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Can Diabetes Cause Sore Throat
What to do if I have very sore throat i barely have a voice and i woke up everything was spinniand I have diabetes?
Sounds viral: A sore throat, laryngitis (voice problem) and spinning sounds like a viral infection. I do not think it is related to your diabetes, although diabetes does make one more vulnerable to infectious disease. If these symptoms do not resolve in at most 3 weeks, see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
What does a persistent sore throat mean? What could be the likely causes for a sore throat lasting more than two weeks?
Many possibilities: Without more detailed information about the location, the type of soreness, its relationship to other activities, and ancillary symptoms it is impossible to tell what this is due to. Any illness lasting more than two weeks, however, deserves a thorough evaluation. See your primary care physician and if needed they can refer you to an ear nose and throat doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If cause of a chronic sore throat can't be easily determined, can it persist for months/years/indefinitely? Been through so many tests & no answers
Chronic sore throat: Chronic sore throat most commonly due to lingering virus; post-nasal drip (see ENT if have not already: they can check your CBC, ESR, ANA to be sure not internal inflammation; allergies (can be environmental or food sensitivities: ie even though not "proven" would try gluten free diet for 3 months & focus on eating a low-inflammatory diet to see if this helps if all other tests have been normal ...Read more
I wake up every morning with a sore throat and it goes away with time. Sometimes it wakes me up at night...
What could be the cause?:(
Possibly post nasal.: drip. You may suffer from mild congestion that leads to post nasal drip that doesn't drain while you sleep due to gravity and lying supine. As you get up and stand, the gravity helps with drainage. Try sleeping on an extra pillow at night and using saline nasal spray at night. If problem persists, see PCP. ...Read more
A number of things: At your age the most common causes of chronic sore throat: 1) Nasal or sinus issues (drainage/infection) 2) Acid Reflux 3) Chronic tonsillitis The first two issues you can treat yourself with over the county (OTC) sinus remedies - if you have nasal/sinus issues. If you might have a touch of acid reflux, you can take OTC reflux meds (zantac) as a trial as well. For the third issue - see an ENT ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feels like something is constantly in the right side of my throat. No sore throat. Causes constant coughing mostly when I lay down. What is it?
Globus: You are describing globus although there are a lot of causes to this cweondition. Typically we rule out the bad ones like masses or major infections. Then we treat things that commonly cause like reflux symptoms and minor inflammation. If you are a smoker, stop smoking since this can cause tumors and inflammation. ...Read more
Unsure: Sore throat is a symptom which is associated with many conditions. Do you have a cold or flu? Then it's normal to have a sore throat. If not, it could be reflux or any of a number of other conditions. Please get to a primary care provider to review your health status, especially if you're not better by 2 weeks from when things started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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