people  (+ info)

Idiopathic Seizures in Blue and Gold Macaw, anyone with experience with this?

She will be put on medication for this. Anyone have their bird on seizure medications?
How does the personality change?
Side effects?

I'm really sorry to hear you and your bird are going through this. I am going to assume, since you used the term "Idiopathic", that your bird has already been tested for all the possible causes of the seizures. If not, or if you are not sure, first off, be sure you are working with a very good Avian Vet with a lot of experience. Keep in mind, a second opinion is always a good thing also. Be sure she has been tested for central nervous system diseases, a brain tumor or infection, head trauma, inherited predisposition, hyperthermia, liver disease, metabolic diseases (hypocalcaemia, hyperglycemia); toxicity from lead, zinc, aflatoxins and certain insecticides. A baseline complete blood count and chemistry (CBC) will show whether anemia, inflammation or infection is present. Blood chemistries provide an indication of liver and kidney function and the electrolyte status of the patient. They need to test for certain infectious diseases, such as chlamydia, polyoma and proventricular dilatation (PDD). Make sure she has been tested for Pacheco's Disease. I'm sure I'm not covering every possible cause but just trying to make sure you are working with a vet show has tried to eliminate all the known, usual causes of seizures. Obviously this can be a long, drawn out process. Medication to control idiopathic seizure should always be the last resort and usually Diazepam (valium) is used to temporarily stop the seizures. If she should be
diagnosed with epilepsy, she may be maintained on Phenobarbital to control and, hopefully, eliminate her seizures. The hardest part of your question is about her reaction to the meds, possible personality change, etc., I doubt even your vet can predict with any accuracy. They each will react differently, depending on many factors. I have heard everything from, "he didn't seem to react at all", to "he has become a zombie". All you can do, if it come to that, is to start out with the lowest dose possible, and monitor her very closely. I wish I could be more helpful. Best of luck to you with this really difficult situation.  (+ info)

Best Cat Food for Cats with Idiopathic Cystitis?

I had been having problems with my cat urinating outside his litter box last month. I took him to the vet and found out that my cat has Idiopathic cystitis, with the cause being unknown. I was told by the vet that switching my cat's food from dry to canned would be better for him. Does anyone know the best canned cat food for cats who have Lower UTI's? Thanks.

Hi there again Katie...I currently have a cat who was diagnosed with Feline Interstitial Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC). FIC is commonly seen in cats between the ages of 1 - 10 years of age and can be caused by several factors, and combinations of these factors, which include obesity, stress, alkaline urinary pH, water and fibre intake in the animal's diet, and possibly high ash and magnesium content in the animal's diet. Recurrence is common with FIC cats so preventive measures such a canned food diet to keep hydration levels high plus any other ways to encourage more water consumption is a must, easy access to multiple litter boxes in addition to regular check ups as well as supplementation with prescriptions depending on the severity of the condition.

Cats who eat dry cat foods tend to suffer from recurring episodes and this seems to be a common denominator with cats diagnosed with various types of FIC. The idea is to acidify the urine (like cranberry juice does for humans) because cats with FIC have urine pH that is more alkaline so your goal is to reverse this and canned foods have been known to achieve the results.

Additionally, it's important to schedule feed a cat so you can monitor servings taken in during the day http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/news/feed.htm which seems to keep the urine from becoming more alkaline.

Furthermore, for cats who suffer from FIC the hydration in the canned products helps metabolize food better and are also completely devoid of carbohydrates, which is more optimal for the feline's body and while at the same acidifies the urine pH which is perfect for cats who have FLUTD . When cats eat raw meat in the wild they get hydration from the fresh meat juices as well as some roughage from the animals who are natural herbivores. We are have been exposed to so many commercial ads regarding dry food for cats, but in reality it's the manufacturer's who benefit rather than the cats. Cats are not naturally designed to eat dry--the products were designed for convenience for the owner.

All seafood cat food products should be avoided as they are high in phosphorous and turns urine pH more alkaline so canned meat products should only be used.

Here are some websites that I've researched to help prepare us for the long road ahead to minimize the repeat episodes:

http://www.hdw-inc.com/healthfus.htm  (+ info)

In the case of idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura; why is the external aspect "gravity prone"?

ITP effects the internal organs. EGD's are done for the diagnosis which show the results of purpura in multiple locations throughout the body. In the history of ITP, it has been noted to be seen in gravity prone area's (legs, bottom of feet, palm of hands. buttocks etc...). In what relation does this have with the internal system's.

They never did an EGD when i had Itp... A simple CBC will tell if you have it.... the excessive bruising is probably noted in gravity prone areas because thats where blood pools, since itp often leads to bleeding. The EGD is only done if they think uncontrolled bleeding from your digestive tract is causing it, and there are many other causes.  (+ info)

What kind of doctor treats Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)?

I am uninsured and need to find a doctor that can help me with this condition. According to my radiologist reports I have this from my neck down to my lower back and my natural curved spine is now straight as an arrow. I have pain and stiffness all the time and it is giving me some immobility. So what doctor specialty do I look for?

An orthapedic surgon.

Pay with cash your get 30% off.  (+ info)

Herbal remedies for idiopathic arrythmia?

I was diagnosed with a benign idiopathic (unknown origin) arrythmia. It's probably hereditary, as my mom and grandmother both had/have it. I'm wondering if there are any safe naturopathic remedies people know of from a reputable source (web or physical store)? Thanks!

Benign is another word for harmless, so step one is to recognize that you're looking for unregulated drugs to treat a harmless disease. Furthermore, idiopathic is another way of saying we don't know the cause. Supposing it is hereditary, there's currently no therapy, naturopathic or otherwise, that can change your genes. In any event, it defies logic to expect a drug that remedies an unknown cause, much less hope to find a safe and reputable one on the internet of all places. You're basically asking for a way to get ripped off. I like money as much as your local naturopathic physician, so please PM me regarding the 'ancient Chinese herbs' growing in my rose garden that have been 'scientifically proven' to help you.  (+ info)

What is idiopathic thrombocytopenia? How is it related to idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?

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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension in the emergency department?

Is anybody else diagnosing stuff like this, or am I just a sh*t magnet?
Tonight's was a chubby 15 year old girl without visual disturbances (and of course with sharp discs).

A Long Time Ago, I Had a Patient With Sudden-Onset Psychotic Sxs., I Traced it to the Cipro, it Resolved.  (+ info)

please tell me what you know about idiopathic anaphylaxis?

My boyfriend has "IA" and has not had an attack in the past year I've been with him. I need to know what I would do if he did. This disease is potentially fatal and I NEED to know.
Thank you, i know that idiopathic means its cause is unknown, I just need to know what to do when something happens.

http://www.allergybuyersclub.com/faqs/aafaanaphylaxis.shtml  (+ info)

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