degenerative disease

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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

degenerative disease

Disease featuring DEGENERATION.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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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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One hundred percent of degenerative diseases involve increased oxidative stress, leading to elevated intracellular calcium levels.
Dealing with sciatic nerve pain is essential as you recover from injury or learn to manage a degenerative disease. Always take it gently but ensure you keep moving-sitting still with the TV remote is a surefire way to create more pain.
Of the 84 patients undergoing robotic MV repair for MR due to degenerative disease of the MV, there were 60 (71.4%) men and 24 (28.6%) women.
Around 85,000 in the UK suffer from MS, a degenerative disease of the central nervous system which can leave patients wheelchair-bound and paralysed.
In my practice, I prefer natural therapies, and I find that lifestyle changes are an aggressive, preventive, and therapeutic approach to reversing and preventing degenerative disease. Diet, exercise, stress reduction, prayer, and nutraceuticals are key.
Written by inspirational speaker Janet Edmunson, Finding Meaning With Charles: Caregiving With Love Through A Degenerative Disease is a personal testimony concerning the experience of caring for a loved one through the progression of Parkinson's Plus syndrome.
Other presentations in the DDP conference included: "Preventing (or Accelerating) Aging and Degenerative Disease," by Bruce Ames, Ph.D., inventor of the Ames test for mutagenicity and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at U.C.
Many came to believe that insanity was a hereditary, degenerative disease from which recovery was impossible.
Men are 1.5 times as likely as women to develop the degenerative disease.
Nevertheless, as Ryosuke Takahashi and most degenerative disease researchers admit, these are only treatments.
The former Army sergeant joined 12-year-old Colin Antink, pictured, who suffers from a rare degenerative disease called Stickler's Syndrome, outside London's City Hall yesterday.

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