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Circadian Rhythm Fatigue Is A Result Of
Rhythm "any regular recurring motion, symmetry may be generally defined as a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions, this general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything microseconds ...Read more
Not sure: We do not exactly know what the cause is. We do know the normal mechanisms that regulate blood flow to brain do not work sometimes leading to drop in blood pressure, decreased flow to brain and symptoms of light headedness or passing out. Beta blocker medications seem to help decrease this dysfunction in the system along with stay well hydrated, using mineralicorticoids (florinef) as well. ...Read more
CERTAINLY: Stress and lack of sleep cna cause weight loss in some people, but so can other thinngs. It would be wise to eliminate the possible physical causes and then get help with the way you're dealing with stress - and possibly the cause of it. When you've been trying alone for a time, getting some help makes sense. Therapists are often helpful with stress difficulties. ...Read more
Atypical depression: Yes oversleeping can be a symptom. What has been called atypical depression with oversleeping, extreme fatigue, over eating, extreme rejection sensitivity and a mood that is over reactive to situations (positive and negative). Treatments can be different for this type of depression. I discuss in my book, psychiatry in technocolors on amazon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please,what is the cause of alteration between bradycardia & tachycardia+bounding heart,+tired, had sleep apnea before&moderate pulmonary hypertension?
Sleep is no problem: People lose consciousness as a result of concussion. It is not the apparent sleep, but what is happening to the brain trigging loss of consciousness. The concept of keeping someone awake is to monitor the course of brain injury. If the person falls asleep they can be awakened periodically to monitor their course. If they cannot be aroused, the injury is progressing needing intervention. ...Read more
A 4.60 TSH result can indicate hypotiroid? The interval of the lab is 0.3-4.2. I have anxiety, troth in the lamp, tired, memory problems, constipation
What is the correlation between a 24 hour urine cortisol result of 125 and a serotonin serum of 25?
High Cortisol: A 24 hour urine cortisol above 50 mcg is abnormal, level of 125 is definitely high and requires further endocrine evaluation. urine serotonin is not reliable, measuring a serotonin metabolite called 5 hydroxyl indole acetic acid ( 5 HIAA) is more reliable. one week prior to the 24 hr urine collection for 5 HIAA there is a long list of food & medications that need to be avoided for accurate result ...Read more
What is a physiological phenomenon that is associated with an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, metabolism and respiration?
Not just serotonin: Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter in mood. Elevating the levels of serotonin with drugs like SSRIs is effective in treating depression in many people. However, other transmitters are also involved including dopamine and norepinephrine so some of the depression medications also change levels of these neurotransmitters as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way(s) to reduce necks-size(probable result of exercising or heredity) which is causing obstructive sleep apnea?
Arrhythmia: Heart block leading to a slowed heart rate can be acute, occurring secondary to external circumstances like increased vagal stimulation, low oxygen levels, or threatened coronary circulation. It can also be chronic occurring as a result of conduction system disease in patients with sleep apnea, myocardial scarring, aging, or infiltrative deposits. ...Read more
The circadian rhythm (biological clock) is the daily cycle of physical and mental activity in the body, based on a 24-hour period. The circadian rhythm helps regulate a person's sleep/wake cycle, and is affected by variations in the environment, such as the amount of daylight, the length of the night, the ...Read more
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