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Acute Illness With Systemic Symptoms
Can you give me a brief description or meaning of an acute illness w/ systemic symptoms & examples of these illnesses.
Can worrying too much about a certain disease or illness cause actual physical symptoms related to the certain disease?
Possible: The mind has powerful influence on the body functions...In med school, while studying different diseases, some students develop "vicarious illnesses". This also happens with the "placebo effect"...Men whose wives are pregnant may experience "pseudo-pregnancy symptoms"...Best to talk with your family doc about your fears and possible referral for counseling. ...Read more
How do I know whether my symptoms are from anxiety or actual illness? I know I suffer from health anxiety for a good 7 months. I got many physical symptoms. I went to my doc for annual check up and she said I have nothing concerning but the symptoms don'
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more
In the mosquito borne illnesses (dengue, chikungunya, zika), what is usually the first symptom? Is it always sudden onset high fever, or rash?
Acute Stress D/O: Acute stress d/o is an anxiety disorder occurring within 4 weeks of event (s) involving threatened death/serious injury or self or others, and response of fear, helplessness, or horror. Lasts at least 2 days and no longer than 4 weeks after the event. Symptoms may include a subjective sense of numbing, detachment, & amnesia; also recurrent images, thoughts, dreams; increased arousal; avoidance. ...Read more
Acute stress disorde: Check this site for criteria: http://www. Nattc. Org/learn/topics/veterans/docs/dsmvacutestress. Pdf. If you have many of these sxs the diagnosis can be confirmed by a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Take care. ...Read more
Can hypochondria cause actual symptoms specific to the disease you worry about? You have 1 symptom, start to worry and other symptoms start to happen
Agree w Dr. Griggs: Yes - you can sprout symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
Decreased Urination: Acute kidney disease represents an attack against the attack usually from profound dehydration, nephrotoxic agents like antibiotics or from bacterial infections. The symptoms range from decrease in urine output, nausea and loss of appetite. The most critical side effect is rapid increase in potassium that can be very dangerous. ...Read more
Variable: Depending on which cv disease you mean: heart attack? Heart failure? Cardiac arrest? Etc. Very generally, heart disease causes one or more of the following: chest pain, shortness of breath, fluid retention, palpitations, dizziness, or loss of consciousness. (sorry but that's a general answer to a general question). ...Read more
Why are there no symptoms between chronic and acute chagas disease? Do people fine fine in that period?
Mutualism-Oarasitism: This the way of life of parasitism. It does not cause symptoms in the host, and thusly avoids defensive attacks from the host. Then the parasite can survive longer, reproduce more, and spread the disease. ...Read more
Can you be without symptoms And have declining Kidney function? Acute or chronic. Is kidney disease a silent disease? What should be the usual symptoms?
Is Sensory Processing Disorder real? Or just hype? Is an actual dx? Or just a symptom? Is it on the Autism Spectrum?
It's a real disorder: Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which kids have difficulty receiving and integrating information from the senses. They can be unusually sensitive or insensitive to stimuli. There may be heightened brain activity in response to light, sound, touch, etc. It may have genetic causes and be present in persons w/ developmental disorders such as autism. ...Read more
Do you ever diagnose systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma and if so, what are the the clinical signs and symptoms of this disease?
Extremely rare: Systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma is a fibrosing condition of the internal organs including the GI tract, pulmonary artery, and lungs, but lacking the skin features if scleroderma. Systemic sclerosis is a rare condition to begin with, and systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma accounts for <10% of patients. Diagnosis might include antibody tests or abnormal biopsy of affected internal tissues. ...Read more
Long term dizziness (2 months). diangosis with vestibular disorder but now feeling acute nausea, vertigo, floating, hypoglycemic symptoms and facial spams?
Vertigo: Definitely sounds vestibular. You might have just developed Meniere's disease of the inner ear with acute 'attacks.' More likely with ringing and hearing loss in one ear, but not necessarily. Or it may just be 'benign positional vertigo' on top of the general dizziness you've been having. See ENT for hearing test and balance testing, then treat accordingly. ...Read more
Can a thin woman with hashimoto's disease while having hypothyroidism get diabetes symptoms without having actual diabetes?
Would systemic candidal disease show up on a full blood count test or a liver function test? I've been getting symptoms for a while now.
Former military. Diagnosed with anxiety and depression after 1 visit. No symptoms now. May have been acute adjustment disorder? Options with my record
This can be: Addressed with that branch of the service's board of corrections. But be prepared with written submission about why the original assessment was not accurate. ...Read more
Can hypothermia in an elderly pt be a symptom of an acute transformation of overlap myeloproliferative/myelodysplacticty disorder? Pt has hi WBC & CRP
Hypothermia/mds: Elderly often feel cooler than younger individuals. Hypothermia (how low?) may be a sign of infection /sepsis just like high fever. If one has myelodysplastic syndrome, would check for UTI, a common cause of infection, subtle pneumonia.Also check thyroid, adrenal function. Elevated WBC is a concern for sepsis and transformation. Go to the ER for blood cultures and evaluation. ...Read more
What is the best thing I can do if I think I have gum disease? I am a 25 year old woman who has had a recent onset of gum disease symptoms. For the past 2 weeks my gums have been bleeding every time I brush, horrible taste in my mouth, and after closer in
If you think you have gum disease the best thing you can do is see a dentist for an exam and cleaning. If you have not had your teeth cleaned in a while there is nothing over the counter or magic rinse that will solve the problem. You lack of dental insurance makes it even more important to see a dentist. The last thing you need is thousands of dollars of treatment because you let a small problem fester and become a large one.
Most people spend some of their discretionary dollars on things they value (cigarettes, iphone, ipad etc, drinks with friends, concert tickets, cable tv etc.) don't let your lack of insurance lead you to neglecting your teeth. If you value them spend some money on them and protect them. Prevention is a great investment.
The video in the link below shoes how gum disease progresses.
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best of luck. ...Read more
Is hormone treatment for in vitro fertilization a danger for eventual ai disease since ANA is 1:80 and rnp 1.6? No actual diagnosis and no symptoms.
Not relevant: Don't make your decision based on a lab test. You may never develope any autoimmune problem. The lab tests increase your risk but not enough to be a deciding factor. ...Read more
Symptoms: Which illnesses?Get a more detailed answer ›
I know cvid is compossed of twenty thirty illnesses what are they and what are all the symptoms of cvid?
Need to be more: Specific as we only have 400 characters to work with. Common varible immunodeficiency would result in recurrent infections as the likely initial presentation. ...Read more
Change in behavior: Mental illnesses can present in a huge variety of ways. Often signs include a change in behavior, change in school performance, becoming more withdrawn, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, etc. Talk to your teen consistently and let them know that if they ever need help you are there for support. ...Read more
GI signs: Usually it is an illness with diarrhea, vomitting but also includes things like hepatitis as well. ...Read more
Many things: Febrile illness means having a fever from some illness. Many different things can cause fever. Most are caused by viruses and some by bacteria and other diseases. Often no particular lab test is necessary but blood counts can be helpful and some tests for strep and flu also can be helpful. Most is decided by the physician himself. ...Read more
No!: Absolutely not! Many, many diseases have no symptoms at all. Symptoms are helpful, but almost never make a firm diagnosis on their own. ...Read more
What is it when u are obsessed by a illness and when u read the symptoms u start developing them?
Hypochondriasis: Being obsessed with having an illness is characteristic of hypochondriasis, which some call health anxiety. It's common for such a person to be convinced s/he has this illness despite normal medical exams and diagnostic tests, and being reassured by physicians. Help is available with steadfast primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and psychologists who can collaborate for the patient's benefit. ...Read more