degenerative disease


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Related to degenerative disease: degenerative joint disease, Degenerative disc disease

degenerative disease

any disease in which deterioration of structure or function of tissue occurs. Kinds of degenerative diseases include arteriosclerosis, cancer, and osteoarthritis.

de·gen·e·ra·tive dis·ease

(dĕ-jeńĕr-ă-tiv di-zēź)
Any disorder (e.g., arteriosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, osteoarthritis) marked by progressively worsening changes in tissue.

degenerative disease

Disease featuring DEGENERATION.

degenerative disease

disease characterized by deterioration in quality or function of a tissue or organ. In sport and exercise, acceleration in the deterioration of a joint (e.g. knee osteoarthritis) is seen following injury.

degenerative

pertaining to or emanating from degeneration. See also arthropathy, axonopathy, encephalomalacia, degenerative joint disease, myeloencephalopathy, myopathy, osteoarthritis.

avian degenerative joint disease
common in coxofemoral joints of mature male turkeys and meat chickens.
degenerative disease
a disease in which the sole pathogenesis is degeneration; that is without the intervention of other pathogeneses, e.g. inflammation, traumatic injury, neoplasia.
degenerative joint disease
see degenerative joint disease.
degenerative left shift
an increase in immature neutrophilic granulocytes, in excess of mature cells of the series, with a normal or increased white blood cell count. A poor prognostic sign, indicating an inability of the bone marrow to respond adequately to infection.
degenerative myopathy
due to ischemia in well-conditioned cattle which are recumbent for 24 hours or more; affected muscles are pale, the serum creatine phosphokinase and glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase levels are markedly elevated for brief periods; commonly the condition is irreversible.
degenerative myopathy of turkeys
degenerative osteoarthritis
probably inherited in cattle; degeneration with erosion of joint surfaces, especially the stifle joint, and especially in Holstein-Friesian and Jersey cattle. Lameness develops gradually in adults, accompanied by local muscle atrophy, joint enlargement.
degenerative pannus
see chronic superficial keratitis.

Patient discussion about degenerative disease

Q. Is degenerative disc disease and arthritis the same thing? My husband was recently in a auto accident at work. They did a CT Scan of his head and neck. The doctor said that the CT Scan found that he has arthritis in his neck. After receiving the report ourselves to take to another doctor it reads: "There is minimal early degenerative disc disease with osteophyte formation predominately at C5-6. " My husband never had a problem with his neck before the accident

A. I was suffering from pain for 2 years and undergoing numerous test for causes when a trip to a neurologist for migraines gave me an answer. FINALLY! This was in July of this year so I am still learning and finding out about fibromyalgia but I do know in the last couple of years there has been a greater acceptance BUT there are still a lot of doctors not being supportive (from experience and talking with others) and the public in general can be unaccepting b/c you look healthy, seem to be healthy and they can not understand why you are in pain that "can't be explained!" I encourage suffers of fibro to find support within their peers! it really helps to talk to people that understand! That's what brought me to this site to start with and I am so glad I found it!

Q. I am interested in information on working with fibromyalgiaI am having problems just coping at home! I have had 2 c-spine surgeries in 2 years, have degenerative disc disease, maigrains with nuurological tendencies, fatigue, deppression and fibromyalgia. I can't stand for long , sit for long, just making it through my daily life is stressful enough how do people manage to work? I have been off since August of last year but wan to feel well enough so I can return to the working world, Any suggestions? Tried Lyrica, doctor took me off the side affects for me were terrible!

A. I had a cervical spinal fusion, C4-5,C5-6 and a SLAP repair of my left shoulder. Initially after the fusion the headaches and tinlging went away and then 4 months later, while in a PT work conditioning prorgam, the headaches returned, along with nausea, vomiting and vertigo. My doctor basically ignored the symptoms for the last 5 months and I was finally referred to a neurologist who is treating me with Lyrica and Imitrex. The side effects are brutal and it has come done to living with the headaches and other symptoms vs. living in a fog unable to function. I have come to realize that there is no magic "fix" and all the meds mask the stymptoms temporarily but it's a tradeoff when you consider the side effects and possible long term health issues from meds such as Lyrica that have no research as far as long term health conditions. I found a natural remedy called Headache Free and I'm giving it a try.....good luck because I know exactly how debilitative these symptoms are

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