Scott L. Sole, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursParkersburg Neurological Associates Inc
Parkersburg, WV 26104
What is a lipid specialist?
Learn Your Lipids answeredLipid specialists include physicians and allied health professionals -- such as pharmacists, nurse practitioners and dietitians -- who have training and expertise in lipid disorders, including familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). Many lipid specialists work in lipid clinics where they can collectively treat patients from the entire spectrum of medicine. Lipid clinics also can perform tests that help determine if and what kind of inherited cholesterol disorder a patient has as well as assess a patient’s risk for premature coronary heart disease. In addition, lipid specialists are skilled at managing the possible interactions and side effects that may occur when patients take medications prescribed to treat FH.
How is "short bowel syndrome" related to Crohn's disease?
Johns Hopkins Medicine answered
Surgery is often needed to fight Crohn's disease, a form of irritable bowel disease (IBD) in which inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract develops. Up to 60 percent of people with Crohn's need surgery within the first eight to 10 years with this disease.
One of the side effects from Crohn's surgery is the problem called "short bowel syndrome". When part of the intestine has to be removed, that may affect your ability to properly absorb certain nutrients. This condition can worsen if you have to undergo more surgery, removing more of your intestine. In Crohn's, such need for repeated surgery happens in up to 60 percent of patients.
What is a medical geneticist?
Healthwise answeredMedical geneticists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease and hemophilia. They treat patients with a family history of a disease that may be genetic and provide genetic counseling to people before they have children. Medical geneticists can be board-certified through the Board of Medical Genetics, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
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