First Signs Of Liver Disease

HIV virus cannot grow or reproduce on their self. HIV virus infects the cells of a living organism in order to replicate or make new copies of them. The human immune system usually finds and kills viruses from germ or other disease quickly but HIV attacks the immune system itself. HIV virus damage the immune cells in stages until the immune system can no longer fight off other infections that it would usually be able to prevent. These stages are based on your symptoms of HIV and the amount of the virus in your blood.

Person with HIV need around ten years or maybe more to develop AIDS because it grow slowly. Most people show no symptoms after being infected with HIV. This condition has separated in few stages. The first stage calls initial stage or acute retroviral syndrome. Acute retroviral syndrome is first stage of HIV virus infection with symptoms of HIV like mononucleosis. These symptoms often develop within a few days of infection but it may occur several weeks after the person is infected.

The symptoms of HIV in first stage may include abdominal cramps, nausea, or vomiting. Most people who get infected also experience diarrhea, fever, headache, skin rash, sore throat, rapid weight loss, muscle aches and joint pain also enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, and groin. These first symptoms of HIV can occur from mild to severe and usually disappear on their own after 2 to 3 weeks. But some patients report that they experience these symptoms continuously.

Chronic stage is the next stage of HIV infection. In this stage, the HIV virus is multiplies so quickly in the body during this time that the immune system cannot destroy the virus. Then, the immune system starts to weaken after years of fighting HIV. Usually symptoms of HIV begin present in this time. Doctor may suspect someone get infected by HIV when the cause of several disease can not be identified. Chronic stage in HIV infection may present as confusion, dry cough, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, diarrhea, loss of appetite, mouth sores, fever and swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, and groin.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what are the first signs of liver disease?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the type of liver disease. Cirrhosis or cancer?
      exhaustion, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, weakness, weight loss, abdominal pain are all symptoms of cirrhosis as well as a host of other diseases.
      My aunt died of liver cancer a few years back. She had a pain in the side of her abdomen that she attributed to a “pulled muscle” from hanging new curtains in the living room. She had a slight yellowish cast to her skin and was tired. A little over 3 months later she was dead. If you suspect liver disease, you need to see a doctor for a blood test and liver enzyme panel. It is not something to wait around on!!!

  2. QUESTION:
    Can someone please give me some signs and symptoms of Liver Disease? First Stage..?

    ..I had blood work, doctor said my liver enzymes were elevated..

    but Only thing Wrong with me..is

    Fatigue
    Weakness(sometimes)
    Hot flashes/spells

    I think I have Anxiety/Hypochondria, because when I read about a disease and the symptoms I start to worry a lot and when I’m not thinkning about diseases and everything I seem fine, but when I’m alone or in Walmart, I get hot and dizzy and Want to just go home and LAY DOWN! HELP? that’s anxiety/hyponchondria isnt it
    And feel like the room is spinning/or I’m having an “Out of body experience?”!”
    alrdy been tested for mono……….All’s he said was my liver enzymes were elevated, but he said the same thing about my grandfather..

    • ANSWER:
      Nusuea Vomiting Direiea, Sickness, Tempature, juandice of the mucus membrances (under the nails, gums, palms) basicly just seeming septic

  3. QUESTION:
    My dog is being treated for acute liver disease. 4 days ago was the first sign we have had of any symptoms.?
    The vet kept her over night and gave her Normosol and Metronidazole by IV. We were allowed to take her home yesterday b/c she was feeling better, alert and was drinking and had eaten. He gave us Clavamox 125mg to be taken 2 x per day. Today, she has eaten very little but is drinking her water ok. She is also sleeping a lot. My question is: Why the change in AB’s? We are trying to determine if we are in the final stages or if we can get her out of the acute phase and at least back into chronic.

    • ANSWER:
      What did they say the liver disease was? There are alot of them. If the first sign was days ago and it’s acute, then it could be Hepatic microvascular dysplasia. The Normosol and Metronidazole were to flush the liver and hydrate your girl. The antibiotics are to prevent infection. It’s hard to say dog to dog what the prognosis is, you really should talk to the vet. Is she on a special diet? If not she should be. It’s good she is drinking. Try her on some soft canned foods, something very appealing, but make sure if she’s on a special diet 80 to 90 percent of the diet is from the vet with only treats and something more like gravy over the food to make it more appealing.

  4. QUESTION:
    My dog has liver disease. Should I bring him to the blood test again?
    Hi, I have asked a few questions regarding my dog before but I would like to ask for opinions about whether I should bring my dog to the blood test again.

    More than a month ago, my dog started losing appetite but drinking a lot of water. He seemed not happy and not as energetic as before. I also realized that his stool was kind of black. I brought him to an animal hospital for a check. First time they did the blood test and said it’s not normal and my dog has a lot of fluid in stomach. They said they didn’t know if it’s heart disease, cancer or liver disease. They suggested an Ultrasound to be done the next day and I agreed. They couldn’t find any results from the Ultrasound. Then, they suggested a Chest X-Ray the same time and they did. However, they couldn’t find any definite result. They said it should not be heart disease. I asked them what happened but they replied they couldn’t tell me anything from the data. They indicated that they couldn’t make any guess and they could only tell me something based on the data. But they just couldn’t figure out what happened. Well, ok, I got some medication for my dogs. After a week, they called me and asked for a blood test for my dog. They said they would like to see if the medication worked or not. OK, I agreed as I saw my dog started eating again and gaining some energy (actually I gave him milk thistle and SAM-E apart from the medication). I was hoping that that blood test would show something but the doctor again, said some data was better and some was worse. He said he couldn’t say nothing to me because they could only do their work based on data. He said it’s not heart disease or cancer. He’s suspecting it’s liver disease. I said I knew too because low appetite, excessing drinking, loss of energy and black stool are signs of liver disease, and I could tell you that after searching from the net.

    My dog is getting better as he’s eating well and having energy again. But they again suggested a blood test next week. I have spent already ,500 and I am not sure if I should go for it. Could you tell me your suggestions? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends….how important is your dog to you? If it were me I would want to know.

  5. QUESTION:
    Liver cirrhosis and liver cancer?
    My husband has just been informed that he has “slight scarring” on the liver and that his liver is enlarged. I have many questions regarding this, but PLEASE, I am looking for serious-minded answers, not for people telling me that he should stop drinking or other kinds of moralizing; it is hard enough as it is. First: the doctor said “there is slight scarring but no sign of cirrhosis”. I don’t quite understand this because I though scarring of the liver IS cirrhosis, although it might be at a very early stage in his case. Also, is an enlarged liver the same thing as fatty liver, or could there be other reasons for it being enlarged? Unfortunately, his main health issue is not the liver but advanced heart failure (severe dilated cardiomyopathy) and also COPD. He was told some years ago that he has Hepatitis C but then it was in a dormant state. Could his Hepatitis C have caused the scarring over time even if it has been in a dormant state? Also, when the scarring has started, is it bound continue? His doctor says that his liver is “working”, although I’m not sure whether she meant that it is working without any problems or working at a diminished capacity. I have done a lot of reading and it seems to me that he has many of the symptoms associated with acute liver failure: itching and small red lesions scattered over his body, a brief (one day) period of yellow skin and vomiting, periods of flu-like symptoms with fever, loss of appetite, severe sleep disturbances, clay-colored stool, brown urine, and his nails have turned very light. Also, he quit smoking, not because of his own determination but because he lost taste for cigarettes, which apparently is a sign of liver failure. He also bruise and bleed very easily, and he is easily fatigued. Many of these symptoms are of course also associated with heart disease, but it seems that they have become worse in the last couple of months. His bleeding and bruising can of course be caused by the heavy doses of coumadin he is on, but it seems that the bruising has gotten worse too. He is also getting easy confused and is becoming more and more forgetful. He is 60 years old. So, this is what I wonder: Can the heart disease and/or the COPD have caused the liver disease, or affect it negatively? And vice versa, what effect does the liver issue have on the heart disease and the COPD? His doctor wrote in the last report that there is no sign of ascites but he keeps saying that he feels very bloated and to me it seems like fluid, not fat. He often complain of discomfort in his lower right side and get winded very easily (also a sign of the heart disease, of course). How serious is this liver problem? If in fact he does have acute liver failure due to Hepatitis C, what is the outlook? I don’t believe liver transplant is an option in his case due to his advanced heart failure and generally poor condition. If it is left untreated and he continues to drink (he has at least 3 beers and usually a couple of shots of hard liquor per day. I am desperately trying to make him stop or seek help, but I am not able to), what is likely to happen? If scar tissue continues to build up in his liver, how dangerous is it and what kind of life expectancy does he have? Is it a matter of decades or years/months before his liver gives in completely? How do people with this kind of disease typically die, slowly by wasting away or suddenly? If it is not acute liver failure, what else could it be? Does the complications of Hepatitis C always come from cirrhosis/scarring caused by it, or can it cause symptoms independently without leading to cirrhosis? And is scarring always a sign of cirrhosis or can there be other reasons for it? If so, how likely is it that the scarring does lead to cirrhosis (unless it is the same disease just at different stages) How great is the risk of developing liver cancer? Is this risk increased because of his generally poor health or is it determined by other factors? Please, please, any information at all would be of great help. I know that all these questions should be directed to his doctor, but my husband refuses to let me meet her, and he himself seems to live in denial and doesn’t want to know anything about his disease. This is my reality, and any information you could provide would be gratefully accepted. Thankyou for reading all the way through this long question.

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Scarring of the liver and cirrhosis?
    My husband has just been informed that he has “slight scarring” on the liver and that his liver is enlarged. I have many questions regarding this, but PLEASE, I am looking for serious-minded answers, not for people telling me that he should stop drinking or other kinds of moralizing; it is hard enough as it is. First: the doctor said “there is slight scarring but no sign of cirrhosis”. I don’t quite understand this because I though scarring of the liver IS cirrhosis, although it might be at a very early stage in his case. Also, is an enlarged liver the same thing as fatty liver, or could there be other reasons for it being enlarged? Unfortunately, his main health issue is not the liver but advanced heart failure (severe dilated cardiomyopathy) and also COPD. He was told some years ago that he has Hepatitis C but then it was in a dormant state. Could his Hepatitis C have caused the scarring over time even if it has been in a dormant state? Also, when the scarring has started, is it bound continue? His doctor says that his liver is “working”, although I’m not sure whether she meant that it is working without any problems or working at a diminished capacity. I have done a lot of reading and it seems to me that he has many of the symptoms associated with acute liver failure: itching and small red lesions scattered over his body, a brief (one day) period of yellow skin and vomiting, periods of flu-like symptoms with fever, loss of appetite, severe sleep disturbances, clay-colored stool, brown urine, and his nails have turned very light. Also, he quit smoking, not because of his own determination but because he lost taste for cigarettes, which apparently is a sign of liver failure. He also bruise and bleed very easily, and he is easily fatigued. Many of these symptoms are of course also associated with heart disease, but it seems that they have become worse in the last couple of months. His bleeding and bruising can of course be caused by the heavy doses of coumadin he is on, but it seems that the bruising has gotten worse too. He is also getting easy confused and is becoming more and more forgetful. He is 60 years old. So, this is what I wonder: Can the heart disease and/or the COPD have caused the liver disease, or affect it negatively? And vice versa, what effect does the liver issue have on the heart disease and the COPD? His doctor wrote in the last report that there is no sign of ascites but he keeps saying that he feels very bloated and to me it seems like fluid, not fat. He often complain of discomfort in his lower right side and get winded very easily (also a sign of the heart disease, of course). How serious is this liver problem? If in fact he does have acute liver failure due to Hepatitis C, what is the outlook? I don’t believe liver transplant is an option in his case due to his advanced heart failure and generally poor condition. If it is left untreated and he continues to drink (he has at least 3 beers and usually a couple of shots of hard liquor per day. I am desperately trying to make him stop or seek help, but I am not able to), what is likely to happen? If scar tissue continues to build up in his liver, how dangerous is it and what kind of life expectancy does he have? Is it a matter of decades or years/months before his liver gives in completely? How do people with this kind of disease typically die, slowly by wasting away or suddenly? If it is not acute liver failure, what else could it be? Does the complications of Hepatitis C always come from cirrhosis/scarring caused by it, or can it cause symptoms independently without leading to cirrhosis? And is scarring always a sign of cirrhosis or can there be other reasons for it? If so, how likely is it that the scarring does lead to cirrhosis (unless it is the same disease just at different stages) How great is the risk of developing liver cancer? Is this risk increased because of his generally poor health or is it determined by other factors? Please, please, any information at all would be of great help. I know that all these questions should be directed to his doctor, but my husband refuses to let me meet her, and he himself seems to live in denial and doesn’t want to know anything about his disease. This is my reality, and any information you could provide would be gratefully accepted. Thankyou for reading all the way through this long question.

    • ANSWER:
      Lena, an alcoholic is THE most difficult of all patients to help, especially when you want to do so much. ALL that you describe is due to alcohol. At first alcohol causes liver cells to fill with fat and produce an enlarged fatty liver which alone has caused sudden death. In time, as liver cells die, scarring results and can then progress (under the microscope) to produce a smaller scarred liver called alcoholic cirrhosis. The liver then produces inadequate clotting factors which can produce skin and other hemorrhages, as well as leak fluid into the belly (ascites), and change blood circulation to overload and damage an eenlarging heart under strain as well as dilated, thin-walled esophageal veins (varices) which can anytime suddenly rupture as great quantities of blood are coughed up. Hepatitis c also damages the liver and is believed to be a cause of liver cancer. As long as your husband continues to drink alcohol, he will continue to go downhill and die in spite of your efforts. Try the phone book or call Al-Anon, an organization for spouses of alcoholics for much more information on how to deal with your extremely difficult situation. You cannot go it alone and expect and success.

  7. QUESTION:
    My husband is no fun since he quit drinking?
    My husband and I have always had a taste for the good life. Fine wine, cocktails, fancy restaurants, etc. My husband in particular has a strong passion for spirits and wine. He actually built a bar in the basement that rivals many I’ve seen in five-star restaurants.

    Unfortunately, my husband had to quit drinking a few months ago at the advice of his personal physician. The doctor ran some blood work and informed my husband that his liver enzymes were elevated. Upon further testing, they discovered that he also showed the early signs of liver disease.

    Anyway, at first I was fully supportive of him abstaining from alcohol . I mean, he’s my husband and I care about his health and well-being. However, these past two months I’ve noticed some significant changes in his personality and even his appearance.

    I can’t quite put my finger on it, but my husband seems to have lost that “spark” that he once had. He rarely wants to go out anymore. In fact he barely even leaves the house at all. His voice has become sort of dull and flat; almost emotionless. He’s lost contact with many of his friends and work acquaintances.

    Our love life has taken a significant turn for the worse as well. His libido has just gone kaput. Marital relations have become a chore for him now instead of an integral and enjoyable part of our marriage.

    I’d also estimate that he’s lost about 20-25lbs. The weight loss is even affecting the structure of his face. This is not the man I married.

    Suffice to say, I WANT MY HUSBAND BACK!

    It’s my understanding that liver disease is a very slowly progressive disease. He probably has decades of binge-drinking in him before any significant problems arise. How can I convince him to disregard his doctor’s instructions and live life to its fullest again?

    • ANSWER:
      he’s depressed because without the alcohol clouding his brain he has realized what a selfish bitch of a wife he has.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are the effects of tylonol and alchohol combinations
    first of all, im going to the doctor tommrow to figure this out but i want some opinions tonite. okay so right now im trying to figure out if i have a liver problem or if its just a cold or if this is all in my head. Three days ago i ended up taking 3 grams of tylonol during the whole day, the next day i 1.5grams in the morning and ended up going to a party that night and i drank half of a 1.75 liter of captin morgan. I’m a male and only weigh 140 pounds. The next day i wake up about 10:00 with no hangover, i go home and fall asleep until 6:00 in the afternoon, the whole day i feel weak and tired, no nausea or anything, no irregular bowl movements. i couldnt eat all day or today and havnt had a cigarette. I woke up this morning and felt very very strange, i didnt know why but i had extreme depression (i havnt felt depressed at all for over a year) i was on the urge of crying and breaking down every second. i went to my freinds house and it made me feel better. Rght now i feel fine except just a little feeling of some sort of sickness. Should i be concerned about liver disease because alot of my symptoms are described online as signs of liver diease but i also made out with a girl at that party who says she has a cold today which makes it even more confusing. should i be concerned or would i know if i was in a fatal situation with my liver?

    • ANSWER:
      renal failure, liver damage, death. Never mix alcohol and tylenol. 3 grams of tylenol in what span of time…you cannot take more than one gram every 8 hrs.

  9. QUESTION:
    Gaucher’s Disease?
    I need some picture of Gaucher’s Disease.p
    Gaucher disease is an inherited metabolic disorder in which harmful quantities of a fatty substance called glucocerebroside accumulate in the spleen, liver, lungs, bone marrow, and sometimes in the brain. There are three types of Gaucher disease. The first category, called type 1, is by far the most common. Patients in this group usually bruise easily and experience fatigue due to anemia and low blood platelets. They also have an enlarged liver and spleen, skeletal disorders, and, in some instances, lung and kidney impairment. There are no signs of brain involvement. Symptoms can appear at any age. In type 2 Gaucher disease, liver and spleen enlargement are apparent by 3 months of age. Patients have extensive and progressive brain damage and usually die by 2 years of age. In the third category, called type 3, liver and spleen enlargement is variable, and signs of brain involvement such as seizures gradually become apparent. All Gaucher patients exhibit a deficiency of an enzyme called glucocerebrosidase that is involved in the breakdown and recycling of glucocerebroside. The buildup of this fatty material within cells prevents the cells and organs from functioning properly. Gaucher disease is one of several lipid storage diseases.

    • ANSWER:
      I found some pictures by using these sites. I hope that was helpful.

  10. QUESTION:
    Do I possibly have leukemia or some other blood disease? ADVICE FROM EXPERIENCED/ or DOCS?
    my symptoms are, and noted beggining about a year ago, disapearing and reapearing regulary but not serious, but recently symptoms have returned elevated and much more serious then past experiences, symptoms include…

    bleeding gums, paleness, red dots on skin that are itchy, patchy red palms,, white fingernails under nail, yellowing at tip of fingures, fatigue, joint pain. wrestlessness, trouble waking up. (sleep long hours) sometimes bed at 8pm and up at 4-6pm the next day. and swallen lymph nodes in my lower neck and under my jaw…. (SINCE THIS NIGHT I HAVE DEVELOPED BUMPS UNDER MY LEFT ARMPIT AND CHEST PAIN) I also am beggining to feel ill, feels like the flu, but rather strange as my headache will go and come back in a different area…

    Here is my doctors summary from saturday night. when i attended the emergancy dept…

    (Jaime Waters presented to Box Hill hospital Emergancy Department on 07 Aug 2010 at 15:40

    ED Diagnosis: Bleeding disorder for investagation
    History of presenting Complaint: 20 y.o male presented with 2 month histroy of bleeding gum and joint pain with no significant background histroy.

    Patient first noticed gum bleeding at least 3 or more months ago after brushing, since then bleeding has become more consistant, bleeding lasting now upto 10 minuts after brushing. also noticed incease of joint pain mainly on MCP joint and knee joints over this period of time.

    Bleeding has worsened over the past 5 days and become consistant in the past 2 days. patient now also complains of lethargy and weakness in this time frame.

    smoker since 14

    heavy drinker; usually 2-4 bottles a week.
    Last alcohol yesterday 1/2 bottle bourben.

    No family history of bleeding disorder, auto immune disease or leukemia.

    Resting tremor noted, no heptic flap, no obvious brusing/petechae
    No sign of chronic liver disease
    No conjuctiva pallor, no scleral jaundice

    chest clear
    abdo soft tender, no oragomegaly

    Oral examination – no active gum bleeding, no obvious gingervitis, tonsil not enlarged.

    tender submental lymph node bilaterally R>L
    Palpable R cervical lymph nodes
    Thyroid not enlarged

    stiffness of mcp joint both hands no tenderness on palpation and movement

    Managment: FBE/U+E/Coags/LFT/CRP
    may need medical refferal for bleeding disorder

    Results/outcome: Neutrophilia and increase WCC
    Normal LFT and Coagulation profile hb166

    Refferals and followup: Need LMO follow up for investagation of autoimmune disease and thrombolic screening,

    patient wil need new LMO for follow up and observation of progression.)

    in this letter not all my symptoms are noted. but i hav put as much as i can think of before i added this letter, also the doctor told me im developing a little bit of anemia but was nothing to be concerned about at this time and that i needed to be observed over the next few weeks for a diagnosis of whats happening. and refferd me to a GP.

    can anyone offer me advice?

    since seeing the doctor my under left armpit has become sore and stiff, my left hip bone upper left beg bone has began to ache with worsening bleeding of gums. and consistant taste of blood in mouth. im very confused and worried about whats goin on… advice?

    • ANSWER:
      When you go to that referral, ask them to test you for Lyme’s disease. I have a friend with similar symptoms and it turned out to be Lyme’s disease. Have you been camping or in the woods lately? Even if you haven’t, deer tics can be in tall grass and you don’t even know they are on you. It doesn’t sound like cancer to me
      I hope you find out what this is. Be well

  11. QUESTION:
    Boarderline blood results for Diabetis, any advise to prevent it getting worse please?
    I had Pagets disease of the breast & grades 3 & 2 breast cancer in 2003, its possible now I could have bowel cancer & I am totally devestated, the GP also said my FBC showed the first signs of Diabetis that needs monitoring but no other treetment at the moment. All my other bloods were fine, ie. liver, cholesterol, hormone, ect.. Have you any advice on how to help prevent it getting any worse please?

    • ANSWER:
      First I’ll keep you in my prays…2ed…do you have an oncologist? and 3rd the borderline diabetes….lose wt if your over wt….exersize…..nothing white ,,,,smile,…like no White bread no white potatoes …no white rice….and then cut that sugary food way back…candy cookies…you get the idea…but don’t just take my advice ….run this across your doctor what do your doctors say? and by the way stay away from the fruit juices …you Can eat the whole fruit in the natural form…just not that bottled juice…OK …good luck and prays go with you.

  12. QUESTION:
    How do you report a landlord who has a mold infested home he rents. I lived there and was very sick.?
    We rented a home in Cedar Park Tx. We had to sign a lease and the home looked fine at first. Mold appeared everywhere. In the lease it was stated that we were responsible for mold. There wasn’t any when we first looked at the house but weren’t able to move in for a month due to the landlord working on it. There was mold everywhere. Under every sink, the showers, etc. I called him and he said oh well. I got very sick, had headaches and thought I had the flu all of the time. I got a liver disease and we finally were able to buy a new home. I have not been sick since. He has re rented this property. He is a slum lord. My question is how do you stop these people? Who do you call?

    • ANSWER:
      Report it not only to the Health Dept. but also report him to the Better Business Bureau. He may have other properties that have a similar problem and others, maybe children are getting sick. I am not sure about your state laws, but he may actually be responsible for your medical bills as well.
      If you made a “check list” when you moved in and had put the mold on it, he IS responsible for any health problems directly connected to it. The Health Dept. should have the law on that.
      I wish you better health!

  13. QUESTION:
    Have you been tested for Hepatitis C?
    Many factors of getting hcv….your dentist, your tatoos, peircings, surgery of any kind, sharing drugs, no matter what kind. Mass incoculations. Sharing toothbrushes, razors and being in the service. Very rarely is HCV spread through sexual intercourse because not normally is there a passage allowing transfer. HCV is not an STD. It is a liver disease that kills!

    There is no vaccine for hcv. HCV is spread through transfer of blood. It is a blood borne infection infecti that can take up to 10 years before you realize you have it. Doctors simplify their blood labs and even though the ALT and AST levels in your blood shows withint normal ranges, you can still harbor active HCV.
    Symptoms of HCV vary and is wide spread. Skin rashes, hair loss, weight loss, severe fatigue and lethargy, Depression (usually the first sign or), other mental illnesses. HCV resides, once in your body, in every organ, every tissue. It can affect the heart, lungs, kidney’s.
    HCV KILLS THOUSANDS EVERY YEAR.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I get tested every year during my annual. Both my parents “had” and my stepdad “has” Hep C. When I found out, after my mom died, I immediately called my doctor for an appt. That was in 2002. I know that they all got from sharing needles with one another. And I don’t know how long they had it. My dad died in 1990 and he had it then, sooooooo?????? Thanks for all the information. Take care. :)

  14. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know,where can I find?
    This past Sunday Night, one of my Chihuahuas named Gigi, who meant everything to me and my family, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home, after a long battle with Liver Disease! She was only 2 1/2 years old! It’s a long story! If you want to know what happened, just email me and I’ll tell you! Just to let everyone know, Gigi, had been under WEEKLY,Constant Veterinary Care, since the very first time, she showed me signs that something was very wrong, I took her to the vet the next morning, and she was diagnosed about 6 months ago. I have had so many family members and awesome friends, that have been there for me, day and night, and supported me! There is not enough room to write down everything here, that they have done, in comforting me and helping my family. I want to find some poetry, or anything similar, (maybe you would not mind, helping me, put a special letter together, to Thank them, ( because I can’t think straight right now, and my brain is on overload), with some nice words, to express to them, what it means to me, and how Thankful I am, for having them around me! My familiy and my friends, have been there for me, day and night, and I wanted to know, if any of you know about, different sites (Links), you can pass on to me, that I can check out, that would express to them, how awesome, they have all been to me and to Thank them, for their constant support, in more ways than one! If you do know of any links, that can possibly help me in puttting something together, please provide them in your answer! I Thank You All For Your Help!
    I Am Extremely Heartbroken, Shocked, and and Haven’t stopped crying, since Gigi’s death!
    This is Gigi, when she was a baby!http://i32.tinypic.com/1zja78.jpg
    This is Gigi, when she was a little older!

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    Rest In Peace,My Sweet Gigi! I Love You, I Miss You Terribly, Life around here, is so Empty and very lonely, without you with us! You we our Special Angel! I’ll see you at The Rainbow Bridge! Play and Sleep With The Angels, My Little Love!
    NOTE: Some of you may think, that she was just a dog, so big deal, but if you knew her story, you would not be making those kinds of remarks!

    • ANSWER:
      I know your pain ,and there isnt enough right words to help with that right now. I lost my little lad of 16 yrs to kidney failure and we cried day and night coz he left such a huge hole in our lives. It took us over 7yrs to begin to consider another. Know it will ease one day, know you did your best to love and care for her and she in return loved you implicitly for it. May she rest in peace sweet little lovely lass and hopefully find my little boy to play with on the other side. I would think no one who knows of your love for her will expect you to be able to function right for some time. Your poem will and should come from your heart when it is not so heavy with sorrow right now. I am sure they will understand. Bless you for being such a loving soul for your little dog. Take care.

  15. QUESTION:
    Can you help me re-write these sentences in a different way?
    By changing the words and the structure, but without changing their meaning.

    for Example:
    original sentence: Sudden and severe weight loss. This is the first symptom most people think of when they hear the word anorexia, but really it just one of many signs of anorexia.

    Changed: Although sudden and severe weight lose is just one of many signs of anorexia, it is the first symptom most people think of when they hear the word anorexia.
    **************************************…
    I need your help to finish these, Im not asking you to do all of them.. but as much as you can. But please to it perfectly.. an English project requires proper English.

    4.Withdrawal from social situations, especially those involving food. People with anorexia often avoid eating in public. They also want to avoid situations in which others might express concern about their eating habits or their weight.
    5.Lying about their weight and how much food they eat. People with anorexia may pretend to eat in order to avoid confrontations about their condition. They may also insist that they are not hungry, even when it’s been a long time since their last meal.
    6.Strange eating habits, such as cutting food a certain way or only eating one food. Anorexic people may experience severe anxiety if their rituals are interrupted or questioned.
    7.Health problems. People with anorexia are subject to a large number of health problems, including weakness, dizziness, and lethargy. These problems are likely due in part to low blood pressure. Another sign you might notice is lack or menstruation. There are many other health problems anorexic people can suffer, but many are not noticeable unless they visit a physician. These can be quite serious problems, though, like osteoporosis (bone loss), liver disease, kidney disease, and a weakened heart muscle that can lead to cardiac arrest. Health problems are one of the more serious signs of anorexia.
    8.Abusing diet pills and/or laxatives. In order to help them lose weight faster, many anorexic people turn to pills. Diet pills, or course, suppress the appetite. Laxatives cause food to move through the system faster, and so fewer calories are absorbed.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I might not re-writing your sentences above in a very compelling manner. I tried and here are they;

      4. Anorexia affected people tend to avoid socializing especially going out and eating on public places. Also, they do not want to talk about their eating habits and weight concerns.

      5. They do not want to talk about their weight and eating habits. Anorexia affected people falsely show to other people that they have a good eating habits. Sometimes they refuse for an invitation to eat, even if they are already hungry.

      6. People affected with anorexia show some unusual eating habits like cutting a food in a particular manner and eating only one type of food. They are very anxious when someone ask them about their behavior.

      7. Some of the heath problems an anorexic may experience are weakness, dizziness, lethargy and lack of menstruation. These may cause from a low blood pressure. Not only these problems be experience, there are other problems can occur but these can be diagnose by a medical professional. Some of these maybe serious ones like osteoporosis, liver and kidney diseases and a cardiac arrest due to the weakening of muscles in the heart. These health problems is a sign of anorexic person.

      8. People with anorexia always use pills to help them reduce weights, oftentimes they overuse it. That’s why they lose their good eating habits. Also, they will use laxatives. This can speed up the movement of food inside the body, bypassing the body’s absorption of calories.

  16. QUESTION:
    Thoughts on this excerpt?
    It’s an excerpt from a book I’m starting…the character here is going to be the mother of my primary character.

    Chapter One

    1992

    Angela Hubbard pulled up her shirt sleeves and dug into the corpse.

    Unlike the other medical students at the University of Michigan, Angela had no qualms about making a T-cut across the chest of a human body. This particular one was an older man with snowy white hair, sun spots patterning his cheeks, and a pale moustache that drooped past his chin. He also had a clogged colon and a rather large heart for a man of his size upon first glance; a detailed investigation revealed scarring of the maroon sac-like organ on the right side of his body.

    Their professor shouted out across the laboratory, “Can anyone determine their cadaver’s cause of death?”

    “Leukemia?” Angela’s lab partner called out.

    “What number cadaver did you have?” the professor, a sharp-nosed woman barely older than the graduate students themselves, muttered, flipping a paper over. “Fifty-six? No.”

    “Chronic cirrhosis of the liver due to prolonged inebriation,” Angela answered, barely glancing up from the body on the table.

    The professor clapped her hands once, making a student flinch and accidentally slice through her cadaver’s aorta. “Precisely, Miss Hubbard,” the professor said, approval in her voice. “Thank you. Or, in other words,” she added with a grin, “he spent the majority of his life in a state that ranged from being fairly tipsy to being in a drunken coma. All right- Monday’s lecture will be an in-depth description of recognizing signs of cirrhosis and other liver diseases. Have a good weekend, guys. Don’t forget to put your bodies back in the freezer, and clean up. God knows the janitors already hate me enough for that botfly incident.”

    Angela gathered her probes and forceps, washing them in the lab’s sink. As the blood drained off the tools, she heard her lab partner mutter to another student, “Damn. And the Ice Queen strikes again. Frigid is not a cold enough word for her. Always trying to one-up us.”

    “Yeah,” the other student replied. “But if I was having heart surgery, I’d want Hubbard holding the scalpel.”

    Angela smiled as the others left and she wheeled the old man’s cadaver into the university’s body freezer. That’s what I like to hear, she thought to herself. If no one liked her personally- well, that was okay with her. As long as they considered her a fit doctor, they could wish her to the ninth circle of hell if they liked.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s not bad for a first draft. Drop the first sentence and begin with the second, other than that you should continue on and finish the story before being concerned about any particular part. Stopping after each page, chapter, whatever, is the best way to never finish. Once the story is finished you can return to the beginning and easily fix most of your errors because you won’t be as close to it as you are now.

  17. QUESTION:
    PLEASE HELP….?!?!?!?
    ok my mom doesn’t want to go to the doctor but i am really worried she has bleeding when she goes to the restroom to poop, she has bruises and this little red dots on her legs and she says her legs really hurt she is a waitress. for some reason it occur to me that she may have leukemia and i checked and article for the symptoms and this is what it said:

    In many cases, the first signs and symptoms of leukemia are nonspecific (vague). Early signs also may occur with other types of cancer or with other medical conditions. Although leukemia signs and symptoms vary depending on the type of disease, there are some general features. Broad symptoms of leukemia include the following:

    Fatigue
    Malaise (vague feeling of bodily discomfort)
    Abnormal bleeding
    Excessive bruising
    Weakness
    Reduced exercise tolerance
    Weight loss
    Bone or joint pain
    Infection and fever
    Abdominal pain or “fullness”
    Enlarged spleen, lymph nodes, and liver

    Chronic leukemia often goes undetected for many years and may be identified in a routine blood test. In fact, nearly one in five chronic leukemia patients do not report symptoms at the time of diagnosis. Most symptoms of acute leukemia are caused by low levels of normal blood cells, which is due to overcrowding of the blood-forming bone marrow by leukemia cells.

    she doesn’t eat that much either because she says she feels like she is going to vomit, PLEASE HELP. (how can i convince her to go to the doctor)
    THANKS
    other symptom
    Tiny red spots in your skin (petechiae)
    but how can i tell her it may be leukimia she doesn’t know what it may be and i really don’t want to make her sad right now.

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    Ok technically I have two questions: One: do all hospitals in America have to follow the same guidelines/?
    procedures that the Federal government sets forth, for example is there one stand alone federal medical agency that says for example you have to get a blood test that tests for liver disease before you get on birth control and all hospitals have to do this under penalty of law, or can individual hospitals do whatever they want and set up their own standards. I’d think when it comes to safety, all should follow the same suit, otherwise it’s chaos. Question two, what is the best books you can buy that deals with disease description and the procedures that doctors must follow when administering certain services-like for example what must be done first to put someone on a specific prescription, what’s a tell-tale sign of a certain disease and then what tests must be run and so on..

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    How effective is Clavamox at treating Infections?
    I just got back from another visit with the vet, with my 3.2 pound Chihuahua Zoe, who was diagnosed with Liver Disease almost 4 months ago! Her ALT numbers are off the scale and the vet is seriously thinking about doing a Liver Biopsy soon, but he said today, that he suspects that she may have an infection in her liver, that may be causing her levels to be so high and off the scale and wants to try her on Clavamox, 1/4 tab twice a day, (125mg tabs cut in quarters)first, for one week, then next week do more bloodwork, to see if that helps lower the ALT count, before he decides to open up such a tiny dog! He said if the numbers come down, that he won’t have to do a Liver Biopsy, and she will just have to be on certain medications to keep everything under control, for the rest of her life, and she will live a normal life! She is doing great right now, running around like a little Energizer Bunny, chasing and playing with my other Chis, eating well, drinking etc… When the vet asked me how she is doing, I told him, that if I did not know for a fact, that she was so sick, that I would never even suspect she was sick, because she is not showing any signs of being sick! He agreed, and said he was amazed, that for such a Tiny Runt, and because of the fact that she has Liver Disease and has lived past 6 months (she’s 1 year old), that she is a very strong dog, and that for a dog being as sick as she is, she has a much better chance of surviving now. She is definitely a little fighter! I just lost Gigi, one of my other dogs recently, and told him, that I could not bear to lose Zoe too, and his response to me was, “We are not going to lose Zoe”! Both Gigi and Zoe were seeing a different vet, at the time I lost Gigi! I have since then switched vets! I am holding onto those words the new vet told me about Zoe and hoping he’s right! I just wanted to know if anyone has given Clavamox to their dogs and if it helped the situation your dog was in!? I would love to hear your stories! I would also like to ask, if you can please say a prayer for Zoe, to come through this whole nightmare, and for everything to go well and in her favor! I would greatly appreciate that! The poor little thing has been poked, prodded and pestered so much, going to the vet having tests done, etc… in the last 4 months and she never complains! She just sits there patiently, and lets them do whatever they have to do, and still sneaks in a kiss for all of the staff, before we leave to go home! Just wondering, do you think Zoe has a good chance? Do you think she understands that I’m trying to help her, not hurt her? I’m desperate at this point, and need a little hope here! Thanks!
    This is Zoe, before she was diagnosed with Liver Disease!

    http://i38.tinypic.com/inbvix.jpg

    This is Gigi and Zoe, before they were diagnosed with Liver Disease!http://i37.tinypic.com/2up9u9y.jpg
    R.I.P. My little love Gigi! I love you and I miss you so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Chihuahua addict.
      You can bet I will keep you and Zoe in my prayers. I have eight dogs at this time and my Great Pyrenees has been diagnosed with lymphoma. I have lost many of them, and it never gets any better. But I truly believe that Zoe will be ok. I have given Clavamox to my dogs on several occasions, and it works very well. It is sort of the human form of pcn only for dogs. Gosh, it is really hard to believe that a little dog so young could have liver disease. I could understand it if she were older. I’m so sorry about Gigi.She looks so sweet.I lost my little Yorkie a little over a year ago, and believe me, it still hurts. But Zoe is going to be just fine. Big Hugs to you, and remember, I will keep you in my prayers.

  20. QUESTION:
    could some one read over my speech about cancer? and tell me if it’s any good? thankyu.?
    Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat. Says Sid the cancer council seagull. Although this slogan is commonly used across our nation every summer, There is not enough education about sun safety through out our schools.

    Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. The most deadliest and rapid moving cancer of them all. The first sign of melanoma is usually a new spot or an existing mole or freckle that changes in appearance.

    Some of the changes might be that the spot may grow larger. The edges of the spot may look irregular rather than smooth. The spot may be mottled with a range of colours such as brown, black, blue, red, white or light grey. The spot may be itchy or may bleed.

    It’s recommended that you go straight to the doctors when you notice the signs, every few months especially the warmer ones you should get all your moles and freckles checked just to be on the safe side.

    People with fair skin are at higher risk of developing melanoma than those with darker skin. but it is no substitute for sunscreen and adequate protective clothing. During the summer, a long sleeve top, A wide brim hat, Spf 15+ sunscreen, and protective sunglasses are suitable during the scorching summer temperatures.

    “Between 11 and 3, stay under a tree, the best sunscreen of all is absolutely free.” This statement is not true, because even during the coldest times of the year, you can still get sun burnt. And not only that, UV Rays are not the only thing that causes cancer, Tanning booths and Pollution can trigger melanomas.

    Although there are several causes of cancer, There are also many many myths about cancer. I’m sure a majority of you have heard that putting your mobile phone down your shirt or under your pillow of a night, causes cancer. Not true, I can assure you of that.
    There is no proven study of any kind. Standing too close to your microwave while it’s cooking food causes cancer, Again, Rubbish, The only way you could possibly get cancer from your microwave is if the seal broke around it and radiation leaked out from it. Myth number 3).

    Household bug sprays cause cancer, Sleeping with an underwire bra causes cancer, Photocopying a body part causes cancer, applying sunscreen once a day will keep you safe from UV rays, You can’t get burnt when you’re in the snow. Not one of these statements are true.

    I recently had a personal experience with melanoma, I watched my friend go through a grueling death. Which only took 6 weeks from diagnosis to kill her. I buried a friend of 18 years in which melanoma was discovered in her left arm, and with many so called “successful operations” she was deemed clear of the disease but only one month later, the melanoma had shot up into her liver, which had rapidly caused her demise.

    Painfully killing her within 6 weeks. It was an awful experience to witness, The lady was in significant pain which could only be controlled by morphine. The tumour on her liver was so massive that it looked like she was having twins, but the rest of her body had withered away.

    Leaving the image of a prisoner of war. I can’t believe how aggressive this disease is,no amount of pain killers could stop her pain. And the amazing down hill fall in 2 days was astonishing. She couldn’t eat, Couldn’t sleep.

    Couldn’t walk, She was so weak that she was in and out of conscience Her mouth was so dehydrated, her lips were cracked, and her tongue looked like an 100 year old cockatoo’s tongue.

    Cancer research has come such a long way in the past 2 decades. When you were diagnosed with cancer back then, I was like almost a death sentence. But now with cancer research and treatments, such as radiology and chemotherapy and certain medications, a lot can be cured it’s just when it reaches the vital organs, ie. Liver, lungs, bowel, the survival rate drops dramatically,

    A lot of people these days who have passed on from cancer, their families request that donations to the cancer council are made in lieu of flowers, so more money can be put in to research. Instead of money being wasted on flowers and dying like their loved ones.

    The remarkable thing about this is that she had been to the doctors about a suspicious lump in her arm attached to a freckle. This went undiagnosed. So to anyone out there, don’t be afraid to get a second opinion, or 3rd if you are unsatisfied. If you have any enquiries call the cancer council now, 13 11 20. This is dedicated to my friend Anne Wesner, rest in peace.

    _————————–

    Keep in mind, i’m 15. anything i should add? please answer
    nah, she was 50. my mum knew her for 18 years. so i knew her my whole life

    • ANSWER:
      i’m a two time AML Leukemia survivor. You have my stamp of approval. I know how you feel about loosing good friends. I lost two. It’s tough to watch someone slowly die. God bless her soul.

  21. QUESTION:
    i need an extra two minutes on my speech about melanoma? can someone read it and help me add anything?
    Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat. Says Sid the cancer council seagull. Although this slogan is commonly used across our nation every summer, There is not enough education about sun safety through out our schools.

    Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. The most deadliest and rapid moving cancer of them all. The first sign of melanoma is usually a new spot or an existing mole or freckle that changes in appearance.

    Some of the changes might be that the spot may grow larger. The edges of the spot may look irregular rather than smooth. The spot may be mottled with a range of colours such as brown, black, blue, red, white or light grey. The spot may be itchy or may bleed.

    It’s recommended that you go straight to the doctors when you notice the signs, every few months especially the warmer ones you should get all your moles and freckles checked just to be on the safe side.

    People with fair skin are at higher risk of developing melanoma than those with darker skin. but it is no substitute for sunscreen and adequate protective clothing. During the summer, a long sleeve top, A wide brim hat, Spf 15+ sunscreen, and protective sunglasses are suitable during the scorching summer temperatures.

    “Between 11 and 3, stay under a tree, the best sunscreen of all is absolutely free.” This statement is not true, because even during the coldest times of the year, you can still get sun burnt. And not only that, UV Rays are not the only thing that causes cancer, Tanning booths and Pollution can trigger melanomas.

    Although there are several causes of cancer, There are also many many myths about cancer. I’m sure a majority of you have heard that putting your mobile phone down your shirt or under your pillow of a night, causes cancer. Not true, I can assure you of that.
    Standing too close to your microwave while it’s cooking food causes cancer, Again, Rubbish, The only way you could possibly get cancer from your microwave is if the seal broke around it and radiation leaked out from it. Myth number 3).

    Household bug sprays cause cancer, Sleeping with an underwire bra causes cancer, Photocopying a body part causes cancer, applying sunscreen once a day will keep you safe from UV rays, You can’t get burnt when you’re in the snow. Not one of these statements are true.

    I recently had a personal experience with melanoma, I watched my friend go through a grueling death. Which only took 6 weeks from diagnosis to kill her. I buried a friend of 15 years in which melanoma was discovered in her left arm, and with many so called “successful operations” she was deemed clear of the disease but only one month later, the melanoma had shot up into her liver, which had rapidly caused her demise.

    Painfully killing her within 6 weeks. It was an awful experience to witness, The lady was in significant pain which could only be controlled by morphine. The tumor on her liver was so massive that it looked like she was having twins, but the rest of her body had withered away.

    Leaving the image of a prisoner of war. I can’t believe how aggressive this disease is. No amount of pain killers could stop her pain. And the amazing down hill fall in 2 days was astonishing. She couldn’t eat, Couldn’t sleep.

    Couldn’t walk, She was so weak that she was in and out of conscience Her mouth was so dehydrated, her lips were cracked, and her tongue looked like an 100 year old cockatoo’s tongue.

    Cancer research has come such a long way in the past 2 decades. When you were diagnosed with cancer back then, It was almost like a death sentence. But now with cancer research and treatments, such as radiology and chemotherapy and certain medications, a lot can be cured it’s just when it reaches the vital organs, ie. Liver, lungs, bowel, the survival rate drops dramatically,

    A lot of people these days who have passed on from cancer, their families request that donations to the cancer council are made in lieu of flowers, so more money can be put in to research. Instead of money being wasted on flowers and dying like their loved ones.

    The remarkable thing about this is that she had been to the doctors about a suspicious lump in her arm attached to a freckle. This went undiagnosed. So to anyone out there, don’t be afraid to get a second opinion, or 3rd if you are unsatisfied. If you have any enquiries call the cancer council now, 13 11 20. This is dedicated to my friend Anne Wesner, rest in peace.

    ___________________
    I’m 15. Is there anything at all i should add?
    give me some lines, or paraghraphs or sentences that i should add to it.

    Anythign thankyou!

    Thankyou, last answerer.
    Yes i know there are many eling errors, but it’s only because I haven’t edited yet, and yes I had planned to practice outloud haha

    should I add this too?

    There are many different cancer fundraisers, for different kinds of cancers.

    World Cancer Day is marked on February 4th to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

    Jeans for Genes is a major fundraiser of the Children’s Medical Research Institute.
    This includes Jeans for Genes Day, events, exhibitions and other FUNdraising events throughout the year.

    Daffodil Day is the largest fundraising event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the day of the year we invite all Australians to unite and lend their support to the fight against cancer.

    The money raised will help the Cancer Council to fund essential services, education and research programs, making a difference to lives of people with cancer today, and helping to protect lives tomorrow?

    • ANSWER:
      Can you use visuals, like a PowerPoint to accompany your speech. If so, not only could you actually show what everyone should look for, but it would also slow you down by at least 2 minutes.

      Also, if you wrote this speech on your own, for 15, you are an amazing writer. Run it thru spell check, there are just a few minor type-o’s. Seriously, I’ve seen many speeches in my college classes and most are not as well written as yours.

      Also, practice your speech outloud at home before you give it to your class. This really helped me (even though I felt like a dork). It got me over being nervous.

  22. QUESTION:
    Why are my puppies hind legs not functioning?
    I have a 9 week old yellow labrador retriever and when I got her she was perfectly fine. Seemed healthy to me. Running normally and going on regular walks, she was fine. Took her to the vet for her first visit since i’ve gotten her and the vet said she’s healthy but recommends me to give my puppy some pup vitamins. Anyway, when she was 8 1/2 weeks old (just 4 days ago) her hind legs looked as if they sporadically grew. Her hind legs were alot longer then her front paws.All in a matter of 4 hours. Anyway, I also started noticing she’s been walking funny, her hips stick out alot and she’ll have a little trouble getting up. I thought she just needed to get used to her legs that grew. Yesterday, I’ve noticed all of the crazy things she’s been doing since her legs grew has gotten worst. She can’t squat to pee or #2 anymore, get up when she’s sitting or laying, or sit with her knees bent. Also, she’ll fall over every time she tries to walk (hind legs would just collapse and she would use her front paws to slide to wherever she’d wanna go). I took her straight to the vet. Took X-rays and they couldn’t find any signs of fracture or signs of bones growing irregular and her hips were perfect. They thought it might be from a dis functional organ (liver disease or so) so we did some blood work and she was fine! They can’t figure out what’s wrong. They squeezed and pinched her hind leg paws and her legs and she’d squeal from the pain so she is able to feel pain there. For now I’m just massaging her hind legs and filling up my tub with warm water and letting her kinda swim around to keep the back legs moving and circulating. She’s still a playful little pup and no changes in eating habbits. I’ve done so much research of almost all of the possibilities but from all the test it doesn’t seem like it can be it. Does anyone know what this may be?
    I did a hip dysplacia screening. She’s clear on that. Took X-rays from all different directions including her tail and didn’t find anything. The last thing that they can think of is a neurological problem. To be honest I don’t have the money for it and if it is a neorological problem they usually aren’t cure-able. I did more research and I think it’s Degenerative Myelopathy or Cervical Vertebral Instability (wobller syndrome). Taking her to the vet again tomorow. Also, I called the breeder and she’s going to refund my money back and talk to her husband and maybe refund all the vet costs but this won’t help with all the emotional things we’re going through. Even though we’ve only had her for 2 weeks my husband and I have gotten so attached to our Roxy (the puppy). Wish me luck and pray for her please!

    • ANSWER:
      Contact your breeder or the person that you bought the pup from and ask them if they have seen this in their pups before or if the parents grew like this, hopefully you didn’t get him from and irresponsible back yard breeder and or a puppy mill or a puppy store an they did health test and the parents have their hips certificated and that they didn’t grow like this. I also recommend going to a specialist that deals with bones or hips and that it will give you his opinion, and get a full xray of the puppy, maybe when she gets weeks older like 11 weeks old you can repeat the xrays and hopefully her problems will be gone.
      hope your puppy gets better.

      oh and its good you are stimulating her legs i believe it will help her.

      if she gets older and she still has this problem then contact your vet and get more opinions from other vets and if this problem goes away i would still take regular x rays to know whats going on.

      ADD: In cervical vertebral instability, there is compression of the spinal cord in the neck (cervical) region. There are seven vertebrae in the neck which surround and protect the spinal cord. Movement between these bones allows normal movement of the neck. With this condition, there are abnormalities in the structure of the vertebrae, of the ligaments that connect them, and/or of the disks between them. The reasons for these abnormalities are not clear; inheritance is a factor, and overfeeding in rapidly-growing large breed dogs is also thought to play a role.

      The result is instability between adjacent vertebrae, narrowing (stenosis) of the spinal canal, and pressure on the spinal cord. The consequences of compression of the spinal cord in the neck region are weakness and incoordination in all 4 legs – hence the name “wobbler”.

      http://www.upei.ca/cidd/Diseases/musculoskeletal/wobblers.htm

      I am glad your breeder is working with you to sad you may lose a beloved pet, my heart really goes out to you.
      This reminds me of my beloved Margarita She was a beautiful young Doberman that a 5 months old she suddenly drop dead apparently she died from a heart problem I contacted My breeder gave me the run around for a wile but after I threaten to sue her she cooperated with me gave me back my money including my deposit, and enough to cover my sweat margaritas vet bills and her cremation.

      hope everything turns out ok and my heart goes out to you.

  23. QUESTION:
    Help…..my husband is drinking again……?
    Hi
    I have posted on here now quiet a few times. So I thought why not one more eh…..
    Basically my husband has an alcohol problem, he has been into hospital now 5 times because of alcoholic seizures. The last one being on saturday just gone, he was trying to stop, but had a fit at home, got him to hospital and he had another one. But they dis-charged him on the same day which I found suprising. Usually he will get detoxed and then back out again. Basically, the last time he was in hospital, he was in hospital for over 2 weeks and he had had jaundice. He is diagnosed with alcoholic liver disease. But he now thinks that he can still have the occassional drink, when he quite clearly can not. He had been drinking again on and off for since before xmas, he has gone cold turkey at home about 3 times. I eneded up walking out over a week ago because I could not take any more of the verbal abuse from him and just him in general being drunk. He does not seem to realise what he has put me through and his family. Anyway whilst I was away he was back to drinking vodka, the 75cl bottles per day. I think…well he told me he had had about 3 of these, I really do not know where he got the money from. He was all upset that I had left etc etc and wanted me to come home. But I kept saying to him that until he showed me signs that he was trying and wanted me to come home then I would be staying away, I was hoping that this would kick him into action and try and do somethng but quite clearly not as he drank more. I went back home on Friday as I promised I would as we would then have the weekend to sort things out and sort him out and see what we were going to do. He wasn’t drunk, but had had about 7 drinks that day. Now I know more than anyone that you smetimes can not just take drink out of the equasion as this is why he has eneded up having seizures, withdrawls…so that was fine, (Well not fine ) so then then next day he was going to have just a couple with a view to not having any on the sunday. Hwever on Saturday morning he ended up having a seizure at home, called the emergency, he seemed to come round quite quickly though. We had to wait in the A & E dept, whilst waiting he started being sick again, and then he had another fit, which they gave him stuff for and seemed to knock him out for a while. Anyway, they discharged him – which suprised me in the first place. But now he is in alot of pain with his back – I think the force of the fits have caused this, but he is in so much agonly to move he is uncomfortable. But now he has gone back into angry mode, when I spoke to him on friday we talked about rehab – I have looked into it and the NHS can provide it as long as all other avenues have been sought which in this case I think that they have. He agreed to do this and all sorts. Now today he is just shouting at everyvody, he has really upset me, whilst I am at work. Shouting at his mom, thinking we are talking about him behind his back, told me I can’t speak to his mom and dad about anything, he is just being un bearable again and I really don’t know what to do, he won’t go to the doctors like we had spoken about. He is a 35 year old man, very selfish, lucky to still have me and his parents to look after him, but I am really at the end of my tether at the moment with him. He mocks me all the time, keeps saying its my fault what happened on saturday, if I had been there with him last week he would not have drank and this would not have happened, he is being vile, very selfish and no regard for anyone feelings other than his own. Any advice would be appreciated. This has caused me illness, stress like you would not believe, can not concentrate on my job where I am the manager so thats not very good……I give up…
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I have read this whole thing about your husbands drunken escapades plus him trying to dry out on his own, etc. to only have him continue to drink time and time again. This is your life sweetie, and only you can change it. You cannot change him. You and his parents only enable him to continue to drink. An alcoholic is very manipulative with making empty promises and using anything they can against you to get what they want. All they love is booze, nothing else matters. Do you really want to live with someone like this? Is this what you imagined your life would be like when you took your vows?

      It’s really quite simple. If you want your life to continue as it is, then go ahead and continue to enable him. Maybe between you and his parents can love him to death and I mean that literally. I would have left this drunk a long time ago and would have never looked back as I went. You let him abuse you. You let him manipulate you. You let him control you. The best thing you did was leave him for a very short time, but you came back. The choice is yours as to whether or not you want this chaos in your life. It only gets worse in time because the drinking is going to progress to cirrhosis, so that means you will then have a very sick belligerent drunk on your hands to take care of. Of course, he will try to make you feel sorry for him and you will. I certainly do not envy you. Some women just can’t leave no matter how much crap is laid on them. I hope you aren’t one of them.

  24. QUESTION:
    My best friend has a disease?
    It’s similar to lupus, but not exactly the same. I don’t remember what it’s called. If you know what lupus is, you know that it can cause some serious health problems. Obviously it affects my friend’s life a lot. I know that, but sometimes I just think she takes it too far. It is literally her excuse for everything. She wants to be a doctor, but she is constantly telling me that she just isn’t smart enough and her grades aren’t good enough to get into med school. The thing is, from what I can see, she is definitely smart enough, but she is always procrastinating on her school work (we are both in college, btw). I know that at least two or three times this semester she has used her disease as an excuse to make her feel better for procrastinating and to get her sympathy from her professors and give her an extension.

    Now, I will give to her that one of the times she was in the ER for about a day and wound up missing a test which her teacher was going to let her make up. This was about a month and a half ago. I talked to her the other day and she was getting all stressed out and depressed because she still hasn’t made up the test and now she’s saying that she doesn’t have time to take it and even if she does take it she would probably fail. The reason she doesn’t have time to take it? Because all of those assignments she got extensions for she still hasn’t done. Now, does she have anyone or anything (disease, or whatever) to blame for that? In my opinion, no.

    Last night she was working on a paper that’s due today that she hadn’t started working on until then. Supposedly she spent five hours looking for sources and only found 3 out of 5. On the other hand, she spent most of those five hours talking to me and I know very well that she was doing other things. She has even told me herself that she looks for distractions. Then around 10 pm she told me basically that it was useless trying and she was just going to stop bothering and skip class tomorrow. By then, I was just about sick of listening to her whine, which she had been doing for pretty much the whole time we were talking, and that was just the last straw for me. In my opinion, she should not have procrastinated in the first place, but since she did procrastinate, she needed to take responsibility for that and if that grade was really as important to her as she made it seem, she needed to be willing to make sacrifices, like staying up all night, in order to get it finished. But she wasn’t going to do that. I tried to stay calm and give her advice, and I sent her some lyrics to a song that I thought would make her feel better. At which point she said something really bitchy to me. And then I couldn’t take it anymore.

    I basically told her, this is the shortened version, that if she really wanted to make good grades she needed to stop procrastinating all the time and quit using her disease as an excuse. And she flew off the handle. Now, I myself am not much of one to be talking on procrastinating, I will admit it. But the difference is, that when I do procrastinate I am at least willing to accept that I caused this problem for myself and do what it takes to fix it without running away. She said to me, “This coming from you? Piss off.” And then she signed off the IM. I called her she hung up on me. I called her again and left her a message (at this point I was pretty much in tears because I know she is not a very forgiving person and I thought I was going to lose my best friend) apologizing and telling her I was out of line.

    So what I want to know is if I was really out of line. I know that I probably shouldn’t have said something like that over IM, but I was upset and couldn’t manage to hold my tongue. Oh I also wanted to mention that afterwards she posted a bulletin on MySpace saying that she works her ass off more than anyone just to get through one day and going on about her liver could fail any day now. In short, she was trying to use her disease as a way to get sympathy from people. Which she does all the time. In my opinion. I try to be sympathetic with her, but when she brings up this disease of hers at least 10 or 20 times a day and acts like she’s the only one problems in the world and that nobody else’s problems matter (you should hear some of the things she says about people), it really just starts to get on my nerves.

    Ok, that’s really it. Please just tell me if I was out of line in what I said and if I am being an insensitive bitch to her. And also please give me some advice on what to do. She texted me last night and is going to call me today so we can talk stuff over.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know what age range you’re in, but when I was 20-22 I was sick. It was a serious condition and I had to have a few surgeries; but I had many, many, many good days that I could be productive. I made every excuse in the book not to do anything. I dropped any class that took any effort. I would go to my part-time job only because I needed the money. I was pretty much wallowing in my condition. I did have a lot of pain and other symptoms that weren’t being controlled and I was so frustrated with the doctors I was seeing. Instead of working through it all, I pretty much wasted my time watching tv, playing games and chatting on-line.

      So keeping that in mind, have compassion; but not too much. Everyone needs bull shit called on them sometimes. If she talks or complains about not doing well in school and its getting on your nerves find a way to change the subject or excuse yourself and walk away. Maybe she’ll get the idea that you don’t want to hear it and will be embarassed that she’s acting dumb. If she doesn’t get the picture, just drop her as a friend. You can’t help someone who can’t help themselves.

  25. QUESTION:
    Can a cat die from Weill’s Disease?
    Hey,

    My cat of 15 years recently died.

    Basically long story but, she had gotten a lump on her chest early this year, she had never been the vets before as she was a really heathly active cat. this lump made her deteriate a little soon after she had gotten it. It started the sizeof a pea and grew quite quickly to about 15mm in width then stopped growing. So i took her and the vet (who I found out recently wasnt even employed by this place and was learning!) he told me not to worry, I could have surgery but I could also see what happens. Because she had suddenly “become a little older” in her ways – she was still fine, playing and purked back up. Because she was old I didnt want to risk her not coming out of the surgery so I waited.

    Since then – January, she got a tiny sheet of lumps, that grew a little fatter but stopped, then another under her armpit but again she was still fine and I was scared to hear to hear that she was really ill.

    I was going on holiday in July of this year, and I got this feeling that I shouldnt be going, that something bad was gunna happen (must be the gypsy in me! lol) but I had to as it was booked for me. I kept checking on her whilst away and my brother said she was alrite and been catching big rats and mice – shes never caught a rat I dont think because she would always bring me was she caught, and she knew I didnt like it so she never caught anything for years lol. he said she wouldnt eat much as if on a protest because I wasnt there, normally shes a really greedy cat. She was looking for me and crying sometimes for me he said which was normal because she used to follow me everywhere.

    So when got home after 2 weeks and first saw her, I said they had kept her well – she looked plump, normally I come home and shes skinnier.
    She wouldnt leave me alone for days, but I noticed something was wrong because her belly looked wierd, like fatter compared to rest.
    I left it because everyone said nothings wrong she looks normal, few days later I noticed it was defiantly getting bigger as she could no longer get through a gate which she could a day earlier.
    I took her to vets and I broke down crying as the vet said all these things wrong – she had heart mumor on both sides, increased lungs and breathing, and mammery tumour which the guy said was ok.
    She reckoned that the lumps must have spread and one was on her liver causing to inflame – Didnt have xray because of all the fuss and she basically said she was going to die.
    I couldnt believe it, within days she was this skinny very ill looking little thing I didnt recognise. I had to take her back weekly for these jabs which didnt really do anything I know but they said was best, she hated the vets so I felt reluctant to take her, I knew had to decide when to have her put down but couldnt. My brother then said that she started not eating as much after she had caught the big rat. I know humans die from, and so can animals, We all suspicious that this caused this. I know she had cancer but I dont believe how quickly she went downhill.
    she then stopped eating, on the second day not eating I said would have her put down friday – this being weds. Thursday come and she did her usual thing since ill and jus laid in garden. I know its cruel and I see that now but I couldnt bring myself to have her put down as I had had her since 3 and at the time It was hard for me to believe she was ill, I was in complete denial about it all.
    later in the afternoon she looked at me funny out in the garden, which she hadnt done since ill. asif to tell me something, so I went to get her and she smelled chicken was eaten and went for it like she was starving – then walked away when i give to her. then she walked away funny, like wobbling over the place and basically fell out the door. I knew I had to take her to the vets there n then. I had read about all these signs that cats are dying,and thinking back it makes sense but I just didnt click at the time. she couldnt walk so she was crawling around the garden to her spot, but really fast. so I rung the vet for half hours time. I went to the shop to get some ink for her paw print and checked her before went and she was just laying there in an odd spot of the garden but I thought Ill be back in 5 so I wont disturb her. come back and she was laying there funny and doing this heavy breath every 10secs, think she was already gone because would wave hand in her face but she didnt blink or move.
    I still havent gotten over this, was near on 4weeks ago now and still hurts like the first.
    I didnt mean to cause her pain but I know I did and will have to live with that now.

    Just want to know if it could have been caused by Weill’s disease, because how happened so fast?

    Sorry about the long story lol tried to shorten it!

    any help would be appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there… first please accept my condolences for the lost of your dearest pet.

      In all honesty, cancer may mostly likely played as the main culprit for the loss of your cat. The reasons are more complicated which makes it difficult to simplify my answer here in Yahoo! Answers.

      Cancer can spread quite rapidly through the body depending on the type it was and adding to the fact, a senior cat is more susceptible to the disease since their bodies and immune system is not as strong as a young cat so it’s more difficult to battle the disease.

      The only way to confirm the cause of your cat’s passing can only be done through a necropsy (autopsy for animals). Most people opt to not do this for a couple reasons (1) cost of the procedure and (2) the added emotional distress is causes to the pet owner.

      It is human nature to replay the possibilities and the “what ifs”, but it only adds to your grieving therefore you truly have to give yourself permission to forgive yourself which will ease the pain.

      There’s a poem that many pet owners find solace in and I’d like to pass this along to you in hopes that it will help you as well: http://www.petloss.com/poems/maingrp/rainbowb.htm

  26. QUESTION:
    What does it take for an alcoholic to realize they are an alcoholic?
    My husband drinks a bottle of wine most every night. He has quit for a few days at a time, said “I feel so much better now that I quit drinking!” and gets hammered again 2 nights later, and then drinks twice as much as usual every night for weeks. He has been diagnosed with alcoholic induced fatty liver disease, he has ruined his credit with drinking debt, he has had to go to the hospital for injuries he sustained from falling down drunk, I talk to him several times a week about his drinking and all the problems with it, it currently is way outside our budget to support his drinking habit, he says he should definitely quit drinking…. but then when I mention the word alcoholic, he says there is no way he is an alcoholic? He insists it is just because he “doesn’t really want to quit, it is something he enjoys”. But a lot of the time he spends drunk, he doesn’t seem very happy. And when he is sober for a few days he says he really feels a lot better then he does when he is drinking.

    What would it take for him to realize and admit that he is an alcoholic? Is it that he defines an alcoholic as someone who can’t go a few nights a month without drinking? Does he think he isn’t an alcoholic because he doesn’t usually go to work drunk?

    His grandfather accidently poured gasoline on himself and caught himself on fire losing the use of his legs while drunk. His uncle committed suicide while drunk. Does he think he isn’t an alcoholic because he isn’t quite “there” yet?

    Will admitting that he is an alcoholic help him? I am thinking it is a very important step to him quitting.

    He is currently hiding his drinking from me. He has empty wine and beer bottles stashed all over the house. He says he has to “go to bed early” then drinks in the bedroom secretly. But still he doesn’t think he’s an alcoholic? How is this possible, and how can he be shown otherwise? Do you think that because he is at least hiding his drinking now that it may be a first step to recovery?

    I’m trying to take it as a hopeful sign that he is saying he wants to quit, saying that he has quit, saying that he knows he needs to quit now and is attempting to hide the evidence of his inability to. Do you think he may be getting close to at least realizing he has a problem?

    How should I confront him about the empties in the house? I’m planning to more thoroughly search the house today while he is at work to make sure I get all of them. So far its been about 12 empty bottles of wine that weren’t there a few weeks ago.
    He asked me not to tell his parents about the fatty liver disease… I’m thinking of threatening to tell them if he doesn’t quit? Worrying his parents REALLY bothers him.

    • ANSWER:
      Contact Alanon

      http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/

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  27. QUESTION:
    Could my cat have a disease besides cancer?
    About 3 weeks ago my cats first symptoms started to arise.
    -Lameness, she started limping in the back left leg first, they gradually all 4 over the next two days.
    xrays showed no signs of any fractures, breaks, fluids or tumors.
    They vet thought it may be tissue damage so they gave her a shot of cortisone which improved her walking until the injection wore off and she was back to limping so i brought her back to the vet he gave her a non-steroid medicine she now is walking fine HOWEVER she then lost her appetite, stopped grooming herself, lost a pound in less then a week and seemed zombie-like. I brought her back to the vet they finally did blood work. Her red blood cell count was low.. she was obviously anemic and her white blood cell count was “alarmingly high”. She was tested for FIV and FELV negative for both and they ran tests on her kidney and livers and both seemed find. The vet did additional xrays and didnt see anything obvious but she did say that something in her stomach area did not look normal but that it could just be that she is a very tiny cat so the image was not clear. There were no obvious masses and my cat is not vomiting nor does she have diarrhea. My cat was given IV fluids, a shot of anti-biotic and steroids. she started feeling great as soon as she got home and had her appetite back and is cleaning herself she feels great today. My question is, if she has cancer, what kind? and if its not cancer what else could it be? thank you any input would be a relief until she goes to the specialist on monday.

    • ANSWER:
      The symptomatology really doesn’t sound like cancer. Cancer doesn’t respond to antibiotics. Since she responded so well to the antibiotics, this points to an infection. The high white blood cell count sounds like it could be in her kidney(s). Call the emergency vet number over the weekend if she takes a turn for the worse, otherwise good luck on Monday, let us know.

  28. QUESTION:
    i need help and comfort in the thought of my mother dying?
    im a 14 year old lutheran boy and todayi found out my mother has very small but alot of tumors on her liver and pancrease and i have just been crying all day in secret because my dad dosent know yet because my mother and the doctors dont know all the details yet plus my dad isunder alot of stress right now so i have to be as brave as possible my mother has been in pain for years and this is the first sign of her dying of one of her diseases i just need comfort and solace and words of wisdom to help me through this.

    • ANSWER:
      Proverbs 3:5 -Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.

      Idk if you are religious or what being a lutheran means(as in your beliefs), but god always helps me through my darkest hours. I am sorry this has to happen, maybe there is a cure :(
      I will absolutely pray for her and if I knew you personally I would definitely spend time with you and let you talk things out with me.

      Adolisca

  29. QUESTION:
    Should I euthanize my cat?
    My 15 yr old cat couple weeks ago started throwing up partly processed blood. She was very dehydrated and skinny. She was also chroniclly constipated. Vet gave her liquids and ran all kinds of tests on her (thyroid, kidney, liver, ulcer). Sent me home with a couple of meds. Doctor called later and said everything came back fine cept shes alittle anemic & she should be wormed. She called back awhile later & said she looked closer & theres signs of mild kidney disease, it can be controlled with diet change. Changed her food to hills pres. for kidney & she doesnt eat it, so ive been giving her her reg.food. Lately shes stopped eating and shes been drooling the past few days badly & looks a lil blood tinged like first time. She really weak & sways when walks. Ive forced some water and food supp. down. Shes seems like harder to see/hear. She just sits & yestr. stayed outside by shed, i brouhght her in my closet. I dont have more money to treat her, could she be in major kid. failure??

    • ANSWER:
      I’m sorry but if your cat is not eating, that is not a good sign in itself. You know her better than anyone else, but it does sound as though her quality of life is not what it once was.

      I really do feel for you, as this is the most difficult decision a loving owner has to make for their pet and one that we all hope never to have to make. Have you spoken with the vet recently to update them on her current status? Have they made any further recommendations or suggestions about what your options are? A good vet will advise you when it is time to let go of your pet, but ultimately, that decision is up to you.

      The web article below, may help you reach a decision on what is the best thing to do for your cat.

      http://www.messybeast.com/towards-end.htm

      I hope you have the support of family and good friends to help you through this.

      Take care.

  30. QUESTION:
    Question about HCV transmission.?
    My 74 year old father (who is probably more healthy than I am) was recently diagnosed with HCV. I understand the disease was only first defined in 1994. My father had a galbladder surgery about 45 years ago and another surgery to remove a malignant melanoma about 25 years ago. Other than those two situations, he has had no seriously invasive procedures until a hip replacement just 4 months ago. He has little or no liver function issues at this time (based on blood work and an ultrasound of the liver – no biopsy was performed).
    So, could HCV have been transmitted during the surgeries over two decades ago and sat dormant without any signs until recently? Or, what are the other most probably methods of transmission that may have occurred more frequently that may not have required in-hospital procedures / blood transfusion? His doctor explained that heterosexual sex is very low on the list and his wife is not infected.
    He is not a veteran.
    He does not have mental deficiencies, is very on top of things and always has been.

    • ANSWER:
      Was your father ever transfused blood before 1991? Hepatitis C has been around for a long time. It is a blood bourne virus and prior to it’s identification and testing it was a common transfusion complication. Blood centers kept specimens from their donors and when a reliable test became available for Hepatitis C (1991) all of these prior donors were tested. Many were positive and blood banks all over the country did their best to find and notify recipients that they received blood from someone that has since been determined to be positive for Hepatitis C. Many of these recipients were not able to be found.
      Besides transfusion any exposure to contaminated blood like using dirty needles (IV drug users) or tattoos can cause someone to contract this virus.
      Because of the kinds of surgeries your father has had and his age, I think the biggest odds of his contracting this virus may be the hip replacement. Did he receive a donor bone graft? Did he receive transfusions 4 months ago? If he was transfused please contact the hospital blood bank where he was transfused so that they can identify the donors and notify the blood center where the blood came from so they can perform an investigation. There are Hepatitis C tests performed on blood now, but it is possible that an error was made or the test did not work properly.
      OR the donor of a bone graft may have been Hepatitis C positive. Grafts are also tested for Hepatitis C, but again an error may have occurred. Please do this to prevent someone else from also getting infected and to determine just how this happened to your father. If you do this and both sources have been ruled out it is possible that you may never know just how he was infected – but you will have peace knowing that you did your best to prevent another person from getting this infection.

  31. QUESTION:
    Anyone had any experience with bile duct cancer?
    My mother-in-law was showing signs of elevated bilirubin in her blood so they did an ultra-sound on her liver and discovered a growth on one of her bile ducts within the liver – the growth is now obstructing the duct which is making her nauseous all the time. They are sending her for more detailed testing next week but the specialist said he is about 80% sure it is a tumor and in most cases these tumors tend to be malignant. I’ve been reading a lot on the Internet and the prognosis does not sound good but I wondered if anyone out there has first hand experience with this type of disease..?

    • ANSWER:
      Prognosis is generally bad in this disease. Can occasionally be surgically managed, but usually treatment is palliative, or symptom oriented, and not curative. Best bet is to make sure diagnosis is correct, which may mean more tests, and may require a confirmatory treatment opinion from a specialty treatment center.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is left for me to say…..?
    I typed up a report on diabetes, it is supposed to be 6 pages dubble spaced, but now i don’t know what else to put, all i need is a half a page more. Thank you!

    Diabetes Type 1
    Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. People with diabetes have problems using food for energy. After a meal, carbohydrates in food are broken down into a sugar called glucose, which is carried by the blood to cells throughout the body. Cells require insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, to help use blood glucose for energy. People develop diabetes because the pancreas does not make enough insulin or because the cells in the muscles, liver, and fat do not respond to insulin properly, or both. As a result, the amount of glucose in the blood increases while the cells are starved of energy.
    Prior to 1997, the type of diabetes typically diagnosed in young people was called juvenile diabetes or type 1. Diabetes emerging in adults was called adult-onset diabetes or type 2. Then in 1997, the official names of the types were changed to type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is the second most common chronic disease in children (after asthma). About 13,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Patients with type 1 diabetes make up about 5 percent of all cases of diabetes. It most commonly appears in girls and boys when they are about 14 years old. Usually, type 1 diabetes is first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults but it can occur at any age. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin. As a result, the pancreas does not make insulin, a hormone which helps use blood sugar (glucose) for energy. The cells become starved of energy and there is an excess of glucose in the blood. People with Type 1 diabetes must have daily injections of insulin to live. Proper diet, exercise and home blood sugar monitoring are essential to manage the disease. Food and exercise must also be balanced because of the risk of hypoglycemia, low blood sugar, and hyperglycemia, high blood sugar. Both are life threatening concerns. When hypoglycemia develops, cells are not getting enough glucose. Confusion, loss of consciousness, comma and death results when the brain is deprived of glucose for too long. Hyperglycemia and prolonged absence of insulin may lead to ketoacidosis, the accumulation of ketones in the blood when the body uses fat for energy instead of glucose. Ketones make the blood acidic and slow down all body functions. Like hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia can also lead to comma and death. The only cure available today for type 1 diabetes is a pancreas transplant, which is rarely done. Because both pancreas transplants and kidney transplants require lifelong use of powerful drugs to suppress immune reactions that can reject the organs, pancreatic transplants are usually done to those with type 1 diabetes who also need a kidney transplant. The side effects of immune- suppressive drugs can be severe and even worse than the disease. One or two people out of every 10 who get the surgery die within a year. Also the new pancreas is rejected by half of the people who get this operation. If the transplant fails, diabetes returns. Recently, experimental treatments with stem cells have shown some promise. For most people, type 1 diabetes is a life-long disease that can be effectively managed with insulin.

    Signs and Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
    •Urinates frequently. The kidneys respond to high levels of glucose in the bloodstream by flushing out the extra glucose in urine. A child with diabetes needs to urinate more frequently and in larger volumes.
    •Is abnormally thirsty. Because the child is loosing so much fluid from peeing so much, he or she becomes very thirsty to help avoid becoming dehydrated. A child who has developed diabetes drinks a lot in an attempt to keep the level of body water normal.
    •Loses weight. (or fails to gain weight as he or she grows) in spite of a good appetite. Kids and teens who develop type 1 diabetes may have an increased appetite, but often lose weight. This is because the body breaks down muscle and stored fat in an attempt the provide fuel to the hungry cells.
    •Often feels tired. Because the body can’t use glucose for energy properly.

    But in some cases, other symptoms may be the signal that something is wrong. Sometimes the first sign of diabetes is bedwetting in a child who has been dry at night. The possibility of diabetes should also be suspected if a vaginal yeast infection (also called a Candida infection) occurs in a girl who hasn’t started puberty yet. If these early symptoms of diabetes aren’t recognized and treatment isn’t started, chemicals called ketones can build up in the child’s blood and cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fruity- smelling breath, breathing problems; even loss of consciousness. Sometimes these symptoms are mistaken f

    • ANSWER:
      Watch out on using advice from yahoo answers if truthfulness is graded. While 80% of type 2′s are overweight, only 18% of obese people are diabetic.

  33. QUESTION:
    critique my essay on anorexia?
    The first occurrence of the eating disorder anorexia nervosa or anorexia as it is commonly called was first seen in 1694; however it wasn’t actually recognized as a real disease until about the 1870’s where at this juncture people would actually become diagnosed. Dunglison’s medical dictionary defined the disease as a “lose of appetite” in 1865. In 1868 an English physician William Gall was the first to lay claim to the name anorexia and it was his idea that a persons family directly contributed to someone’s eating disorder. Dr Gull claimed the cause of the disease was undetermined and that most women developed anorexia at any age from sixteen to twenty three. In years past most people associated starvation with theological practices or folklore but Gull’s text “Anorexia Hysterica” created more fascination with the psychological aspects of the disease.

    Anorexia is commonly referred to as an eating disorder but in actuality it is also a psychological disorder. Those who have the disease usually start out by dieting but this lose of weight becomes a virtual obsession. The anticipated weight loss gives the person in general, a feeling of mastery or control over their body. On a psychological level those with the disease value the feeling of control over physical weight loss. Anorexia mainly derives from a self imagine problem. Although one may associate lack of eating with anorexia, those with the disease will also exercise fervently, take some sort of diet pills or weight loss enhancers, and receive numerous enemas to try to flush out excess water in order to loss weight. Anorexia usually starts to become evident during adolescents but, younger children and adults also may develop the disease. More often than not Caucasians tend to become anorexic more so than other races and lower class families are less likely to become anorexic. Anorexia affects almost every organ in the body detrimentally as a person starves themselves. As a result of not eating a person’s heart rate and blood pressure tend to decrease significantly, which may ultimately lead to hypertension. In addition starvation and anorexia also affects the liver. As a person beings to starve more and more enzyme levels in the liver start to change negatively, in some cases even resulting in liver failure. Those who are anorexic generally have lower red and white blood cells causing not only anemia but a weakened immune system. Not only does anorexia cause internal complications, but it also causes noticeable physical signs like flaky skin, breakdown of nails, and tooth loss. Some physiological and behavior symptoms of anorexia include depression, irritability, and attention deficits. A majority of individuals with anorexia tend to develop extreme fixation with food and eating. They may hide food within their pockets, eating inordinately slow, and even eat minuscule portions of food at a dawdling rate.

    At this current juncture there is no unambiguous cause for anorexia but as time progresses psychologists are beginning to develop more ground breaking theories. One suggested theory is genetics. Currently psychologists believe that person’s genetics will be a determinant of an individual’s propensity of developing eating disorders. Some believe that a certain chromosome 1p may hold the clue in determining if a person will have anorexia. Others within the scientific field contribute poor feeding habits as well as under eating as signs of a potential case of anorexia. In addition people who strive to be thin and attractive as well perfectionist usually are more likely to be anorexic. Popular culture and the media may also be the case. The young girls developing mind is easily deceieved and many adolescent girls tend to emulate what they see on television. It is no question that most movie stars, singers, and celebrities are abnormally thin. Young girls look up to these women as role models and to seek to be like them. This may lead to a self image problem and a desire to lose weight in order to look similar to those on TV.

    One noteworthy study on anorexia nervosa is being done by Neuroendocrine Clinical Center. They are attempting to prove the correlation between anorexia and osteoporosis. They concluded that almost half of woman with anorexia usually experience some form of osteoporosis. They also determined that some of them had bones similar to that of elderly women. Due to lack of calcium, under nutrition and over production of glucocorticoids (stress hormones), are reasons behind bone loss and are all contributed to anorexia. One experiment in particular is giving young girls and women with anorexia low doses of the female hormone estrogen to see if that will slow down the breakdown of bones. Another notable experiment done by the Neuroendocrine Clinical Center that includes males and females, attempts to discover the causes and signs of bone loss in people with anorexia. The physicians will tes

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, lots of great information there!

      The only thing that really strikes me is that your essay focuses on the anorexic’s need for control (which is correct), but you only touch on the control aspect with regards to weight issues.

      An anorexic’s need for control can also extend FAR beyond anything to do with weight. In my case, it was a way to control (or numb out) painful emotions. There’s a strong correlation between anorexia/eating disorders and sexual or physical abuse. By starving yourself, you can actually become numb and devoid of emotion…. and therefore you don’t have to feel the pain.

      All in all, your points are very good. Hope they mark you well on this :)

      Take care!

  34. QUESTION:
    I Have Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency?
    i have Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTC) and people tease me cause i cant explain it can some one give me an idea of how too explain this short?

    Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTCD), the most common of the urea cycle disorders, is a rare metabolic disorder, occurring in one out of every 80,000 births. OTCD is a genetic disorder resulting in a mutated and ineffective form of the enzyme ornithine transcarbamylase.
    Like other urea cycle disorders, OTC affects the body’s ability to get rid of ammonia, a toxic breakdown product of the body’s use of protein. As a result, ammonia accumulates in the blood causing hyperammonemia. This ammonia travels to the various organs of the body.

    Another symptom of OTC is a buildup of orotic acid in the blood. This is due to an anapleurosis that occurs with carbamoyl phosphate entering the pyrimidine synthesis pathway.

    Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency often becomes evident in the first few days of life, however it can present at middle age [a]. An infant with ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency may be lacking in energy (lethargic) or unwilling to eat, and have poorly-controlled breathing rate or body temperature. Some babies with this disorder may experience seizures or unusual body movements, or go into a coma. In cases where OTC enzyme production is low or non-existent death can occur within the first days of life. Complications from ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency may include developmental delay and mental retardation. Progressive liver damage, skin lesions, and brittle hair may also be seen. Other symptoms include irrational behavior (caused by encephalitis), mood swings, and poor performance in school.

    In some affected individuals, signs and symptoms of ornithine transcarbamylase may be less severe, and may not appear until later in life. Some female carriers become symptomatic later in life in times of metabolic stress. This can happen as a result of anorexia, starvation, malnutrition, pregnancy or even (in at least one case) as a result of gastric bypass surgery. It is also possible for symptoms to be exacerbated by extreme trauma of many sorts, including, (at least in one case) adolescent pregnancy coupled with severe stomach flu.

    Mutations in the OTC gene cause ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency. Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency belongs to a class of genetic diseases called urea cycle disorders. The urea cycle is a sequence of reactions that occurs in liver cells. It processes excess nitrogen, generated when protein is used by the body, to make a compound called urea that is excreted by the kidneys.

    In ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency, the enzyme that starts a specific reaction within the urea cycle is damaged or missing. The urea cycle cannot proceed normally, and nitrogen accumulates in the bloodstream in the form of ammonia. Ammonia is especially damaging to the nervous system, so ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency causes neurological problems as well as eventual damage to the liver.

    Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency is an X-linked recessive disorder caused by a number of different mutations. Since the gene is on the X chromosome, females are primarily carriers while males with nonconservative mutations rarely survive past 72 hours of birth. Half of those survivors die in the first month, and half of the remaining by age 5. Prognosis is less clear in cases of adult onset OTCD, as detection of the disease is almost universally post symptomatic
    Since the disease results in an inability to handle large amounts of nitrogen load, the treatment includes strategies to decrease the intake of nitrogen (low-protein diet), prevention of excessive body protein breakdown during acute illnesses (hydration and nutrition) and administration of medications scavenging nitrogen (sodium benzoate and sodium phenylbutyrate). Some patients may need to have supplemental amino acids (arginine, citrulline, valine, leucine, isoleucine).

    In cases where the OTC enzyme production is very low or non-existent and treatment consisting of low-protein diet and dietary supplementation are inadequate, liver transplant may become a treatment option.

    Help me explain this shortly

    • ANSWER:
      You have a metabolic disorder that causes ammonia to build up in your blood, so you need to be careful about what you eat.

  35. QUESTION:
    How can they NOT know whats wrong with me?
    To start off I’m 12 weeks pregnant and yesterday morning I woke up to excruciating upper abdominal pain and projectile vomiting, (around 8:30 am) by 11:30 I couldn’t stand the pain any longer and went to the E.R. There they ran a battery of tests; blood tests up the wazoo and two different ultra sounds, then an internal pelvic exam. First they though it was my gull bladder, then my liver, then my pancreas. Nope. Then it was ectopic pregnancy. Nope. So then they jumped down to my vagina… After 10 hours of sitting there, no food, no fluids, no IV. (Cranky pregnant women are not fun.) The doctor walked in with a nurse and opened up some sort of package and put gloves on and I was like um… whats going on? He was like oh we’re going a pelvic exam. (Me not knowing ANY of my results yet.) I got really irritated and asked where is my vagina coming into this? You’ve already humiliated me once doing the internal ultra sound now you’re going to jump from my abdomen to down there? He got all pissy and yelled at me and whatever. Ended up doing pelvic exam. Oh, it’s Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, called the OB on call and he was like “no it’s not…” and without even seeing me diagnosed me with Bacterial Vaginosis and told me I MUST see my OB today and they gave me an IV of Clindamycin and a prescription for Flaxon. I went home passed out and slept for 12 1/2 hours. Woke up and the pain had spread to my neck down to my knees. Went to my OB and she said its NOT PID especially because I’m negative for both Chlamydia and Gonorrhea and so on and so forth. Also, there are mild signs of BV but it would NOT cause this much pain and to take the Flaxon and see my primary tomorrow. I’m scared to see how I’m going to wake up tomorrow. I already can’t hardly walk, can’t drive, can’t hold my daughter nothing. Anyone have any clues what’s wrong with me?
    I realize this is in the wrong place. I clicked to change it but it didn’t place it.

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    can i sue my vet? PLEASE HELP?
    I have a 6years old mare whom has had a bit of a bad life bless her. When I bought her I knew she had leg problems and it was obvious she had been involved in some kind of accident from the scaring all over her (when her winter coat went) yet the owner denies it!!!
    Anyway she had an operation on her leg in march as her stifle was shattered & her ligaments severed, the vet said she may never be ridable & may not pull through, she did & she is no longer lame. The vets (at the same practice) kept giving me different opinions on her leg – one saying hackable, another saying still lame. I didn’t ride as I wanted to give her a little more time plus after dropping weight drastically from surgery she didn’t seem to be getting any fatter (which is unusual for Honey as she eats loads and is quite a good doer normally! It got to a point where she looked ill as she had no coverage on her ribs but a huge belly underneath, I didn’t think it was possible but suggested my vet come to see her incase she was pregnant, or something else was wrong with her. The vet turned up, gave her an internal & said no she wasn’t in foal but said she did look it. He asked what blood tests had been performed on her previously? I replied “I don’t know, you’re the vet”. He said he would take a few samples and check once he got back to the practice to see if he should check for anything. He phoned me the following day to let me know they had never done any blood tests (even before surgery) which i found odd. He said all tests seemed normal except one was slightly inconclusive and they would look into it. A few days later they said her liver blood test was bad (bile count of 25.3 when it should be below 10. The needed her in to do a liver biopsy. I asked if she could have a stomache scan whilst she was in as another horse i know from the same yard had died of an illness with similar signs – they said they didn’t need to (this other hhorse was also under their care and they had said it was LIVER related-only on autopsy did they find the problem was her stomache). The following day I took her in, she had the biopsy plus they took a sample of fluid they found in the stomache & found she had a heart murmer. They told me to expect the worst & they may well have to euthenise her, yet told me to take her home, I was so upset and refused to take her home saying that I could not take her home if they were going to have to put her down. I was distraught for 2days (as silly as it may sopund). The biopsy results came back CLEAR! The vet said this was very suprising but they could now go past the liver and look at other body parts? The fluid was “not harmful” they said & the heart murmer was “the least of her problems”. On one hand I was relieved but on the other finding out that a heart murmer was LESS worrying was upsetting & again they told me she didn’t have much hope and it COULD be lymphoma (cancer-lukemia). I work in a hospital and asked if there was not a blood test to determine this as in humans it is a blood disease – they didn’t answer the question & just said they had other things they wanted to do first. They did scans on stomache (which i wanted in the first place) and took a rectal biopsy (without permission). I They said they could tell from the biopsy there was inflamation further in. When I asked whether it was treatable again he said it wasn’t looking good. The vet said it could be one of two things 1) Lymphoma or 2)a stomache disorder. He said we could try to treat it as the stomache disorder first but it is tricky as they have complex digestive systems and said it probably wouldn’t work. Again I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt (she came through before when no-one thought she would) I opted for the treatment. He said she had to be on steroids for 6 weeks & they would come out and check her every 2 weeks but if at the end of the 6week course she seemed no better they would pressume it was lymphoma and put her down. The steroids he gave me for one were for DOGS and I had to give her 20tablets a day which was a huge dosage (would kill a human twice over). I was a little worried but did as the vet said hoping she would get better. after 2weeks she looked no better. I was not happy with the vets pressumptious diagnosis so decided to get a second opinion from another vet used by the yard. He took one look at her and said “well she doesn’t look pregnant for certain”, he wandered round her & heart the heart murmer from the left only & said the speed & density of it meant it was probably due to lack of work that her muscles had lapsed & would most likely harden & the murmer disappear once she got fit again. He listened to her stomache & asked whether she always makes gurgling noises (which she did) and what her droppings were like (all things the vets at the other practice would have seen since she was there for nearly 2weeks). The vet suggested she seemed to have a lack of movement in her digestive system and wasn’t processing hardl
    yes it was cut short. Sorry the vet said she wasn’t processing her food & it was going straight through her. He asked if she had been on anti biotics (which she had for her leg) and now on steroids. He basically said the pills were probably killing off all her good bacteria and white blood cells. He gave me the name of a feed with pro biotic in it to give her. He took a blood sample to test for lymphoma (which i didn’t think you could test otherwise why didn’t the others do this before breaking me apart?)I took her off the pills & gave her this food. Within 3days her droppings were ‘normal’. The blood test came back showing ‘NO LYMPHOMA’ & since then (nearly 3 weeks ago) she has put weight on in the right places & is a different horse! I have recieved a bill of £1720.00 from the first vets yet they didn’t find anything out! I feel like I have been taken for a ride!
    hi yes that is exactly what my horse looked like. Her bum also lost all weight and was very triangular. Basically the pro biotic in the food ‘ALLEN & PAGE – Weight Gain’ helps digestion. He said to give it to her until she was looking good again & then wean her off it as she should have hopefully produced her own source of fighting bacteria by then. Give it a try it can’t hurt & it is no more expensive than regular hard feeds. I was pumping lots of feed into her before hand with no results and now she looks great NOT FAT either as she has one scoop of feed mixed with water & one scoop of chaff twice a day. Honestly I recommend it, she hasn’t looked this good for a while. I thought she just lost weight due to surgery as they do & didn’t put it on well which is why i waited as long as i did but it paid off in the end else i may not have known there was a problem.

    • ANSWER:
      The person to answer that, dear, is an attorney.

      The description is totally unreadable. It’s a cross between emotion and stream of consciousness. Nobody can really determine wrongdoing (or the contrary) from the description, as written.

      I suggest you focus on what you would sue for, give a brief description (minus emotion or personal opinion) and then ask again.

  37. QUESTION:
    why is my puppy’s head wobbly?
    I have a 13 week old Yorkie/Bishon mix. We’ve only had him for two weeks. The first week, he seemed fine. The second week, he seemed more sleepy and showed slight signs of loss of balance. Two days ago, he began to shake uncontrollably and he had trouble standing on his hind legs. He appeared to be drunk when he walked.

    He’s seen 3 vets. One said he had luxating patella in both hind legs. The other two thought he may have been injured or possibly be showing signs of cerebellar ataxia. A blood panel was done to rule out hypoglycemia and liver shunt. I have kept him quiet in his kennel for 24 hrs. and will continue to do so to see if he shows improvement. He is taking prevacox for pain. His shaking has diminished and he seems to have slightly more control of his hind legs, but his head continues to wobble.

    I am very worried about our new little puppy and feel unsure what steps to take next. Our breeder has a genetic warranty, but only if we return the puppy. If we return him, they will euthanize him. If we keep him, I suspect the diagnosis and treatment would be cost-prohibitive. How is this disease diagnosed? What are the costs involved and what kind of life would the dog have without treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      did you use a BYB or a reputable breeder? if you dog was sold to you with Limited registration.. then it was a reputable breeder,,, if you have full registration and breeding rights,, i am afraid you got a PUPPYMILL/BYB dog..

      if your breeder is reputable,, i am sure if you reread your contract,, they will let you keep the pup and will most likely replace it with a healthier one.

  38. QUESTION:
    **Sigh** 23 year old with daily chest pains for the past six months…Any ADVICE OR EXPERIENCE would help…?
    Ok im at witts end. Lets strat with this my name is will, im 23 years old, 6 foot 1 currently weigh 285 (was 326 small victory) suffer from hypertension altough its been under control with the help of some medication. I currently take 75mg of metoprolol, 20mg of benicar 10mg of cyclobenzaprine or flexeril. My oddysse all sarted about 7 months ago, one day while at work (im a cable guy) i was out and about doing my normal routine when i started to feel the sense of lightheadedness and dizzy, i stoped and looked at my arms and they were shaking like crazy, i immediately panicked and drove myself to an er. Thats when i was diagnosed with high bp and tachycardia. I was terrified, altough ive been overweight for most of my life im actually pretty active yet over the past year i balloned from 250 to 326 (junk food,stress, etc). I had been feeling a bittired before all this happened but i just tought it was me being fat. My bp on that day was running at 170/95 scary!!!. and my heart rate was at 140bpm scarier!!!. Since then ive been on my meds and my blood pressure has been normalized i run at around 124/70 -130/80, so the meds have worked only problem now is that ive been having DAILY CONSTANT chest pain and pressure. I would say a week after they found out i had high bp and i was on meds they started. FIrst as light little flinches kinda like if someone was poking you with a tack around the left sideand my sternum. The first time it happened i would gently rub it and it would go away but since those days it has simply progressed to the point where its EXTREMELY dibilitating. Ive gone to the er 1 and to the urgent care about 10 times. For the same symptoms, it always feels like someone stuck theyre hand in my chest and started to slowly press on it, sometimes it feels like there a ballon stuck there, it feels like im having a heart attack daily, and for the most part my bp and pulse stay the same (on occasions i have panic attack and my pulse rockets and so does my bp) but for the most part ive tried o stay even keel. Theyve done cardiac enzyme test, event monitors, ekg’s, stress test, heart ultrasound, and they all come back fine. Theres times where i really feel the pain with my ekg on and it shows nothing other than an elevated heart rate. Its so debilitating when i know somethings not right yet it seems to the docs that nothing is wrong. They always tell me relax its not your heart yet the pain is STILL there. My primary care doctor has sent me to 2 well know cardiologist and they all come to the same conclusion and exclude any cardiac reasons for my chest pains. Hes sent me to one of the best g.i doctors in my city and have had a endoscopy performed on me and all they found was mild gastritis and no signs of GERD. Ive had a gallbladder ultrasound wich only found a fatty liver. Ive had a abdomen and pelvis cat scan which came back negative. Ive had a chest cat scan which also came back negative. I really dont know what other test can be done, i dont feel normal anymore, i feel like im living yet im not?? like im just going trough life with this unknown burden on my shoulders. I constantlly feel anxiety and mostly due to my pains,(had you met me pre- these pains i was a care free type of guy) now i worry about everything. I honestly dont know what else to do. Im getting a mri on my brain cus my primary care doctor sent me to a neurologist to see if it might be neural related. Im scared that im gonna get a heart attack or stroke but it seems everytime i go to the docs they have a different point of view. What can i do? im going to ask my doc for an mri on my chest, might it be a pinched nerve? ( my work requires me to climb poles up to 25 feet) or a disease? my family history has diabetes and arthritis but no heart problems. both my parents are still alive and healthy. My doctor is really trying and tahts why i havent given up on him and all the times ive gone to the urgent care they tell me the same thing, “follow up with your primary”. Has anybody gone trough the same thing? am i going crazy??? only suggestions. thanks and god bless

    • ANSWER:
      are you a doctor, pharmacist I think you are mind fu..k..g yourself there is medicine called nitro relieve chest pains talk to your doctor quit beating yourself up sound like a whipping post

  39. QUESTION:
    Help!!!!! worried about Seroquel side effects!!!?
    Doctor put me 50 mg seroquel xr twice daily for bipolar with psychotic features and I’m worried about the side effects.
    Even though Seroquel XR is not classified as an antidepressant, the FDA has required Seroquel XR to carry the special antidepressant and suicide warning, since Seroquel XR is used to treat depression and bipolar depression. Antidepressants may increase the risk of suicidal thinking or behavior in children, teenagers, and adults (see Depression and Suicide for more information). Therefore, if you notice any changes in symptoms or new symptoms, talk to your healthcare provider immediately. Some of these symptoms may include anxiety, hostility, agitation, panic, restlessness, hallucinations, extreme hyperactivity, and suicidal thinking or behavior.

    Seroquel XR can cause an increase in blood sugar levels and can increase the risk of developing diabetes. Tell your healthcare provider if you develop signs of diabetes while taking Seroquel XR. Possible signs of diabetes can include an increase in thirst, urination, or hunger. If you have diabetes, your blood sugar should be monitored carefully and regularly during treatment with Seroquel XR to make sure your diabetes is not becoming more severe (see Seroquel and Diabetes).

    Seroquel XR can cause a life-threatening condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). Some symptoms of NMS include:

    A high fever
    Stiff muscles
    Confusion
    An irregular pulse or blood pressure
    A fast heart rate (tachycardia)
    Sweating
    Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias).
    Tell your healthcare provider right away if you think you might have NMS.
    Seroquel XR can cause low white blood cells, which can be dangerous. If you already have low white blood cells (or have experienced a white blood cell drop due to a medication in the past), your healthcare provider should check your white blood cell count during the first few months you take Seroquel XR.

    Seroquel XR can cause a drop in blood pressure when going from a sitting or lying position to standing (known medically as orthostatic hypotension). This can cause a person to faint or to have lightheadedness or dizziness. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms when standing. Orthostatic hypotension can be especially dangerous in people with heart disease or congestive heart failure (CHF).

    Seroquel XR can cause tardive dyskinesia, a condition involving unusual and uncontrollable body or facial movements. The condition can become permanent (even if Seroquel XR is stopped). The best way to prevent it from becoming permanent is to tell your healthcare provider right away if you notice any abnormal movements (including abnormal movements of the tongue) while taking Seroquel XR.

    Seroquel XR can cause cataracts (an eye condition). It is recommended that all people taking Seroquel XR have their eyes checked for cataracts every six months.

    Seroquel XR may increase the risk of seizures. Before starting Seroquel XR, tell your healthcare provider if you have epilepsy or a history of seizures.

    Seroquel XR can cause an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), high liver enzymes, high cholesterol, or high triglycerides. It is probably a good idea to have your thyroid, triglycerides, liver enzymes, and cholesterol checked (using a blood test) regularly while taking Seroquel XR.

    Seroquel XR can cause high levels of the hormone prolactin. Let your healthcare provider know if you develop signs of high prolactin, such as breast enlargement or breast discharge.

    Very rarely, Seroquel XR can cause priapism (a painful erection of the penis that does not go away). Because this is a medical emergency, seek medical care immediately in order to prevent permanent damage to the penis.

    Seroquel XR can cause difficultly swallowing, which can lead to inhalation of food (which can cause pneumonia). Tell your healthcare provider if you notice any problems swallowing.

    • ANSWER:
      If you can find a way to feel better sans the drug… you’re way ahead of the game. Start here!

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/positive-thinking/SR00009

      It’s never a good idea to rely on meds to aid us in feeling less anxious or depressed.
      Depression plaques all of us at one time or another. Arm yourself with positive thinking and really concentrate on thinking more positive and with more confidence. Granted 50 mg is a small dosage… it can still have many unfavorable side effects. It’s OK to feel down, it’s OK to feel overwhelmed… feel the feeling and let it go!
      Try keeping a journal and see if you can pinpoint the source of your depression. And then find a way to turn it around.
      I believe in you… won’t you believe in you? (^_^)

  40. QUESTION:
    My OB wants to induce me tomorrow is it safe at 37 weeks?
    I’m 37 weeks and 4 Days
    I have heath issue after heath issue in this pregnancy
    First Morning sickness has been present and horrible the hole time.
    I developed gallbladder disease and started having attacks Bi-weekly at 27 weeks. If you have never had one i have had many women tell me its 3x as bad as labor. they last for 4-6 hours without reprieve.
    Pancreatitis at 34 weeks.
    and Liver issues at 35 and the baby dropped later that week so My hips have been KILLING me
    at 36 weeks I started having early signs of preeclampsia (blurry vision, headaches excreta)
    and now at 37 My blood pressure is high (my normal is 110/60 its now 150/85) and for some reason I have lost 4.5lbs sense my last apt. that was just last WEEK.

    Is it selfish to agree to be induced so I can get treatment for these problems?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh hell no it’s not selfish! Sounds to me like it would be safest for both you AND baby. Especially if you’re blood pressure it high, could be another sign of the preeclampsia.
      I was told last week that a baby is actually full term between 37-38 weeks, so I think it would be perfectly safe to have baby.
      I feel horrible for you, I’m sorry to hear about all your pain and hope that everything goes well with delivery. I’m sure once you hold baby, all the other problems will be forgotten at least for that moment…

  41. QUESTION:
    General medical questions thanks for the help?
    In which diseases can we expect the elevation of the serum total bilirubin level?
    Malnutrition & malabsorption
    Instrinsic renal lesions
    Hepatitis b- think its this one
    Vitamin d deficiency
    Nephritic syndrome

    Clubbing of the fingers can be a sign of?
    Cystic fibrosis
    Kidney failure-maybe this one
    Tuberculosis- wrong answer
    Liver failure
    Sleen enlargement

    Second heart sound is produced by ?
    Closure of the pulmonic and mitral valve
    Closure of the aortic and mitral valve
    Closure of the aortic and tricuspid valve
    Closure of the pulmonic and tricuspid valve
    Closure of the aortic and pulmonic valve- think its this one

    Which of the diseases listed below is not a potential cause of dry, hacking cough?
    Allergies
    Viral infections
    Intersticial lung disease
    Tuberculosis
    tumor

    Which group of lymp-nodes located on the head or neck drainage the lymph from the abdomen?
    Supra-clavicular
    Sub-mandibular
    Anterior-cervical
    Sub-mental
    Posterior cervical

    The muscles used as the accessory ones during forced inspiration are?
    Internal intercostais
    Scalenes
    Diaphragm
    External intercostals
    Abdominal muscles

    First sound is produced by?
    Closure of the pulmonic and mitral valves
    Closure of the pulmonic and tricuspid valves
    Closure of the venous valves
    Closure of the aortic and mitral valves
    Closure of the mitral and tripcuspid valves

    Which of the sentences about macrocytic anemia, mentioned below, are true?
    The mcv(mean corpuscular volume) is decreased
    The level of hemoglobin is increased
    The common cause is iron deficiency
    The common cause is b1 deficiency
    The common cause is foliate deficiency

    Chronic suppurative otitis media should be recognized if the drainage from the ear (otorrhea) persists for at least:
    1 month
    3 days
    3 weeks
    6 weeks
    1 week

    The muscles used as the accessory ones during forced expiration are:
    Scalene
    Abdominal muscles
    Diaphragm
    Sternocleidomastoid muscles
    External intercostals

    Which laboratory results should be considered as an indicator of the acute bacterial infections of the respiratory tract?
    Wbc: 5.0X10^9/L
    Esr: 15mm/hr
    Esr: 36mm/hr
    pO2: 95mmHg
    CRP: 3 mg/L

    Make a false sentence about cough typical for vital infections of respiratory tract:
    It usally last 7-10 days
    A non-productive period is often followed by a productive cough, with production of yellowish sputum
    In some patients it can lead to subacute cough
    Loud cough, non-productive or producing small amounts of sputum
    It is often aggravating at night

    Which from the following accessory investigations is not the imaging study:
    Electrocardiography
    Radiography
    Ultrasonography
    Magnetic resonance
    Tomography

    Which of the sentences about the evaluation of the patients reflexes, mentioned below are true?
    When damage occurs the upper motor neurons (cortical and spinal cord injuries) the reflex arc is interrupted
    During the evaluation of reflex, grade 4+ of the knee jerk means that this reflex is not present
    When testing the patient’s reflexes you don’t have to remember that reflexes can be influenced by age, metabolic factors or electrolyte abnormalities
    When damage occurs to lower motor neurons (the peripheral nerve or dorsal roots) the spinal reflex arc in uninhibited
    When damage occurs to lower motor neurons (the peripheral nerve or dorsal roots)the reflexes are decreased

    Associated with dyspnea:
    Pulmonary hypertension
    Mitral stenosis
    All of them can be associated with dyspnea
    Pulmonary embolism
    Anxiety

    • ANSWER:
      1) Hep B
      2) Cystic fibrosis
      3) Aortic and pulmonary
      4) I’d go with tuberculosis, because it would usually be a cough productive of sputum
      5) Supraclavicular
      6) Scalenes
      7) Mitral and tricuspid
      8) Folate deficiency
      9) 6 weeks
      10) Abdominals and intercostals (so I’m not sure which you should put down – maybe abdominals?)
      11) None of them really tell you that, but ESR of 36 is the only unusual one there. Although a PaO2 of 95 could occur as well.
      12) They are all true
      13) Electrocardiograpy
      14) The last one is true
      15) All of them

  42. QUESTION:
    Health Questions. PLEASE HELP! pt 2?
    21. It is possible to burn approximately this many calories per hour by walking:
    A. 10-50
    B. 100-500
    C. 1,000 – 1,200
    D. 1,500 – 2,000
    22. Which type of skin complexion never burns and is sun insensitive?
    A. Type 6
    B. Type 3
    C. Type 1
    D. Type 5
    23. The sun is most intense from ……
    A. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    B. 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    C. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    D. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    24. Bread, cereal, rice and pasta provide an abundance of these.
    A. depressants
    B. complex carbohydrates
    C. protein
    D. vitamins
    25. An effect caused by drug cessation or reduction in the amount of a substance used ranging from mild anxiety to seizures and hallucinations.
    A. intoxication
    B. hang-over
    C. dependence
    D. withdrawal
    26. Most alcohol that is consumed is absorbed through the…..
    A. stomach
    B. esophagus
    C. liver
    D. small intestine
    27. Which is NOT a complex carbohydrate?
    A. a potato
    B. a bagel
    C. spaghetti
    D. cake
    28. You should have 6-11 servings from which food groups?
    A. meats/poultry
    B. breads/cereals
    C. milk/dairy
    D. fats/sweets
    29. Which of the following is NOT true of treating burns?
    A. immerse burn in cool water
    B. apply cool moist towels to infected area.
    C. use ointments and powders
    D. get victim help right away
    30. Which of the following about alcohol/alcoholism is NOT true?
    A. alcohol is a disease
    B. 12 oz. beer = 5 oz. glass of wine
    C. alcoholism can be cured
    D. AA is a support group
    31. Which abbreviation is used to denote sunscreen protection found in suntan lotion and oils?
    A. UVA
    B. PSF
    C. UVC
    D. SPF
    32. The first step in perfroming CPR must be:
    A. call 911
    B. ensure a safe scene
    C. position person on back
    D. ask person if they are ok
    33. Which of the following drugs is a Cannaboid?
    A. cocaine
    B. marijuana
    C. heroin
    D. codeine
    34. “Good Samaritan” laws encourage people to help others in emergency situations by giving them legal protection as long as that “helper” uses common sense and a reasonable level of skill not to exceed the scope of the individual’s training.
    A. true
    B. false
    35. Nicotine is both a stimulant and a depressant.
    A. true
    B. false
    36. Within one year of quitting smoking, ones heart disease rate is halfway back to that of a non-smoker.
    A. true
    B. false
    37. The sun is our primary source of which vitamin?
    A. E
    B. D
    C. C
    D. B
    38. Which of the following is NOT a sign of shock?
    A. clammy hands
    B. chills
    C. bleeding
    D. confusion
    39. What do dairy products provide more of than any other food group?
    A. fat
    B. protein
    C. calcium
    D. carbohydrates
    40. If one cup of orange juice has 30 grams of carbohydrate, how many calories of carbohydrate does it have?
    A. 100
    B. 120
    C. 160
    D. 180
    I need these answered today :)

    • ANSWER:
      you’ll get more answers and less wisecracks if you post your test questions in the correct category

  43. QUESTION:
    Terrified of pancreatic cancer?
    I don’t know whether I’m just being a hypochondriac or not, but I’ve been having these weird symptoms lately. For the past few weeks, I’ve been having weird dull pains around my right upper abdomen, just below my chest and sometimes below my ribcage. I sometimes get a crampy feeling on my left side as well, and this has been going on for a few months, though it is far less persistent. For the past two days I’ve been getting this colicky weird pain on my lower right quadrant, and sometimes I can feel it in my lower left. Also, I’ve been itching a lot recently. I don’t know if this is psychosomatic or not, can anybody enlighten me as to if that’s possible or not? I lost weight a few weeks after I stopped lifting in June and July, going from 146 pounds to about 138, but I think it’s stagnated since then (who knows, maybe I’ve even gained some this month). My appetite’s been odd, it’s there, but it’s different than it used to be. I get upper cramp-like localized back pains from time to time, sometimes parts of my arms and legs feel cramped for no reason as well. And just a few hours ago, after eating a fatty meal, I had greasy diarrhea (I do have IBS, but I don’t remember it ever giving my fatty stools (this is the first time I’ve seen this). Also, I feel more fatigued than usual. I can still exercise just as well as I used to, but if I’m not being active I feel like falling asleep. I don’t know what’s going on. I’m not scared of any other type of cancer except pancreatic. I heard it can effect people of all ages, even if it is rare. Does this sound anything like it?

    I don’t have nausea or vomiting. My pain isn’t severe, it’s typically mild. I’m not yellow, my stools aren’t pale, my urine isn’t dark (but I read that itching is an early sign of jaundice). I can’t tell if I have an enlarged spleen or liver, nothing’s constantly tender, and my Dr. didn’t feel anything out of the ordinary when I got my physical a week ago. Sometimes, though, my upper right or lower right abdomen feels mildly uncomfortable, though this does not last. The pain in my upper quadrant is worse on some days than others (it was worse yesterday than today, and the day before wasn’t too bad). Also, the pain seems to react to stress.

    I have no family history of any type of cancer as far as I’m aware, no diabetes, no pancreatitis. I don’t smoke, I don’t drink often (and when I do it doesn’t cause me problems). I’m a white 20 year old male, around 140 lbs. I do have a predisposition to Crohn’s Disease, and I have acid reflux. Does this sound like Crohn’s at all? Does it even sound like a gallbladder issue? Can someone point me in the right direction? I can’t see anyone until Monday, I’d rather not go to the ER, I wanna go out and have fun tonight and if this is constantly on my mind I doubt that’ll happen. I’d greatly appreciate any input. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Pancreatic cancer in a 20 year old would be one for the record books. Two thirds of those diagnosed with it are over 70, and it’s very rare in people under 40.

      See your doctor about your concerns

  44. QUESTION:
    Does anyone agree with me on this point,that there’s a lot of stuff they’re NOT saying about the vaccine?
    Ok,I’m getting a ton of thumbs down for saying I WILL NOT let my kids recieive the swine flu vaccine,or I won’t get it myself. Just because the CDC says it SHOULD be fine,does NOT mean it’s going to be fine. Does anyone agree with me on this?? We’re not guinea pigs…and here’s some info about the squalene FOUND in the vaccine,and i know I’ve read that the government has signed paperwork stating that noone will be held liable for the outcomes! It sounds a little ridiculous for me…There’s no way in hell I’m taking that risk. Is anyone with me? I’m not risking my children’s lives because the CDC says it SHOULD be fine….

    http://voices.injuryboard.com/miscellane…

    Too dangerous for human use, Squalene is not licensed for use in the United States. Oil adjuvants like squalene have been ordinarily used to inflict diseases in animals – for experimentation and study. According to anthrax vaccine expert Gary Matsumoto and other reliable sources, the US military used an unlicensed, experimental anthrax vaccination laced with squalene, with disastrous consequences, including Gulf War Sydrome.
    Dr. Sherri Tenpenny goes into detail here.

    She states that “On first blush, squalene seems like a good choice for an adjuvant. Manufactured naturally in the liver, squalene is a precursor for cholesterol. In addition, squalene can be purchased at health food stores in its more commonly known form, “shark liver oil.” However, ingested squalene has a completely different effect on the body than injected squalene. When molecules of squalene enter the body through an injection, even at concentrations as small as 10 to 20 parts per billion, it can lead to self-destructive immune responses, such as autoimmune arthritis and lupus.
    Let me add,I am a pro vaccinator!
    I agree with Aly!! My daughter will in no way be getting this vaccine!!!
    I’ve done a LOT of research on it,and doesn’t it say something that the CDC webpage does not have half the info people are looking for? Papers were signed for noone to be held liable for the outcomes of this vaccine,hell no im not doing it.
    It has nothing to do with conspiracy theories. It has everythin to do with that if my kid dies from this vaccine,noone would be held liable,this shit hasn’t been stuided enough for it to even be available.

    • ANSWER:
      I Agree With You 100% !!!
      Do you know that they may be forcing the vaccines to children in schools? What the hell?!

      if so ill say heck, time for homeschooling.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is anyone agreeing with me about NOT getting the H1N1 vaccine?
    Ok,I’m getting a ton of thumbs down for saying I WILL NOT let my kids recieive the swine flu vaccine,or I won’t get it myself. Just because the CDC says it SHOULD be fine,does NOT mean it’s going to be fine. Does anyone agree with me on this?? We’re not guinea pigs…and here’s some info about the squalene FOUND in the vaccine,and i know I’ve read that the government has signed paperwork stating that noone will be held liable for the outcomes! It sounds a little ridiculous for me…There’s no way in hell I’m taking that risk. Is anyone with me? I’m not risking my children’s lives because the CDC says it SHOULD be fine….

    http://voices.injuryboard.com/miscellaneous/h1n1-swine-flu-vaccine-possible-side-effects-and-the-dangers-of-squalene.aspx?googleid=271748

    Too dangerous for human use, Squalene is not licensed for use in the United States. Oil adjuvants like squalene have been ordinarily used to inflict diseases in animals – for experimentation and study. According to anthrax vaccine expert Gary Matsumoto and other reliable sources, the US military used an unlicensed, experimental anthrax vaccination laced with squalene, with disastrous consequences, including Gulf War Sydrome.
    Dr. Sherri Tenpenny goes into detail here.

    She states that “On first blush, squalene seems like a good choice for an adjuvant. Manufactured naturally in the liver, squalene is a precursor for cholesterol. In addition, squalene can be purchased at health food stores in its more commonly known form, “shark liver oil.” However, ingested squalene has a completely different effect on the body than injected squalene. When molecules of squalene enter the body through an injection, even at concentrations as small as 10 to 20 parts per billion, it can lead to self-destructive immune responses, such as autoimmune arthritis and lupus.
    Ok,apparently you guys didn’t read the info about what’s in this crap. I’m NOT putting my kids at risk just bc the CDC SAYS IT SHOULD BE OK!!!!! SHOULD being the key words there.
    No,I don’t think you guys are understanding. At the first signs of the flu,I will be taking my children to a doctor/hospital.
    Oh,and let me add-I am a pro vaccinator! You guys all want to freak out about mercury,guess what? This vaccine has thimersol in it!
    lol signe me up for bad mother of the year too! lol
    The swine flu is no different than the regular flu,other than it’s a new strain of it. There’s absolutely no reason why you just shouldn’t take your kids to the dr if they start to exhibit flu like symptoms. I just think it’s too new,and not enough has been done with it. I understand what adjuvents are,but one that could cause autoimmune issues? no thanks,ill pass on that.
    Bella,that’s exactly how I feel about it. I’d rather sit back and see what happens,than just assume that it’s ok bc the cdc says they THINK it will be ok. I’m not ok with it.
    I agree with all the women that say at least to give it a bit,and then maybe I will consider it if this thing starts to run rampant. If I see a possible need for it,depending on what happens to others that have had it,then maybe I will consider it. Frankly,I don’t like the idea they’re telling pregnant women and children to get it,when all the info I’ve read is that the squalene in it could cause autoimmune issues,among other things.

    • ANSWER:
      This is my second round with the swine flu. Does anyone remember the first occurrence in the 70s? There was a lot of hype on that too and I don’t recall any massive epidemic or dying off of the population.

      I usually get the flu vaccine every year but because of all the hubbub of two vaccines, the controversy with preparation of the vaccines and dissemination of them is making me rethink things. They seem to be pushing this very hard and I wonder if it might not be a good year to sit things out and see what happens with everyone else first.

      I’m definitely waiting to see if people start getting sick from it. Yes, I may be using my fellow humans as the canary in the proverbial coalmine but I really don’t see any other choice at this point.

  46. QUESTION:
    My husband is no fun since he quit drinking?
    My husband and I have always had a taste for the good life. Fine wine, cocktails, fancy restaurants, etc. My husband in particular has a strong passion for spirits and wine. He actually built a bar in the basement that rivals many I’ve seen in five-star restaurants.

    Unfortunately, my husband had to quit drinking a few months ago at the advice of his personal physician. The doctor ran some blood work and informed my husband that his liver enzymes were elevated. Upon further testing, they discovered that he also showed the early signs of liver disease.

    Anyway, at first I was fully supportive of him abstaining from alcohol . I mean, he’s my husband and I care about his health and well-being. However, these past two months I’ve noticed some significant changes in his personality and even his appearance.

    I can’t quite put my finger on it, but my husband seems to have lost that “spark” that he once had. He rarely wants to go out anymore. In fact he barely even leaves the house at all. His voice has become sort of dull and flat; almost emotionless. He’s lost contact with many of his friends and work acquaintances.

    Our love life has taken a significant turn for the worse as well. His libido has just gone kaput. Marital relations have become a chore for him now instead of an integral and enjoyable part of our marriage.

    I’d also estimate that he’s lost about 20-25lbs. The weight loss is even affecting the structure of his face. This is not the man I married.

    Suffice to say, I WANT MY HUSBAND BACK!

    It’s my understanding that liver disease is a very slowly progressive disease. He probably has decades of binge-drinking in him before any significant problems arise. How can I convince him to disregard his doctor’s instructions and live life to its fullest again?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like he is an alcoholic. It is not easy to quit cold turkey! Of course he is struggling with it. You need to be more supportive and help him through this. You really want him to disregard his doctor’s advice?! That is incredibly selfish. It’s not going to be fun when he has cirrhosis of the liver.