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Do doctors see a lot of patients with polyphagia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with polyphagia?

It Depends: Polyphagia essentially means excessive eating because of increased appetite. There are usually 2 main reasons a pediatric endocrinologist is asked to see a patient with polyphagia: 1) when the excessive caloric intake causes excessive weight gain, or, 2) when a patient loses weight despite the increase in caloric intake. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Polyphagia (Definition)

Eating too much. Seen as a symptom ...Read more


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Do doctors see a lot of patients with shaking?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with shaking?

Yes: See a neurologist, specifically a movement disorders specialist. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with pancreatitis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with pancreatitis?

Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with dementia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with dementia?

Quite a few: As the population ages doctors are seeing more and more patients with varying degrees of dementia. In some cases the dementia is due to a treatable medical condition. In others the progression of the dementia can be slowed with treatment. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with stridor?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with stridor?

Common in children: Croup is common in children 6 months to 6 years during spring and fall, usually caused by virus such as parainfluenza..Croup accounts for 15 percent of respiratory tract infections among children in pediatric practice. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with tachycardia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with tachycardia?

Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with depression?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with depression?

Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ascites?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with ascites?

Certain doctors do: Yes. Certain doctors such as internists, gastroenterologists/hepatologist, nephrologist do see a lot of patients with ascites. Oncologists see patient with ascites quite a lot - although less frequently compared the above doctors. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with bradycardia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with bradycardia?

Bradycardia: Bradycardia is seen often in the doctor's office -- there are many causes, including a fit/athletic heart, medication side effects (beta blockers or certain calcium channel blocker), an older or weakening heart, and others -- make an appt. To see your doctor! ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with cirrhosis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis: Gastroenterologist or hepatologist will see a cirrhosis patient after pcp referral. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with numbness?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with numbness?

Yes...common problem: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with thyroiditis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with thyroiditis?

Depends on type: Hashimotos thyroiditis or chronic thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism and is very common. Acute thyroiditis is less common, often (but not always) painful, and temporarily increases thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with empyema?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with empyema?

Not really...: Empyema is pus in the space surrounding the lung. It usually requires drainage with a chest tube as well as antibiotic therapy. Fortunately, this is not a very common occurrence. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with psychogenic illness?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with psychogenic illness?

Psychogenic Illness: From the standpoint of how many illnesses are entirely caused by psychological issues or factors, you would have to include the 25% of individuals with depression, and all all of the other disease, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, and more. All other disease states, i.e. Ulcers, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and a virtually all others that the human psyche interacts, making them worse -100%. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with fibromyalgia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with fibromyalgia?

Yes.: All disciplines see patients with fibromyalgia. In my experience, a multimodal approach is best, including family doctors, pain management docs and psychiatrists. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with vertigo?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with vertigo?

Yes and no: Dizziness is an extremely common complaint, vertigo (the sensation of motion in the absence of motion) is a type of dizziness which is less common. In an average week, seeing between 120 and 150 patients 5 might have vertigo. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with rhabdomyolysis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with rhabdomyolysis?

No: Most office based physicians rarely see serious rhabdomyolisis. A small number of patients on certain prescription medications will develop muscle aches and can be diagnosed and readily treated. Serious rhabdomyolisis, typically caused by severe muscle injury, hyperthermia or other serious illnesses are uncommon, but are almost always seen in emergency rooms. ...Read more

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