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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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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?

Clubbing is: A bulbous appearance of the distal fingers. It's generally associated with lung disease. If you put the backs of your fingers together and don't see a space at the base of your nails, you might have clubbing. Here's a link to more pictures and info: http://meded.Ucsd.Edu/clinicalimg/upper_clubbing.Htm. ...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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