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What syndrome would someone have that the doctor would need to put them on bloodthinners?

My sister is 18 and just moved out here from MN to go to school. She has had many medical problems and been to several doctors. She recently told me that the doctor said there was something wrong with her blood and she needs to be put on blood thinners for the rest of her life. What syndrome could this be?

There are several, but the first that comes to mind is Factor-V (five).  (+ info)

What is the syndrome where boys usually grow more than average?

I think it is Jacobs syndome.. XYY syndrome.. but wikipedia says that is only a little more than average. what is the only where they get really big ?

Yes it is called gigantism. It is caused by a tumour or either a chromosome disorder. Another thing that causes gigantism is the inability to inhib the GH (growth hormone) when it is produced. This is why the people who have it get very TALL.  (+ info)

Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome where in Philippines can i get a help?


I need some help with Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome. My mom thinks she has this Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome and needs a doctor to confirm this. Where in the Philippines can I find help or what type of doctor she should see? Do you know one? Please advice


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What are the chances of my children having Tourette syndrome?

Im planning to have a family in the future. Both of us dont have this syndrome. However, her mother does from her grandpa. Only blinking eyes. What are the chances of passing this on? Also, if it is passed on would it only be blinking eyes or could it be other symptoms of this same syndrome?

Were you aware that there is a National Tourette Syndrome Association? I would suggest contacting them and asking these questions.  (+ info)

What are the complications if a person has nephrotic syndrome and gets cancer?

My wife has nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disease) and the doctor, due to recent blood test findings, believes she has cancer. Are there any complications that could come from having the syndrome and having to now fight cancer.

This is a dillematic situation - so far that I can say. Kidney cancer is a rare type of cancer. To treat cancer, doctor would suggest chemo/radiation/surgery... depends on the stage.

Does the disease affect both kidneys or only one? All chemo drugs are very strong, I'm afraid cannot be applied to your wife, given that her kidney is the one who has problem.

However, I believe that your doctor will know the best of her condition, hence can determine best treatment (maybe kidney transplantation?). '

In the mean time, it's important that your wife change to a healthy lifestyle, healthy food and enough rest. Good luck.  (+ info)

What are the odds to having a down syndrome baby with 2 ultrasound abnormalities?

I went in for my ultrasound at 19 wks and found out the baby has echoing in the heart ventricles and a cyst at base of brain. Individually, they would not be concerned, but because 2 abnormalities are present I need to go in for a level 2 ultrasound. What are my odds for having a down syndrome baby at 30 with these abnormalities being present?

I am 34 and had 2 abnormalities on my son's ultrasound. He had an echogenci foci (white spot on the heart) and a dilated kidney. He is a perfect 3 month old. 2 abnormalities is not unusual at all. Try not to worry. I know that's hard because I've been there.  (+ info)

How can I make my friend with asperger syndrome feel better about herself?

My best friend has asperger syndrome and she usually tells me how crappy she is. I always try to make her feel better about herself, but nothing seems to work. Help please?

This is tough, as she already has low self-esteem. see if you can find some story of a person who overcame the very problem she has, as she needs a goal to aim for  (+ info)

What are the best treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?

I have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in my right wrist. The doctor told me that its not severe enough for surgery, but it still bothers me a lot. Are there any at home treatments or remedies to help with the discomfort?

There are as usual no useful 'home remedies'. You give little detail I am afraid Stephanie, so I can only be very general. I assume that you are not currently pregnant, (one cause of carpal tunnel.) Others include hypothyroidism, which must be excluded by blood testing, weight gain and fluid retention.

Other than exercise and physio surgery is generally the only other option though all the possible causes need to be excluded first.  (+ info)

What is the difference between chondromalacia and patellafemoral syndrome?

I have been diagnosed with patellafemoral syndrome, but was wondering what the difference is between these two?

Also, I have been doing physical therapy for about 5 weeks now, and adamently doing my exercises at home. We started the bike and treadmill during my sessions, but had to stop both times due to pain. Has anyone else experienced this? Why am I not getting better?
Also, if anyone can give me any excercise ideas... I am 20 and a college student with access to a great gym and rec facility. What should I avoid, besides running? (Bikes and ellipticals even hurt worse than running...) What kind of machines can I use and shouldn't I use? How can I get a cardio workout without straining my knees?

Patellafemoral syndrome refers to pain that occurs due to misarticulation of the patella....this can be caused by a tight quadiceps, weak quadriceps, abnormal angle between the hip and knee, poor foot alignment, as well as a number of other things.

Chondromalacia patella refers to changes on the underside of the patella, causing it to "soften." Chondromalacia patella is usually caused by patellafemoral syndrome...chronic misarticulation causes these changes.

This is not a no pain no gain situation...as painful exercises may only further exaccerbate your condition. Once chondromalalica patella occurs, it usually takes a couple months for the majority of the pain to go away, but could take up to 3-6 months of continuing the home exercise program.

It requires a delicate balance between doing too much and doing too little. Different treatment option in physical therapy include: stretching/strengthening of deficiant muscle groups, addressing any foot anomalies, bracing or taping techniques, etc. All of these would best be discussed with your PT since he or she has completed the evaluation.  (+ info)

What percentage of individuals with Autism or Asperger syndrome get married?

I have Asperger syndrome. But I was wondering out of curiosity, it seems as if most "normal" people eventually get married at some point in their lives. This may not necessarily be true of autistic individuals, so does anybody have statistics?

I don't think there's a specific statistic, but it is known that many people with Aspergers do get married. I know a few who have. Aspergers only creates a delay in understanding social cues, it doesn't make a person unable to have good relationships.  (+ info)

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