interesting disease

A clinical or pathologic nosology that is rare, difficult to diagnose, challenging to treat, poorly understood pathogenically, or any combination of the above
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interesting disease

A clinical or pathologic nosology that is rare, difficult to diagnose, challenging to treat, poorly understood pathogenically, or any combination of the above
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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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Mr Trumbull was a robust man, a good subject for trying the expectant theory upon-- watching the course of an interesting disease when left as much as possible to itself, so that the stages might be noted for future guidance; and from the air with which he described his sensations Lydgate surmised that he would like to be taken into his medical man's confidence, and be represented as a partner in his own cure.
"It's an interesting disease, because the same bacteria that are in your mouth when you're healthy are the same ones, more or less when you're sick," he said.
On the topic of disease, there is the fact that humanity is far more concentrated than before, so the trajectories of new and interesting disease become far more threatening.
PKU is an interesting disease because the mom's disease may affect the fetus in the womb and because there is a treatment.
Kristy Bradley, Public Health Veterinarian (Oklahoma) says rabies is a challenging and interesting disease because it can be so different from one region to another-in number of cases and in the species of wildlife most affected.
"It's safe to say that if there were a contest, AIDS would probably win the prize for the most interesting disease," reads one memorable school-essay-like line.
"It is an interesting disease, with the diagnosis made by measuring plasma and urine cholestanol," he said.
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is an interesting disease. It has a distinct racial predilection, being common in Chinese from southern China.
Cancer is a very interesting disease and it does interesting things to people's emotions.
In the early 70s, the West Midlands working classes made it to Majorca, returning with toy donkeys, sangria, sombreros, a taste for paella and interesting diseases.