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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Overview)

Generalized soreness/ pain of the body.


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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)

Generalized soreness/ pain of the body.


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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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I have body aches all the time it somtime limit me on doing things I can't stand for more than 5 min, I can't walk very far or long my body gets weak.?

I have body aches all the time it somtime limit me on doing things I can't stand for more than 5 min, I can't walk very far or long my body gets weak.?

Likely rheumatism: General body aches can be a soft tissue "rheumatism." this can be due to metabolic problems (thyroid, drugs), fibromyalgia, or an emerging immunologic disorder such as rheumatoid athritis, systemic lupus or myositis (inflammation of muscles). Tests will usually differentiate the first and third problems. Fibromyalgia has all tests negative, and you need to see a rheumatologist to work with you. ...Read more

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When coughing for a long time I get body aches?

When coughing for a long time I get body aches?

Involves muscles: Coughing can put strain on different muscles in your body and can definitely cause aches. The question is why the coughing is happening, would recommend internist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Why body aches after sittting?

Vague question: Depends what part of the body "aches". Prolonged sitting, especially with poor posture and ergonomics in place, imposes a large degree of pressure on the disc, which in turn can lead to back pain or "ache". Sitting on ones tuchus for prolonged periods is not advisable. ...Read more

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What can I use to rub down for body aches?

Traumeel is: A product for germany that can be very helpful. ...Read more

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How to exercise to deal with the body aches?

How to exercise to deal with the body aches?

Slowly & surely.: Exercise is generally good for achiness, but start slow - warm-up, low-impact aerobic work (bicycling, elliptical), easy stretching once warmed up, light weights. Try to exercise on most days of the week - consistency is important in this regard. ...Read more

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I have body aches and get colder than usual?

I have body aches and get colder than usual?

Aches & Cold: A change in your body temp and aches MAY indicate a thyroid or other hormonal imbalance. Have you lots weight recently? Have you changed your lifestyle? Please see your doctor who will let you know what is going on. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When coughing for a long time I get body aches?

Involves muscles: Coughing can put strain on different muscles in your body and can definitely cause aches. The question is why the coughing is happening, would recommend internist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Can body aches last longer than a week? Help please?

Yes: Depending on the cause of the pain. We don't have enough information to be able to provide you with treatment options. ...Read more

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What would cause all over body aches for a long time?

What would cause all over body aches for a long time?

Body aches: Need far more info to know what is going on. The discomfort can be muscular, neurological, due to a primary process affecting muscles, bones or joints, and may be overtly inflammatory or not. You need to make a list of all your symptoms, the time of onset and the history and relationships to other factors and see your family doctor for full evaluation. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Unhealthy lifestyle and posture. Will it causes body aches?

Unhealthy lifestyle and posture. Will it causes body aches?

Yes.: Not exercising is a big factor. Exercises appropriate for patients with arthritis diminshes pain, even in patients fibromyalgia. Most people no what constitutes a health lifestyle: exercise (regular); eating a healthy diet; not smoking; and drinking in moderation. ...Read more

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Anything I can do to relieve these body aches from slumping?

Anything I can do to relieve these body aches from slumping?

Don't slump!: I'm not trying to be cute, but if aware of slumping, try and correct your posture. On days in which I see patients, I'm sitting more than I want, frequently bent over a desk writing. I tend to have mild back aches. You need to try and strengthen you back muscles, particularly the trapezius and both latts. This will put your back in a better situation. A gravity inversion device can help! ...Read more

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I have body aches, body twiching, and always tiered what could this be?

Multiple things: You should see your doctor. You may need basic labs to rule out any metabolic or electrolyte abnormality. ...Read more

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I get body aches especially in the morning or from laying down for long. Why?

I get body aches especially in the morning or from laying down for long. Why?

Some inflammation: Pain comes from irritated pain-sensing nerve endings, which get stimulated by some inflammation (cell damage, tissue damage, release of inflammatory chemicals, the work of white blood cells, certain medications, etc.). Some people get tissue damage from overuse of muscles and joints. Infections and auto-immune disorders cause inflammation damage too. A doctor should evaluate to figure out why. ...Read more

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