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Doctor insights on: Common Cold And Liver Tests

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Can stress cause you to get cold symptoms?

Can stress cause you to get cold symptoms?

More vulnerable: High stress can impair your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to viral illness (colds, coughs, flu, etc). For instance, some research showed that students' immunity went down every year under the simple stress of a three-day exam period. Test takers had fewer natural killer cells, which fight tumors and viral infections. They produced much less immunity-boosting gamma interferon too. ...Read more

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Slightly elevated temperature, but not cold symptoms yet. Not to worry yet?

Slightly elevated temperature, but not cold symptoms yet. Not to worry yet?

Likely no problem.: This does not seem to be a problem. You might just have had one high temperature reading. If you get some extra rest, you might not even get a cold. A little more rest, dinking plenty of fluids, and staying clean will give you a great chance of not even getting a cold, or at least, a quick recovery if you get one. ...Read more

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Can reoccuring herpes outbreak cause cold symptoms?

Can reoccuring herpes outbreak cause cold symptoms?

Yes: Yes. However its is very often the other way around. You get a cold, it lowers your immune system and then you get a cold sore. ...Read more

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Have high anxiety, went to er2x in dec and had negative chest xray and neg ddimers after chest pains, still have pains and now have cold symptoms, pe?

Have high anxiety, went to er2x in dec and had negative chest xray and neg ddimers after chest pains, still have pains and now have cold symptoms, pe?

?PE: Often x-ray is normal in pe but hamptons hump or westermark sign are sometimes seen. D-dimer has a high sensitivity but low specificity meaning that if the test is negative, it is good for ruling out pe. If it is positive, it does not necessarily mean you have pe and further evaluation is recommended. If you look up well's criteria, you can calculate your pre-test probability. ...Read more

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What causes cold symptoms only at night?

What causes cold symptoms only at night?

Is this a pattern?: If you have consistent symptoms which occur only at a certain time of day, these symptoms may be related to hormonal cycles that we all experience on a 24 basis. This is called your circadian rythym. For example, people tend to have more parasympathetic activity at night and parasympathetic activity can lead to runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat - all "cold symptoms". ...Read more

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What could cause cold symptoms as I wake up, but then for them to subside during the day?

What could cause cold symptoms as I wake up, but then for them to subside during the day?

Indoor allergens: This is very typical for people allergic to indoor allergens such as dust mites, molds, and either pets or cockroaches that may be present in the home. See an allergist to help sort this out and figure out how best to treat these symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes cold symptoms and why is it a necessary process to recovery which makes us more ill than the virus?

Body response: Cold symptoms (runny nose etc) are the body's response to an invading germ. Increase mucous to trap and eliminate the germ.Fever to cook it out. I am not sure about the second part of your question. I can tell you that there are many options that are natural that can speed healing form a cold that do not involve pharmaceuticals. ...Read more

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Cold symptoms for 9 days, is improving, but has had stomachache and diarrhea couple times last two days. Can a cold cause diarrhea? What's going on?

Cold symptoms for 9 days, is improving, but has had stomachache and diarrhea couple times last two days. Can a cold cause diarrhea? What's going on?

See your doctor : If you are speaking about your 8 year old, I would take him/her in to see the pediatrician. In the mean time, make aure to stay well hydrated. Bananas, rice, apples and toast can help woth the diarrhea by adding fiber. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Aching headaches for 2 days, without cold symptoms. What could cause it?

Aching headaches for 2 days, without cold symptoms.  What could cause it?

Headache: It could be common headache, viral disease.Take Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) and if it persists see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
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Upper Respiratory Infection (Definition)

An upper respiratory infection refers to an infection that involves the lining of the breathing passages above the lungs. It usually refers to infections that involve multiple areas simultaneously such as the nose, sinus, ears, throat, ...Read more