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Considered fringe: The "pop" idea that certain individuals have fatigue and vague symptoms because they are exquisitely sensitive to a huge number of different artificial chemicals in the environment, and that they should be entitled to dictate that co-workers not wear perfume, etc., has found little scientific support. Allergies to individual chemicals -- natural or synthetic -- is probably underrecognized. ...Read more
Avoiding contact and exposure to the chemical that you are sensitive to, is usually best. If it is a chemical that you come into contact with, like a cleaner, you can try gloves when you have to handle that chemical. If it is something that is airborne, being in a well ventilated area, possibly wearing a cloth mask or goggles will help. If it is unavoidable, there are medications also. ...Read more
Not sure: I have heard of "scotopic conditions" and "scotomata, " but I have never heard of "scotopic sensitivity syndrome." Who told you that you have this condition? Why don't you ask him to explain himself? Scotopic conditions may indicate damage to the rods and cones of the retina and a possible paraneoplastic retinopathy. Ask the doctor who used this terminology with you. ...Read more
Sensitive: Try avoiding extreme changes of temperatureGet a more detailed answer ›
scotopic sensitivity is a hypothetical reading disorder with is not well understood. In view of this I would recommend a complete evaluation by a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and psycho-educational testing to determine other issues with reading and school.
dr. Alan mease. ...Read more
Woke up with vision sensitivity, as if there was flashing all around. After a few minutes my vision went back to normal.
Could be migraine: Some people have a visual migraine (visual symptoms with no headache) with flashing in the peripheral vision that resolves after a few minutes. Symptoms like this might also be from low blood pressure encountered right after awakening that resolves as the pressure normalizes. In both cases, there should be no risk to the eyes or vision. ...Read more
Is a person with sensitivity to hazel nuts usually sensitive to all nuts of the same family? To the best I can recall when I have them I get very sick
Not necessarily.: Allergies can be specific to a single type of nut. However, nuts are usually mixed, either in recipes or in processing plants, so from a practical perspective it may be hard to truly know if you have an isolated hazelnut allergy. ...Read more
Various supplements: Clinical research has shown that several supplements, including chromium, magnesium, lipoid acid, vanadium can improve the body's response to insulin. Certain foods such as cinnamon, nopal cactus, and bitter melon can also enhance Insulin sensitivity and thereby lower blood sugar. This list is not complete, and each person's response varies. Don't stop diabetes meds if you do use any of these. ...Read more
Not a radiologist. There are several reports with different data on sensitivity in breast imaging. The major benefit seems to be better images and less recall for repeat studies. When used with digital mammography, one study showed 92% sensitivity.
Not as good as ct scan when used for other body parts.
Hope to see radiologist to weigh in. ...Read more
Wheat sensitivity: Could present many ways, abdominal bloating, pain, gas, diarrhea, rashes, aches, sinusitis, loss of tooth enamal, anemia, You can test for it by stoppping wheat products, bread, cookies cereals, for 10 days to a 2 weeks and seeing if there is a difference in symptoms. ...Read more
The more high glycemic foods we eat the more we are contributing to decreased Insulin sensitivity and increasing Insulin resistance.
The problem is that there are artificial substances that are really even more problematic. An obese person who is trying to lose weight is consuming diet, sugar free artificial sweetener products that are adding to the problem in a big way. New research will help. ...Read more
Several causes: There are many causes that lead to problems with the foreskin such as diabetes, traumatic retraction of the foreskin, frequent infections, and sexual activity. This is generally not treatable but poses no significant medical problem. If problems with the foreskin, a circumcision will be required. ...Read more
Leaky Gut: Many times food sensitivities can come about when there is intestinal permeability, aka "leaky gut". ...Read more
Please follow the advice of your doctor.
You should also go online and read the many articles (not those specifically prepared for doctors) that will help you to understand and get control of your insulin needs.
If you have any questions after that feel free to let me know and I will try and help you. ...Read more
And perhaps formal Mental Health Professional Consultation.....
it a start!,,,,
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
ALCAT tests: Contact www. Alcat. Com and ask if there are any of their resources near you. They do set up facilities and doctors world wide. ...Read more
Probably not: Different sounds annoy different people. I'm old enough to remember when the chalk blackboard was the principal method of teaching, and many students were very annoyed when a teacher's long fingernails scraped across it. I have no idea why. Don't try to analyze or understand your personal likes or dislikes, but be deferential to the feelings of others and ask that they be considerate of you. ...Read more
Bell shaped curve: The sense of smell varies from person to person. Most have the basic set but some are more sensitive to certain odors and there are changes with nasal disease and damage to the internal head strucrtures from injury and certain diseases. There are a few with altered smell (dysosmia) and some have none at all (anosmia) which is quite uncommon. ...Read more
What kind of pain:
Need more information. The question is too general.
You need to see a doctor for a through evaluation to find the cause of the pain. ...Read more