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Tongue Scalloping: A Simple Marker for Sleep Apnea? by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 21 Jan 2010 7:40am 4 Comments Besides the typical descriptions of physical features for someone at risk for obstructive sleep apnea (such as male, overweight, obnoxious snoring, and a big neck), one physical finding that's rarely mentioned is tongue scalloping (click here for picture). This is when you have impressions or ridges on the sides of your tongue where it sits aga ... Read on »
Medicine Mondays: Food Allergies in an Adult by Dr. Sheila Cason Medical Doctor Posted Tue 30 Sep 2008 1:46am 1 Comment Hi Everyone, Welcome back to Medicine Mondays. Each Monday I'll post the questions that I have collected over the week. If you have a question please feel free to send me an email or leave me a comment. I welcome every comment and hope to help answer some questions. Just remember that my advice is not a substitute for a physical exam and ... Read on »
Candesartan (Amias), a warning… by Ron Patient Expert Posted Thu 16 Jun 2011 4:36am I’ve been taking Candesartan (a drug used to treat heart failure), on and off, for a over six weeks now. The first time I had to reduce the 4mg dose to 2mg, as it made me extremely nauseous. My thought was that this world allow my system to become used to the drug, before hitting it with the higher, 4mg, dose (normal dose, btw, is 32mg – I’ll n ... Read on »
How Sleep Apnea Causes Pepsin Reflux by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 09 Nov 2009 10:01pm 2 Comments Sleep apnea and acid reflux go hand in hand. An obstruction causes a vacuum effect in the throat, which suctions up your normal stomach juices into your throat, causing more inflammation and swelling, causing more obstruction. If you have large tonsils, it becomes even more enlarged, causing severe breathing problems at night. Not only do the muc ... Read on »
Sleep Apnea and Tongue Scalloping: A Simple Screening Test? by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 08 Nov 2009 10:01pm 2 Comments One of the most common exam findings that I see in people with sleep apnea is what’s called tongue scalloping. This is where you see ridges, or a scalloping pattern along with sides of the tongue, created by the tongue pressing against the side teeth. One study showed that having tongue scalloping was 70% predictive of the presence of obstructive ... Read on »
Press Release on Oral Cancer!!!! by Shay2181 Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Mar 2010 9:21am Be Aware, Be Proactive: Protect Against Oral Cancer Delta Dental of Tennessee warns oral cancer strikes victims of any age   NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 12, 2010 – The face of oral cancer is changing. In the past, oral cancer was perceived as a disease that attacked tobacco-using men over 40. Today, a growing number of healthy young people who la ... Read on »
The List of Celiac Problems is LONG… by Eileen Simpson Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Oct 2009 8:14pm It speaks for itself…this is why we confuse Doctors Here is the list of over 300 Signs, Symptoms, Associated Disorders and Complications directly or indirectly resulting from celiac disease. We were the first to present this information in our comprehensive book, “Recognizing Celiac Disease.” This list is now being ... Read on »
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia 2 (MEN2) by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm The MEN types MEN stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia. It is a rare condition that is caused by a faulty gene; this can be passed on, within families, from one generation to another (inherited). There are two types: MEN1 and MEN2. Because they have similar names, MEN1 and MEN2 are often confused. In fact, they are completely sepa ... Read on »
What Your Tongue Says About Your Health by The Healthy Boy Posted Tue 18 May 2010 12:00am Ever wake up some mornings and see that you have a thick white layer of goop coating your tongue? Maybe you have some cracks or spots on your tongue that wont seem to go away? Well before you go shrugging it off as a result of the big night you had the night before, you may want to take a closer look, because we are just starting to figure out w ... Read on »
More good news and a severe allergic reaction by akontarinis Posted Tue 23 Feb 2010 12:00am Yesterday was infusion day and the start of my third cycle of MDX-1106 in Boston. The kids are off from school this week so we took them with us and they spent the day skating and playing in the city while I spent my day at Beth Israel for a battery of tests and treatment. At the start of each cycle Medarex requires trial rats to un ... Read on »