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How do I stay awake while clubbing at night?

How do I stay awake while clubbing at night?

Don't: Your body is telling you that you need rest. All of the answers to this question usually involve recreational drug use which in combination with alcohol could be fatal. ...Read more

Dr. James Gagne
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Enlarged Finger Tips (Definition)

Clubbing is a condition where the nails and tips of the fingers become rounded and somewhat enlarged (so that they look like clubs). The reason this occurs is unknown, but it is associated with breathing problems or lung diseases. ...Read more


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What causes nail clubbing?

What causes nail clubbing?

Many causes`: There are many causes of nail clubbing. The most common is lung disease, then heart disease, gastrointestinal (as malabsorbtion), liver disease (cirrhosis), thyroid and even a congenital born defect called eisenmenger syndrome. ...Read more

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What causes clubbing of the fingers?

What causes clubbing of the fingers?

Chronic lack of O2: A chronic lack of oxygen is a common cause of clubbing. ...Read more

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What is clubbing finger and what are effects?

What is clubbing finger and what are effects?

FInger clubbing: Clubbing of fingers generally relates to problems with lungs and breathing. Please see your physician about your own situation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Clubbing?

What is the definition or description of: Clubbing?

Clubbing: Clubbing = thickening/ widening of fingers & toes due to ^ in distal soft tissues which is often associated with diseases of heart & lungs ...Read more

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Does COPD cause clubbing?

Does COPD cause clubbing?

Not necessarily: Clubbing is associated to many conditions and not only to copd. Chronic hypoxemia, hyerostosis caused by hyperparathyroidism, cardiac congenital disorders and other conditions may cause it. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have finger clubbing?

How can I tell if I have finger clubbing?

See doctor: This is a physical finding on exam in which the fingers appear rounded like "clubs" however it is difficult to describe and takes experience to correctly recognize. If you think something looks wrong, best to ask your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Idiopathic fingernail clubbing is serious, what to do?

Idiopathic fingernail clubbing is serious, what to do?

Idiopathic clubbing.: Live with it. Be certain the many causes of clubbing have been investigated. ...Read more

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How do you treat a 70 year old patient with digital clubbing?

Treat the cause: Treat the condition causing the clubbing. Clubbing is usually the sign of an ongoing medical process. ...Read more

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How many stages of fingers clubbing are they and what are they?

How many stages of fingers clubbing are they and what are they?

Finger Clubbing: Three: finger clubbing occurs in stages. First the base of the nail (nail bed) becomes soft and the skin next to the nail bed becomes shiny. The nails then curve more than normal when looked at from the side and this is called scarmouth's sign. The ends of the fingers may then get larger and are called drumstick fingers. ...Read more

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Does disappearance of nail clubbing mean underlying disease is getting cured?

Does disappearance of nail clubbing mean underlying disease is getting cured?

Less likely: I strongly doubt it because clubbing is normally do chronic long-term respiratory cardiac issues like emphysema to name one. Unless you had a heart transplant etc ...Read more

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Sir I am suffering from a problem that is nail clubbing how can I stop this problem?

Sir I am suffering from a problem that is nail clubbing how can I stop this problem?

Nail clubbing: Nail clubbing is often related to lung or heart conditions. Have you checked with your regular doctor? Otherwise, unfortunately there are not good treatments for clubbing. Please go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of finger clubbing in a young patient?

What are the causes of finger clubbing in a young patient?

Clubbing: Describes the bulbous, clublike deformation of the distal portion of the fingers and toes resulting from connective-tissue proliferation. Clubbing may be hereditary, ie, primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, but, more often, it is acquired and is associated with a number of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular disorders. It may occur with several lung diseases.

Ref:Medscape ...Read more

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My finger have clubbing since 6 years. Can someone tell me how to treat it.

My finger have clubbing since 6 years. Can someone tell me how to treat it.

Clubbing: Clubbing is not a disease, but is usually a sign of some underlying condition, particularly lung or heart disease. If you had TB at a young age, it may have influenced the bony development of your fingertips. Clubbing can also be hereditary or familial. Hereditary digital clubbing may be associated with skin changes, coarsening of the facial features, and excess sweat and sebum production. ...Read more

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I got really nervous and angry when my husband is going out clubbing and I satay home, I got mad, I am pregnant 15 weeks can it harm baby?

I got really nervous and angry when my husband is going out clubbing and I satay home, I got mad, I am pregnant 15 weeks can it harm baby?

Hmmmm. . . .: I don't know about direct physiologic damage to your baby, but it seems you're stewing in a very painful situation with your husband. Have you talked with him about these issues of his continued clubbing, with a baby on the way? How it makes you feel? 9 months' pregnancy allows the 2 of you to solidify your relationship, so that your baby has a good foundation. Couple's counseling could help. ...Read more

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My brother is 23 yr old....he has got clubbing. After a master check up his final report says bilateral type 1 renal disease. Is it a seriouscondition?

My brother is 23 yr old....he has got clubbing. After a master check up his final report says bilateral type 1 renal disease. Is it a seriouscondition?

Renal disease: Ultrasound finding of grade -1 parenchymal changes should be clinically correlated by serum creatinine levels. Also should look for urine for micro albuminuria. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes single finger or toe clubbing?

What causes single finger or toe clubbing?

Circulatory affect: Could be genetic or a sign of underlying cardiovascular disease but usually causes multiple finger deformities. Lone clubbing possibly due to injury to vascular supply locally in that area/ digit. ...Read more

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Why are my ears ringing loudly after going out clubbing?

Why are my ears ringing loudly after going out clubbing?

Eardrum damage?: Significant damage to the point of high tone deafness is reported in people exposed to loud noise. ...Read more

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Does copd cause Nail clubbing?

Does copd cause Nail clubbing?

From low O2: Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, or clubbing of the nails, occurs because of long-term deprivation of oxygen in the small arteries of the (small) bones. Certainly that can happen from COPD, especially if u have the chronic bronchitis type of COPD. Oftentimes its associated w/ smoking, so if u smoke, QUIT! The changes won't get worse if u do. (They won't get better, unfortunately: bone changes r perm ...Read more