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Why do I crave salt excessively? I've read among other diagnosis that craving salt is a symptom of addisons disease?
Possibly: Although salt craving is a symptom of addisons disease, most people who crave salt do not have this disorder, as it is very rare. Major symptoms of addisons also include loss of appetite, nausea, weight loss, lightheadedness when standing due to low blood pressure, skin darkening. If addisons disease is suspected, the diagnosis should be confirmed by an endocrinologist before starting medication. ...Read more
Not particularly: Any condition that causes pain, concern, yucky symptoms can make a person of any age unhappy. Older folk maybe more so. If it's raised? S about such a BIG name disease, that can be depressing. But, the lesions or tumors themselves don't have that symptom. He should have exam and colonscopy if indicated ASAP. It may reassure him! Best wishes. ...Read more
Neuro docs, please someone read my guillain barre syndrome symptom description & please advise what your thoughts are on possible diagnosis-thank you!
Psychosis: Delusional psychosis is a redundant term. Psychosis include hallucinations and/ or delusions. There are many forms of psychoses depending on the type of symptoms, length and severity of them, and the age group affected. All those elements are considered to reach a diagnosis in particular, and to determine the different etiologies, or causes, of the illness. ...Read more
Recently diagnosis with hpv. Andi'm noticing skin tags around my neck I didn't have before. Is this a symptom?
2 1/2 yr old diagnosis dysphagia. Refuse thickened drinks, barely eats, weight up and down and has constant cold symptom since dx. Not allergy related. Lost?
Does a rheumatologist treat patients with nerve pain? What type of specialist would help to make a diagnosis that involves this symptom?
Of course, this matter must be properly investigated & it would be ridiculous to ask for a diagnosis. Nonetheless, is it true that a common first sign of parkinonism is a shaking of the smallest digit on one hand? No one has noticed ANY other symptom
Possible pcos diagnosis, 1 symptom experiencing is severe hb, alleviated thru vomit, small traces of blood shld I be worried?
Can anxiety be a symptom of pulmonary emboli? I had increasing anxiety for 4 months before my diagnosis, and it has disappeared during treatment.
DIagnosed as OAB BUT is urinary frequency going every 1/2 hour less about an oz a symptom of kidney failure or nephritis? I am scared diagnosis wrong
43 yr old f, diagnosis 8/2012 with rrms. Past 3 mos both hands hv begun twitching, making use of touch screens hard. Could this be new MS symptom? Advise pls?
GET TO DOC: Although could be relapse, could also be a co-morbidity, and in either case, sounds like you are having trouble and need help. If indeed relapse or progression, absolutely needs to be treated and reversed asap. See your neurologist, and make certain that your medications are potent, not the older self-injectables. ...Read more
No: Self induced vomiting is the most common method to compensate for binge eating episodes in the purging type of bulimia nervosa. Others include misuse of laxatives. Diuretics, enemas. However there are other methods of compensating which include excessive exercise and fasting classified as the nonpurging type. ...Read more
Prior to sleep apnea & fibromy diagnosis, I used to have "fatigue attacks." I would suddenly feel exhausted, wanted to lie down, weak. Apnea symptom?
Fatigue Attacks: "sudden fatigue attacks" may be part of feeling excessively tired, as is seen with sleep apnea. There are many other reasons for suddenly feeling tired. Sleep apnea generally is associated with chronic fatigue, not sudden fatigue. Often sleep apnea has many of the same symptoms as fibromyalgia. Successful treatment of sleep apnea should relieve many of these symptoms. See your doctor. ...Read more
Have had symptom of imbalance for a year! Been to ent, neurologist had mri's! no diagnosis! Can you just have vertigo for no reason?
Perhaps these?: You may have "paroxysmal vertigo", a migraine epiphonomenon, or you might have inner ear issues, such a meniere's, or perhaps, an endolymphatic fistula. Hopefully, anemias, thyroid problems, decreased blood vessel flow, and medication adverse effects have been eliminated. Never hurts to get an additional opinion at nearby medical school. ...Read more
If thyroglob autoantibodies are high (139) but TSH low (.01) and free T4 and T3 (liothyronine) normal, what is likely diagnosis? Symptom includes recent-onset fatigue
Thyroid diagnosis: While one cannot be certain from these data, the most common entity that fits this description is hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis. In the early phase, because of the inflammatory reaction in the thyroid gland, more thyroid hormone is released causing the TSH to go low, and sometimes the T4 to go high; after time the inflammation settles down, and the TSH starts to go up, and the T4 goes down. ...Read more
Is pancreatic insufficiency a symptom or a diagnosis for weight loss, oily/smelly/loose stools, abdominal pain, constipation? - Creon helping.
Possible pcos diagnosis, 1 symptom experiencing is severe heart burn, alleviated thru vomit, small traces of blood shld I be worried? (not pregnant)
What are the prognosis and best treatment options for pneumonia and pleural effusion my grandma started having symptom of abdominal pain and cyanosis on lips and hands and little shortness of breathe. She was admitted with diagnosis of pneumonia and was p
I: I am so sorry that your grandma is going through that. Pneumonia is treated with antibiotics and oxygen, as you know. Pleural effusions in most cases resolve spontaneously as the pneumonia clears up, but in the case of severe pleural effusions, the patient sometimes needs to have drainage performed. It is rare that effusions need to be drained however. Most patients improve with antibiotics and supportive care. ...Read more
Gagging: Chronic gagging is due to a hypersensitivity on the pharynx. You could try to anesthetize the area to stop the feedback loop of feeling like there is something there. You can try viscous lidocaine. Your doctor can write for it. It is 2% solution. If this does not work you can try gabapentin. You will need a prescription for this and a doctor's visit. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more
Leg Pain: Claudication from the latin "claudus, " or "to limp, " refers to a symptom of peripheral arterial disease (pad) which generally is described as a cramp or a tightness, most commonly of the calf muscles, with walking the same distance everytime. See a vascular surgeon who can further test for pad and discuss with you treatment options. ...Read more
This is defined as a serum potassium level above 5.5 meq/l.
The danger is in changing the resting membrane potential of the heart muscle cells, making them more easily excitable. This makes arrhythmias more likely. This is unlikely to happen unless the potassium is > 6.5 meq/l.
The heart may skip beats or transition into a lethal rhythm. ...Read more