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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. Sheila Smith
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Polyphagia (Definition)

In medicine, polyphagia (sometimes known as hyperphagia) is a medical sign meaning excessive hunger and abnormally large intake of solids by mouth. Disorders such as diabetes, kleine-levin syndrome (a malfunction in the hypothalamus), the genetic disorders prader-willi syndrome and bardet biedl syndrome can ...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 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 botulism?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with botulism?

No: Happily, botulism is not a common disorder in the United States. That said, all doctors encounter it at sometime in their training or their career. ...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 hemophilia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with hemophilia?

Not very common: Hemophilia is not a very common disease. Hematologists and perhaps pediatrician see more hemophilia. Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that most commonly is inherited. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with flea bites?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with flea bites?

Yes: Flea bites are self limited because man is not the natural host.There are many cases that are probably never seen by physicians and s ef correct if the host dog or cat is treated properly. ...Read more