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Causes Of Pulsus Trigeminus
Heard and am paranoid about pulsus alternans, Would auscultation with stethoscope by doc be enough to rule it out?
Pulsus alternans: "Pulsus alternans" describes alternating stronger/weaker arterial pulse waves. Generally a sign of very poor heart function, & would not be the only sign; a patient with pulsus alternans would also be sick, with fatigue, shortness of breath, & other signs of heart failure. On the other hand, there are other conditions which might mimic pulsus alternans (eg atrial or ventricular bigeminy). ...Read more
Parvovirus B19: Fifth disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, is a common infection caused by parvovirus b19. The virus causes fever, muscle aches and headache for about 7-10 days, then produces the characteristic "slapped cheek" appearing rash on the face. This rash can be itchy and spread to the trunk, arms and legs. ...Read more
Bacteria: A couple of websites mention that indian fire is another name for impetigo. Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria. The skin gets warm with redness. Sometimes the skin is tender. There is usually yellowish crusty material on the rash as it develops. Impetigo can spread from person to person, and should be evaluated and treated with antibiotics by a doctor. ...Read more
Immune System Defect: There are different areas of our immune system the helps us fight off viruses, bacteria and/or yeasts and molds. Defects or weaknesses in these areas can be genetic or acquired. Severe or mild, transcient or permanent. Depending on the defect, will depend on which is the best treatment. You need an immune system evaluation by an immunologist if you are having problems with too many infections. ...Read more
More details: Could you explain more, the psychiatric diagnosis do not define a ' thinking disorder, however there are several disorders where there is a disturbance of thought process. More information is needed about symptoms. Also remember that it is important to understand the dysfunction in order to call it a disorder. ...Read more
Difficult to say: Pain in the low back on either side could be due to a variety of things from muscles, joints nerves and problems with your internal organs such as your kidneys. It is worth getting evaluated to make sure it is nothing serious. Try physical therapy and conservative measures. You may benefit from seeing an interventional pain physician. ...Read more
Can't digest lactose: Milk has lactose as it's sugar. Milk is a complete food for baby mammals, so it has fat, protein, sugar, etc... Most people don't have as much "lactase" enzyme as they get older, but some people start losing their enzyme in childhood. Certain racial groups don't lose it. Without the enzyme, the lactose sugar is digested by the intestinal bacteria, so leads to gassiness, cramps, and some diarrhea. ...Read more
Inherited: Gaucher's disease GD is an inherited / genetic metabolic disorder that causes an enzyme deficiency. This deficiency disables the process that allows for the breakdown of a class of compounds called glycolipids causing them to accumulate in abnormal concentration in various organs resulting in damage to these organs. ...Read more
Flatus: Bacteria in the colon help digest the contents; if the food remains in the colon longer than usual, a stronger odor may result. Also, certain foods are rich in sulfur compounds (eggs, onions, broccoli, etc) which, when acted upon by bacteria can produce bad smelling wind. Sometimes, eating parsley or watercress or other chlorophyll-containing herbs can lessen the odor, as can charcoal capsules. ...Read more
May be.: Ect used today is considered fairly safe and unlikely to cause permanent brain damage. However, I have seen several reliable patients who have reported having significant memory problems since their ECT treatment many years ago. Applying the electrodes unlaterally to the non dominant hemisphere is reported to cause less memory problems ...Read more
See a Physician: Do you have any physicians where you are? There are too many causes to even begin to name them all, and a mere list will not help you diagnose and try to prevent you from having them. Do you drink enough water (dehydration)? See a physician to try to get a better answer as to the cause of yours. ...Read more
Fainting is caused by a decreased bloodflow to the brain, causing your body to momentarily shut down. This can be due to something as simple as standing up too fast after sitting, or something as complex as a heart, brain, vascular, or other issue.
Working up the cause of fainting can be quite difficult, as there are so many possible causes. Moreover, the cause in 33% of cases is unknown! ...Read more