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Do High Fevers Cause Schizophrenia
Fever: Depends of course on the neurologic issues to which you are referring, but the answer is yes. ...Read more
Can adults get febrile seizures? And if so, how severe can these seizures get? Do they only happen at really high temperatures, or any temperature?
Poor term: Febrile seizure is a term used to describe a process in childhood where their immature nervous system can develop benign seizures with febrile stress. It would never be applied to an adult with a mature nervous system. Childhood seizures are often benign, while adult seizures are not. Any seizure patient is more likely to have a seizure if they have a fever. ...Read more
I have muscle sores, low grade fevers, headaches and poor eyesight. F feel like i'm shaking but i'm not. Are these possible symptoms of rabies?
Probably not: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more
Hypertension: BP meds can sometimes cause sexual problems. It is relatively uncommon but not rare, talk to your dr. ...Read more
I have severe fatigue, ibs, memory loss, confusion, high white blood cell count, high cholesterol and fever. I'm so tired of being sick and tired.WHY?
A great question but: ...one we couldn't possibly explore with you through this forum nor answer in 400 characters or less--sorry. Please address your question to your provider, who knows you best as well as what tests & drugs have been tried or that may be available to you. Best wishes for your future wellness. ...Read more
Sometimes. : By the time your blood potassium is low the total body potassium is really depleted. So it may take a while for levels to normalize. Slightly low potassium on it's own should not cause any arrhythmias. In combination with certain medications heart rhythm abnormalities may occur. ...Read more
YouNeedCloseFollowUp: A lotta things that could affect your liver.Did you ask whomever ordered the tests?What did they say??Did they check for hepatitis? That's the first thing to think with what you've described.In that case you need to be told what to do and, as important, what not to do.Oh! I see you're 9--this requires scrutiny by a competent internist.Meanwhile don't share any intimate objects like eating utensils ...Read more
Prostatitis: yes absolutely you canGet a more detailed answer ›
Dengue: There are many mechanisms by which this could occur, including severe anemia induced by the intravascular hemolysis, renal failure, vascular collapse, dehydration and other mechanisms. You need to get a medical education to understand this fully, and don't think that this is place in which to obtain that. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person has fatal familila insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia do they have high or low body temperature?
Ffi: Can be either. Sure it is ffi?. ...Read more
Can chronic sinituitis be viral and cause high lymphocytes 52% n low neutrophils 33% absolute #'s were in normal range though? Scared of cancer
Numbers fine: Those numbers are fine for your lymphocyte and neutrophil percentages. You can have virus infections that hold on for a while causing symptoms, but more likely the chronic symptoms are caused by allergies. I would work with your doc or and ENT to determine cause of your chronic symptoms, and then add if an allergist if felt to be allergic in nature. ...Read more
Precise testing: First recognize that the immune system is complex and is not just one pathway. There are various types of cells and blood constituents that make up the system. Blood tests can pinpoint the problem if the immune system is truly weak. What may help in one type of immune problem will not help if the problem is in another sector of the immune system. Start with your primary care physician. Good luck. ...Read more
What do these findings mean: eosinophilia, monocytopenia, high TSH (36,19), hypertrygliceridemia, high CRP, plus back and flank pain, night sweats
Findings: These findings indicate that your doctor has not spent enough time discussing your physical examination and all of the lab results. If that is the case have your doctor send you all of the information he/she has about you and ask your family and friends to recommend a better doctor. ...Read more
Some causes: Genetics due play a role, but in a small percentage. Environmental factors may be involved, such as exposure to viruses or malnutrition before birth, problems during birth, and psychosocial factors. Another cause is an imbalance in the brain involving the neurotransmitters Dopamine and glutamate, and possibly others play a role in schizophrenia. More research is needed - still a lot of unknowns. ...Read more
Multifactorial: Actual is yet to be known does involve an inherited or spontaneously acquired genetic risk and concurrent stress the resultant symptoms are currently believed to be contributed to by aberrant functions of neurochemicals in the central nervous system. Ultimately, this is likely too simple of an explanation. ...Read more
We're unsure: Psychosis is the main symptom for most with schizophrenia. Delusions are part of psychosis, as are hallucinations. Paranoid delusions are common. By definition, delusions are part of this disease. There is a theory that an excess of the neurotransmitter Dopamine plays an important role. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a cause: Deficiency of any kind is not known to be a cause of schizophrenia (a brain disorder). The precise cause of schizophrenia is unknown. Some researchers suspect that environmental factors may increase the risk of triggering schizophrenia. Viruses, toxins or malnutrition while in the womb, stressful life circumstances, and taking psychoactive drugs during adolescence are also being studied, e.g. ...Read more
Yes.: Antipsychotics causes Dopamine blockade increasing levels of Prolactin which causes unovulation and irregular menstrual cycles due to decrease levels of Follicle stimulating hormones and Estrogen. It also causes decrease libido, galactorrhea and osteoporosis. For man, the there is decrease in testosterone and galactorrhea and decrease libido. ...Read more
Don't count on it: Please continue to use contraception and practice safe sex. If you believe you are having infertility problems, you should seek medical help to evaluate the cause of infertility. Many men who take schizophrenia medication are able to father children. Sterility is not a common side effect of medications. ...Read more
Not likely: The two diseases are incredibly dissimilar. When malaria does produce alterations in thought patterns it is due to delerium from markedly elevated fevers, to profound anemia with cerebral hypoxia, to cerebral malaria (p. Falciparum), or to associated mosquito borne infections with other organisms, all of which are acute illnesses, often resulting in death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We used to think: That schizophrenia was due to inadequate parenting. Unfortunately, blame was placed on parents and families; however, although the environment can play a part in making things worse, the cause is probably physiological. Medications help control the symptoms. Research seems to concur. Family and individual therapy can help the in families to be more supportive, but medication is what is most needed. ...Read more
Probably: Schizophrenia is one of the most serious public health problems in the world, affecting just under 1% of the world's population. Essential features are deterioration in function (hallucinations, delusions, poor judgement). The medications can present significant side effects. And because of poor judgement patients may disregard medical problems, increase in suicide risk and violent behavior. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong question: The broad category you're probably asking about is psychosis--impaired reality testing, including hallucinations and delusions. There are many causes from tumors to poisons to various mental disorders such as depression and mania. Schizophrenia is in some ways "pure" psychosis, with no other explanation for the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: The visual abnormalities to what you are refering are likely called visual hallucinations and are part of the psychotic processes. There is a theory that psychosis is caused by an excess of a neurotransmitter called Dopamine in the limbic system in the brain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unknown: There are many studies that are highly suggestive that this disease is caused by an abnormal metabolism or use of Dopamine and related transmitters in the brain and studies with pet scan show increase and abnormal use in the frontal part of the brain this is the area that can control mood and behaviours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some causes: Genetics due play a role, but in a small percentage. Environmental factors may be involved, such as exposure to viruses or malnutrition before birth, problems during birth, and psychosocial factors. Another cause is an imbalance in the brain involving the neurotransmitters Dopamine and glutamate, and possibly others, play a role in schizophrenia. More research is needed - still a lot of unknowns. ...Read more
Brain issues: Schizophrenia and all mental disorders to some extent are represented by alterations in brain structures or functions (neurochemistry/neurotransmitters/chemical imbalances). The brain is like a computer's operating system. If a problem develops in the operating system the computer won't function entirely properly. This is also how the brain's functioning affects a person's experience & behavior. ...Read more
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