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Disease Vs Illness
Can worrying too much about a certain disease or illness cause actual physical symptoms related to the certain disease?
Possible: The mind has powerful influence on the body functions...In med school, while studying different diseases, some students develop "vicarious illnesses". This also happens with the "placebo effect"...Men whose wives are pregnant may experience "pseudo-pregnancy symptoms"...Best to talk with your family doc about your fears and possible referral for counseling. ...Read more
They say mental illness is like any other disease, but what other disease can you cure by just looking at things differently?
Migraines, TMJ: The mind and body are connected. Chronic pain, drug abuse, migraines, tmj, obestiy, infertility, erectile dysfxn, fibromyalgia, gulf war syndrome and HTN have been treated with some success w/ cognitive therapy or 'looking at things differently' in combo w/ other tx. Hypnosis has been used to treat warts, some rashes, allergies, asthma and irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are main risks of not vaccinating a child? Is there higher risk for illness/diseases? Any factual info. you can provide will help, thx!
Please let me know if there is a kind of disease/illness that stops your skin from healing as fast as it should?
Are there illnesses/disease that jogging or exercise can make worse. Left feeling awful most of the time now after i run. Never used to be the case?
Need check up: You need to see a doctor for a full history, physical examination, blood work and other tests as indicated. If you are left feeling awful, there can be many different reasons for this. Don't run until you are checked out and the doctor says it's ok. ...Read more
Many: here are a few: diabetes, high blood pressure, gall bladder disease, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis.Obesity can cause menstrual issues and infertility in women.Obesity hypoventillation- poor breathing results in too much carbon dioxide (hypoventilation) and too little oxygen in the blood (hypoxemia). ...Read more
Too many for: Short space: lung destructive copd, asthma, vascular spasms and occlusions, heart disease. Cancers of the lung, head and neck (tongue, alveolar ridge, tonsil, pyriform sinus, hypopharynx, larynx, nasopharynx, buccal mucosa, floor of mouth, bladder, pancreas, kidney, erectile dysfunction in men, dyspepsia, ulcers and excess acid, halitosis, dental disease, lip cancer. ...Read more
Diagnosis: Diagnosis is based upon statistically defined set of signs and symptoms based on clinical history, collateral data, exam and testing. ...Read more
Can be all those: All of us need to have some healthy self-interest -- healthy narcissism -- to deal with life. But when this becomes greatly exaggerated, squeezing out the needs of others, we get into difficulty. There are narcissistic personality disorders which maybe 4-7% of our society has. These involve fixed patterns of relating with several criteria. Yes it is treatable - with great care and patience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Foodborne illness is a disease that is transmitted to people from their food and unfortunately most of these diseases are caused by either improper food preparation or storage, so we consumers are the most to blame not big commercial farms. Wash produce, clean your kitchen and hands, don't mix raw animal and vegetable products, cook according to directions and store in refrigerator! ...Read more
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