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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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I got a virus 2 years ago and ever some then my stomach has been bothering me with constipation, low vitamin d, malabsorption and depression. Cause?

I got a virus 2 years ago and ever some then my stomach has been bothering me with constipation, low vitamin d, malabsorption and depression. Cause?

Gastroenterologist: You need to be seen and fully evaluated by a GI doctor, and this will mean subjecting yourself to endoscopy and possible small bowel biopsy. This may or may not have anything to do with the viral infection you had, but there is no way to tell without a full assessment. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea over time cause my symptoms of low t level low sperm count , hyperhydrosis, sleepiness, constipation, anxiety, depression.?

Can sleep apnea over time cause my symptoms of low t level low sperm count , hyperhydrosis, sleepiness, constipation, anxiety, depression.?

Many: Sleep apnea can cause many of the symptoms you described although it's unlikely to cause all of them. If you have sleep apnea, treat it to see which symptoms will improve. ...Read more

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What could cause chronic (2-7 years): coughing, swollen left lymph node, headaches, constipation, fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, "brain fog"?

What could cause chronic (2-7 years): coughing, swollen left lymph node, headaches, constipation, fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, "brain fog"?

GERD: Gastro esophageal reflux disease associated with constipation. Change diet, avoid spicy , fried, citrus food, white chocolate peanut. Coffee soda condiments. Over the counter antacid twice a day, sleep inclined , avoid late dinner, eat small meals and chew your food very well. What to eat ? High fiber green vegetable beans lentils. Drink more water. Use laxative like metamucil twice a day . I. ...Read more

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Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause dependency? I'm only 19 so i dont want to become dependent on something, but constipation and bloating is making me depressed

Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause dependency? I'm only 19 so i dont want to become dependent on something, but constipation and bloating is making me depressed

No: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) should not cause dependency. It is a relatively safe option to use, but can take a few days to work. The best long term option would include a diet high in insoluble fiber. This would produce similar effects and has numerous additional benefits. ...Read more

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I m suffering from leukorrea since 10 years due to thinking of sexual thoughts. Im having constipation and vagina become empty & opened & depression?

I m suffering from leukorrea since 10 years due to thinking of sexual thoughts. Im having constipation and vagina become empty & opened & depression?

Sexual thoughts : Does not cause this, i agree with other physician s recommendation : see u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

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