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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 altitude illness?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with altitude illness?

Wilderness medicine: Since altitude illness goes away when a person comes off the mountain (or the person dies if they continue climbing and gets serious pulmonary edema or cerebral edema--we usually care for them if climbing alongside. Travel and wilderness doctors do prepare many patients for reducing or avoiding altitude sickness. See one if going to high altitude. ...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 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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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 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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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 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 sepsis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with sepsis?

Absolutely: "sepsis" is the body's reaction to a known or suspected infection. This reaction can include fever (or low body temp), fast heart rate, fast breathing rate, and low blood pressure. Many doctors, in many specialties, see sepsis every day. Indeed, docs like me (pulmonary and critical care) see them more often, but it is a very common diagnosis. ...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 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 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 munchausen syndrome?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with munchausen syndrome?

Not realy: M√ľnchausen syndrome is a psychiatric factitious disorder wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention or sympathy to themselves. It is also sometimes known as hospital addiction syndrome or hospital hopper syndrome. ...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 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 pertussis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with pertussis?

Rare: This is a childhood/infant infection that used to be a feared epidemic disease lethal to many. Recent nonesense about vaccinations has led to pockets of recurrence in areas where the local climate drops the number vaccinated below the numbers needed for "herd" protection. Most docs will never see a case but a doc in an area with low rates may see a bunch. ...Read more

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