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Common Cold And Liver Tests
Viruses - yes: Viruses can commonly cause increases in liver enzymes. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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