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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Overview)

Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the body (such as lupus).


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Unhealthy lifestyle working online from home 16 hr/day, will it causes body aches?

Unhealthy lifestyle working online from home 16 hr/day, will it causes body aches?

Absolutely: Something tells me that you already know the answer to this question. Sitting in front of a computer 16 hours per day is not good for your body. We are not meant to sit for hours on end. We are meant to get up and move. If this is your work, you should consider some form of activity and exercise to counter the effects of sitting so much. Even changing to a standing desk will help. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
219 doctors shared insights

Body Aches (Overview)

Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the body (such as lupus).


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What does a high sed rate mean? Body aches and fatigue

What does a high sed rate mean? Body aches and fatigue

Hello. : Hello. A sed rate is another term for an erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr). It is a test that can help detect inflammation (acute or chronic). However, it is a nonspecific test, so the ESR could be elevated for many different reasons to include infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases. Your doctor will no doubt use this piece of information combined with results of other lab tests, your medical history and your physical examination to help determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat body aches caused by the flu?

Analgesics: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen help with body aches (myalgias), but incompletely effective. If <48hrs, dr. Might give tamiflu. Try a warm bath, vaporizer, lots of fluids, throat lozenges. Influenza is a miserable illness. If you haven't been vaccinated, i'd advise you to get it. There are 3 strains of influenza-so, you could theroretically get influenza 2 more times this season. Ugh! ...Read more

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I have diarrhea again body aches sore throat sore eyes headache and feverish I have low GFR is it worth going to the doctor to get treated early?

I have diarrhea again body aches sore throat sore eyes headache and feverish I have low GFR is it worth going to the doctor to get treated early?

YES: These symptoms may point to an "auto-immune"disorder and i suggest consultation with dr.Could also be "flu", but your mention of "again" and the low GFR is bothersome. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for constant body aches?

How can I get treatment for constant body aches?

First diagnosis: Body aches can result from autoimmune disease (polymyositis), psychologic disease (depression), increased pain perception (fibromyalgia), certain infections, etc. The treatments differ greatly. Start with your general doctor to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of body aches naturally?

Exercise: Exercise is the best way that i know of to get rid of body aches. If you have not been exercising for a while it is best to talk to your doctor to determine if it is safe for you to start an exercise program. Pick a type of exercise that you enjoy. If exercise is a chore for you, you are not likely to stay with it. ...Read more

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I am a i.V drug user. My body constantly aches. What could this mean?

Body Speaks to us!: It probably wants a break; it wants sleep and good nutrition. It probably wants to save your life. Please use this reaching out for help as a beginning to asking for help to get clean and to stay clean. Even at 18 you can survive this. ...Read more

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I have been taking Zetia (ezetimibe) 10 mg tablets for about 9 months. I have had body aches and muscle weakness as I have had with other statins. Suggestions?

I have been taking Zetia (ezetimibe) 10 mg tablets for about 9 months. I have had body aches and muscle weakness as I have had with other statins. Suggestions?

Try going off med: Zetia (ezetimibe) is not a statin but this med too can cause muscle inflammation. If you have symptoms that might be caused by a med, talk with your doctor and stop it for a while to see how you feel. But do it with your doctor so that you can decide on the plan together. ...Read more

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Daughter 16 has headache and body aches the last 16 hrs. Slight cough, feverish and lethargic.Just flu? Is it more than a she is taking hormone pills to prevent severe cramps from periods

Daughter 16 has headache and body aches the last 16 hrs. Slight cough, feverish and lethargic.Just flu?
Is it more than a she is taking hormone pills to prevent severe cramps from periods

Hello. : Hello. Her symptoms are suggestive of the flu or another viral infection. I cannot diagnose her. It could be helpful to take her temperature. Usually a temperature of 100.4 is considered clinically significant. If she has a temperature of over 104 f with headache and lethargy that would be a reason to get her seen. If she has headache with neck stiffness and confusion, that would be a reason for immediate care. If she develops difficulty breathing then she should be evaluated. Recommend rest, at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of non-carbonated/ non- caffienated fluid per day, warm herbal teas and tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort. Chicken noodle soup and love go a long way too. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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