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Dr. Nisha Surenderanath
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Pleurisy (Definition)

Inflammation of the tissues that line the ...Read more


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Was told to see dr. Due to beta proyien levels being too high. Is this dangerous, and what could be the cause of this? I've survived cancer 2 times, I'm a 48yr old female. Don't drink, or smoke, and am not over weight, or out of shape.

Was told to see dr. Due to beta proyien levels being too high. Is this dangerous, and what could be the cause of this? I've survived cancer 2 times, I'm a 48yr old female. Don't drink, or smoke, and am not over weight, or out of shape.

I: I assume you meant to type beta protein. Beta amyloid proteins in the blood are often associated with a predisposition to familial alzheimers. The proteins per se do not cause alzheimers. You should consult with a neurologist who will possible suggest other testing and do baseline tests of memory and cognitive function. It is good that you do not drink or smoke and generally keep yourself in shape. This finding is not related to your cancer history.
In itself the elevated protein is not dangerous but bears watching. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What to do im not overweight but I am out of shape?

What to do im not overweight but I am out of shape?

Rehabilitation: A physical therapist under the guidance of a physician's recommendations is a good place to start. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of being out of shape and overweight?

What are symptoms of being out of shape and overweight?

Simple, U weigh 2--: -much & U can't exercise witho t huffing & puffing. U should B able 2 run 1/4 mile @ more than a jog. U should B able 2 keep up with Ur peers in basketball, softball, tennis, &other sports. If U can't U R out of shape 4 Ur age group.

Need help, join a health club & work with an AT-C & get a fitness program that fits Ur need & capability. B dedicated & don't slough off. ...Read more

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I've been overweight my whole life. I've started working out to lose weight but feel sick after. Is this because I'm so out of shape? 24f, 5'4 160lbs.

I've been overweight my whole life. I've started working out to lose weight but feel sick after. Is this because I'm so out of shape? 24f, 5'4 160lbs.

Exercise: If you're new to exercise what you're feeling isn't unusual, especially if you are perhaps overdoing it a bit. You should start feeling much better after about 6 weeks. If not get checked to be sure nothing is doing. ...Read more

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Am recently very over weight & not active as before-very out of shape. A few weeks ago feet & hands start to swell at times, is it because of weight?

Am recently very over weight & not active as before-very out of shape. A few weeks ago feet & hands start to swell at times, is it because of weight?

Heart Failure: Sudden swelling of hands ; feet could be due to heart failure and you need to see a cardiologist especially if you have any shortness of breath or feel any chest tightness. Allergies could also cause swelling of hands ; feet, but usually there is rash or ichiness too. Hypothyroidism could also cause weight gain ; swelling of hands ; feet that should also be checked by your physician. ...Read more

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Can pleurisy be caused by post nasal drip, sleeping wrong or carrying something heavy? I haven't been sick but was diagnosed with pleurisy.

Can pleurisy be caused by post nasal drip, sleeping wrong or carrying something heavy? I haven't been sick but was diagnosed with pleurisy.

NotCausedByAnyOf It: No it is not caused by post nasal drip.sleeping wrong or carrying something heavy. There are many causes and you should ask your doctor who, made the diagnosis what is the cause as treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Can working out cause pleurisy?

Can working out cause pleurisy?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the lining of the lung is typically the cause of pleurisy. The inflammation itself can have multiple underlying causes as well. ...Read more

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The pain in my lower back area close to my left kidney or lower left lung, could have been caused by an abnormal twist movement this afternoon. Could it be just a lung pleurisy? Caused by me twisting my long separating it from some lining?

The pain in my lower back area close to my left kidney or lower left lung, could have been caused by an abnormal twist movement this afternoon. Could it be just a lung pleurisy? Caused by me twisting my long separating it from some lining?

Left lower back pain: Pleurisy unlikely unless coughing, SOB, and have an URTI. Pleural separation is seen in pneumothorax or effusion and would be associated with more breathing issues, short of breath (SOB)- twisting is unlikely to cause it. If concerned can get a chest xray. Most likely just muscle strain from twisting for which warms soaks, NSAIDS if not allergic, can help. May also be stone. F/u/ w/ MD ...Read more

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Does smoking cause or irritate pleurisy?

No: Smoking can irritate pleurisy, but in most of cases it is not a direct cause of it. Need to be evaluated for pleurisy. Few causes are infections, pneumothorax (abnormal collection of air in pleural space), blood clot in lung vessels. Chest injuries. heart surgery, lupus, rheumatoid, lung cancer etc.... ...Read more

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Can pleurisy cause an svt?

Indirectly: Inflammation on some parts of the lung that would cause pleurisy could irritate the heart and trigger an SVT. Usually, someone would be predisposed to the SVT for this to happen, and even in this case the connection between the two would be weak. Sometimes the chest pain can come from the SVT and be attributed to pleurisy instead. Sometimes the same underlying cause leads to both. See doc. ...Read more

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Could pleurisy cause a hoarse voice?

Depends on cause.: If pleurisy is fron an infection then yes. If from just some inflammatroy cause to the lung pleura then usually not. Need to see your doctor if voice is not better. There could be issues on the vocal cords. ...Read more

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Can you describe pleurisy and how it can cause dyspnea?

Can you describe pleurisy and how it can cause dyspnea?

Causing pain w breat: Pleurisy is a medical term meaning an inflammation of the lining of the lung. Inflamation is the bodies reaction to something it considers 'foreign'. Latin again: 4 signs of inflamation are dolor (pain), rubor (redness), calor (heat), and edema (swelling). There are 2 pleura, one coating the lungs, one lining the chest wall; when inflamed, breathing rubs one against other causing pain and dyspnea. ...Read more

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Could rheumatoid arthritis cause pleurisy?

Could rheumatoid arthritis cause pleurisy?

Yes: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder that can affect internal organs including the pleura (lining around the lungs). It it occurs, the result is rheumatoid pleurisy. ...Read more

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What causes pleurisy?

Pleurisy, or: Inflammation of the membrane caoting the outside of the lung and inside of the rib cage, can be caused by a variety of conditions including infections, tumors and trauma. By far, the most common cause is a viral infection that causes inflammation and therefore pain with each breath. Controlling the pain and giving your body time to fight off the virus is usualy the treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause pleurisy to linger?

What could cause pleurisy to linger?

Depends on the cause: Pleurisy is inflammation of the covering of the lining around the lungs, and may be associated with accumulation of fluid in the spacebetween two layers of pleura
it can ba caused by
1infections including tuberculosis
2 collagen vascularhart disease
3tumors of pleura
4pulmonary embolism
5cancers
6cirrhosis of liver
7 congestive heart failure
treatment depends on the cause, and how long. ...Read more

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What type of injury can cause pleurisy?

What type of injury can cause pleurisy?

See below...: Rib injuries, pneumothorax, chest wall injuries, but also and probably more common are illlnesses, not injuries, like viral syndromes, pneumonia, etc. ...Read more

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What causes someone to keep getting pleurisy?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy can be associated with pneumonia, but this is usually a one time event. Recurrent pleurisy without associated pneumonia can occur in autoimmune disorders like lupus. The same autoimmune mechanism can also affect the heart lining (pericardium) and cause pericarditis. ...Read more

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How do I find out whether or not my pleurisy will be cured?

How do I find out whether or not my pleurisy will be cured?

See your doctor: You can't fix it yourself. If your symptoms have been worsening like this, you need to see your doctor for an evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of pleurisy? What are the main symptoms?

Inflammation or: Infection of the pleural sac around the lungs from bacterial, viral or inflammatory causes. Requires extensive medical evaluation and immediate imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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Could pleurisy cause intense chest pain?

Could pleurisy cause intense chest pain?

Yes: Pleuritis is a very common cause of chest pain. Typically you will have pain on inspiration. Usually viral in etiology and can be effectively treated with nsaids for several days. If the pain last longer than several days, get a chest x ray. Sometimes I also add a medro dose pak. ...Read more

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Will doing a lot of sports cause symptoms of pleurisy?

No: An athlete does not get pleurisy from working out or engaging in high level activity. You get it as part of an infection or response to incidental trauma. Some sports have a higher rate of incidental trauma than others, but the same injury occurs in couch potatoes. ...Read more

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What is pleurisy?  what causes it, and what are the treatments?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lung tissues, pleura. Some of the causes include infections (viral, bacterial, tb, fungal), autoimmune diseases, blood clots, and injuries. Treatments should be directed towards the underlying cause such as antibiotics for the bacterial infection. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs can help control the pain associated with it. ...Read more

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Does everyone with pleurisy have to have thoracentesis to find a cause?

Does everyone with pleurisy have to have thoracentesis to find a cause?

Pleurisy, no: But pleural effusions usually should be investigated by a thoracentesis unless the cause is obviously heart failure. Even then, an initial thoracentesis should be done to confirm the cause. If you argue that not all effusions require a thoracentesis, then I need to know if you'll defend me if/when I get sued for missing an empyema or mesothelioma. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more