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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Intermittent Fatigue

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

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What could cause general lymphedemapathy, muscle pain and fatigue intermittent for 8 yrs? Then one day all sx went awsy. Neg for HIV and cancers.

What could cause general lymphedemapathy, muscle pain and fatigue intermittent for 8 yrs? Then one day all sx went awsy. Neg for HIV and cancers.

Good news: We see resolution of all types of musculoskeletal syndromes. This could be a post viral syndrome, something like infectious mono but a different virus. You physician may well have evaluated you for this over the past 8 years. You may have improved your fatigue with better sleep or less stress and the cause of the enlarged LN may have imrpoved or maybe you are exercising bet ...Read more

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What else can cause intermittent lymphedema, musc and joint pain, fatigue x 10 yrs. HIV neg, ANA neg.

What else can cause intermittent lymphedema, musc and joint pain, fatigue x 10 yrs.  HIV neg, ANA neg.

Lymphedema: The list of conditions that cause lymphedema is long. It is better to have intermittent lymphedema than chronic lymphedema. Given that you have had tests like ANA etc implies that there are unusual symptoms and they are 'fishing' for something that is positive. ...Read more

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Cause of enlarged mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes? Chest CT clear apart from nodes. Chronic dry cough, breathless, intermittent fevers and lethargy?

Cause of enlarged mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes? Chest CT clear apart from nodes. Chronic dry cough, breathless, intermittent fevers and lethargy?

Infection vs tumor: Usually enlarged mediastinal and hilar nodes can represent granulomatous infection such as tuberculosis. In southwest coccidiodomycosis, in midwest brucellosis. Sometimes depends on age and immune system of individual. Most lymphomas either Hodgkins or Nonhodgkins can produce mediastinal and hilar nodes.Should seek physician for work up and therapy. ...Read more

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What causes fatigue?

What causes fatigue?

Lots of things: Nutrient-poor diet, not enough sleep, anemia, medication or drug side effects, chronic stress, hidden illness (usually with other symptoms), etc... Make sure you are eating mostly fruits and vegetables, avoiding suger and high fructose corn syrup, getting enough sleep (extremely important) and see your doctor if things don't improve soon. Take care. ...Read more

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What can cause fatigue?

What can cause fatigue?

Fatigue: The causes of fatigue are multi-factorial. Often times fatigue is caused by problems with: sleep, hormones, heavy metals, infections, nutrient deficiencies, from lack of exercise, poor oxygenation and food allergies. ...Read more

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What foods cause fatigue?

What foods cause fatigue?

Oxidized PUFA & Suga: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (pufa) can contribute to fatigue. Pufa's interfere in normal mitochondrial energy production by inhibiting the ability of your normal fat metabolism. Avoid fried foods and vegetable oils as these contain unhealthy oxidized pufa sugars and excess carbs cause fluctuations in blood sugar which can also cause fatigue. ...Read more

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Antibibiotic cause fatigue?

Antibibiotic cause fatigue?

FATIGUE EVAL: YES THEY MAY. You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet (Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com.) And high potency vitamins. ( Rejuvenation-science.com) Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue. ...Read more

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What causes extreme fatigue?

What causes extreme fatigue?

Many Causes: Extreme fatigue can be caused by many possible medical concerns. Some common causes are medications, low thyroid, depression or anxiety, anemia, mono virus, and sleep apnea. There are also many more possible causes and so i would recommend visiting your healthcare professional and at least starting with basic blood work and a review of your current medications and overall health status. ...Read more

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